110 – Flying Heads – Northville, NY

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On this week’s episode, Harley and Brett are loading the van for a trip into the forest in Adirondack Park, in Northville, New York.

Brett is self-medicating with probiotics, and that is not the weirdest thing that is happening in this episode.
We are investigating the Flying Heads, a cannibalistic monster or spirit from Iroquois and Wyandot mythology. This legend breaks all of the rules, so don’t try to use your movie knowledge to get away from this show.

Northville, NY is just one of the towns that is associated with the Adirondack Park, and there is something for everyone here. Its 6 million acres is home to 105 villages and they never lock the gates. This place has an endless selection of breathtaking hiking trails, kayaking, canoeing, breweries, wineries and more.

Harley and Brett found another Travel Oddities first, a restaurant that you can float right up to. Float into the Sports Island Pub and Restaurant and have yourself a cheesesteak!

The Travel Oddities Top Five is playing shirts versus skins against NY and NY picked skins…

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81 – Gallinipper – Averasboro, NC

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Better bring the bug spray and join Amy and Harley investigate the Gallinipper as we explore the ghost town of Averasboro, NC. On this week’s episode, we have a ton of history on one of the weirdest cryptids we have ever covered.

What is a Gallinipper? How about a man-sized mosquito that can drain all of your blood in one gulp.

This oddity has a long and varied history with ties to Native American lore and connections to England and India.

Although the town of Averasboro is all but defunct, you can still visit the area, and feed the mosquitos. You can also stop by the stump of the Gypsy Pine and maybe come face-to-face with a Genius Loci or Land Spirit.

Amy tries to once again explain why she is a big baby that will let a few man-sized bugs keep her away from the experience of a lifetime.

If you are planning a trip to North Carolina to search for the Gallinipper, bring some Raid, you are gonna need it!

No Episode of the Travel Oddities Podcast would be complete without a place to grab a bite, and you really need to check out Fred Chason’s Grandsons for some hot-off-the-grill bar-b-que chicken and a tall glass of sweet tea.

Brett has found The Top 5 things you never knew that you really needed to know when visiting North Carolina.

Gallinipper Info
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American Gallinipper Insect Info
Defense against the Dark Arts
Book about the Gallinipper Ship
Gallinipper Shipwreck
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