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Guest appearance on Blurry Photos
Brett and Harley join David Flora from Blurry Photos for a talk about Hillside Cemetery in Skiatook, OK. We discussed our experiences and the history of the Skiatook Witch. If you haven’t experienced the award winning Blurry Photos Podcast or the musings of the one and only David Flora, then you are a slacker. Listen now Blurry Photos Podcast Home The post Guest appearance on Blurry Photos appeared first on Travel Oddities Podcast.
Haunted Heceta Head Lighthouse
Harley and Brett hit the west coast for a spooky visit to the Haunted Heceta Lighthouse and a the Gem of the Oregon Coast. Heceta Head Lighthouse is miles north of Florence, and 13 miles south of Yachats. Perched 205 feet above the Pacific Ocean, this lighthouse to look at, but with the conversion to a bed and breakfast you can do more than look. Book a night or an event to experience the magnificent view of the Pacific Ocean and the beach below. With over a 125 years of history, this cozy vacation spot might have more than stunning views. Visitors to this gem have had more than a few paranormal visitations. There have been reports of a wispy gray figure floating down the hallway, sounds of sweeping and furniture being moved at night coming from the empty attic, and tales of a resident ghost by the name of Rue, that will show you the best place to put your shoes. www.hecetalighthouse.com If you are in the area, you should check out some of these other activities as well. Smelt Sands State Park has attractions that include tide pools that are teeming with life, hiking trails, and lots of picturesque shorelines and sea life. https://oregonstateparks.org Aero Legends will take you over the lighthouse, beaches and cliffs to enjoy the beauty of Oregon from the air. http://www.aerolegends.com/ C&M Stables offers a variety of horseback riding experiences for beginning, intermediate and advanced riders. They have breathtaking scenic adventures along the beach and through portions of pristine forest. http://www.oregonhorsebackriding.com/ Help support the show and help Brett buy a robot arm! http://www.traveloddities.com/support/ The post Haunted Heceta Head Lighthouse – Yachats, OR appeared first on Travel Oddities Podcast.
Fakebook - Brett and Harley are back
Brett and Harley are back with a bucket-load of excuses for being gone so long. Has Brett developed an addiction to Facebook while in recovery from his shoulder surgery. Help us keep the show running by joining our Patreon! Patreon Page Subscribe, Rate & Review – ITunes Google Play Stitcher You can support our efforts anytime you shop on Amazon – To Shop Amazon for Any and All Items, Just Click Here Share us with your friends – Facebook Twitter You can share original art, clips, show ideas, trip reports or writing a blog entry for our page. Just click here. Fill out our survey! The post Fakebook – Brett and Harley are back appeared first on Travel Oddities Podcast.
143 - RT 66 Haunted Hotel Road Trip
On Episode 143, Brett and Harley take you on a road trip down RT 66 to visit some haunted hotels. We start the trip at The Hollywood Roosevelt in Los Angeles, California. Bbuilt in 1926, in what is known as the Golden Era of Los Angeles architecture, and was named after Teddy Roosevelt. It cost $2.5 million to build in 1927. The Hollywood Roosevelt is home to two celebrity ghosts. Montgomery Clift, best known for the movie, “From Here to Eternity.” His ghost now allegedly haunts room #928 of the 9th floor of the hotel, playing a trumpet, and pacing the hallways while reciting his old lines. The second afterlife resident is none other than Marilyn Monroe. Norma Jean has supposedly been seen several times in a full-length mirror, which was originally located in her poolside Suite 1200, where Marilyn often stayed. Our next stop is the Hotel Monte Vista in Flagstaff, Arizona. This hotel was built in 1927 and is a centerpiece of the historic downtown district. Many famous people have spent the night at the Hotel Monte Vista, including: John Wayne, Spencer Tracy, Humphrey Bogart, Clark Gable, Anthony Hopkins, Esther Williams, and Barbara Stanwyck. It was also a filming location for the 1942 American romantic drama Casablanca. Patrons and staff report being greeted with an anonymous “good morning” whispered in their ears. There have also been reports bar-stools and drinks that seem to move all on there own. The Rocking Chair aka room 305 was featured on “Unsolved Mysteries”. Room 305 is reportedly the most paranormally active in all of the Monte Vista. Guests have reported being awakened in the middle of the night unable to return to sleep with a constant feeling of unease and the sense that are being watched. The third and final stop on this trip is The Mine Shaft Tavern in Madrid, New Mexico. Madrid was a “company town”. The original tavern was established in 1895 ,but in 1944 burnt to the ground. The current Tavern was established in 1947 and is one the oldest continually operated taverns in Santa Fe County. You can try their award winning Mad Chile Burger with a half pound of black angus chuck, but some of the sides are a little spooky. People report glasses falling off of the bar, doors opening and swinging back and forth on their own, furniture being moved, and orbs in photos. Our release schedule over the next few weeks will be a little spotty due to Brett’s upcoming shoulder surgery. For more information about mirrors as gateways, check out Renee Longworth’s site. That is where we learned about it. Help us keep the show running by joining our Patreon! Patreon Page Subscribe, Rate & Review – ITunes Google Play Stitcher You can support our efforts anytime you shop on Amazon – To Shop Amazon for Any and All Items, Just Click Here Share us with your friends – Facebook Twitter You can share original art, clips, show ideas, trip reports or writing a blog entry for our page. Just click here. Fill out our survey! The post 143 – RT 66 Haunted Hotel Road Trip appeared first on Travel Oddities Podcast.
142 - Make Thanksgiving Great Again
Episode 142 of the Travel Oddities Podcast is here and we are taking a Thanksgiving road trip of sorts. What’s our problem with Thanksgiving? We want to make Thanksgiving GREAT again. 43 million Americans are expected to travel for Thanksgiving, but we fear there are not enough adventures involved. There’s no evidence that turkey was served on the “first” Thanksgiving. With that being said, Harley and Brett, want more diversity in our Thanksgiving festivities. Thanksgiving pork chops? Don’t over commit. We recommend attending fewer dinners and making the most of them. Pass Down a family recipe or make a new one together. This is a perfect time to share. Say no to Black Friday! Thanksgiving is a time for family. Don’t let corporate America push you around. Those “deals” are not more important than friends and family Volunteer. Go outside and play games with the kids instead of watching the game on TV. Go to a local parade and interact with REAL people. Leave the phone in the car. Have a fun road trip and bring us some leftovers. Help us keep the show running by joining our Patreon! Patreon Page Subscribe, Rate & Review – ITunes Google Play Stitcher You can support our efforts anytime you shop on Amazon – To Shop Amazon for Any and All Items, Just Click Here Share us with your friends – Facebook Twitter You can share original art, clips, show ideas, trip reports or writing a blog entry for our page. Just click here. Fill out our survey! The post 142 – Make Thanksgiving Great Again appeared first on Travel Oddities Podcast.
141 - Bloods Point Rd - Rockford, IL
On Episode 141, Brett and Harley have Aaron Babel lead the way to Rockford, IL, for a stroll down Bloods Point Rd. Visitors to the Rockford area will find a ton activities to keep them busy; from museums, theaters, arts, an outstanding park system, and Illinois’ largest water park. The Travel Oddities Podcast has done its fair share of haunted highways, bridges, and even haunted road trips, but this may be the most haunted roadway so far. Named after Patriarch Arthur Blood, Bloods Point rd. runs between Fairdale and Wheeler roads, 20 minutes SE of Rockford and for years has been considered to be not only the states most haunted stretch of road but one the most haunted locations in the world. Sightings include: The trees lining the road appear to turn into humans as though to stand guard. A witch named Beaula walking the bridge at night appearing to look for someone or something. A black cat has often been seen darting in front of passing vehicles causing them to swerve into the ditch. Phantom cars, big rigs, old buses, old pickups and a phantom cop car can be seen all hours of the night. Mysterious lights have been seen in the trees. Reports of people being chased by HELL HOUNDS. Blood Point Cemetery has been attracting ghost hunters and thrill seekers for years but BEWARE, trespassing is strictly prohibited and violators will be prosecuted. We also stop in to the Midway Village Museum, located at 6799 Guilford Road, Rockford IL to check out theRockford Peaches. You might recognize from them from the movie, A League of Their Own, starring Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Madonna and Rosie O’Donnell. THE national pastime almost died because there were no men fit to play the game during WWII. In an effort to keep people interested in the game, the owner of the Chicago Cubs(Phillip Wrigley started a women’s baseball league. The All American Girls professional Baseball League grew to 10 teams and lasted for over a decade. The Rockford Peaches were one of the first teams in the league and also one of the most winning teams as well. They won 4 championships in that time. They made Rockford their home for that whole time, and now the Midway Village Museum honors their story with The exhibit, The Girls of Summer. If you are in the area you should check it out. If your are done with running from the Hell Hounds, maybe you should take a break at Lino’s. This 40 year old establishment serves old world Italian cuisine. They have been recognized for their customer service, atmosphere, and most importantly their food. Bloods Point Road Legend Rockford, IL Midway Village Museum Lino’s Restaurant Haunted Rockford Episode 135 – Sensabaugh Tunnel Help us keep the show running by joining our Patreon! Patreon Page Subscribe, Rate & Review – ITunes Google Play Stitcher You can support our efforts anytime you shop on Amazon – To Shop Amazon for Any and All Items, Just Click Here Share us with your friends – Facebook Twitter You can share original art, clips, show ideas, trip reports or writing a blog entry for our page. Just click here. Fill out our survey! The post 141 – Bloods Point Rd – Rockford, IL appeared first on Travel Oddities Podcast.
140 - The Weirdest AMA
It is Halloween and it is the three year anniversary of the Travel Oddities Podcast. On Episode 140, Brett and Harley answer all of your burning questions on what turned out to be the weirdest AMA ever recorded. If you have ever asked yourself any of these questions, then you must listen: What’s the scariest experience we have had making the Travel Oddities podcast ? What is Brett Manzer’s favorite Stephen King Novel? ASL? What would be Harley Covington’s dream job? Harley, why don’t you get mad at Brett anymore? Why do we only ever hear Brett’s opinions? What was the most amazing physical feat you’ve managed to pull off? If you could prove one of the things you cover on your show, what would it be and why? Where is Amy? What are your plans for the show? Prepare yourself for a road trip into our brains! Help us keep the show running by joining our Patreon! Patreon Page Subscribe, Rate & Review – ITunes Google Play Stitcher You can support our efforts anytime you shop on Amazon – To Shop Amazon for Any and All Items, Just Click Here Share us with your friends – Facebook Twitter You can share original art, clips, show ideas, trip reports or writing a blog entry for our page. Just click here. Fill out our survey! The post 140 – The Weirdest AMA appeared first on Travel Oddities Podcast.
139 - Haunted I-94 Roadtrip - Minneapolis, MN
On Episode 139, Brett and Harley are taking you on a roadtrip for Halloween. We are starting at The Palmer House Hotel. If you like ghost children, they have you covered. With multiple haunted rooms available, you shouldn’t have too much problem finding a ghostly friend. Check with the hotel for availability. 500 Sinclair Lewis Avenue, Sauk Centre MN After the Palmer, we head over to the Haunted First Avenue Night Club, 701 First Avenue North, Minneapolis, Minnesota. The First Avenue is an independent, live music, night club which features a variety of live bands playing original music. Some of the biggest artists in the world have played here. You know Prince had to be on the list. The building was built in 1937, presented as a brand new, stream-lined, art deco style Grey Hound Bus Depot. Sometime in the history of the building, a woman hung herself in one of the stalls in the women’s bathroom. The entity of a blonde woman, wearing a green jacket often appears to staff and patrons of this musical venue club. Another entity will make a balloon appear from nowhere which then floats up and down the staircase on its own. The employees call this one Slippy. People have reported seeing dancing apparitions with no legs. When we finish dancing with the legless ghosts, we head to The Wardens House. The Wardens House was built in 1853 as the residence of the territorial prisons wardens quarters. Over the years many psychics have investigated the house and reported seeing a woman that appeared to be searching for her baby with stomach pains. There are also a lot reports from visitors that they’ve heard noises such as shoveling coal in the basement. Our restaurant is number four on the list, which is interesting since we are going to Forepaugh’s Restaurant. This is a gorgeous state-of-the-art venue in a historic, Victorian mansion. Their “Downstairs” menu is more casual…beers and Reuben sandwich kind of menu. The fine dining menu is a more refined culinary experience. Aside from the amazing views and food, they also fully embrace the odd of their location. 1. They have a Piano Bar in which they play Halloween themed music around this time of year. 2. This Halloween, they have none of than Natalie Fowler giving psychic readings. The last leg of the trip is to Fountain Lake in Delano, MN. Fountain Lake is a 282-acre lake located in south-east Wright County. At Fountain Lake, witnesses say, the ghost of a Native American woman who drowned here can be heard screaming late at night. According to the Fountain Lake Association: Fountain Lake IS NOT haunted. We are going to let you be the judge. The Palmer House Forepaugh’s Travel Oddities Episode 20 First Avenue Night Club Fountain Lake Haunting Warden’s House Episode 68 with Natalie Fowler Outro Music Help us keep the show running by joining our Patreon! Patreon Page Subscribe, Rate & Review – ITunes Google Play Stitcher You can support our efforts anytime you shop on Amazon – To Shop Amazon for Any and All Items, Just Click Here Share us with your friends – Facebook Twitter You can share original art, clips, show ideas, trip reports or writing a blog entry for our page. Just click here. Fill out our survey! The post 139 – Haunted I-94 Roadtrip – Minneapolis, MN appeared first on Travel Oddities Podcast.
138 - Scariest Haunts in the US
On Episode 138, join Brett and Harley as they explore 5 of the scariest haunts in the country. Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary is located inside castle-like Eastern State Penitentiary. This is not only one of the premiere haunted attractions in the country, but also one of the largest. You will experience Hollywood-quality special effects and lighting, and be scared to death by over 200 great performers in creepy costumes. Arx Mortis is the largest haunted attraction in Alabama. With over 50,000 square feet of terrifying thrills, you will be shaking in your boots. This haunt has multiple steps through various settings. If you make it out of the haunted woods, your adventure has just begun. If you haven’t had your fill by the time you reach the clowns, there is also laser tag with Zombies, multiple escape rooms and a haunted house gift shop. Thrillvania, located east of Dallas Texas, has been featured on The Travel Channel’s “Americas Scariest Haunted Attractions” and Frighthouse on the DIY Network. There are three haunts on 50 acres. A lot of detail goes into the interior and decorations and it has a choose your own adventure kind of feel. Asylum 49 in Tooele, Utah, may be one of the most EXTREME haunts in the country. The rules to enter are extensive, but just be warned that they will be working very hard to scare the bejeezus out of you. They use special effects and the actors can and will GRAB you, so buyer beware. The Haunted Hotel is located downtown in San Diego. It has been ranked the number 1 Scariest Haunt in America. It is the longest running haunt in San Diego. You can try the ALL NEW Hellevator, stroll down the dark, deadly Zombie infested alley and drudge through the hillbilly swamp or make your way through the Morgue Autopsy Lab. If that isn’t scary enough, they have a lights out event on Wednesdays and you have to make your way through the scares with only a glow stick. Get in the car and check one of these out. We need pictures or it didn’t happen. Help us keep the show running by joining our Patreon! Patreon Page Subscribe, Rate & Review – ITunes Google Play Stitcher You can support our efforts anytime you shop on Amazon – To Shop Amazon for Any and All Items, Just Click Here Share us with your friends – Facebook Twitter You can share original art, clips, show ideas, trip reports or writing a blog entry for our page. Just click here. Fill out our survey! The post 138 – Scariest Haunts in the US appeared first on Travel Oddities Podcast.
AMA Announcement - No show this week
Sorry folks, no show this week, but we do have a call to action. Listen and learn why Henry Rollins is the bad guy here. The post AMA Announcement – No show this week appeared first on Travel Oddities Podcast.
137- Lone Fir Cemetery - Portland, OR
Episode 137, The Lone Fir Cemetery in Portland, OR. Brett and Harley are checking out this WEIRD city and all of the oddities we can find. Portland is modern and friendly, but it is also ODD and that is why we like it. Whether you are on a full-blown investi-cation or you are just para-curious, Portland has tons to keep you busy. If you are not into the strange, you can camp, hike, fish, ski, hit the beach or just go nutty trying every craft beer around. Lone Fir Cemetery was created in 1854, and with over 25,000 permanent residents, there is quite a lot of history and built up ectoplasm. National Geographic listed it as one of the top cemeteries to visit in the whole world. From scary history to scary ghost stories, you may want to go in the day just to be safe. If you aren’t into ghosts, maybe magic is up your alley. Mystic District is one city block in Portland with three magical shops to keep you busy. From crystals to candles and tarot to tea leaves, this place sounds like a great place to fill up your cauldrons or to even buy a cauldron if you are just starting. Diagon Alley is just an alley, this place is a whole city block! When you are ready to refuel, you should check out the oldest restaurant in Portland. Huber’s was established in 1879. Their Spanish coffee presentation is world renowned, they have ridiculously good food and the ambiance is unique. Don’t listen to Benji S., part time yelper. Lone Fir Cemetery Portland OR Seagrape Soap Brown Bear Herbs Sugar Mountain Vintage Huber’s Outro Music Help us keep the show running by joining our Patreon! Patreon Page Subscribe, Rate & Review – ITunes Google Play Stitcher You can support our efforts anytime you shop on Amazon – To Shop Amazon for Any and All Items, Just Click Here Share us with your friends – Facebook Twitter You can share original art, clips, show ideas, trip reports or writing a blog entry for our page. Just click here. Fill out our survey! The post 137- Lone Fir Cemetery – Portland, OR appeared first on Travel Oddities Podcast.
136 - Demon Leaper - Louisville, KY
On ep 136 of The Travel Oddities Podcast, look out Louisville! The boys are back in town and this time they’re hot on the trail of the Louisville Demon Leaper. This time around Brett promises to keep his halves to minimum. As anyone who visits soon discovers, Louisville is one of the most uniquely authentic destinations on the planet. Welcome to “Bourbon City!” Yes, Bourbon is a spirit that comes in a glass, but it’s also a spirit that defines their culture and compassion, their arts and parks, their creative energy. It’s this same spirit that continued and created Louisville itself – a city that combines heritage with innovation, authenticity with originality, quirkiness with friendliness in a way that’s completely unique. While this isn’t their first trip to Louisville and definitely not their first cryptid, this may in fact be a Travel Oddities first, though..a Gargoyle. That’s right, The Louisville Demon Leaper has been terrorizing residents and onlookers at the Walnut Baptist Church for years. A creature believed to be a cross between a Moth Man and some even say Batman? If gargoyles and Batmen aren’t in the itinerary then you definitely need to check out Bardstown Road. It’s the Vegas strip of the South without deviant behavior and showgirls. Although there may in fact be show girls. There is soooo much to do on Bardstown that they could hardly fit it in. Some deep cuts and choice cuts were made but you’re bound to find something to do and eat. Speaking of eating on Bardstown. This week they hit another national treasure, Jack Fry’s. This gem dates back to the ‘30s and is a must when you are in the area. Mysterious Universe – Demon Leaper Local News of the Demon Leaper Louisville Travel Info Better Days Records MEGA Cavern Cave Hill Cemetery Jack Fry’s Those Conspiracy Guys – Mothman Blurry Photos – Spring Heeled Jack Episode 135 – Sensabaugh Tunnel Episode 7 – Pope Lick Monster Help us keep the show running by joining our Patreon! Patreon Page Subscribe, Rate & Review – ITunes Google Play Stitcher You can support our efforts anytime you shop on Amazon – To Shop Amazon for Any and All Items, Just Click Here Share us with your friends – Facebook Twitter You can share original art, clips, show ideas, trip reports or writing a blog entry for our page. Just click here. Fill out our survey! The post 136 – Demon Leaper – Louisville, KY appeared first on Travel Oddities Podcast.
135 - Sensabaugh Tunnel - Kingsport, TN
Have your heard of the Haunted Sensabaugh Tunnel in Kingsort, TN? On episode 135 of the Travel Oddities Podcast, Brett and Harley face their fear of the dark and head into this creepy urban legend. Kingsport Tennessee is a small city nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. It is within a day’s drive of most of the US. Lauded by golfers and walkers alike, you are not likely to find a more peaceful land of parks and historical sights. If your tastes lean further towards to spooky end of the street, you are going to love the haunted Sensabaugh Tunnel. Legends of murder, ghosts, satanic rituals and automobile high jinks abound around this very creepy tunnel. If you hear the crying baby, it may just be too late for you. If you chicken out on the haunted tunnel, The Kingsport Carousel may be more your speed. This is a totally renovated 1956 Allen Herschell Carousel and it is treasured by the locals. When it is time for a quick meal, Pal’s Sudden Service is the place to be. Pal’s Sudden Service a local chain that serves incredible food, has lightning-fast drive thrus, and personalized service. It is more than a meal, it is an experience. Sensabaugh Tunnel Story 1 Sensabaugh Story 2 Sensabaugh Story 3 Kingsport, TN Visit Kingsport Kingsport Carousel Kingsport Chamber Behind the scenes in Kingsport City of Kingsport Pal’s Sudden Service Outro Music Outro Band Special thanks to our Patreons: A.R. Foitswagle Aaron and Jaymie Rae Babel Help us keep the show running by joining our Patreon! Patreon Page Subscribe, Rate & Review – ITunes Google Play Stitcher You can support our efforts anytime you shop on Amazon – To Shop Amazon for Any and All Items, Just Click Here Share us with your friends – Facebook Twitter You can share original art, clips, show ideas, trip reports or writing a blog entry for our page. Just click here. Fill out our survey! The post 135 – Sensabaugh Tunnel – Kingsport, TN appeared first on Travel Oddities Podcast.
134 - Phantoms - Spirit Lake, ID
Do you know about the phantoms of Spirit Lake, Idaho? On episode 134 of the Travel Oddities Podcast, Harley and Brett confront the ghosts(plural) that are said to inhabit the beautiful waters of Spirit Lake. Spirit Lake, ID is a logging town and we are fairly certain that is a Travel Oddities first. Not only is this place picturesque with a scenic downtown, they have an activity for any outdoor enthusiast. Like so many of the legends we discuss, this one starts with some spooky Native American legends. The Phantoms of Spirit Lake have their origin in these legends, and whether you are a believer or you just love the stories, this one has you covered. What is the story behind the phantoms? When is the best time of year to run into a phantom? If you like your adrenaline spikes to originate from something a little more mundane, then you are going to love Silverwood Theme Park in Athol, Idaho. It is located in beautiful North Idaho, and has over 65 rides, slides, shows and attractions, including one that was voted best in the country by Travel Channel. After your adventures in this town, you are going to need to refuel, and Messy’s Burgers is just the place to do that. Messy’s is a quick food restaurant in beautiful Spirit Lake, Idaho. Serving burgers, rippers (deep fried hotdogs), milkshake and floats. Brett and Harley have not been able to come to a truce on the review front, so strap in, it gets really bleepy! Haunted Spirit Lake Spirit Lake Ghost Sightings Spirit Lake, ID Spirit Lake Tourism Info SilverWood Theme Park Messy’s Burgers Outro Music Outro by Buckcherry Special thanks to our Patreons: A.R. Foitswagle Aaron and Jaymie Rae Babel Help us keep the show running by joining our Patreon! Patreon Page Subscribe, Rate & Review – ITunes Google Play Stitcher You can support our efforts anytime you shop on Amazon – To Shop Amazon for Any and All Items, Just Click Here Share us with your friends – Facebook Twitter You can share original art, clips, show ideas, trip reports or writing a blog entry for our page. Just click here. Fill out our survey! The post 134 – Phantoms – Spirit Lake, ID appeared first on Travel Oddities Podcast.
133 - Curse of the Petrified Forest - Petrified Forest, AZ
Do you know about the curse of the petrified forest in Petrified Forest Arizona? On episode 133 of the Travel Oddities Podcast, Harley and Brett brave the desert for a return to one of the building blocks of the Travel Oddities concept. Harley uses his feels to help you understand the glorious nature of this beautiful place. If you are into hiking and adventures, this national park will keep you busy. There are newly opened areas and all sorts of new ways to experience the beauty of the painted desert. If you are into spooky curses, this park has you covered as well. The curse of the Petrified Forest has been reported regularly for almost a hundred years, but don’t worry, its easy to avoid…just don’t take anything from the forest. What is the source of the curse? Is Brett an unknowing victim of the curse? If you don’t want anything to do with all of this curse business, but you do want a souvenir, then we have a suggestion for you: check out the Painted Desert Indian Center in Holbrook, AZ. From giant dinosaur statues to tiny Kachina dolls, this place has everything the road weary traveler needs to prove that they made the trip. If you just need some grub, then you are going to have to check out Fat Olives in Flagstaff, AZ. Ingredients imported from Italy, this place makes an authentic Naples style pizza that will make you want to kick little cesar in the jimmy. Brett and Harley are also slated for their very first speaking engagement at the Haunted Bourbon event in November….stay tuned. Stories of the Petrified Forest Background of the Curse of the Petrified Forest Curse News Petrified Forest Park Painted Desert Indian Center Fat Olives Haunted Bourbon Outro Music Outro Band Special thanks to our Patreons: A.R. Foitswagle Aaron and Jaymie Rae Babel Help us keep the show running by joining our Patreon! Patreon Page Subscribe, Rate & Review – ITunes Google Play Stitcher You can support our efforts anytime you shop on Amazon – To Shop Amazon for Any and All Items, Just Click Here Share us with your friends – Facebook Twitter You can share original art, clips, show ideas, trip reports or writing a blog entry for our page. Just click here. Fill out our survey! The post 133 – Curse of the Petrified Forest – Petrified Forest, AZ appeared first on Travel Oddities Podcast.
132 - The Alabama White Thang - Decatur, AL
On this week’s episode, Harley and Brett are headed back to Sweet Home Alabama to hunt down the White Thang in Decatur, AL. Decatur is located on the Tennessee River in Morgan County, Alabama. It has a rich history and activities for any traveler. So, what is the Alabama White Thang, aside from being a misspelled cryptid? Let’s just say that it is a big, white and scary bigfoot, dog, lion thang. Do you like your cryptids to scream in your face? If you don’t like being yelled at by mythical creatures, may we suggest checking out some of the best bbq while listening to live entertainment at the Riverfest BBQ and Music Fest? This event is held on the third weekend in September every year. We stop in at The Railyard. This is a Farm To Fork Restaurant in Historic Downtown Decatur. Alabama White Thang Decatur Alabama Riverfest BBQ The Railyard Outro Music Puddles Pity Party Special thanks to our Patreons: A.R. Foitswagle Aaron and Jaymie Rae Babel Help us keep the show running by joining our Patreon! Patreon Page Subscribe, Rate & Review – ITunes Google Play Stitcher You can support our efforts anytime you shop on Amazon – To Shop Amazon for Any and All Items, Just Click Here Share us with your friends – Facebook Twitter You can share original art, clips, show ideas, trip reports or writing a blog entry for our page. Just click here. Fill out our survey! The post 132 – The Alabama White Thang – Decatur, AL appeared first on Travel Oddities Podcast.
131 - Demon House - Hartford City, IN
On this week’s episode, Brett and Harley are monkeying around in Hartford City, IN to check out the Demon House known locally as The Monroe House. Harftford City, Indiana was an 1800’s boom town that outlasted their neighbors by the strength of the sticky note. If you like hiking trails, you are going to love this little city. The Monroe House is a realtor’s nightmare and will probably guest star in your nightmares as well. This demon infested house has been running off residents and even hardened paranormal investigators for years. Does the Orkin Man spray for demons? Would you spend a night in the demon house? What’s in the basement? What is the scariest thing to hear on an EVP? If you don’t want to solve the mystery of the Monroe House, maybe you should check out the Ft Wayne Children’s Zoo. This Zoo is less than an hour away from Hartford City in Ft Wayne, IN, and has some truly unique and fun activities especially for the kids. We stop in at Ivanhoe’s Ice Cream and Sandwich Shoppe for one of their one hundred flavors of ice cream and Harley screams at another bad review. Find out how to become a member of the 100 Club. Hint: You do not have to send money to Pat Robertson. The Monroe House Paranormal Lockdown Ivanhoe’s Kid’s Zoo Outro Music Outro Musician Help us keep the show running by joining our Patreon! Patreon Page Subscribe, Rate & Review – ITunes Google Play Stitcher You can support our efforts anytime you shop on Amazon – To Shop Amazon for Any and All Items, Just Click Here Share us with your friends – Facebook Twitter You can share original art, clips, show ideas, trip reports or writing a blog entry for our page. Just click here. Fill out our survey! The post 131 – Demon House – Hartford City, IN appeared first on Travel Oddities Podcast.
130 - Clown Motel - Tonopah, NV
On this week’s episode, Brett and Harley are feeling the heat in Tonopah, NV to check out the Clown Motel. Tonapah is halfway between Reno and Vegas…so basically in the middle of the desert. Not only is the the perfect place to see the night sky, but it is also perfect for rock hunting, hiking, bird watching, wildlife viewing, mountain biking, off-roading & hunting. The Clown Motel on the other hand is perfect only to fill your nights with horrific nightmares and flashbacks to Stephen King’s IT or the movie Poltergeist. Is the Clown Motel haunted? What is miner’s clap? What is the Tonopah Plague? What is Coulrophilia? What percentage of the world has Culdrophobia? If want don’t like clowns, zombies or ghosts, how about geocaching? Tonopah is a geocaching mecca and we have the scoop. We also check out the Tonopah Brewing Company where their motto is “Blood,Sweat and Beers” and there specialty Craft Brews and BBQ. Clown Motel Video Clown Motel Info Tonopah, NV Geocaching Tonopah Brewing Co Outro Music Outro Musician Help us keep the show running by joining our Patreon! Patreon Page Subscribe, Rate & Review – ITunes;; Google Play Stitcher;; You can support our efforts anytime you shop on Amazon – To Shop Amazon for Any and All Items, Just Click Here Share us with your friends – Facebook;; Twitter;; You can share original art, clips, show ideas, trip reports or writing a blog entry for our page. Just click here. Fill out our survey! The post 130 – Clown Motel – Tonopah, NV appeared first on Travel Oddities Podcast.
129 - Shunka Warakin - Ennis, MT
On this week’s episode, Harley and Brett have to pretend to be qualified for dude-ranch life to explore the beautiful mountain town of Ennis, MT. Ennis is nestled between three mountains with some of the best rivers in the country. It also has a cowboy charm that will have you dusting off your spurs and shining your six-shooter….or whatever actual cowboys do…we just see them on T.V. We discuss the legend of the Shunka Warakin(just think giant, primitive, red-haired, crazy wolf). They have been spotted in Montana, Illinois, Nebraska, Idaho and Iowa. What does the Ioway term,shhuhnkha Warahwalkin, mean according to Loren Coleman? Where did the modern legend begin? What is Ringdocus? How many sheep would a shunka warakin eat in a year? If you are tired of running from large wolf creatures…maybe you can have cute husky creatures pull you on a friendlier adventure. Spirit of the North Sled Dog Adventures is now on our bucket lists. The Bear Trap Grille is a must if you are traveling to this little mountain town. Shunka Warakin Wiki Stories of the Shunka Warakin Pictures of the Shunka Warakin Spirit of the North Sled Dog Adventures Bear Trap Grille Outro Music Outro Musician Help us keep the show running by joining our Patreon! Patreon Page Subscribe, Rate & Review – ITunes Google Play Stitcher You can support our efforts anytime you shop on Amazon – To Shop Amazon for Any and All Items, Just Click Here Share us with your friends – Facebook Twitter You can share original art, clips, show ideas, trip reports or writing a blog entry for our page. Just click here. Fill out our survey! The post 129 – Shunka Warakin – Ennis, MT appeared first on Travel Oddities Podcast.
128 - The House of Mary Surratt - Washington, D.C.
On episode 128, Brett is limping his way to Washington, DC, while Harley fails at laughing and/or offending anyone. Why are we headed to DC? The House of Mary Surratt is a conspiracy haunting….it’s a two-fer. We went light on the DC tourism details…because it is a bottomless pit of interesting and entertaining places and things to do and ain’t nobody got time to cover them all. The House of Mary Surratt is a location of significance in the Lincoln assassination and it may just be haunted by the ghost of a wrongfully accused co-conspirator. From ghostly footsteps to phantom apparitions, this place has had thousands of people report paranormal activity. Who was Mary Surratt? How was she involved in the assassination of our sixteenth president? Can ghosts melt snow? Do politicians really eat babies? If want like the night life, but not the afterlife, may we suggest The All Night Art Show? Did you know Washington DC is known for chili? Ben’s Chili Bowl is home of the Legendary “Half Smoke” and Brett will hop on one leg to get some. Washington, DC Surratt Museum Spooky Washington Post News Stories Ben’s Chili Bowl Art All Night Outro Outro Musician Help us keep the show running by joining our Patreon! Patreon Page Subscribe, Rate & Review – ITunes Google Play Stitcher You can support our efforts anytime you shop on Amazon – To Shop Amazon for Any and All Items, Just Click Here Share us with your friends – Facebook Twitter You can share original art, clips, show ideas, trip reports or writing a blog entry for our page. Just click here. Fill out our survey! The post 128 – The House of Mary Surratt – Washington, D.C. appeared first on Travel Oddities Podcast.
127 - The Conewago Screamer
On this week’s episode, Harley and Brett are feeling the heat, literally it’s 110 degrees in Oklahoma, so we are excited for some cooler adventures in Conewago Township, PA. Brett may give up grilling for the team in exchange for a dip into one of Pennsylvania’s cool rivers. The Conewago Screamer may be kissin’ cousins with The Mothman or maybe a dragon, but either way it’s seven foot tall and has glowing red eyes. We found a scary story from Lon Stickler about the Conewago Screamer, also known as the Conewago Phantom, and we have a new found respect for Lon. What did Lon Strickler see in the woods in 1988? Is there a Boy Scout badge for not crapping your pants when you see a seven foot tall, red-eyed phantom in the woods? What is the temperature in Pennsylvania right now and if it is less than one hundred, can we come over? If want to see some seven foot behemoths that aren’t cryptids, may we suggest The Weightlifting Hall of Fame in York, PA? Mangia! Mangia! is a great Italian restaurant in Hershey, but they have a BYOB policy which makes them one of the greatest of all time. Conewago Screamer story by Phantoms and Monsters Conewago Township Weightlifting Hall of Fame Mangia! Mangia! “Happy” – Pharrell Williams (BadWolf 3 Piece) Feat. Cameron Bruce & Hannah Foster BadWolf Help us keep the show running by joining our Patreon! Patreon Page Subscribe, Rate & Review – ITunes;; Google Play Stitcher;; You can support our efforts anytime you shop on Amazon – To Shop Amazon for Any and All Items, Just Click Here Share us with your friends – Facebook;; Twitter;; You can share original art, clips, show ideas, trip reports or writing a blog entry for our page. Just click here. Fill out our survey! The post 127 – The Conewago Screamer – Conewago Township, PA appeared first on Travel Oddities Podcast.
126 - Elsie the Lake Monster - Lake Elsinore CA
On episode 126 Harley and Brett are headin’ back to Callie to revisit a town with a perfect climate, blue sky, clean air, world-famous thermal winds for aerial sports and, the crowning jewel, a sparkling 3,300 acre recreational lake, Lake Elsinore, California. We found a new oddity in an old town. Not only does Lake Elsinore have a haunted highway, but it also has its own lake monster, Elsie. When was Elsie spotted? Is Elsie a dinosaur? Not interested in a monster hunt? Maybe you could check out The Cleveland National Forest. This place has top notch hiking, biking and even bird watching. If you are feeling more adventurous, check out Skull Canyon for some extremely high zip line fun(?). No Episode of the Travel Oddities Podcast would be complete without a place to grab a bite, and The Lake House Elsinore may be just what you are craving. Can’t get enough Lake Elsinore? Check out Episode 98, where we discuss the Haunted Ortega Highway and a lot more about Lake Elsinore. Mysterious Universe – Story of Elsie – Brent Swancer Lake Elsinore Lake Elsinore Chamber of Commerce Skull Canyon Zip Line The Lake House Elsinore Cleveland National Forest Help us keep the show running by joining our Patreon! Patreon Page Subscribe, Rate & Review – ITunes Google Play Stitcher You can support our efforts anytime you shop on Amazon – To Shop Amazon for Any and All Items, Just Click Here Share us with your friends – Facebook Twitter You can share original art, clips, show ideas, trip reports or writing a blog entry for our page. Just click here. Fill out our survey! The post 126 – Elsie the Lake Monster – Lake Elsinore CA appeared first on Travel Oddities Podcast.
125 - Odon Fire Poltergeist - Odon IN
On episode 125, Harley and Brett have a most excellent adventure exploring Odon, Indiana. Odon may be small but it has quite a few things to offer the bachelor on the move. Odon has a two thirds female population… The Odon Fire Poltergeist is a most baffling mystery and the town of Odon has haunted by the tale since the 1940s. What could cause a house to catch fire over twenty times in a day in front of numerous witnesses? A G.D. Fire Poltergeist! How can you deal with a poltergeist? Do the movies have it right when it comes to ghosts? Want something a little darker? How about a cavernous canoe ride in the Bluespring Caverns? We cannot vouch for the cooking skills of the Odon Fire Poltergeist, but Smokin Jim’s BBQ knows what to do with the flames! Odon Fire Poltergeist Movie Poltergeist Blue Springs Cavern Smokin Jim’s BBQ OKC River Sports Music by Mike Masse Outro Music Subscribe, Rate & Review – ITunes;; Google Play Stitcher;; You can support our efforts anytime you shop on Amazon – To Shop Amazon for Any and All Items, Just Click Here Share us with your friends – Facebook;; Twitter;; You can share original art, clips, show ideas, trip reports or writing a blog entry for our page. Just click here. Fill out our survey! The post 125 – Odon Fire Poltergeist – Odon IN appeared first on Travel Oddities Podcast.
124 - The Hollywood Vampire - Richmond, VA
On episode 124, Harley and Brett are dusting off the history books to explore the city of Richmond, Virginia. Richmond has been called the Best River City to live in by, the city with the best street art in the entire world, the Best Affordable Place To Take A Vacation, the “most fun and affordable U.S. city, 2014’s Best Destinations, and the Best U.S. Historical Destination. The Hollywood Vampire is a legend that has haunted Richmond, VA and the historic Hollywood Cemetery since the 1920’s. Local residents claim that the mausoleum of W. W. Pool holds the remains of a vampire. Where can you find the Hollywood Vampire? Do you show the signs of being a vampire? Is Brett Manzer a vampire? With all of the accolades thrust upon Richmond, you would think there would be loads of entertainment and you would be right. If you interests are more literary than Anne Rice, we suggest you check out the Edgar Allan Poe Museum. This museum celebrates the grim author’s life and work with one of the largest collections of letters, manuscripts, and artifacts related to the writer. They also have is socks, which seems to be a little stalkerish to us. When you are ready for give your dogs a rest and grab some food…Unleashed – Gourmet Hotdogs can’t be beat! Hollywood Vampire Are you a vampire? Richmond, VA Poe Museum Unleashed Gourmet Hotdogs Outro Music Subscribe, Rate & Review – ITunes;; Google Play Stitcher;; You can support our efforts anytime you shop on Amazon – To Shop Amazon for Any and All Items, Just Click Here Share us with your friends – Facebook;; Twitter;; You can share original art, clips, show ideas, trip reports or writing a blog entry for our page. Just click here. Fill out our survey! The post 124 – The Hollywood Vampire – Richmond, VA appeared first on Travel Oddities Podcast.
Blame it on the Rain
Another Monday has come and you are wondering….where is my new episode of the Travel Oddities Podcast. You can blame it on the rain….this is your power outage psa. We lost power at a critical point and we have zero shows for you this week. Subscribe, Rate & Review – ITunes;; Google Play Stitcher;; You can support our efforts anytime you shop on Amazon – To Shop Amazon for Any and All Items, Just Click Here Share us with your friends – Facebook;; Twitter;; You can share original art, clips, show ideas, trip reports or writing a blog entry for our page. Just click here. Fill out our survey! The post Blame it on the Rain appeared first on Travel Oddities Podcast.
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