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Small Town Secrets is a podcast that explores the secrets and strangenss of small towns across the globe. Be it Paranormal, True Crime or just plain weird.

Small Town Secrets Fred Knoop

    • Places & Travel

Small Town Secrets is a podcast that explores the secrets and strangenss of small towns across the globe. Be it Paranormal, True Crime or just plain weird.

    Old Orchard Beach, ME/ Foss OK

    Old Orchard Beach, ME/ Foss OK

    Old Orchard Beach is a small coastal Maine Town. It was incorporated in 1883 but records of it go as far back as 1653 when it was settled by Thomas Rogers. the name Old Orchard Beach comes from Rogers abandoned apple orchard (The family fled from the property after an attack by Native Americans. Like most towns in the country it’s a place filled with cars. There is one automobile in town that has a bad reputation, a cursed reputation. 
    WikiPedia article about Old Orchard Beach, Maine
    laughinggnomehollow.blogspot.com/2012/07/dazzling-razzberry-ii-another.html
    jalopnik.com/meet-the-golden-eagle-the-car-claimed-to-have-killed-a-1830037928
    www.wowamazing.com/trending/horror/1964-dodge-dubbed-golden-eagle/

    The small town of Foss Oklahoma has a scant population of just 151 people. In its early beginnings, it wasn’t called Foss. Settlers of the nearby Wilson Post Office moved north and settled in the area in the 1890s. They wanted to call the new down Graham but found it already taken. Instead, they chose an anagram for Graham, Maharg. In 1902 a flash flood wiped pretty much all of Maharg so they resettled on higher ground and dubbed the new town Foss. Foss is just a few miles south of Foss Lake Park, home of Foss Lake or the Foss Reservoir. In 2016 two secrets would be drudged up the silt of Foss Lake.
    www.news9.com/story/27322250/mysteries-at-oklahoma-lake-remain-for-families-despite-discovery-of-loved-ones
    WikiPedia article about Foss, Oklahoma
    boredomtherapy.com/bodies-at-the-bottom-of-a-lake/
    www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/10324246/Oklahoma-Foss-Lake-deaths-now-a-town-whispers-murder.html

    Local Headlines
    vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/no-new-sightings-of-james-bay-wolf-in-more-than-12-hours-police-say-1.4783618#_gus&_gucid=&_gup=twitter&_gsc=UQnXM5W
    www.coasttocoastam.com/article/watch-fishermen-film-legendary-lake-monster-in-argentina/
    www.realtor.com/news/unique-homes/whispers-estate-haunted-indiana-mansion-for-sale/
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    • 48 min
    Flatwoods, WV/ Pascagoula MS

    Flatwoods, WV/ Pascagoula MS

    Even though Flatwoods was incorporated in 1901 it shows up on maps dating as far back as 1873.  It’s a small place with population of just over 270.  Like Point Pleasant to the north it’s a small quiet place in West Virginia that harbors a strange tale.
    WikiPedia article about Flatwoods, West Virginia
    WikiPedia article about Flatwoods monster
    www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/2192
    www.history.com/news/flatwoods-monster-west-virginia
    The Flatwoods Monster: A Legacy of Fear, 2018 Small Town Monsters. www.imdb.com/title/tt8012820/?ref_=fn_al_tt_5
    Chasing American Monster, Jason Offutt. Llewellyn Press 2019. www.amazon.com/Chasing-American-Monsters-Creatures-Cryptids/dp/0738759953/ref=sr_1_1?crid=28MMM1MR28QFK&keywords=chasing+american+monsters&qid=1578723351&sprefix=chasing+amer,aps,150&sr=8-1
    The small city of Pascagoula Mississippi is located in Jackson County at the very southern end of the state right next to the Gulf of Mexico.  The city host a population of 22,392.  One night in 1973 two of its citizens had a very interesting fishing trip. 
    www.washingtonpost.com/history/2019/06/26/i-floated-inside-man-returns-site-ufo-abduction-it-gets-historical-marker/
    WikiPedia article about Pascagoula, Mississippi
    www.blogtalkradio.com/ufo_radio/2018/11/20/calvin-parker-the-pascagoula-ufo-incident
    www.clarionledger.com/story/life/2019/07/25/pascagoula-alien-abductions-more-ufo-witnesses-calvin-parker-charles-hickson/1742514001/
    Chasing American Monster, Jason Offutt. Llewellyn Press 2019. www.amazon.com/Chasing-American-Monsters-Creatures-Cryptids/dp/0738759953/ref=sr_1_1?crid=28MMM1MR28QFK&keywords=chasing+american+monsters&qid=1578723351&sprefix=chasing+amer,aps,150&sr=8-1
    Local Headlines
    www.coasttocoastam.com/article/welsh-bird-kill-mystery-solved
    www.click2houston.com/news/weird-news/2020/01/14/they-cant-let-it-go-haunted-elsa-doll-returns-to-houston-family-after-being-thrown-out-multiple-times/
    www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7883683/Shocked-yowie-enthusiast-shared-footage-mysterious-creature-THREW-him.html
    Your Small Town Secrets
    www.wave3.com/2019/05 /25/bardstown-officer-jason-ellis-death-still-unsolved-years-later/
    https://nilskidoo.blackblogs.org/the-bardstown-conspiracy/
    https://nilskidoo.blackblogs.org/the-bluegrass-conspiracy/
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    • 50 min
    Willow Creek, CA/ Fouke, AR

    Willow Creek, CA/ Fouke, AR

    Willow Creek is technically a Census-designated place with a population of 1,710. It’s nestled on the north-east end of Humbolt County in Northern California. Willow Creek is known as the Bigfoot Capital of the World and for good reason. Not only was the widely controversial Patterson-Gimlin film shot there but also tracks found in the early 1950’s lead to the term Bigfoot being coined.
    WikiPedia article about Willow Creek, California
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patterson–Gimlin_film
    www.press.uchicago.edu/Misc/Chicago/079790.html
    https://cryptomundo.com/cryptozoo-news/bf-oct-5-1958/
    http://www.bfro.net/news/Wallace.asp
    www.outsideonline.com/2095096/man-who- created-bigfoot#close
    YouTube video (RjnfDlxnQvI)
    Buzzfeed Unsolved: Bigfoot. YouTube video (AWNyH56oXvY)
    Monster Quest: Bigfoot. www.imdb.com/title/tt1177685/?ref_=ttep_ep5

    The Pacific Northwest isn’t the only place that may harbor an elusive creature. In the back wood of the Sulpher River basin of Arkansas lurks something similar but different, a leaner wiry version of bigfoot with fiery red eyes. They call it the Beast of Boggy Creek or the Fouke Monster.
    The Beast of Boggy Creek, Lyle Blackburn. Anomalist Books 2012. www.amazon.com/gp/product/1933665572/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    WikiPedia article about Fouke, Arkansas
    www.smokeycrabtree.com/index.html
    www.legendofboggycreek.com/index.htm
    Local Headlines
    www.express.co.uk/news/weird/1223300/ghost-video-la-llorona-colombia-ghost-proof-evidence-supernatural
    apnews.com/d35f77551bf7f2dc59291f3ab76e6cc9
    www.reuters.com/article/us-colorado-drones/faa-probes-clusters-of-mysterious-drones-flying-over-colorado-idUSKBN1YZ1G0?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews
    Your Small Town Secrets
    Chasing American Monster, Jason Offutt. Llewellyn Press 2019. www.amazon.com/Chasing-American-Monsters-Creatures-Cryptids/dp/0738759953/ref=sr_1_1?crid=28MMM1MR28QFK&keywords=chasing+american+monsters&qid=1578723351&sprefix=chasing+amer,aps,150&sr=8-1

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    • 58 min
    Point Pleasant, WV Part 3

    Point Pleasant, WV Part 3

    When you start to look at the Mothman case you very quickly start to understand that it’s not about a strange cryptid prowling around a West Virgina town at night. It’s more like a phenomenon that engrossed a whole year of high strangeness. No one probably understood this better then John Keel and Mary Hyre.
    The Mothman Prophecies, Joh A. Keel. Illuminet Press. www.amazon.com/Mothman-Prophecies-True-Story/dp/0765334984/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3D9RQCURFIEKH&keywords=the+mothman+prophecies+book&qid=1574304425&sprefix=the+Mothman,aps,139&sr=8-1
    John A. Keel: The Man, The Myths, and the Ongoing Mysteries, Brent Raynes. Self Published. www.amazon.com/John-Keel-Myths-Ongoing-Mysteries/dp/1079014500/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=John+…ries&qid=1576900536&sr=8-1 
    WikiPedia article about John Keel
    www.johnkeel.com?p=220
    themothman.fandom.com/wiki/Mary_Hyre
    John Keel would go on to write many Fortean books but in the end, he never found any answers other then he was pretty sure whatever the phenomenon he was researching was it wasn’t very nice.  Keel would succumb to congestive heart failure on July 3, 2009, in New York City, he was 79.  Mary Hyre tragically would pass away from an Illness which she fought for a month on February 15th, 1970.  She was only 54.  For over 27 years she worked for the Athens Messenger. 

    themothman.fandom.com/wiki/Point_Correspondent_Mary_Hyre_Dies_at_54
    WikiPedia article about John Keel
    listverse.com/2012/08/04/top-10-explanations-for-the-mothman/

    The Lake Michigan Mothman: High Strangeness in the Midwest

    Local Headlines
    www.coasttocoastam.com/article/video-puzzling-lights-filmed-over-mesa
    news.sky.com/story/mystery-as-hundreds-of-birds-found-dead-in-road-in-wales-11883847
    www.dispatch.com/news/20191205/neighbors-given-ok-to-return-home-after-no-lsquonuclear-reactorrsquo-or-hazards-found-at-northwest-side-home
    Your Small Town Secrets
    @nuekerk
    @t_stranded
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    • 1 hr 54 min
    Point Pleasant, WV Part 2

    Point Pleasant, WV Part 2

    Just slighty before the events that would become the Mothman saga began. Another encoutner would happen along a West Virgina road near Parkersburg. Even though it has little to do with mothman is often rolled into the story. The simple reason is becasue Keel started researching this case along side Mothman and decided to include it in the book. This is the story of Woodrow Derenberger and his friend Indrid Cold. 
    Vistors from Lanulos, Woodrow Derenberger. Self Published. www.amazon.com/Visitors-Lanulos-Woodrow-Derenberger/dp/1518815820/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=visitors+from+lanulos&qid=1575424670&sr=8-1
    Beyond Lanulos (Our Fifty Years with Indrid Cold), Taunia Derenberger-Bowman. Self Published. www.amazon.com/Beyond-Lanulos-Fifty-Years-Indrid/dp/154120476X/ref=pd_bxgy_14_img_2/138-4563417-8578114?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=154120476X&pd_rd_r=8d11d0c9-826c-4852-8f07-9f77fde6c488&pd_rd_w=7BQDT&pd_rd_wg=0TZyt&pf_rd_p=09627863-9889-4290-b90a-5e9f86682449&pf_rd_r=HSZZMK76FR84HHHQQF4Z&psc=1&refRID=HSZZMK76FR84HHHQQF4Z
    The Mothman Prophecies, Joh A. Keel. Illuminet Press. www.amazon.com/Mothman-Prophecies-True-Story/dp/0765334984/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3D9RQCURFIEKH&keywords=the+mothman+prophecies+book&qid=1574304425&sprefix=the+Mothman,aps,139&sr=8-1
    Woodrow Derenberger Interview
    Indrid Cold wasn’t the only spaceman zipping around the skies in and around the Point Pleasant area in 1966 and 1967. There were plenty of other reports of crazy things in the sky during that time.
    The Mothman Prophecies, Joh A. Keel. Illuminet Press. www.amazon.com/Mothman-Prophecies-True-Story/dp/0765334984/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3D9RQCURFIEKH&keywords=the+mothman+prophecies+book&qid=1574304425&sprefix=the+Mothman,aps,139&sr=8-1
    Eyes of the Mothman, 2011. www.imdb.com/title/tt0810856/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1
    Local Headlines
    www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/18062789.police-continue-investigate-horrific-animal-stabbings-new-forest/?fbclid=IwAR3…fixY
    ufoholic.com/unexplained/7-foot-tall-hellhound-skeleton-unearthed-near-ancient-monastery-in-uk/?fbclid=IwAR1…u_u0
    www.mercurynews.com/2019/12/02/man-shot-to-death-by-his-own-front-door-booby-trap/
    Your Small Town Secrets
    Spirits of the Stanley
    @KarlPfeiffer
    @ConnorJRandall
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Point Pleasant, WV Part 1

    Point Pleasant, WV Part 1

    Point Pleasant is a small close-knit community just across the Ohio River from Gallipolis. Like many little towns in West Virgina, it’s quiet and keeps to itself. It’s surrouned by woodlands and winding roads once these roads get you to next small town the cycle repeats. Also like many town in WV it has a history of strange happens, it would start with sightings of the Mothman in 1966 and end with the collapse of the Silver Bridge in ’67.
    allthatsinteresting.com/mothman
    www.mothmanlives.com/index.html
    WikiPedia article about Point Pleasant, West Virginia
    The Mothman Prophecies, Joh A. Keel. Illuminet Press. www.amazon.com/Mothman-Prophecies-True-Story/dp/0765334984/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3D9RQCURFIEKH&keywords=the+mothman+prophecies+book&qid=1574304425&sprefix=the+Mothman,aps,139&sr=8-1
    Eyes of the Mothman, 2011. www.imdb.com/title/tt0810856/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1
    Some say the Mothman was a harbinger of death and destruction? That remains to be seen and is still widely discussed. However on December 15, 1967 a disaster would befall Point Pleasant and afterwards the Mothman would seem to fade away or perhaps just forgotten. 
    WikiPedia article about Silver Bridge
    timeline.com/the-deadliest-bridge-disaster-in-us-history-was-caused-by-a-tiny-crack-just-3-millimeters-deep-ca5404c4dffa
    The Mothman Prophecies, Joh A. Keel. Illuminet Press. www.amazon.com/Mothman-Prophecies-True-Story/dp/0765334984/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3D9RQCURFIEKH&keywords=the+mothman+prophecies+book&qid=1574304425&sprefix=the+Mothman,aps,139&sr=8-1
    Eyes of the Mothman, 2011. www.imdb.com/title/tt0810856/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1
    Local Headlines
    www.coasttocoastam.com/article/watch-bigfoot-charges-at-boy/
    www.manicapost.co.zw/suspected-goblins-kill-10-family-members/
    weekinweird.com/2016/11/03/lightning-reveals-hidden-ufo-incredible-footage-guadalajara-mexico/
    Listener Stories
    weekinweird.com/2011/12/23/chasing-aliens-trumbull-county-disturbance/
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    • 1 hr

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