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Jared Ordis, the creator & host of Even the Podcast is Afraid, brings you short tales of the bizarre & the unnatural, of the interesting people, the unexplained places, & the mysterious artifacts that helped shape the exaggerated mysteries & history of the Southern United States. Grab your sweet tea, gather around, and lets spin a yarn, welcome, to Southern Oddities! New Episode released every Tuesday.

Southern Oddities Ordis Studios

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 25 Ratings

Jared Ordis, the creator & host of Even the Podcast is Afraid, brings you short tales of the bizarre & the unnatural, of the interesting people, the unexplained places, & the mysterious artifacts that helped shape the exaggerated mysteries & history of the Southern United States. Grab your sweet tea, gather around, and lets spin a yarn, welcome, to Southern Oddities! New Episode released every Tuesday.

    Witch of Hinds Road - Gadsden, Alabama

    Witch of Hinds Road - Gadsden, Alabama

    Gadsden, is a city in Etowah County Alabama. Located on the Coosa River, about 56 miles northeast of Birmingham and 90 miles southwest of Chattanooga, Tennessee. All throughout the 20th century, and even today, there was a dark morbid tale being told around Gadsden. that a witch, living in a shack, along the wooded area of Hinds Road, sold her soul to the devil and, her evil soul continues to frighten the people of Gadsden, the Witch of Hinds Road.

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    Researched was used for this episode of Southern Oddities, and we couldn't have made it possible without the journalism and dedication from these awesome sources of information: Youtube [Spectral Wolfpack Paranormal] Werewolves [The Hellhound of Hinds Road] Wikipedia [Gadsen, AL] Only in Your State [Urban Legends AL] Ranker [Creepy Alabama Stories Legends] Guitars Gear and Ghosts [Haunted Alabama] Haunted Places [Hinds Road]

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    • 11 min
    Fountain of Youth - St. Augustine, Florida

    Fountain of Youth - St. Augustine, Florida

    St. Augustine, is a city on the Atlantic coast of northeastern Florida. Founded on September 8th, 1565 by Spanish explorers, it is the oldest continuously-inhabited European-established settlement in the United States. Ponce De Leon, is the Spanish explorer who lead the first official European expedition to Florida in 1513, and while this expedition put him in the history books, its the theory that he was searching, all down the East Coast of Florida, for the fabled Fountain of Youth, that has made him more famous today. With all the stories pointing to the oldest city in America.

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    • 12 min
    Waffle House Museum - Decatur, Georgia

    Waffle House Museum - Decatur, Georgia

    Decatur is a city in DeKalb County, Georgia, which is part of the Atlanta metropolitan area, with it unofficial motto "Everything is Greater in Decatur". But the town of Decatur gained a national reputation, by being the home, to one of the biggest southern staples, the beloved breakfast restaurant franchise, Waffle House. And In 2007, Waffle House repurchased its original restaurant, which was sold by the chain in the early 1970s and was most recently a Chinese restaurant, and restored it using original blueprints, turning it into the Waffle House Museum.

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    • 11 min
    Haunted McRaven House - Vicksburg, Mississippi

    Haunted McRaven House - Vicksburg, Mississippi

    Vicksburg, is a historic city in Warren County, Mississippi. Located on a high bluff on the east side of the Mississippi River, across from Louisiana. Steeped in Native American, Civil War, and French colonial its an open history book. But one home located behind the wrought iron gates at 1445 Harrison Street, has seen and endured the majority of Vicksburg's history, the notorious McRaven Home. Since being built in the late 1700s, ownership of the home has changed several times, but one thing has remained the same. It appears to be a magnet for paranormal activity, from unexplainable occurrences to malevolent spirits, the McRaven Home has definitely earned its title, of "the most haunted house in Mississippi"

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    Researched was used for this episode of Southern Oddities, and we couldn't have made it possible without the journalism and dedication from these awesome sources of information: McRaven Tour Home [Website] Wikipedia [McRaven House] Only in Your State [McRaven MS] Vicksburg Post [McRaven house sold to Magee Couple] Visit Vicksburg [What you need to know about Vicksburg Most Haunted Mansion] Mississippi Weekend [McRaven House] Visckburg Post [McRaven Haunted Tours] Haunted Rooms [McRaven House] Wikipedia [Vicksburg, Mississippi]

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    • 17 min
    Wetumpka Impact Crater - Wetumpka, Alabama

    Wetumpka Impact Crater - Wetumpka, Alabama

    Wetumpka, is a city located in Elmore County, Alabama, and its called "The City of Natural Beauty" by some of the locals, like myself. This city is home to Alabama's greatest natural disaster. A meteorite, estimated to be 1,000 feet wide, hit the area about 83 million years ago. Creating a 5 mile wide impact crater, roughly 175,000 times greater than the nuclear explosion in Hiroshima in 1945, that blasted into the bedrock of this so called star wound.

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    • 11 min
    Christ of the Ozarks - Eureka Springs, Arkansas

    Christ of the Ozarks - Eureka Springs, Arkansas

    Located in Eureka Springs, Arkansas atop of Magnetic Mountain, overlooking Eureka Springs, a 65 feet high monumental sculpture of Jesus, known as the Christ of the Ozarks. Like many of the stylized Jesus figures across the globe, the Christ of the Ozarks has developed its own reputation, as he faces west, blessing the town of Eureka Springs, for more than forty years, but that's not all. located just below this colossal Jesus is a a Walt Disney World of American conservative Christianity, The Great Passion Play theme park.

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    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Nittybelle ,

Interesting and Informative

I am not from the South, but these anecdotes of the South are incredibly interesting. The narrator seems to have done his research. The podcast is not very long at all, easy listening and enjoyable! @BabeBabble

Dereleaked88 ,

In the South

As someone who loves creepy stories and grew up in the South, Southern Oddities hit a lot of notes that I dig. While it does focus on the macabre, the variety of stories are all across the house and range from anything from urban legend to interesting stories. It's a dark and fascinating snapshot of the South. Give this a listen and subscribe now!

Melissa McCue-McGrath ,

Just what I needed!

I love, love weird left turns in history, story telling, and Southern charm and this podcast has it all. Perfect length for this format, great stories! They had me at Cocaine Bear. Enjoy!

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