The podcast by YouTubers Colorado Martini that finds strange and curious subjects you want to know more about. On The Strange Podcast, Colorado Martini brings subject matter experts to the table to discuss and find unusual and obscure destinations and subjects.
Central City Colorado - The Town That Won't Die
Jennie Johnson from the podcast "The Ordinary, Extraordinary Cemetery" joins Colorado Martini in a discussion about the twin towns of Central City and Black Hawk, Colorado. We will discuss the history of the towns and their famous picturesque cemeteries. Jennie has done tons of research to the area. And brings her expertise to the discussion.
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Deadwood South Dakota and It's Historical Wild West Characters
We are joined by Darrel Nelson the Exhibits Director for Deadwood History, Inc. in Deadwood, South Dakota, which operates Deadwood's several history museums, including the Adams Museum. Darrel is an expert in Deadwood's wild west history and talks to us about Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, Seth Bullock, Al Swearingen and The Gem Saloon, Mr. Wu and Chinatown and more. Don't miss this eye-opening talk about the town's real-life characters that were featured in HBO® Deadwood.
TV Show Ghost Hunters Star Brandon Alvis
Brandon Alvis is a talented paranormal investigator and technician with a love for history and pursuer of truth. Brandon was the lead paranormal technician on the A&E T.V. show the “Ghost Hunters.” He also founded the American Paranormal Research Association (APRA). Brandon has investigated over 200 public and private locations with APRA, many of which bear historical significance. His many Investigations have included mental hospitals, prisons, military bases, well-known murder sites, cemeteries, and private homes. As well as famous sites such as Alcatraz, Preston Castle, and the South Pittsburgh Hospital. We spent the evening with Brandon, discussing investigations, his thoughts on the recent trends in paranormal investigations, and new tech in the ghost hunting field.
Lost Giant Cannibals of Lovelock Caves Nevada
Today we will be talking about the red headed giants of the Lovelock Caves in the state of Nevada. For more than a century, a story has persisted about the skeletons red-headed giants being found in the Lovelock Cave in northern Nevada. Famed Nevadan Piute Sarah Winnemucca first wrote an acclaimed book back in the late 1800’s. In this book she writes that the Paiutes waged a three-year war against a tribe of red-headed cannibals. The Piute Native Americans are said to have trapped, then killing, the last of these red-haired giants inside lovelock cave.
New England Vampire Panic & the Connection with Tuberculosis
You might have hear of Mercy Brown or Simon Whipple. Both thought to be vampires during the New England Vampire Panic. But did you know their cases have a tie with tuberculosis & vampires lore? More than 200 years after the hysteria of the Salem Witch Trials, another hysteria struck New England. It was the fear of vampires. During the 19th century, the spread of tuberculosis claimed the lives of entire families in Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, and other parts of the New England states. The folklorist and author of "Food for the Dead," Dr. Michael Bell will enlighten us on how New Englander’s tried to rid their houses and communities of this disease by claiming the dead were vampires.
New York's Abandoned Islands & Hospitals of the Dead
Just off the northeastern shore of the Bronx and western edge of Long Island Sound, you can find Hart Island, New York. Hart Island is the home of approximately one-million people. But there is one catch. They are all dead. And the local government prefers you know nothing about it. Then there is the mysteriously abandoned North Brother Island that has its own alarming history that still haunts New York City today.