Deadwood South Dakota and Its Historical Wild West Characters

One of our favorite places to visit is Deadwood, South Dakota. Between the history and many things to do, we always enjoy our stay. In this episode of The Strange, we are joined by Darrel Nelson the Exhibits Director for Deadwood History, Inc. in Deadwood, South Dakota. We will talk about Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, Seth Bullock, Al Swearingen and The Gem Saloon, Mr. Wu and Chinatown and more. Click player to listen to this eye-opening talk about the town’s real-life characters that were featured in HBO® Deadwood. Continue reading Deadwood South Dakota and Its Historical Wild West Characters

The Heartbreaking Story of Mattie Culver [Yellowstone’s Forgotten]

Seventeen years after Yellowstone became a National Park on March 1, 1872. Almost to the day, Mattie Culver died of Tuberculosis on March 2, 1889. She and her husband were the winter caretakers of the Firehole Inn. Mattie is still buried where the Firehole once stood. On the banks of the Firehole River in Yellowstone’s Geyser Basin. Continue reading The Heartbreaking Story of Mattie Culver [Yellowstone’s Forgotten]

Red-haired Giant Cannibals of Lovelock Cave Nevada [The Strange Podcast and Talk Show]

Come meet the YouTuber Burning Sands Exploration while she and I discuss the Lovelock Cave near her home in Nevada. A place where red-haired giants were said to have been trapped and killed by the Paiute Native Americans. Continue reading Red-haired Giant Cannibals of Lovelock Cave Nevada [The Strange Podcast and Talk Show]

The Rock Signed by the Lewis & Clark Expedition

About an hour northwest of the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument in Montana. And thirty minutes northeast of Billings, Montana. You can find a rock face signed by William Lewis of the Lewis & Clark expedition. Pompey’s Pillar National Monument sits on the shores of the Yellowstone River in Montana. William Lewis, Sacagawea, and his men camped here. While here they engraved their names into the rock face. Many others have done the same. And there are over 2000 engravings and Native American pictographs. Continue reading The Rock Signed by the Lewis & Clark Expedition

Lost Giant Cannibals of Lovelock Caves 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. Continue reading Lost Giant Cannibals of Lovelock Caves Nevada

New England Vampire Lore & It’s Connection with Tuberculosis

New England Vampire Lore & It’s Connection with Tuberculosis. Archaeologists have found graves of bodies that have been disturbed by locals that believe in vampires. Thinking it would stop the spread of tuberculosis. Continue reading New England Vampire Lore & It’s Connection with Tuberculosis

Fort Union National Historical Monument

Fort Union National Monument in New Mexico is truly a great place for history hunters and American park seekers. You will find the historical National Park in Northeast New Mexico. Just off interstate 25. Come along as we take you on a tour through the historical adobe structures that once serviced the area and the historic Santa Fe Trail. Come on a video tour with … Continue reading Fort Union National Historical Monument

Two Historical Stories About Washington

On this episode of The Strange podcast and Talk Show, we talk two different stories about Washington. First, we will talk about my own story of how I was across the street from the Pentagon on a fateful day. We will also talk about the British coming into Washington in 1814. And the strange theory that a huge freak storm drove them out of Washington. Were they the victims of The Little Ice Age? Continue reading Two Historical Stories About Washington

New York’s Abandoned Islands & Hospitals

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 … Continue reading New York’s Abandoned Islands & Hospitals