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Small Town Secrets

Small Town Secrets

Fred Knoop

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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.


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Latest Episodes

Amityville,NY Part Two

The story of the Amityville house did not stop with the DeFeo’s.In December of 1975 the Lutz family moved into their dream house.Not only was it their dream home the got it and much of the DeFoe’s Belongings at a steal.Twenty-eight days later the family would flee in terror form the house never to return to it.This is where the the story goes from true crime to paranormal.tonyspera.com/amityville/YouTube video (tgaWzCfckHM)YouTube video (7W8eS5FXC8E)YouTube video (WkyeeSniKlQ)www.historyvshollywood.com/reelfaces/amityvillehorror1979.phpThe Amityville Horror by Jay Anson.Simon & Schuster, Pocket Books (S&S 1977, Pocket Books 1991) www.amazon.com/gp/product/1416507698/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1Possessed: The Amityville Enigma by Matthew Hutton.Goathead Castle Productions 2018.www.amazon.com/gp/product/1980401284/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1On March 6th, 1976 an Anchorman from Channel 5 News named Marvin Scott along with Ed and Lorian Warren ...

97 MIN4 d ago
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Amityville,NY Part Two

Amityville, NY Part One

EAmityville is a actually a small village that is part of Babylon New York.According to legend when the settlers wanted to establish a post office they needed a name.A meeting of the town name became heated with someone yelling out, “What this meeting needs is some amity!”.It would seem that Amityville started with a hint of bedlam, something that would carry on.Years later Ronald Defoe would murder his entire family under mysterious circumstances.However, that’s just the beginning of the Amityville Haunting. WikiPedia article about Amityville, New Yorkwww.zillow.com/homedetails/108-Ocean-Ave-Amityville-NY-11701/32596605_zpid/www.biography.com/crime-figure/ronald-defeoamityvillemurders.com/the-defeos/the-defoe-family.htmlamityvillemurders.com/the-defeos/a-grisly-discovery.htmlamityvillemurders.com/the-defeos/the-murders.htmlamityvillemurders.com/the-defeos/crime-scene.html/nggallery/page/1www.amityvillefiles.comButch DeFoe’s trial began on October 14, 1975.DeFoe and his Lawyer we...

68 MIN2 w ago
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Amityville, NY Part One

Alamosa, CO/ Dalby, Isle of Man

EThe town of Alamosa Colorado actually started out as a rail center established by the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.Over the years the rail center evolved into the town of 8,780 that is today.There is a very curious story about Alamosa.That is the story of Snippy the horse, which may have been the first “cattle” mutilation.WikiPedia article about Alamosa, Coloradoweekinweird.com/2013/01/08/death-dunes-ufos-start-cattle-mutilation-san-luis-valley/alamosanews.com/article/after-50-years-snippy-still-a-mysterywww.ourstrangeplanet.com/50-year-anniversary-of-the-snippy-case/Dalby is a small hamlet on the Southwestern side of the Isle man.It’s known for view of Niarbyl Bay.However, what put Dalby on the map is not a great view of the water or it’s old WWII bunkers that litter farmer’s fields.Dalby is were a spunky talking mongoose name Gef is said to have been from.WikiPedia article about Dalby, Isle of ManWikiPedia article about GefGef!The Strange Tale of an Extra-Special Talking Mo...

73 MINAPR 18
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Alamosa, CO/ Dalby, Isle of Man

Hazelhurst, MS/ Clear Lake, IA

Hazelhurst is a town in central Mississippi, 4,000 strong. In the 1870s the town began to boom. It had become a rail stop for the newly developed New Orleans, Jackson, and Great Northern Railroad. Its growth was so large in fact that it became the county seat of Copiah County in 1872 which up until that point had been the town, Gallatin. It was here that one of the most influential and mysterious Blues artists were born, Robert Johnson. WikiPedia article about Hazlehurst, Mississippi anomalien.com/robert-johnson-at-the-crossroads-did-he-really-sell-his-soul-to-devil/ WikiPedia article about Robert Johnson ReMastered: Devil at the Crossroads, 2019 www.imdb.com/title/tt9046574/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0In northern Iowa lies the little town of Clear Lake. The town is named for the Clear Lake which the town surrounds on the eastern side. It’s here that one-day tragedy would strike the Rock and Roll world, that day is known as “The Day the Music Died”WikiPedia article about Clear Lake, Iowa W...

83 MINAPR 3
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Hazelhurst, MS/ Clear Lake, IA

Duncan, BC/ Snowflake, AZ

EOn Vancouver Island in British Columbia there lies the small town of Duncan.Its current population sits at around 4,944.It’s a quiet town known for having the largest collection of Totem Poles, so many in fact that in 1985 the city was officially nicknamed “City of Totems”.However, there is another story about a man named Granger Taylor.Taylor disappeared in 1980, but even more mysterious is where he may have gone.WikiPedia article about Duncan, British Columbiawww.vice.com/en_us/article/yvwjkv/the-man-who-went-to-space-and-disappeared-the-story-of-granger-taylordyingwords.net/did-aliens-really-abduct-granger-taylor/www.timescolonist.com/islander/what-happened-to-granger-taylor-1.23621363Snowflake Arizona makes it’s home at the southern end of the very long and skinny Navajo County. It’s a town surrounded by desert to the north and forested Mountains to the south. There’s not much to say about Snowflake but in 1975 the town and surrounding area became the knifepoint for one of...

89 MINMAR 21
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Duncan, BC/ Snowflake, AZ

Circleville, OH/ Westfield, NJ

EThe name Circleville comes from the town’s original layout.The Center of the town was once built around a 1,100-foot Hopewell earth mound.In the 1850s the town’s layout was changed to a more familiar grid-like layout.The town is known for its annual Pumpkin Show every October.It’s is also known for a mysterious set of happenings in the late 1970s that started with strange and threatening letters and may have ended with murder.the-line-up.com/circleville-letter-writerscarestreet.com/circleville-letters/YouTube video (v65yJwcfKDM)WikiPedia article about Circleville, OhioThe town of Westfield New Jersey is nestled in Union County.It boasts a population of 30,316 and is one of the wealthiest towns in the state.It’s a picturesque community, a great place to buy a house.This is exactly what the Broudduses did, only to find their new home came with its own watcher…WikiPedia article about Westfield, New Jerseywww.thecut.com/2018/11/the-haunting-of-657-boulevard-in-westfield-new-jersey....

110 MINMAR 7
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Circleville, OH/ Westfield, NJ

Bridgeport, CT/ Desert Center, CA

EThe town of Bridgeport Connecticut is an eastern seaport town that boasts a population of 144,900.P. T. Barnum founder of the Barnum and Bailey Circus took up residence there and was even mayor for a year.The Frisbee Pie Company was in Bridgeport making the town the default origin of the Frisbee.Also, the first Subway opened its doors in 1965.Five dollar footlongs and gravity-defying toys were not the only firsts to come from Bridgeport Connecticut.The small town is also the birthplace of the dreaded Men In Black.WikiPedia article about Bridgeport, Connecticutbportlibrary.org/hc/authors/bridgeports-ufo-legacy-men-in-black-and-the-albert-k-bender-story/WikiPedia article about Albert K. Benderliminalroom.com/2017/07/25/you-can-call-me-al/thepromiserevealed.com/domnick-lucchesi-meets-the-space-girl-part-1-by-raymond-keller/They Knew too Much About Flying Saucers, Grey Barker. New Saucerian Books 2014 (reprinted from 1954 edition). https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/149910507X/ref=ppx_yo...

62 MINFEB 22
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Bridgeport, CT/ Desert Center, CA

Old Orchard Beach, ME/ Foss OK

EOld 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 oneautomobile in town that has a bad reputation, a cursed reputation.WikiPedia article about Old Orchard Beach, Mainelaughinggnomehollow.blogspot.com/2012/07/dazzling-razzberry-ii-another.htmljalopnik.com/meet-the-golden-eagle-the-car-claimed-to-have-killed-a-1830037928www.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 c...

48 MINFEB 8
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Old Orchard Beach, ME/ Foss OK

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 VirginiaWikiPedia article about Flatwoods monsterwww.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/2192www.history.com/news/flatwoods-monster-west-virginiaThe Flatwoods Monster: A Legacy of Fear, 2018 Small Town Monsters.www.imdb.com/title/tt8012820/?ref_=fn_al_tt_5Chasing 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=8-1The 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 it...

50 MINJAN 25
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Flatwoods, WV/ Pascagoula MS

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, Californiahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patterson–Gimlin_filmwww.press.uchicago.edu/Misc/Chicago/079790.htmlhttps://cryptomundo.com/cryptozoo-news/bf-oct-5-1958/http://www.bfro.net/news/Wallace.aspwww.outsideonline.com/2095096/man-who- created-bigfoot#closeYouTube video (RjnfDlxnQvI)Buzzfeed Unsolved: Bigfoot. YouTube video (AWNyH56oXvY)Monster Quest: Bigfoot. www.imdb.com/title/tt1177685/?ref_=ttep_ep5The 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 ...

58 MINJAN 11
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Willow Creek, CA/ Fouke, AR

Latest Episodes

Amityville,NY Part Two

The story of the Amityville house did not stop with the DeFeo’s.In December of 1975 the Lutz family moved into their dream house.Not only was it their dream home the got it and much of the DeFoe’s Belongings at a steal.Twenty-eight days later the family would flee in terror form the house never to return to it.This is where the the story goes from true crime to paranormal.tonyspera.com/amityville/YouTube video (tgaWzCfckHM)YouTube video (7W8eS5FXC8E)YouTube video (WkyeeSniKlQ)www.historyvshollywood.com/reelfaces/amityvillehorror1979.phpThe Amityville Horror by Jay Anson.Simon & Schuster, Pocket Books (S&S 1977, Pocket Books 1991) www.amazon.com/gp/product/1416507698/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1Possessed: The Amityville Enigma by Matthew Hutton.Goathead Castle Productions 2018.www.amazon.com/gp/product/1980401284/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1On March 6th, 1976 an Anchorman from Channel 5 News named Marvin Scott along with Ed and Lorian Warren ...

97 MIN4 d ago
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Amityville,NY Part Two

Amityville, NY Part One

EAmityville is a actually a small village that is part of Babylon New York.According to legend when the settlers wanted to establish a post office they needed a name.A meeting of the town name became heated with someone yelling out, “What this meeting needs is some amity!”.It would seem that Amityville started with a hint of bedlam, something that would carry on.Years later Ronald Defoe would murder his entire family under mysterious circumstances.However, that’s just the beginning of the Amityville Haunting. WikiPedia article about Amityville, New Yorkwww.zillow.com/homedetails/108-Ocean-Ave-Amityville-NY-11701/32596605_zpid/www.biography.com/crime-figure/ronald-defeoamityvillemurders.com/the-defeos/the-defoe-family.htmlamityvillemurders.com/the-defeos/a-grisly-discovery.htmlamityvillemurders.com/the-defeos/the-murders.htmlamityvillemurders.com/the-defeos/crime-scene.html/nggallery/page/1www.amityvillefiles.comButch DeFoe’s trial began on October 14, 1975.DeFoe and his Lawyer we...

68 MIN2 w ago
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Amityville, NY Part One

Alamosa, CO/ Dalby, Isle of Man

EThe town of Alamosa Colorado actually started out as a rail center established by the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.Over the years the rail center evolved into the town of 8,780 that is today.There is a very curious story about Alamosa.That is the story of Snippy the horse, which may have been the first “cattle” mutilation.WikiPedia article about Alamosa, Coloradoweekinweird.com/2013/01/08/death-dunes-ufos-start-cattle-mutilation-san-luis-valley/alamosanews.com/article/after-50-years-snippy-still-a-mysterywww.ourstrangeplanet.com/50-year-anniversary-of-the-snippy-case/Dalby is a small hamlet on the Southwestern side of the Isle man.It’s known for view of Niarbyl Bay.However, what put Dalby on the map is not a great view of the water or it’s old WWII bunkers that litter farmer’s fields.Dalby is were a spunky talking mongoose name Gef is said to have been from.WikiPedia article about Dalby, Isle of ManWikiPedia article about GefGef!The Strange Tale of an Extra-Special Talking Mo...

73 MINAPR 18
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Alamosa, CO/ Dalby, Isle of Man

Hazelhurst, MS/ Clear Lake, IA

Hazelhurst is a town in central Mississippi, 4,000 strong. In the 1870s the town began to boom. It had become a rail stop for the newly developed New Orleans, Jackson, and Great Northern Railroad. Its growth was so large in fact that it became the county seat of Copiah County in 1872 which up until that point had been the town, Gallatin. It was here that one of the most influential and mysterious Blues artists were born, Robert Johnson. WikiPedia article about Hazlehurst, Mississippi anomalien.com/robert-johnson-at-the-crossroads-did-he-really-sell-his-soul-to-devil/ WikiPedia article about Robert Johnson ReMastered: Devil at the Crossroads, 2019 www.imdb.com/title/tt9046574/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0In northern Iowa lies the little town of Clear Lake. The town is named for the Clear Lake which the town surrounds on the eastern side. It’s here that one-day tragedy would strike the Rock and Roll world, that day is known as “The Day the Music Died”WikiPedia article about Clear Lake, Iowa W...

83 MINAPR 3
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Hazelhurst, MS/ Clear Lake, IA

Duncan, BC/ Snowflake, AZ

EOn Vancouver Island in British Columbia there lies the small town of Duncan.Its current population sits at around 4,944.It’s a quiet town known for having the largest collection of Totem Poles, so many in fact that in 1985 the city was officially nicknamed “City of Totems”.However, there is another story about a man named Granger Taylor.Taylor disappeared in 1980, but even more mysterious is where he may have gone.WikiPedia article about Duncan, British Columbiawww.vice.com/en_us/article/yvwjkv/the-man-who-went-to-space-and-disappeared-the-story-of-granger-taylordyingwords.net/did-aliens-really-abduct-granger-taylor/www.timescolonist.com/islander/what-happened-to-granger-taylor-1.23621363Snowflake Arizona makes it’s home at the southern end of the very long and skinny Navajo County. It’s a town surrounded by desert to the north and forested Mountains to the south. There’s not much to say about Snowflake but in 1975 the town and surrounding area became the knifepoint for one of...

89 MINMAR 21
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Duncan, BC/ Snowflake, AZ

Circleville, OH/ Westfield, NJ

EThe name Circleville comes from the town’s original layout.The Center of the town was once built around a 1,100-foot Hopewell earth mound.In the 1850s the town’s layout was changed to a more familiar grid-like layout.The town is known for its annual Pumpkin Show every October.It’s is also known for a mysterious set of happenings in the late 1970s that started with strange and threatening letters and may have ended with murder.the-line-up.com/circleville-letter-writerscarestreet.com/circleville-letters/YouTube video (v65yJwcfKDM)WikiPedia article about Circleville, OhioThe town of Westfield New Jersey is nestled in Union County.It boasts a population of 30,316 and is one of the wealthiest towns in the state.It’s a picturesque community, a great place to buy a house.This is exactly what the Broudduses did, only to find their new home came with its own watcher…WikiPedia article about Westfield, New Jerseywww.thecut.com/2018/11/the-haunting-of-657-boulevard-in-westfield-new-jersey....

110 MINMAR 7
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Circleville, OH/ Westfield, NJ

Bridgeport, CT/ Desert Center, CA

EThe town of Bridgeport Connecticut is an eastern seaport town that boasts a population of 144,900.P. T. Barnum founder of the Barnum and Bailey Circus took up residence there and was even mayor for a year.The Frisbee Pie Company was in Bridgeport making the town the default origin of the Frisbee.Also, the first Subway opened its doors in 1965.Five dollar footlongs and gravity-defying toys were not the only firsts to come from Bridgeport Connecticut.The small town is also the birthplace of the dreaded Men In Black.WikiPedia article about Bridgeport, Connecticutbportlibrary.org/hc/authors/bridgeports-ufo-legacy-men-in-black-and-the-albert-k-bender-story/WikiPedia article about Albert K. Benderliminalroom.com/2017/07/25/you-can-call-me-al/thepromiserevealed.com/domnick-lucchesi-meets-the-space-girl-part-1-by-raymond-keller/They Knew too Much About Flying Saucers, Grey Barker. New Saucerian Books 2014 (reprinted from 1954 edition). https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/149910507X/ref=ppx_yo...

62 MINFEB 22
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Bridgeport, CT/ Desert Center, CA

Old Orchard Beach, ME/ Foss OK

EOld 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 oneautomobile in town that has a bad reputation, a cursed reputation.WikiPedia article about Old Orchard Beach, Mainelaughinggnomehollow.blogspot.com/2012/07/dazzling-razzberry-ii-another.htmljalopnik.com/meet-the-golden-eagle-the-car-claimed-to-have-killed-a-1830037928www.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 c...

48 MINFEB 8
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Old Orchard Beach, ME/ Foss OK

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 VirginiaWikiPedia article about Flatwoods monsterwww.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/2192www.history.com/news/flatwoods-monster-west-virginiaThe Flatwoods Monster: A Legacy of Fear, 2018 Small Town Monsters.www.imdb.com/title/tt8012820/?ref_=fn_al_tt_5Chasing 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=8-1The 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 it...

50 MINJAN 25
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Flatwoods, WV/ Pascagoula MS

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, Californiahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patterson–Gimlin_filmwww.press.uchicago.edu/Misc/Chicago/079790.htmlhttps://cryptomundo.com/cryptozoo-news/bf-oct-5-1958/http://www.bfro.net/news/Wallace.aspwww.outsideonline.com/2095096/man-who- created-bigfoot#closeYouTube video (RjnfDlxnQvI)Buzzfeed Unsolved: Bigfoot. YouTube video (AWNyH56oXvY)Monster Quest: Bigfoot. www.imdb.com/title/tt1177685/?ref_=ttep_ep5The 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 ...

58 MINJAN 11
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Willow Creek, CA/ Fouke, AR
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