Tuesday, January 10, 2017

"Weird Stuff in the Woods" - on TV


Wed. 7:30 PM on ABC Channel 5 in Boston. The show "Chronicle" has the above title. I fear it will all be spiritual "ooh...ahh" from the folks who enjoy walking on top of rock piles and lying down in the hollow. I'll let you know how it goes.

7 comments :

Tim MacSweeney said...

"J.W. Ocker likes to go walking in the woods. And he’s always running into OTIS (Odd Things I’ve Seen) and sharing his finds with visitors to his web site. Tonight, he shares with us. And he’s just one of our guides to weird stuff in the woods, as we come across an abandoned castle in New Hampshire, the final resting place of an orphaned monkey in Massachusetts, the cave of the Leather Man hard by the Connecticut, and we brave the ominously named Skull Cliff north of Boston." http://www.wcvb.com/article/wednesday-january-11-weird-stuff-in-the-woods/8579246

Tim MacSweeney said...

http://www.oddthingsiveseen.com/

pwax said...

Good. It sounds like safe "Americana".

Tim MacSweeney said...

I wonder about the Leather Man Cave "hard by the CT (River)."There's one just a little west of the river by my mom's house in Westbrook CT. Most are about 7-10 miles from each other, often obvious Rock Shelters. There's one in Woodbury that I've never found, but know the one(s) in Watertown CT - camped in them as a kid, even in winter...

Tim MacSweeney said...

My mom, who has been in that Westbrook Cave with the town's Historical Society, says: "He traveled from Middletown down thru Chester - that would be along the river - down to Westbrook - in from Horse Hill Rd Rt. 145." There is some incredible stonework very close: http://wakinguponturtleisland.blogspot.com/2015/09/on-edge-of-wonderland.html
http://wakinguponturtleisland.blogspot.com/2016/03/is-that-another-serpent-like-stone-wall.html
Horse Hill in Westbrook: https://www.flickr.com/photos/34580529@N04/sets/72157665982045225

Matthew Howes said...

The Leatherman segment was the best part!

pwax said...

Agreed. But did you see that stuff about the Anders Institute of Art on what they called "Bear Hill". It is actually Potanipo Hill in Brookline NH and I explored it back when I posted this:

http://rockpiles.blogspot.com/2014/11/potanipo-hill-brookline-nh.html

It is hard to describe the horror I felt. Have a look towards the end of the post. Good Lord: a giant Inukshuk blocking the view of Wachuesset others monstrous forms, cavorting under the trees.

New England woods spirituality must have seeped into my veins, as it was quite an affront.