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Strange Country

Sometimes you need to have a glass of wine, cuppa whatever and listen to a good old weird story. Musical score Resting Place by A Cast of Thousands.

Nov 23, 2017

Do you hear the sound of our world slowly disappearing under water, or is that "glug glug glug" the sound of Beth's bass guitar? Find out when you listen to today's episode:"Under Water: Home is Where the Heart Is" or go take a long walk off a short pier. 

This story is not so much about a strange person, but rather a strange bunch of towns that once existed and now lie on the bottom of acres-wide reservoirs which hold the drinking water for all of New York City. What happened to these little upstate farm towns? What happened to the people, and the dead bodies at the town cemetery?

Do you believe in ghosts? Do you believe in global warming? Listen and enjoy, and hang on tight to your beliefs or disbelief as we take you on another journey into Beth and Kelly's Strange Country. Also we apologize to Alanis Morissette, and Meghan Trainor, and Sammy Hagar, and Seinfeld.

Theme music: Resting Place by A Cast of Thousands

Cite your sources people!

By the way, the cross stitch thing that Kelly's can't remember is called a Sampler! And here's an etsy link to an example:

Yes, Bill Paxton died:

Foderaro, Lisa. 'Watery Graves' Was No Figure of Speech; A Receding City Reservoir Reveals a Turbulent Past.  May 14, 2002. The New York, Accessed November 2017. 

Jacobson, Alice. Beneath Pepacton Waters. Andes, NY. 1988.

Mahoney, Joe. Gone, But Not Forgotten: The DEP's Pepacton Grave.  Feb. 25, 2016. The Daily Star. Oneonta, NY. The, accessed Nov. 2017.

New York State Department of Conservation:

Wright, Andy. The Final Christmases of 4 Catskills Villages Flooded to Create Reservoirs. Atlas Obscura. Dec. 20, 2016., accessed Nov. 2017.