This past week on Coast to Coast AM and here at the C2C website, we featured an eclectic mix of strange and unusual topics and stories, including a 'time warp' located outside of Las Vegas, the origins of the Jersey Devil, an unsettling Elmo tree discovered in Massachusetts, and even a case involving a talking cow! Check out our collection of highlights from the week ... In Coast You Missed It.
The infamous tale of the Jersey Devil is one of the most fascinating stories in American folklore and on Saturday night's edition of the program, C2C listeners learned about the 'secret history' of the creature. Author Brian Regal discussed his work which traced the origins of the story to 17th century West Jersey and a disaffected former Quaker who had been branded the 'Devil's Harbinger.' Over time, Regal explained, the tale evolved from being about a man in league with the devil to a modern myth involving a sinister demonic creature.
With the World Cup fever gripping much of the globe over the last few weeks, we've seen more than a few strange stories connected to the big tournament, including a pair this past week which were somewhat troubling. It all began when a 'psychic' octopus in Japan was killed and sold for seafood despite having a perfect record for prognosticating World Cup outcomes. Then a beloved 'clairvoyant' cat in China passed away after predicting the correct results of six straight games, leaving us to wonder if, perhaps, their demise was caused by some kind of World Cup curse.
Check out complete round-up of C2C highlights from the past week at the Coast to Coast AM website.