Ya Want Weird? Well, Here Ya Go! LOL!

@Maggiepie (7821)
United States
March 24, 2011 8:47pm CST
I was looking for something totally unrelated (Austin's enormous bat colony) when I stumbled across this site. Talk about BATS!! It just goes to show you that not all the flakes live on the Left Coast! Check this very original (& interesting!) weirdo out. http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/latest Maggiepie "Life is a predicament which precedes death." ~ Henry James
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@GardenGerty (92404)
• Marion, Kansas
25 Mar 11
Your weird site is a bit more colorful than my weird site, but you can appreciate it I am sure. http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/2103. As I visited your link I thought of this place here in Kansas, that I have visited. It makes me wonder what was in the air or water that caused these guys to start sculpting their concrete visions. I really was not fond of the Garden of Eden, which is the site here in Kansas, but the "artist" and political commentator did some wonderful wood work marquetry and parquetry.I just did not understand how you went from bats to Pasaquan. There is some place in Arkansas that I would like to see where a house was built all of discarded bottles and pretty stones set in concrete. I do not know its name, but I bet it is on the roadsiedamerica site as well.
@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
25 Mar 11
Simple! Both sites--the bats in Austin& the batty guy were roadsideamerica sites. They had an inset in the bat colony site about the "batty" guy!" I'm not sure if that was an intentional connection or not, but it begs to be called appropriate, don't you think? I've seen houses made with bottles, & with aluminum cans, too. They are interesting. I'm going to have to look up the "Garden of Eden" in Kansas, however; it's new to me. I'll go see "your" weird site while I'm at it. I love finding unusual places. Elic has been to the Oregon Vortex. She should do a post about her experiences there! Perhaps if we asked her nicely...? Maggiepie "Obstacles are those frightening things you see when you take you eyes off your goal." ~ Henry James
@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
25 Mar 11
Hmm. I can't say I'm crazy about the "Garden of Eden," either, but it's just as loony in its own way as "my" site--which, by the way, is apparently their "site of the week," & there's a link on "your" weird site to it, as well! Maggiepie "Obstacles are those frightening things you see when you take you eyes off your goal." ~ Henry James
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@GardenGerty (92404)
• Marion, Kansas
25 Mar 11
I think the Arkansas site might be the Quigley Castle, or maybe not. I know we went with my dad's family on a trip and there was not enough money for us all to go in, or something. I was just a kid. This has been a fun site to discover, though.
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@ElicBxn (60184)
• United States
25 Mar 11
okay!!! that sounds like FUN!!!
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
25 Mar 11
And here I thought you were getting more "normal" in yer old age! Maggiepie "Obstacles are those frightening things you see when you take you eyes off your goal." ~ Henry James
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@ElicBxn (60184)
• United States
25 Mar 11
Ha!!! fooled ya!!! hey, you get something to eat all right?
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
25 Mar 11
Not yet. Not feeling well. I know, gotta eat...fasting before blood draw about 9 A.M., said nurse when she called. Sigh...
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
29 Mar 11
very cool
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
3 Apr 11
'Twas, wasn't it? I wish we could return to view it again, but they took it down!!! Or rather, changed it out. Wish I'd known they would do that! Maggiepie "Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind. ~ Henry James
@sid556 (31018)
• United States
25 Mar 11
Wow, what a freak. He is kind of cool though in his own weird way. His artwork is kind of interesting and unique. No, I never believed that all the weirdos habitated in any one particular area. We have our fair share of them right here in New England. Thanks for sharing that, Maggiepie!
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
29 Mar 11
I've never believed that either, as I indicated in my first post--but some do...some do. And you're welcome! Maggiepie "Human wandering through the zoo, what do your cousins think of you?" ~ Don Marquis, humorist & poet (1878-1937)