urban legends


It’s time for a little Southern Discomfort down at the ole Circus today, y’all.  The Sideshow of the Surreal has some Southern delights for you.  Charlie is serving up deep-fried terror today!

Down in Alabama, they have this haunt that’ll hex you for sure.  Her name is HUGGIN’ MOLLY and she even has a local restaurant named after her.  Next on our tour of the southern states is Arkansas.  It’s getting too dark to see, so it’s a good thing there is THE GURDON GHOST LIGHT up ahead. Phew!  Something stinks.  Could it be Florida’s version of Bigfoot called THE SKUNK APE?  Don’t touch that thing!  You don’t know where it has been.

That is all from the States of Fear this time.  Don’t worry, there will be more locales on the road trip another day.


It would be as plain as the nose on Charlie’s face, if he had one still.  The destination is the flatlands of America.  The plains states on our tour of the good ole U.S.A.

Nebraska is the first stop on our Sub-series in the States of Fear.  Here we visit HATCHET HOUSE where the name speaks for itself.  Secondly, We drive on to Kansas where we experience THE HAUNTING OF FORT LEAVENWORTH.  Then, it’s south to Texas where we encounter THE BLACK-EYED CHILDREN OF ABILENE.  Relax.  I’m sure they’re harmless.

Next up at the circus is a very-special episode.  It’s near Halloween, folks.  It’s about time Charlie Barker scared the pants off of you.  Come back, if you dare.


Breadbasket or head basket, whichever applies here.  The heartland of the U.S. in the heart of the midwest are the region of fright tonight.  Charlie barker makes three stops in the area.

First, it’s a tale straight out of Illinois with the true story of RESURRECTION MARY.  She’s the highway ghost with the most..sightings.  Second, We head to St. Louis, Missouri, to visit a haunted estate in THE MISERY OF LEMP MANSION.  It’s got a doosie of a curse on it, folks.  Finally, we head to Iowa with the legend of THE BLACK ANGEL OF OAKLAND CEMETERY.  It’s another haunted cursed cemetery sure to please.

Charlie may be a bit weary of travels, but he is never too fatigued to open up the flaps of the sideshow.  Come back next time for another show from the Circus of the Unknown.


Are you one of those people that is always too hot or too cold?  Charlie Barker is that way, but you know it may be because he is nothing but bones.  Today, Charlie takes the circus to extreme temperatures on the opposite ends of the spectrum.

First, we take a trip up north as part of our “States of Fear” sub-series.  Alaska, this time.  Conspiracy theorists unite as we start PLAYING THE HAARP.  Then, continuing waaaaay south on our road trip, we head to Hawaii where we are warned DON’T TAKE PORK ACROSS THE PALI.  Then, we visit the origin of a popular urban legend.  The absolutely true story that we will get to the bottom of COME HELL OR HIGH WATER.  It’s a frigid fare guaranteed to astonish or at least baffle.

And now, it’s time for Charlie to take shelter from the temperature extremes.  Something neutral for a while.  You know, just like the inside of a tauntaun.  Luke warm.  Until next time…