Episode 36: Florida’s Psychic Central // The Devil’s Triangle

Patrice and Marleah drink Brambles and talk palmetto bugs, psychic gang fights, poor navigators, and Christopher Columbus’ alien sightings?!?!

Florida’s Psychic Central //

Cassadaga Spiritual Camp in Central Florida was founded in the late 1800s by a traveling medium at the behest of his Native American spirit guide. Cassadaga has since been called the psychic capital of the world. It’s been criticized as a place of the devil and a place of frauds, but spiritualists at the camp still do thousands of readings each year.

Inside Cassadaga, the Psychic Capital of the World 

Welcome to the Strange, Tiny Town of Cassadaga 

The Fox Sisters and the Rap on Spiritualism 

In Cassadaga, Dead Men (And Women) Tell Tales

The Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp official web site

 

The Devil’s Triangle //

Since Christopher Columbus, strange and tragic events have happened in the area just off Florida’s coast. The Bermuda Triangle is a mythical section of the Atlantic Ocean roughly bounded by Miami, Bermuda and Puerto Rico where dozens of ships and airplanes have disappeared. Is it some strange magnetic phenomenon? Is it aliens? Or is it just bad driving?  

The Mysterious Disappearance of Flight 19

Bermuda Triangle

Elvis in Vegas / Bermuda Triangle Mysteries

 

 

EPISODE DRINK:

The Bramble

from Mixel, made Strange by Marleah 
(I freakin’ LOVE this drink! -Patrice)
INGREDIENTS
  • 4 oz gin
  • 1.5 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 1.5 oz Chambord
  • blackberries
  • lemon slices
PREPARATION
  1. Fill two rocks glasses with ice.
  2. In a shaker filled with ice, combine gin, lemon juice, simple syrup and Chambord and shake.
  3. Split evenly between two glasses.
  4. Garnish with a couple of blackberries and a lemon slice.

 

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  1. Good afternoon, Ms Anderson and Ms Blades,
    Just discovered this podcast and now am binging it. I am a Central Florida native and lived there till my late 30’s, where I moved to SC. So glad to see that y’all did an episode on Cassadaga. It is one of my favorite spots in the world. Even though I am a pretty religious Christian, I do believe there is something about the whole spiritual vortex thing. It could be psycho-sematic, but every single time I have crossed the city limits I feel like my entire body takes a deep breath and sighs. It is just so quiet and peaceful, and the historic homes and adjoining Lake Helen is stunningly beautiful. I often encourage people to go, even if they are not believers. Although I do have to say that the best thing to do in Cassadaga, regardless of belief system, is a bit…unique. Any time I go to Lake Helen for a solitary picnic (one of the greatest picnic spots in the state in my opinion) I always bring enough for two people. That is because more often than not, eventually you will see some 40+ year old wander through who has lived in that area their entire life. So I offer them food and/or water in exchange for them telling me their story. It is always a good one.
    So thank you, again, and I will contiue my binging.
    O, and yes, Florida is a vortex of weird. The book O, Florida! give a great account on the how and why.
    Sincerely,
    Carmen E. Espinosa
    McCormick, SC

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