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Old 05-14-2013, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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What's weird about it?
I was kidding (mostly). There's several places I've been out there that just have a creepy feel that I can't quite put my finger on.
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Old 05-15-2013, 05:35 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Phenix City, AL

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Old 05-15-2013, 07:02 AM
 
Location: 406
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I think I've read mention of Butte, Montana in a book that spoke about some old violent mining towns. Circa early 1900s that is.
It's an interesting town for sure--a lot of the political violence occurred, as I understand, between union entities and industrialists (most famously, Frank Little was lynched in Butte back in the early 1900s).

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Old Deerfield, MA is the spookiest place I have ever seen, especially at night

Deerfield, Massachusetts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Something about New England's forest landscapes sorta gives me the creeps, and it doesn't look like there's any shortage of it in the area you've linked.

Odd it may seem, but rural New England (photogenic though it certainly is) in general is a place that I often associate with the cinematography of The Blair Witch Project, despite the fact that Maryland's forest landscapes provided that film's setting.

Maybe the New England witch hunts have something to do with that association (I'm sure there are lots of localities in that area with some rather sinister history from that period).
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:20 AM
 
Location: the Beaver State
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Oregon is full of these kinds of stories

- Copperfield; Where the Governor's Secretary declared Martial Law

- Golden; An mining town that didn't allow any alcohol, and is now a State Park. The shady part is how the town pastor bought up control of the town and all the nearby gold mines, then leased them back to miners.

- Port Orford; First White Settlers were forced to camp for two weeks on a rock, surrounded by angry natives.

- Portland; Internationally known for "Shanghaiing," or "crimping," which is the practice of kidnapping sailors and putting them aboard sailing ships.
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Every town has Meth -- and when people discover it in their town, they think they have the worst meth problem in the world;
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:07 AM
 
Location: 406
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Every town has Meth -- and when people discover it in their town, they think they have the worst meth problem in the world;
Sure, most communities have been impacted by meth abuse in some capacity, but there are some states (such as CA, OR, WA, NV, UT, WY, MT and IA) which far surpass others in severity.

I would suggest that, if statistical rankings mean anything, certain cities in those states do indeed have noteably worse problems in terms of meth use than, for example, communities within the Northeastern/Mid-Atlantic states--that isn't an overreaction, just a simple observation.
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:37 AM
 
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Of course, many states and locals have limited bedding for this, and the numbers may be skewed because of this.
Wyoming though?? Wow.
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Every town has Meth -- and when people discover it in their town, they think they have the worst meth problem in the world;
Eh... Meth is not a big problem in Milwaukee. I think the County Medical Examiner when giving a lecture in a forensic anthropology course I took, said he saw a lot of Meth deaths when he worked as a forensic pathologist out in California, but that Milwaukee likes it's drugs old fashion (he meant that in humor), so, we see more heroin deaths in Milwaukee than Meth.
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Old 05-15-2013, 10:15 AM
 
Location: 406
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Of course, many states and locals have limited bedding for this, and the numbers may be skewed because of this.
Wyoming though?? Wow.
The oil fields had (and probably continue to have) a lot to do with meth traffic and personal use in Wyoming--it has been quite a trend amongst a lot of rig workers in the past.

At least that's been the case in states like WY and MT, in addition to both places being largely rural settings where the drug can be discretely manufactured, sold locally and trafficked along major interstate transport routes to the urban Northwest, Southern California and various Eastern locations.
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Old 05-15-2013, 10:48 AM
 
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The oil fields had (and probably continue to have) a lot to do with meth traffic and personal use in Wyoming--it has been quite a trend amongst a lot of rig workers in the past.

At least that's been the case in states like WY and MT, in addition to both places being largely rural settings where the drug can be discretely manufactured, sold locally and trafficked along major interstate transport routes to the urban Northwest, Southern California and various Eastern locations.

Didn't think about that part. Thanks for the new angle.
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