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Old 10-03-2013, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Salinas, CA
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Akron and Canton Ohio, plus anywhere in West Virginia. They all seem like hick, backward, isolated places where Buffalo Bill (from Silence of the Lambs), or the rapists from Deliverance are likely to live.
Wow, the NFL chose to locate its Hall of Fame in a backwards town!? There are sometimes towns like that, though, that have one impressive attraction and the rest is not worth seeing. However, the NFL Hall of Fame is on my bucket list (as is Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame). Just make sure Buffalo Bill takes a vacation day from his favorite hobby when I visit! LOL!
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Old 10-03-2013, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Salinas, CA
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Guadalupe, CA in the Central Coast region gave me that vibe. It was a little different than the nearby towns of the Pismo Beach region and Santa Maria. Some people in the area told me they had great Mexican food and a great tri-tip steak place as well. There were hardly any stores and it was a bit rundown. I just passed through the last time down there; next time I might stop in. It struck me as the type of place where bikers probably like to hang out.

Sonora, CA has a little of that vibe. They used to have a bar/saloon that also had a license to sell firearms. I do not know if they still do. It is in the "Gold Country"/Sierra foothills region.
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Old 10-04-2013, 05:38 AM
 
Location: 60630
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Akron and Canton Ohio, plus anywhere in West Virginia. They all seem like hick, backward, isolated places where Buffalo Bill (from Silence of the Lambs), or the rapists from Deliverance are likely to live.
The Devil from the Stephen King novel " needful things" came from Akron. Or so he told that little boy.
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Old 10-04-2013, 06:03 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Salt Lake City - I was there for work and felt like I kept getting the sideways eye from wait staff in restaurants to the people I worked with. Also had encounters with some unsavory types on the street at night. I can't put my finger on it, but it was very odd.

Winslow AZ - middle of nowhere, its glory hanging on a nearly 40 year old song playing on speakers in its abandoned downtown. Went for the kitsch, and got the hell out of there.
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:08 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Any mountain town in Colorado that isn't a major ski area.
That's too much of blanket statement. Mountain towns like Manitou Springs, Gerogetown, Durango, Silverton, and Ouray are very cool, not really creepy but very nice, and they are not major ski resort based towns.
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Old 10-04-2013, 03:24 PM
 
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Salt Lake City - I was there for work and felt like I kept getting the sideways eye from wait staff in restaurants to the people I worked with. Also had encounters with some unsavory types on the street at night. I can't put my finger on it, but it was very odd.

Winslow AZ - middle of nowhere, its glory hanging on a nearly 40 year old song playing on speakers in its abandoned downtown. Went for the kitsch, and got the hell out of there.
I lived in SLC for several years and I agree it has a weird vibe and I've actually spoken to many people who are not from there and visited there that feel the same way. They felt the strange energy but couldn't decide what it was. I know from reading some Utah history, that before the Mormon pioneers arrived in the Salt Lake Valley that it was generally avoided by the Ute and Shoshoni Indians. They are in tune with natural energy and if they avoided that valley then there must be some deep and dark mysterious energy even felt back before it was settled by white man.
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Old 10-04-2013, 10:38 PM
 
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A mining town in California called Trona. I've been through it several times on my way to Death Valley and it seems completely deserted, yet people live there and some work in the near by mines. Just a very strange, isolated place. I don't even like to stop there for snacks.

Here's Main Street:
https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&l...278.52,,0,9.38
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Old 10-04-2013, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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The Devil from the Stephen King novel " needful things" came from Akron. Or so he told that little boy.
I thought Stephen King based most of his novels out of Maine?
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Old 10-05-2013, 03:50 PM
 
Location: 60630
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I thought Stephen King based most of his novels out of Maine?
Yes , but if you watch Needful Things, the devil, Max Von Sydow, who plays the"devil" opens a little knick knack store in a small New England town. A young boy enters the store, and when he begins talking to the"devil", he ask him where he is from since he can hear an accent - " are you from overseas" he asks. The devil than tells him he is from Akron, in Ohio.





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Old 10-06-2013, 12:12 PM
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It was a few years back, but I thought Rochester NY had a vary weird vibe to it.
I never found Rochester too strange--probably one of the "better" of the upstate cities.
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