Welcome to Abnormal Arkansas
Updated: Apr 7
Well hello strangers...
Welcome to Abnormal Arkansas.
To those who don't know me, my name is Lauren.
I am the founder of Abnormal Arkansas, my metaphorical "baby" that has been in the works for a while now. Just a few things about me and how this page got its start:
• Traveling is a big hobby of mine. I love to visit historical sites and cities that are known for their culture, one of my favorites so far being New Orleans. My next venture is to the great Mayan ruins of Chichén Itzá located in the eastern Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. This could explain my weird obsession with Expedition Unknown (maybe I should have become an archaeologist?). I also follow various urban exploration pages and have a strange fascination with buildings and historical sites that have been abandoned (HUGE shoutout to Abandoned Arkansas for fueling my love of local history).
• I am a recent graduate of Arkansas State University where I studied public relations and communications. I went to school to understand how others communicate and how to use communication elements to spawn creativity from myself.
Since graduation, I have wondered how I could use my degree to communicate with the world and others like me. So why not talk about something I know a lot about? One: Arkansas, where I have lived my entire life, and two: serial killers, mysteries and the just plain weird. It may not be everyone's "cup of tea," but it is something that interests me and it is a strange obsession.
"So how did I become so interested in true crime and the mysteries of the world?"
Thank you, mom. Something that I have enjoyed since I was a little girl is sitting in the house with my mom and watching crime shows, my favorite being Forensic Files (their #1 fan here). Since then, I have spent some of my free time researching strange happenings around my hometown and around the surrounding areas and have come up with some, excuse my lingo, straight-up CRAZY things. The crazier the story, the more I delved deeper into the minor details. The obsession has continued from there.
So here we are.
My idea has finally come to fruition. I created a blog and website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Patreon pages in the hopes of connecting with others who share my obsession with the strange. I hope to grow these pages into a community where I can also share your stories in the hopes of sharing the stranger side of Arkansas and southern history with you all.
Thank you for reading all of my banter, and I hope you all come back to read some interesting, and strange, stories about the state of Arkansas and The Mississippi Delta states.
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Stay strange my friends,