Unsolved Mysteries

Okay, I need some assistance in solving some mysteries that I (the Google guy) haven't been able to pinpoint over the past few years...

"Scariest Haunted House in Missouri"
Something that friends and I have "heard from someone else," is that somewhere in Missouri there's a Haunted House that's so scary, if you make it to the top (or bottom, depending on what you've heard) you get your money back. If this is true, where in the hell is it and do they have a web site? Searching only got me these answers: rumor-buster #1, rumor-buster #2.

Gooseneck Secret
Growing up, I think the worst thing that could happen to me would be staying home sick. This is because we didn't have cable television and if I wanted to lull myself to sleep, I'd be stuck watching PBS until Transformers and/or GI Joe came on in the afternoon. One show that I couldn't stand, that of course stuck in my head, was some freaky yoga-like lady wearing tights that sat in a dark room, and at some point would share secrets with the viewers. Like most kids, there was a 'secret handshake' of sorts, except, there was no handshake. No, instead, you jutted your chin out three times (once to the left, then the middle, ending on the right)... that's called a Gooseneck Secret. Please, someone, tell me that you remember this!

+ original post date: September 29, 2004 09:26 AM
+ categories: Pop Culture


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I don't know about the money-back haunted house but my friend knows a dude who went to a haunted swimming pool last Halloween. And a haunted truck.

+ author: Crasymaker
+ posted: June 25, 2005 10:00 AM

Haunted Swimming Pool

Haunted Truck

+ author: Seth
+ posted: June 25, 2005 10:01 AM

Haunted Suprise #1

Haunted Suprise #2

+ author: Crasymaker
+ posted: June 25, 2005 10:02 AM

I think the Catacombs used to do something kinda like this.

+ author: Eric
+ posted: June 25, 2005 10:03 AM

Yes I remember the gooseneck, gooseneck, gooseneck secret. But I adored the show, and loved when I got to stay home to watch it. I believe it was called "Cathy". Remember the bathtub?

+ author: Anonymous
+ posted: June 25, 2005 10:03 AM

SOMEONE REMEMBERED!!!! But to make it worse, I can't dig up any information on that show, either. Who are you, oh masked anonymous one?

+ author: Seth
+ posted: June 25, 2005 10:03 AM

I cannot find any info on the show either. We probably never will :( Unless they're hiding it away in some secret PBS vault, only to return on DVD for a limited time. We can dream.

+ author: Anonymous
+ posted: June 25, 2005 10:04 AM

I too remember the deathly skinny gooseneck woman. I've been searching everywhere to find info about this show. Thank God I'm not the only one who remembers this.

+ author: Anonymous
+ posted: June 25, 2005 10:04 AM

Oh my goodness! No one is ill, I promise. Where in Arkansas are you all from? Kelli Kelso was the lady's name. My sister and I used to watch that show and LOVED it.

+ author: Anonymous
+ posted: June 25, 2005 10:05 AM

How did you know any of us are from Arkansas? Actually I am in central now and am from the northeast part..was this show shown in AR only on AETN? I can't believe this many people remember. I swear her name was Cathy..maybe that was just her pretend name.

+ author: Sarah
+ posted: July 7, 2005 10:45 PM

I live in Ft. Smith Arkansas and I use to watch the gooseneck secret lady also. I was only 3 or 4 so it must have been around 1981-82 maybe it was a bit later. I've been trying to find it. IT was on around the same time as that other PBS show that took place at a circus and had a clown that had a bad lisp and said her s's funny. I must drink beer and watch these again on the double. somebody please, MORE INFO!!!!

+ author: Matt Posey
+ posted: June 13, 2006 06:23 PM

I grew up in Bryant, AR & remember this as well. In fact, I found this page because it is the only Google result for "gooseneck secret."

+ author: Tim
+ posted: August 18, 2006 11:21 AM

i am from batesville and searcy, Ar and so remember this show!!!! i loved kelli!!! and have been search forever for someone besides my sister who remembers this. i oved how she would cut out the the different shapes out of air and we would make things like boats. i wish i could show them to my kids. lol

+ author: jeanetta
+ posted: December 18, 2006 07:02 PM

So much time has passed since first posting, yet I still find myself thinking about this show. Anyone tracked it down?

+ author: Sarah
+ posted: January 11, 2007 06:40 PM

Holy crap, someone else remembers this show...I totally had a random thought about "gooseneck...gooseneck...gooseneck" and decided to do a web search. I'm from Little Rock, born and raised here, and I would watch the HELL out of PBS/AETN as a kid. Thanks for this!

+ author: Freak Speely
+ posted: April 16, 2007 11:40 PM

I also remember the gooseneck secret show (and I also got here because I searched for it!). I grew up in southwest Missouri, and I believe I did see it on AETN. And, I have to admit, I did like it at the time.

+ author: Jacob
+ posted: May 8, 2007 07:43 PM

I was telling my wife about this show today (she is 4 years younger and doesn't remember at all). I remember Kelly and the show with the lisp clown. I also remember this show Dragons, Ladders, and Chutes that had an awesome animated intro with a dragon going down a river and lighting a match in a cave. Has anyone found any video proof of these shows?

+ author: Joe Givens
+ posted: July 14, 2007 09:50 PM

I received the information below from AETN. This was driving me crazy, too, so I emailed their programming department. Turns out it WAS a locally produced show. Hope this helps.
Jason: The show was an AETN production, and, I believe the show was
simply titled KELLY. The programs were designed for a pre-school
audience. If I remember right, we only produce the show for maybe 26
episodes and it aired for several school years.

Some years back, during a "house cleaning" project all the videotape
containing these shows were discarded. We don't even have written files
on the programs any more, so I can't really tell you any more about them.

We appreciate your interest in our programming efforts - both past and
present - and hope that you always find TV worth watching on AETN.

Kathy Atkinson
Director of Programming

+ author: Jason
+ posted: October 8, 2007 10:56 AM

This is so upsetting! I too grew up in Arkansas. My brother & I were talking about the "gooseneck" lady just a few days ago. We both live in Indiana now and all of our friends just looked at us like we were crazy. I was hoping to find these videos as a fun Christmas present for him this year. Guess we'll never see Kelly's gooseneck secret again. So sad!

+ author: Stephanie
+ posted: November 13, 2007 02:17 PM

I grew up in Pine Bluff, Arkansas... and I remember this show. I am now 30, and it took me until a couple of days ago to figure out that she was saying "goose neck secret" I always thought she was saying "goo snack" secret and I never understod why. I am so happy that oyher people remeber this as well. Does anyone remeber a show called Giggle Snort Hotel?

+ author: Ymcgee
+ posted: December 3, 2007 10:04 AM

Contrary to other spellings, the show was called "KELLIE." That's even how it's listed on the AETN web site (on a big listing titled "shows that have been deleted" or something like that).

I remember the show fondly, but when I really think about it, I remember it as absolutely boring. It always makes me think of being sick and, like you said, having nothing else to watch.

Anyway, my mom once told me that Kellie was governor at Arkansas Girls State one year. If I remember to, I'll give her a call and ask her some other questions. (like what was her last name and all).

I also remember Gigglesnort Hotel.

And this will give you some crazy-ass AETN flashbacks.

+ author: Eleanor
+ posted: December 11, 2007 06:38 AM

I don't know about the spelling (I always assumed it was KELLY) but her name was definitely Kelly/Kellie.

Remember at the beginning of the show there was something about "Now WHERE is that Kelly???"

+ author: The Last American
+ posted: January 10, 2009 10:12 AM

Okay, I was telling my husband (from PA) about this show and he thought I was crazy. I grew up just outside of Ft. Smith, AR. I wonder if "Kelly" is still alive. If she is, we should storm her house and videotape her doing the "gooseneck secret." AETN has disappointed a generation!

+ author: wiseoracle
+ posted: January 21, 2009 12:34 AM

There is a scary house thing that is like that in Paducha, Kentucky. But I can't remember the name of it. I remember they had a web site but I don't remember it either.

+ author: Hutch
+ posted: February 11, 2009 06:14 PM

Wow, I can't believe this subject has been going on for so long, LOL! I loved the Gooseneck lady, although I was totally terrified of her house. I felt sure that if she fell through one of the dark shadow places she'd go straight to Hell, LOL. I still have the same group of friends from when I was a small child, and every now and then we'll do the Goosneck secret chant, LOL!

+ author: SM1
+ posted: August 11, 2009 09:42 AM

I grew up in Hot Springs and definitely remember this Gooseneck show. I am surprised to read here that it seems it was only an local show. Does anyone remember the strange PBS show that seems like there were clowns faces that outlined the screen? I don't know the name or even remember what the show was about.

+ author: Shirley
+ posted: December 15, 2009 04:16 PM

OMG... my brother and i use to watch that show.. we remember that sooo well.. we made are own gooseneck secret dance..... we were talking about that show.. and how funny we thought she was.. and how we remember our dance til this day... we had no idea others were influence by her... we "googled" gooseneck secret.. just to see what would come up...and oh we just died laughing... we thought we were the only ones.... hahahahahhaha and this site came up!!!!.

+ author: stacyj
+ posted: April 2, 2011 05:18 AM

I'm originally from the Searcy/BK area...and remember watching this show with my sister and mom. They thought it was the funniest thing to stretch their necks out and say gooseneck secret....and sis and I were having a convo the orher day and out of the blue she said "I can't tell you. It's a gooseneck secret!" ..and we shared a laugh..and I too was googling Gooseneck Secret and it sent me here..So hi to all of you lovely Arkansans...Hope you have a very Merry Christmas. :)

+ author: Christy Fry
+ posted: December 18, 2011 06:15 PM

I remember the gooseneck gooseneck secret lady--that is how I found you. I remember that she would make you take all the stuff you learned and place it in your magic camera and hide it at the top of the screen. Mind you the whole show was done in pantomime!

+ author: Jennifer
+ posted: February 13, 2012 10:21 AM

For some crazy reason "gooseneck secret" popped into my head today. Of course I did a search and this is all that popped up. Glad to know I wasn't making up such a crazy thing! I don't really remember anything except the phrase and the jutting of the chin. I grew up in Northern Louisiana, about 30 miles from the Arkansas border.

+ author: Sarah
+ posted: February 15, 2012 04:46 PM

Oh, my--soo funny how there are so many thirty- something Arkansans who remember Kelly and her gooseneck secret. . .Growing up with only three channels meant my brother and I have many memories of AETN. . .

+ author: Beth
+ posted: July 20, 2012 02:43 PM

Thankfully someone else remembers this show! I've tried telling my wife (from Texas) about it, and she looks at me like I'm crazy. I thoughat I remembered her in a dark room on a porch, but nothing else, and before doing "something" she would do the gooseneck thing. I have a crappy memory, but that's what I picture.

Another show that's been driving me crazy trying to remember was about these characters living in a treehouse. One was a big brightly colored bird, and i can't remember the rest. Let me know if you remember this show. I'm sure it was on AETN as well.

+ author: Tommy
+ posted: September 1, 2012 01:38 AM

I grew up in Conway and remember "Gooseneck Secret" as well. Every so often a faded vision of her doing her little ritual with bubble up in my brain and I'll do a google for it to see if I can find anything. This is the first time I've got a hit on it and I'm glad to see I wasn't hallucinating the whole thing. Thank you google!

+ author: Jason
+ posted: December 17, 2012 04:41 PM

FINALLY!!! I have searched for this information for years. I have asked others if they remember "gooseneck, gooseneck, gooseneck" and they look at me like I have 3 heads. LOL! I was a kid in late 70's early 80's and grew up in Searcy. I never realized it was an AR program. Too bad that there are no old copies on youtube. Weird show, but it brings back memories.

+ author: JordanB
+ posted: March 7, 2013 03:28 PM

''gooseneck secret'' was always an inside joke between my friends and I and we never knew what it came from. and yes, we're from Arkansas.

+ author: Delilah
+ posted: July 16, 2013 02:26 PM

Hey, I too remember the Kellie show. I found a link to her obit...

+ author: Chase Parker
+ posted: July 27, 2013 12:18 PM

It looks like there may be a copy of this show on VHS in the library at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. Here's a link I found.

It would be great if this was placed on YouTube.

+ author: Tommy
+ posted: August 9, 2013 06:45 AM

I lived in Little Rock in 1984, I am now 52 yrs old, and to this day I remember gooseneck gooseneck gooseneck secret. I also remember either at the beginning or at the end of the show, a child's voice would say...' Where's that Kelly at" I still say that today, and my gf looks at me as if I'm crazy. Great memories, sure wish I could see some old reruns of that show.

+ author: Jeffrey Corklin
+ posted: March 27, 2016 09:14 PM

Looks like Kellie passed away in August, 2005.

+ author: JVL
+ posted: January 20, 2017 09:17 PM

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