The Outer Banks has a long history of unconventional characters and curious occurrences. Did you know that escapees from an escargot farm keep the snail police on their toes? A larger-than-life likeness of Sir Walter Raleigh was once beheaded in Manteo, and the town gave itself a royal makeover in honor of a visit from a princess. The village of Corolla was integral to the early years of the Space Race. Local author Sarah Downing shares these and many more offbeat tales.