From metropolis to podunk, everyone’s hometown is different, but they share common threads that connect us all. Every town has ghost stories, creepy townies and abandoned buildings. And every town has a haunted lover’s lane, or a trail where kids went missing, or that lake where your cousin’s best friend’s older brother said that one boy drowned.
This week each member of the Peripheral Team talks about their different hometowns and the true stories of murder that weave them together. We hope you enjoy it!
- Highway Men – Citizens of Muscatine County, Iowa are witnessing mysterious figures walking along Highway 22.
- Pokemon Stop – A young woman catches something unexpected in her attempt to “catch them all.”
*A visual guide to the, “Pokemon That Look the Most Like Corpses”-
- Deer Run – A cemetery in Binghampton, New York is dealing with an unexpected and gruesome issue with their fencing.
Seattle, WA –
Jay Cook and Tanya Van Cuylenborg went missing in 1987 while traveling to Seattle. Disturbingly, their bodies were found almost ninety miles apart.
*Survival Bonus – How to break out of zipties!
*Bonus stories –Thomas C. Wales was an Assistant US attorney whose murder might have been an assassination.
Lori Erica Ruff’s suicide in 2010 revealed that she had stolen her identity. Her true identity has yet to be discovered.
Puyallup, WA –
Susan Powell’s disappearance in 2009 unraveled the disturbing nature of her husband’s family.
Lacey, WA and Olympia, WA –
A woman’s chance meeting of a stranger nicknamed “Cowboy Mike” leads to a disturbing murder, but her murder was not an isolated incident.