BallenIsles Country Club is a middle-class gated community in Palm Beach Gardens in Florida. It’s certainly a desirable place to live, somewhere that crime is exceptionally rare and residents can sleep soundly knowing that they are protected by large gates and a security guard. One night in 2018, however, the idyl was shattered when deafening screams began to echo up and down the neighbourhood.
On 15 March, 1989, a security guard was patrolling a shopping center in Frederick, Maryland. The shopping center had closed for the night, but as he approached one of the stores, he observed that the lights were still switched on. He proceeded through the store, only to be met by a gruesome scene in the storage room.
It was a cold winter night in Norton Fitzwarren, England, on 21 November, 2021. A married mother of two was at home with her husband when an argument broke out. Shortly afterwards, she was lying in bed alone in the bedroom, when her silence was shattered by deafening screams coming from somewhere nearby…
At around 8AM on the 19th of December, 2016, a couple from Raymond Drive in the Laurel Lake section of Commercial Township, New Jersey, were awoken by a loud banging on their front door. They wiped the sleep from their eyes and walked down the stairs to the front door. They were perplexed to see their neighbor's young son who exclaimed that his mother was dead…
There is nothing that people want more in this world than to be accepted for who they are. This is especially true for those in the LGBTQ community, who have to fight that extra bit harder for acceptance, even today in 2022. Transgender people remain the most invisible, the least understood and the most stigmatized element of the LGBTQA community, and in 2013, an attack in New York City sent shockwaves throughout the community.
Some say that Christmas time is the most romantic time of the year. The twinkling lights, the festive music, and curling up in front of a fire. In 2015, Christmas was fast approaching when a young woman agreed to meet up with a man she had been exchanging messages with on a dating app.
On paper, the Halderson family seemed to have it all; a stable and loving marriage, a successful son that made them proud, and even a cabin for vacationing on the picturesque White Lake. In summer of 2021, however, cracks in the quintessential all-American family began to emerge, culminating with a very peculiar disappearance…
On any given day, hundreds of thousands of children walk home from school alone. Parents have the difficult task of trying to weigh up the dangers that their children may face. In 2016, however, a family in Houston, Texas, were thrown into the midst of a nightmare when their son was targeted as he walked home from school alone.
In January 2006, a woman was reported missing in Lynnwood, Washington, after she failed to show up to her Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. People began to speculate that her troubled past had possibly caught up with her, or was it something much more sinister?
It was January of 2014 when a man in Waynesville, Ohio, returned home after working at a nearby prison. Upon entering the home, he could see evidence of a violent struggle. Curiously, two rugs were missing from the home and his teenage stepson was noticeably absent. Sponsors: BetterHelp: Thank you to BetterHelp for sponsoring this episode! […]
It was summer of 1993 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. Sturbridge is a quaint community of around 7,800 people, located on the state’s border with Connecticut, and it consists of mostly summer-homes. One afternoon, however, the tranquility of the area was shattered when a little girl failed to return to her grandparents’ summer cottage.