Posted by: Gregoryno6 | June 15, 2014

This American Life: House on Loon Lake.

By a stroke of luck tonight I tuned in to the local broadcast of This American Life. They ran a repeat of House on Loon Lake.

I heard this ep on an earlier broadcast last year or the year before. Again tonight it had me riveted.

A young boy, an abandoned house, and the mysterious family who once lived there but seemed to disappear without a trace.

The audio is downloadable, but for a limited time only.

This is a tale that leads you through the creeping heebie-jeebies to totally unexpected revelations. At the end, a fragment of the mystery yet remains.

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  1. “creeping heebie jeebies”, for damn sure mate.

    Did some snooping and found this:

    TRANSCRIPT
    199: House on Loon Lake
    ORIGINALLY AIRED NOV 16, 2001

    http://m.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/199/transcript

    • An excellent piece of storytelling.

      • “creeping heebie jeebies”, for damn sure mate Matters not reading OR listening.

  2. Reblogged this on et cetera* and commented:
    “creeping heebie-jeebies” as the good bloke stated..

    • First aired in 2001, and I bet it’s been replayed at least once every year since then.

      • I would say you are correct good sir. Live long enough, would love to drive up that way. Goose bumps and shortness of breath along with hyperventilation.

        • If this is any guide your arrival would be bigger than Ben Hur.

          • What I got when clicking link, from my ISP, Charter.
            Harmful web site blocked:

            http://newvcorp.com/contact-us.html

            This web site has been reported as harmful.
            We recommend that you do not visit this web site.

            • Weird. But when links fail, there’s always screencap.
              Incidentally, JP, could you have a look at my conversation with Ike on the Flag Day in the USA post? He has a request for your help. Also, he’s trying to line you up with a lady.


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