Mary Jane's Ghost: The Legacy of a Murder in Small Town America

Oct 31, 2017, 10:25 PM

Summer 1948. In the scenic, remote river town of Oregon, Illinois, a young couple visiting the local lovers’  lane is murdered. The shocking crime garners headlines from Portland, Maine, to Long Beach, California. But after a sweeping manhunt, no one is arrested and the violent deaths of Mary Jane Reed and Stanley Skridla fade into time’s indifference. Fast forward fifty years. Eccentric entrepreneur Michael Arians moves to Oregon, opens a roadhouse, gets  elected mayor, and becomes obsessed with the crime. He comes up with a scandalous conspiracy theory and starts to believe that Mary Jane’s ghost is haunting his establishment. He also reached out to reporter Ted Gregory of the Chicago Tribune for help. http://www.chicagotribune.com/chi-ted-gregory-staff.html www.2harvest.com/darknessradio www.PodcastOne.com/beyond-the-darkness

Summer 1948. In the scenic, remote river town of Oregon, Illinois, a young couple visiting the local lovers’  lane is murdered. The shocking crime garners headlines from Portland, Maine, to Long Beach, California. But after a sweeping manhunt, no one is arrested and the violent deaths of Mary Jane Reed and Stanley Skridla fade into time’s indifference.

Fast forward fifty years. Eccentric entrepreneur Michael Arians moves to Oregon, opens a roadhouse, gets  elected mayor, and becomes obsessed with the crime. He comes up with a scandalous conspiracy theory and starts to believe that Mary Jane’s ghost is haunting his establishment. He also reached out to reporter Ted Gregory of the Chicago Tribune for help.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/chi-ted-gregory-staff.html

www.2harvest.com/darknessradio

www.PodcastOne.com/beyond-the-darkness