In July of 1984, an armed man walked into a McDonald’s in San Ysidro and murdered 21 people. At the time, it was the deadliest mass shooting in US history. The massacre created a strange dilemma for McDonald’s: what happened wasn’t their fault, but the event was becoming synonymous with their brand. The corporation decided to replace the branch’s windows, clean up the blood, and reopen their doors to the public. But the survivors had a different plan.
When Keith Resnick bought his dream house in 2009, he didn't realize he was also purchasing a ghost story. Reporter Lina Misitzis attempts to summon the spirits who purportedly haunt this Las Vegas mansion.
Randall Bell is a real estate appraiser who specializes in stigmatized properties---places that have become synonymous with violence. In this episode of Damned Spot, we examine some of Randall’s most notorious assignments: the condo where Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman were murdered, the mansion where 39 members of the Heaven’s Gate cult committed suicide, and the home of Sandy Hook mass shooter Adam Lanza.
In 1998, the small town of Jasper, Texas, was the site of a hate crime that shocked the nation. Now, almost two decades later, reporter Matt Wolfe investigates how Jasper has sought to live down its infamy.