TELL ME A STORY: THE TRUE LIFE OF JAKOB STANLEY

TELL ME A STORY: THE TRUE LIFE OF JAKOB STANLEY

In October of 2011, 4 college students disappeared in the woods near Porter Township, Pennsylvania while researching a documentary on children’s author Jakob Stanley. Recently, their recordings appeared online. In an effort to aid in the investigation, the families of those missing have agreed to release the recovered sound files. ”Tell Me A Story: The True Life of Jakob Stanley” is a serialized, found-footage, biweekly horror podcast. /// The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are solely those of the podcasters and participants, and do not represent the official policy or position of the Iphigenia County Police Department of Porter Township, Pennsylvania or its associates. ///

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October 28, 2021 1 min

In October of 2011, 4 college students disappeared in the woods near Porter Township, Pennsylvania while researching a documentary on children’s author Jakob Stanley.

Recently, their recordings appeared online.

"Tell me a story: The True Life of Jakob Stanley" is a serialized found-footage horror podcast. Episodes drop every other Wednesday.

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The following is the podcast description as written by its creators: /// TELL ME A STORY: THE “TRUE” LIFE OF JAKOB STANLEY is a documentary about the life of beloved 1980s children's author Jakob Stanley, whose collections of horror short stories and poems outsold every other children’s book for almost two decades. As his mainstream popularity waned, Stanley's work, now out of print, reached cult status among a community of die-har...

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December 1, 2021 31 mins

/// Episode 2 Notes: Shit. We are spending the night. | K so, we interviewed Jane. It was interesting. *We should let Jane review the full interview to let us know what she is comfortable with. BUT right as we were leaving, Jane drops the bomb on us - that I daren’t even write down for fear it will end up being bullshit - with a massive "catch" attached to it. The catch, you ask? - Yes, that's right, us spending the night. ... So, ...

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December 15, 2021 29 mins

/// Episode 3 Notes: YES, again. | This morning Jane was several hours late, so we did not get to the camper van until way after we planned. But it still was cool as shit. There wasn't much there, but there were some folios containing a few illustrations, might be from the same guy who did his last book... a few VHS tapes.. etc. Met Jane's neighbor, he said he would try to get the camper running for us. BUT that means another night...

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January 12, 2022 30 mins

/// Episode 4 Notes: Today was batshit. | First up, hungover as hell, we wake up to find the entire Homestead crawling with locals. Evidently, there was a fire that started in the woods near Jane's and the town is in panic mode. RJ and I stayed here to help out, Tolen and Chuck took supplies out to the firefighters. RJ and I tried to low-key pump Debbie and Miss Loretta (the owners of the Homestead) for any Stanley family informati...

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January 26, 2022 33 mins

/// Episode 5 Notes: BOO Day | Since T&C have the car and are out helping the Jane search, RJ and I are gonna hit up the now defunct Mendenhall Institute to shoot an episode of her ghost hunting show B.O.O. ... as well as try to see what Stanley info we can dig up there. Need to try to find more info on this religious sect called "The Light" or the "Light of His Word". /// END ///

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February 9, 2022 29 mins

/// Episode 6 Notes: Where the hell is Jane?! | So, we finally all get back together, only to be taken in by the cops for questioning. SCREW THE IPHIGENIA COUNTY PD. /// END ///

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February 23, 2022 26 mins

 /// Episode 7 Notes: Gayle Peyton can suck my dick. | Today was a bit rough, but we got a lot of info. (Either Jane lied or just didn't know? idk) Then followed up on some of the rumors we heard at the police station. Uh, Tolen is starting to not like what we are finding out. I was afraid of that. /// END ///

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/// Episode 8 Notes: So, evidently I write notes now. - We went to Great Cliff's peak, hit up all the spots there, stole a death certificate, berated an old man to tears, and found Stanley's grave. /// END ///

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/// Episode 9 Notes: Twice? Fine. - We are trapped here at the Homestead getting verbally thrashed by Whitaker, while RJ and Avery break into Stanley's mausoleum. This is as detailed as you're gonna get. /// END ///

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/// Episode 10 Notes: THX Chuck, love the team work. | BIG NEWS. Whitaker got confirmation that there IS an unpublished Stanley manuscript! We don't seem to have it in our stuff from Jane's, but it friggen exists. /// END ///

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We are breaking from the recovered files of “Tell Me a Story: The True Life of Jakob Stanley” to share a bonus episode of the 1985 investigative TV series “America Unanswered.” The show’s producers have granted us permission to re-air the program in the hopes that the episode entitled “Following The Light - Pennsylvania’s Croatoan,” will aid in the investigation by providing insight into the relatively unknown religious sect "The L...

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This week we are breaking from the recovered files of “Tell Me a Story: The True Life of Jakob Stanley” to share an episode of the 1985 investigative TV series “America Unanswered.” The show’s producers have granted us permission to re-air the program in the hopes that this episode entitled “Following The Light - Pennsylvania’s Croatoan,” will aid in the investigation by providing insight into the relatively unknown religious sect ...

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September 7, 2022 26 mins

 /// Episode 11 Notes: Tired. | All right. We may have it. (Hard stress on the "may".) We are so friggen tired right now I just don't even know anymore, we haven't been to bed in so long. We are getting out of Porter. It's not safe. /// END ///

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September 21, 2022 27 mins

 /// Episode 12 Notes: We haven't slept, we haven't eaten. | Friggen cops. We need to leave as soon as possible, but can barely function right now. Thank jeebus Wallace is coming over with dinner. We are so getting the hell outta here. /// END ///

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 /// Episode 13 Notes: In the car. Getting out of town. | Wallace still has all the stufff from Janne's. So we are going there to get alll gthe stuff andajhf jjkj\ka;hgiW /// END ///

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 /// Episode 14 Notes: ambulance. /// END ///

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Produced by: Silvia Whitaker, Jessi Gotta & Patrick Shearer

Sound Design by: Patrick Shearer

Research Team: Iracel Rivero, Rocio...

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/// Episode 15 Notes: PLEASE SEND HELP - MENDENHALL INSTITUTE /// END ///

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Researc...

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November 30, 2022 33 mins

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[Season Finale]

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Produced by: Silvia Whitaker, Jessi Gotta & Patrick Shearer

Sound Design by: Patrick Shearer

Research Team:...

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