The Trail Went Cold – Episode 300 – The Bennington Triangle

November 12, 1945. Bennington County, Vermont. While on a hunting trip on Glastenbury Mountain, 74-year old Middie Rivers splits off from his son-in-law, but he is never heard from again and an extensive search effort fails to find him. Over the next five years, four other individuals – 18-year old Paula Jean Welden, 68-year old James Tedford, eight-year old Paul Jepson and 53-year old Frieda Langer – all vanish within the same general area and most of the victims are never found. This leads to speculation that the cases might be connected or that something supernatural is involved in their disappearances, so the area becomes known as “The Bennington Triangle”. On this month’s final Halloween-themed episode of “The Trail Went Cold”, we will be exploring five cases which all supposedly took place within a geographical area which is believed to be cursed.

Additional Reading:

“Clueless in New England: The Unsolved Disappearances of Paula Welden, Connie Smith and Katherine Hull” by Michael C. Dooling

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The Trail Went Cold is produced and edited by Magill Foote.

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