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7th Jul '17 1:05:46 PM MadAnthony94
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* A truly bizarre example with the town of Santa Mira, California, which due to serial {{Shout Out}}s has become a stock location for otherwise totally unrelated horror films. It's been the site of a [[InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers1956 covert alien invasion]], bizarre [[HalloweenIIISeasonOfTheWitch pagan cult rituals]], and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Mira many more]].
2nd Jul '17 2:34:25 PM MrsRatched
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* The little town of Alcasser in Spain was the location of a gruesome and very mediatic kidnapping and murdering of three teen aged local girls in 1992. Due to the WildMassGuessing, media attention, and Satanic Panic overtones of the case, and many a private investigator, amateur or not, ghoulish individuals and paranormal researchers meddling in the townsfolk adamantly and understandably ''refuses'' to talk to anybody who does even mention the crimes. Doubly so because the whole thing heavily damaged the town's image and economy for a while. To this day the locals are still rather distrustful of strangers, specially if they suspect they are into a tourism of that kind.

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* The little town of Alcasser in Spain was the location of a gruesome and very mediatic kidnapping and murdering of three teen aged local girls in 1992. Due to the WildMassGuessing, media attention, and Satanic Panic overtones of the case, and many a private investigator, amateur or not, ghoulish individuals and paranormal researchers meddling in in, the townsfolk adamantly and understandably ''refuses'' ''refuse'' to talk to anybody who does even mention the crimes. Doubly so because the whole thing heavily damaged the town's image and economy for a while. To this day the locals are still rather distrustful of strangers, specially if they suspect they are into a tourism of that kind.
2nd Jul '17 2:32:35 PM MrsRatched
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* The little town of Alcasser in Spain was the location of a gruesome and very mediatic kidnapping and murdering of three teen aged local girls in 1992. Due to the WildMassGuessing, media attention, and Satanic Panic overtones of the case, and many a private investigator, amateur or not, ghoulish individuals and paranormal researchers meddling in the townsfolk adamantly and understandably ''refuses'' to talk to anybody who does even mention the crimes. Doubly so because the whole thing heavily damaged the town's image and economy for a while. To this day the locals are still rather distrustful of strangers, specially if they suspect they are into a tourism of that kind.
23rd Jun '17 10:35:13 PM Geoduck
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22nd Jun '17 4:52:57 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* ''Literature/HeartOfDarkness'' features a native tribe in DarkestAfrica, ruled by a European ivory trader turned depraved cult leader.
20th Jun '17 12:11:31 PM Fauvelus
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* Adamstown, the one and only town in the remote Pitcairn Islands, a British territory in the Southern Pacific. In 1999, a UK police officer serving a temporary assignment in the Islands uncovered allegations of sexual abuse on the island teenage girls. It led to the arrestation of seven men (including the mayor) representing a third of the male population of the town, much to the protest of the overall population.
10th Jun '17 1:07:15 PM nombretomado
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* In the WhateleyUniverse, Whateley Academy is literally in LovecraftCountry, since the closest town is ''the'' Dunwich. Only maybe half of Dunwich is in on the dark secrets, since the town has been gentrified.

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* In the WhateleyUniverse, Literature/WhateleyUniverse, Whateley Academy is literally in LovecraftCountry, since the closest town is ''the'' Dunwich. Only maybe half of Dunwich is in on the dark secrets, since the town has been gentrified.
6th Jun '17 2:05:28 PM bfunc
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* The murder of violent hooligan Ken McElroy in [[http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/crime/article24591469.html Skidmore, Missouri]] happened in broad daylight on Main Street and must have been witnessed by dozens of people, but for decades no one in town has said a word to authorities or reporters about who killed him.

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* The murder of violent hooligan Ken McElroy [=McElroy=] in [[http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/crime/article24591469.html Skidmore, Missouri]] happened in broad daylight on Main Street and must have been witnessed by dozens of people, but for decades no one in town has said a word to authorities or reporters about who killed him.
4th Jun '17 1:22:47 AM erforce
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%%%* ''{{Population 436}}''.
* In ''TheWickerMan'', the dark secret is a pagan cult that practices HumanSacrifice.

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%%%* ''{{Population ''Film/{{Population 436}}''.
* In ''TheWickerMan'', ''TheWickerMan1973'', the dark secret is a pagan cult that practices HumanSacrifice.
27th May '17 10:58:13 AM nombretomado
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%%%* Hedestad from ''[[MillenniumTrilogy The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo]]''.

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%%%* Hedestad from ''[[MillenniumTrilogy ''[[Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo]]''.
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