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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. Available for free on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeartradio, Amazon, YouTube or wherever you get your podcasts. *If you have had your own unexplainable experiences in Iphigenia County, Pennsylvania, we want to hear from you. Please submit your story via our website's tip line to be used in future episodes. Produced by: Silvia Whitaker, Jessi Gotta & Patrick Shearer Sound Design by: Patrick Shearer Research Team: Iracel Rivero, Rocio Mendez, Jordan Tierney, Christopher Yustin, Alyssa Simon, Rebecca Comtois, Adam Files & Pete Boisvert ► Website: www.jakobstanley.com/ ► Twitter: www.twitter.com/InappropriateF ► IG: www.instagram.com/jakobstanleypodcast/ ► Support: https://ko-fi.com/jakobstanleypod ► Transcripts: www.jakobstanley.com/transcripts ► Submit your story: www.jakobstanley.com/tip-line ► Got a doggo? Wanna support the poddo? Use this link: barkbox.snlv.net/ZdWMVR and sign up for Barkbox! Make your dog ridiculously happy with new toys, treats and chews every month. 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.
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-hard horror fans. The reclusive Jakob Stanley seemed to have dropped off the face of the earth ... until a short two-line death announcement appeared in a small town Pennsylvania paper. ///END///  Please rate, review and subscribe on your podcatcher of choice.  *If you have had your own unexplainable experiences in Iphigenia County, Pennsylvania, we want to hear from you. Please submit your story via our website's tip line to be used in future episodes. Produced by: Silvia Whitaker, Jessi Gotta & Patrick Shearer Sound Design by: Patrick Shearer Research Team: Iracel Rivero, Rocio Mendez, Jordan Tierney, Christopher Yustin, Alyssa Simon, Rebecca Comtois, Adam Files & Pete Boisvert ► Website: www.jakobstanley.com/ ► Twitter: www.twitter.com/InappropriateF ► IG: www.instagram.com/jakobstanleypodcast/ ► Support: https://ko-fi.com/jakobstanleypod ► Transcripts: www.jakobstanley.com/transcripts ► Submit your story: www.jakobstanley.com/tip-line ► Got a doggo and wanna support the poddo? Use this link: www.barkbox.com/JakobStanley and sign up for Barkbox! Make your dog ridiculously happy with new toys, treats and chews every month. 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.
/// 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, here we are. /// END /// Please rate, review and subscribe on your podcatcher of choice.  *If you have had your own unexplainable experiences in Iphigenia County, Pennsylvania, we want to hear from you. Please submit your story via our website's tip line to be used in future episodes. Produced by: Silvia Whitaker, Jessi Gotta & Patrick Shearer Sound Design by: Patrick Shearer Research Team: Iracel Rivero, Rocio Mendez, Jordan Tierney, Christopher Yustin, Alyssa Simon, Rebecca Comtois, Adam Files & Pete Boisvert ► Website: www.jakobstanley.com/ ► Twitter: www.twitter.com/InappropriateF ► IG: www.instagram.com/jakobstanleypodcast/ ► Support: https://ko-fi.com/jakobstanleypod ► Transcripts: www.jakobstanley.com/transcripts ► Submit your story: www.jakobstanley.com/tip-line ► Got a doggo and wanna support the poddo? Use this link: www.barkbox.com/JakobStanley and sign up for Barkbox! Make your dog ridiculously happy with new toys, treats and chews every month. 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.
/// 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 at the Homestead. 2night we are making Tolen buys us all the alcohols. /// END /// Please rate, review and subscribe on your podcatcher of choice.  *If you have had your own unexplainable experiences in Iphigenia County, Pennsylvania, we want to hear from you. Please submit your story via our website's tip line to be used in future episodes. Produced by: Silvia Whitaker, Jessi Gotta & Patrick Shearer Sound Design by: Patrick Shearer Research Team: Iracel Rivero, Rocio Mendez, Jordan Tierney, Christopher Yustin, Alyssa Simon, Rebecca Comtois, Adam Files & Pete Boisvert ► Website: www.jakobstanley.com/ ► Twitter: www.twitter.com/InappropriateF ► IG: www.instagram.com/jakobstanleypodcast/ ► Support: https://ko-fi.com/jakobstanleypod ► Transcripts: www.jakobstanley.com/transcripts ► Submit your story: www.jakobstanley.com/tip-line ► Got a doggo and wanna support the poddo? Use this link: www.barkbox.com/JakobStanley and sign up for Barkbox! Make your dog ridiculously happy with new toys, treats and chews every month. 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.
/// 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 information. (Note: Few bits of conflicting info.) I hope Jane is ok. Tolen and Chuck are staying at Wallace's tonight to help the search party tomorrow. /// END /// Please rate, review and subscribe on your podcatcher of choice.  *If you have had your own unexplainable experiences in Iphigenia County, Pennsylvania, we want to hear from you. Please submit your story via our website's tip line to be used in future episodes. Produced by: Silvia Whitaker, Jessi Gotta & Patrick Shearer Sound Design by: Patrick Shearer Research Team: Iracel Rivero, Rocio Mendez, Jordan Tierney, Christopher Yustin, Alyssa Simon, Rebecca Comtois, Adam Files & Pete Boisvert ► Website: www.jakobstanley.com/ ► Twitter: www.twitter.com/InappropriateF ► IG: www.instagram.com/jakobstanleypodcast/ ► Support: https://ko-fi.com/jakobstanleypod ► Transcripts: www.jakobstanley.com/transcripts ► Submit your story: www.jakobstanley.com/tip-line ► Got a doggo and wanna support the poddo? Use this link: www.barkbox.com/JakobStanley and sign up for Barkbox! Make your dog ridiculously happy with new toys, treats and chews every month. 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.
/// 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 /// Please rate, review and subscribe on your podcatcher of choice.  *If you have had your own unexplainable experiences in Iphigenia County, Pennsylvania, we want to hear from you. Please submit your story via our website's tip line to be used in future episodes. Produced by: Silvia Whitaker, Jessi Gotta & Patrick Shearer Sound Design by: Patrick Shearer Research Team: Iracel Rivero, Rocio Mendez, Jordan Tierney, Christopher Yustin, Alyssa Simon, Rebecca Comtois, Adam Files & Pete Boisvert ► Website: www.jakobstanley.com/ ► Twitter: www.twitter.com/InappropriateF ► IG: www.instagram.com/jakobstanleypodcast/ ► Support: https://ko-fi.com/jakobstanleypod ► Transcripts: www.jakobstanley.com/transcripts ► Submit your story: www.jakobstanley.com/tip-line ► Got a doggo and wanna support the poddo? Use this link: www.barkbox.com/JakobStanley and sign up for Barkbox! Make your dog ridiculously happy with new toys, treats and chews every month. 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.
/// 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 /// Please rate, review and subscribe on your podcatcher of choice.  *If you have had your own unexplainable experiences in Iphigenia County, Pennsylvania, we want to hear from you. Please submit your story via our website's tip line to be used in future episodes. Produced by: Silvia Whitaker, Jessi Gotta & Patrick Shearer Sound Design by: Patrick Shearer Research Team: Iracel Rivero, Rocio Mendez, Jordan Tierney, Christopher Yustin, Alyssa Simon, Rebecca Comtois, Adam Files & Pete Boisvert ► Website: www.jakobstanley.com/ ► Twitter: www.twitter.com/InappropriateF ► IG: www.instagram.com/jakobstanleypodcast/ ► Support: https://ko-fi.com/jakobstanleypod ► Transcripts: www.jakobstanley.com/transcripts ► Submit your story: www.jakobstanley.com/tip-line ► Got a doggo and wanna support the poddo? Use this link: www.barkbox.com/JakobStanley and sign up for Barkbox! Make your dog ridiculously happy with new toys, treats and chews every month. 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.
 /// 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 /// Please rate, review and subscribe on your podcatcher of choice.  *If you have had your own unexplainable experiences in Iphigenia County, Pennsylvania, we want to hear from you. Please submit your story via our website's tip line to be used in future episodes. Produced by: Silvia Whitaker, Jessi Gotta & Patrick Shearer Sound Design by: Patrick Shearer Research Team: Iracel Rivero, Rocio Mendez, Jordan Tierney, Christopher Yustin, Alyssa Simon, Rebecca Comtois, Adam Files & Pete Boisvert ► Website: www.jakobstanley.com/ ► Twitter: www.twitter.com/InappropriateF ► IG: www.instagram.com/jakobstanleypodcast/ ► Support: https://ko-fi.com/jakobstanleypod ► Transcripts: www.jakobstanley.com/transcripts ► Submit your story: www.jakobstanley.com/tip-line ► Got a doggo and wanna support the poddo? Use this link: www.barkbox.com/JakobStanley and sign up for Barkbox! Make your dog ridiculously happy with new toys, treats and chews every month. 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.
/// 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 /// Please rate, review and subscribe on your podcatcher of choice.  *If you have had your own unexplainable experiences in Iphigenia County, Pennsylvania, we want to hear from you. Please submit your story via our website's tip line to be used in future episodes. Produced by: Silvia Whitaker, Jessi Gotta & Patrick Shearer Sound Design by: Patrick Shearer Research Team: Iracel Rivero, Rocio Mendez, Jordan Tierney, Christopher Yustin, Alyssa Simon, Rebecca Comtois, Adam Files & Pete Boisvert ► Website: www.jakobstanley.com/ ► Twitter: www.twitter.com/InappropriateF ► IG: www.instagram.com/jakobstanleypodcast/ ► Support: https://ko-fi.com/jakobstanleypod ► Transcripts: www.jakobstanley.com/transcripts ► Submit your story: www.jakobstanley.com/tip-line ► Got a doggo and wanna support the poddo? Use this link: www.barkbox.com/JakobStanley and sign up for Barkbox! Make your dog ridiculously happy with new toys, treats and chews every month. 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.
/// 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 /// Please rate, review and subscribe on your podcatcher of choice.  *If you have had your own unexplainable experiences in Iphigenia County, Pennsylvania, we want to hear from you. Please submit your story via our website's tip line to be used in future episodes. Produced by: Silvia Whitaker, Jessi Gotta & Patrick Shearer Sound Design by: Patrick Shearer Research Team: Iracel Rivero, Rocio Mendez, Jordan Tierney, Christopher Yustin, Alyssa Simon, Rebecca Comtois, Adam Files & Pete Boisvert ► Website: www.jakobstanley.com/ ► Twitter: www.twitter.com/InappropriateF ► IG: www.instagram.com/jakobstanleypodcast/ ► Support: https://ko-fi.com/jakobstanleypod ► Transcripts: www.jakobstanley.com/transcripts ► Submit your story: www.jakobstanley.com/tip-line ► Got a doggo and wanna support the poddo? Use this link: www.barkbox.com/JakobStanley and sign up for Barkbox! Make your dog ridiculously happy with new toys, treats and chews every month. 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.   *Don't forget to try out Newsly - https://newsly.me and use promo code JAK0BSTANLEY for a one month free premium subscription!
/// 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 /// Please rate, review and subscribe on your podcatcher of choice.  *If you have had your own unexplainable experiences in Iphigenia County, Pennsylvania, we want to hear from you. Please submit your story via our website's tip line to be used in future episodes. Produced by: Silvia Whitaker, Jessi Gotta & Patrick Shearer Sound Design by: Patrick Shearer Research Team: Iracel Rivero, Rocio Mendez, Jordan Tierney, Christopher Yustin, Alyssa Simon, Rebecca Comtois, Adam Files & Pete Boisvert ► Website: www.jakobstanley.com/ ► Twitter: www.twitter.com/InappropriateF ► IG: www.instagram.com/jakobstanleypodcast/ ► Support: https://ko-fi.com/jakobstanleypod ► Transcripts: www.jakobstanley.com/transcripts ► Submit your story: www.jakobstanley.com/tip-line ► Got a doggo and wanna support the poddo? Use this link: www.barkbox.com/JakobStanley and sign up for Barkbox! Make your dog ridiculously happy with new toys, treats and chews every month. 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. ATTENTION Upon learning that we received new audio from our podcast tip line, the police have formally requested time to review the new material before we share it with the public. I have informed the Iphigenia county police department that they have until September before I release these newly recovered sound files. We will return with these new episodes starting September 7th. In the interim, we will be updating this podcast feed with messages received via our tip line and any additional developments. So, stay tuned. We will soon be releasing a special bonus episode courtesy of the television program “America Unanswered.” The show's producers are allowing us to re-air the episode “Following The Light: Pennsylvania’s Croatoan” in the hopes it will help provide insight into the relatively unknown religious sect The Light, who ran Porter Township's Mendenhall Institute.   *Don't forget to try out Newsly - https://newsly.me and use promo code JAK0BSTANLEY for a one month free premium subscription!
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 Light" who ran Porter Township's Mendenhall Institute.   Please rate, review and subscribe on your podcatcher of choice.  *If you have had your own unexplainable experiences in Iphigenia County, Pennsylvania, we want to hear from you. Please submit your story via our website's tip line to be used in future episodes. Produced by: Silvia Whitaker, Jessi Gotta & Patrick Shearer Sound Design by: Patrick Shearer Research Team: Iracel Rivero, Rocio Mendez, Jordan Tierney, Christopher Yustin, Alyssa Simon, Rebecca Comtois, Adam Files & Pete Boisvert ► Website: www.jakobstanley.com/ ► Twitter: www.twitter.com/InappropriateF ► IG: www.instagram.com/jakobstanleypodcast/ ► Support: https://ko-fi.com/jakobstanleypod ► Transcripts: www.jakobstanley.com/transcripts ► Submit your story: www.jakobstanley.com/tip-line ► Got a doggo and wanna support the poddo? Use this link: www.barkbox.com/JakobStanley and sign up for Barkbox! Make your dog ridiculously happy with new toys, treats and chews every month. 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.
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 "The Light" who ran Porter Township's Mendenhall Institute. https://www.inappropriatefilm.com/america-unanswered Special thanks to the team of “America Unanswered”: Adam Files, Hope Cartelli, Jeff Lewonczyk, Morgan Zipf-Meister, Stephanie Cox-Connolly & Basil Lewonczyk-Cartelli Please rate, review and subscribe on your podcatcher of choice.  *If you have had your own unexplainable experiences in Iphigenia County, Pennsylvania, we want to hear from you. Please submit your story via our website's tip line to be used in future episodes. Produced by: Silvia Whitaker, Jessi Gotta & Patrick Shearer Sound Design by: Patrick Shearer Research Team: Iracel Rivero, Rocio Mendez, Jordan Tierney, Christopher Yustin, Alyssa Simon, Rebecca Comtois, Adam Files & Pete Boisvert ► Website: www.jakobstanley.com/ ► Twitter: www.twitter.com/InappropriateF ► IG: www.instagram.com/jakobstanleypodcast/ ► Support: https://ko-fi.com/jakobstanleypod ► Transcripts: www.jakobstanley.com/transcripts ► Submit your story: www.jakobstanley.com/tip-line ► Got a doggo and wanna support the poddo? Use this link: www.barkbox.com/JakobStanley and sign up for Barkbox! Make your dog ridiculously happy with new toys, treats and chews every month. 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.
 /// 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 /// Please rate, review and subscribe on your podcatcher of choice.  *If you have had your own unexplainable experiences in Iphigenia County, Pennsylvania, we want to hear from you. Please submit your story via our website's tip line to be used in future episodes. Produced by: Silvia Whitaker, Jessi Gotta & Patrick Shearer Sound Design by: Patrick Shearer Research Team: Iracel Rivero, Rocio Mendez, Jordan Tierney, Christopher Yustin, Alyssa Simon, Rebecca Comtois, Adam Files & Pete Boisvert ► Website: www.jakobstanley.com/ ► Twitter: www.twitter.com/InappropriateF ► IG: www.instagram.com/jakobstanleypodcast/ ► Support: https://ko-fi.com/jakobstanleypod ► Transcripts: www.jakobstanley.com/transcripts ► Submit your story: www.jakobstanley.com/tip-line ► Got a doggo and wanna support the poddo? Use this link: www.barkbox.com/JakobStanley and sign up for Barkbox! Make your dog ridiculously happy with new toys, treats and chews every month. 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.
 /// 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 /// Please rate, review and subscribe on your podcatcher of choice.  *If you have had your own unexplainable experiences in Iphigenia County, Pennsylvania, we want to hear from you. Please submit your story via our website's tip line to be used in future episodes. Produced by: Silvia Whitaker, Jessi Gotta & Patrick Shearer Sound Design by: Patrick Shearer Research Team: Iracel Rivero, Rocio Mendez, Jordan Tierney, Christopher Yustin, Alyssa Simon, Rebecca Comtois, Adam Files & Pete Boisvert ► Website: www.jakobstanley.com/ ► Twitter: www.twitter.com/InappropriateF ► IG: www.instagram.com/jakobstanleypodcast/ ► Support: https://ko-fi.com/jakobstanleypod ► Transcripts: www.jakobstanley.com/transcripts ► Submit your story: www.jakobstanley.com/tip-line ► Got a doggo and wanna support the poddo? Use this link: www.barkbox.com/JakobStanley and sign up for Barkbox! Make your dog ridiculously happy with new toys, treats and chews every month. 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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