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199: House on Loon Lake

199: House on Loon Lake

Update: 2019-05-26151
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A real-life Hardy Boys mystery. More than most of our shows, this one lends itself to a Hollywood-style tagline. Perhaps: "The House at Loon Lake: You Might Break In ... But You'll Never Forget." Or, "The House at Loon Lake: Dead Letters Tell No Tales." It's the true story of an abandoned house, discovered by a young boy in the 1970s, and the mystery of why it was abandoned.
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Shannon OC

I was moved to tears by this story / episode. I am the kind of person who my older family members give their ancient photos and letters, because it means something to me. I want to know my history, my family's story. I can understand some folks preferring to forget neglect and abuse, but in the absence of those.. I can't understand the disinterest in your forefathers. Anyway, I loved this episode. My favorite by far. I do wish there was more from Adam's mother. She seems to be an extremely interesting and empathetic woman. This was a wonderful surprise. 💙

Jun 8th
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Steve Nam

I7 8

Jun 5th
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Jennifer LyBarger

One of the best episodes ever!! Would love more like this.

May 31st
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andrea richardson

great episode. I am happy TAL takes thoughtful time to present stories that are political. I trust TAL's investigative prowess and committment to factual storytelling. thanks, TAL for educating while entertaining and proving that the two are not mutually exclusive.

May 31st
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Alex Mercedes

a riveting story and extremely well-told. loved it. TAL at its best.

May 27th
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Shannon OC

Tommy Fafalios I completely cried (probably because my son was born premature.. I can feel her desperation and heartache. A part of me is sad that part of the story was never resolved)

Jun 8th
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李敏

Alex Mercedes 1:22

Jun 4th
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