Episode 11 -- "Wicked Game"

One morning in 1983, a truck driver was driving down a lonely Alaskan highway, when he saw a young girl come bounding out of the forest that butted up against the road. The girl ran out onto the highway, turned toward him, and began sprinting in his direction while screaming and waving her arms in the air. The driver came to a quick stop and as the girl got closer, he saw she had no shoes on and had a handcuff dangling from one of her wrists. When she reached his vehicle she threw herself inside and screamed at him to drive. The driver had no idea who she was or what was wrong, but it was obvious she was in serious trouble, so he didn't ask questions and just hit the accelerator. It would turn out this young girl had been kidnapped, and that morning she was being transported out to an isolated cabin in the middle of the Alaskan wilderness to play a "game." She had managed to escape, but before she did, her captor had told her what this game entailed, believing she would die before she could tell anyone about it. But of course, she lived, and after the truck driver brought her home, she spoke to police and told them all the horrible details of the wicked game in the woods. DISCLAIMER: This podcast is the remastered audio from a popular video on my "MrBallen" YouTube channel. The video is called "His victims had to play his evil game" (Here is the link to the video -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBOakDDZXaM) For 100s more stories like this one, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallen If you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @mrballen SPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT: . . . . Main Sources: 1. The FBI Files (YouTube channel) covered this case in a video called "Hunter's Game" -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tYbcJfxEgA 2. Serial Killer Documentaries (YouTube channel) covered this case in a video called "Serial Killer: Robert Hansen (The Alaska Human Hunter)" -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3voOt9JJVRE&t=346s 3. Wikipedia page for Robert Hansen -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Hansen 4. Criminal Minds page for Robert Hansen -- https://criminalminds.fandom.com/wiki/Robert_Hansen 5. All That's Interesting write up on the case -- https://allthatsinteresting.com/robert-hansen 6. Talk Murder With Me blog about the case -- https://www.talkmurderwithme.com/blog/2019/12/26/robert-hansen-butcher-baker 7. Murderpedia page for Robert Hansen -- https://murderpedia.org/male.H/h/hansen-robert-victims.htmSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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