It started with an old cold case. Now, as the question of who killed Little Miss Panasoffkee dances around in our brains, only one name seems to make complete sense. Trouble is, no one talks about it.

The case starts at the 34 minutes mark.

If there has been one boogeyman who has followed Tripping on Legends around since the beginning, it has been serial killer Gerald John Schaefer. From the Devil’s Tree to Shiloh to Rolling Acres, he’s popped in to let us know to #followthesigns. Join Christopher Balzano as he brainstorms a new project with Paradise After Dark looking at a man who’s myth has been plaguing the state for over 60 years, even after death.

Some links and resources on just why this serial killer may be the Boogeyman:

Whispers and Screams from Shiloh

The odd case of Julia and her potential killer:

Tales from the Devil’s Tree

Other Pemberton Ferry Stories:

Pemberton Ferry’s Lost Ghost Train

Where is Emmie’s Headstone?

Iron Bridge and the Deadly Withlacoochee

Love and Headstones

Episode 62…This Town is Myth

Episode 101…Which Witch is Witch

Episode 86…They Only Say the Stewarts Aren’t Ghosts

Episode 85…Boogeyman: There Is No Fact or Fiction

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