Feb. 22, 2021

The Mysterious Disappearance of Walter Collins | 223

The Mysterious Disappearance of Walter Collins  | 223
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It's hard to imagine the emotions that must be associated with the disappearance of a child. The intersection of loss, hope, and utter anxiety must be crushing. Now imagine you’re in that situation and one day, SOMEHOW, you get good news that the child has been found, safe. Continuing this thought experiment, what would relief be replaced with when they bring you the kid...and it isn’t yours. The kid resembles your child, the police swear it’s your child, but you’re a parent...you know. This is the exact thing that happened to Christine Collins in California in 1928. But WAS it actually her son, Walter? If not, who was this imposter? Was Christine simply losing her mind? And how are the Wineville murders and Canada involved? We put on our fedoras and investigate the mysterious disappearance of Walter Collins this week. Plus, Kyle gets an overhaul (for the better), he requests baked goods containing coagulated milk proteins (same song, different tune), and the fellas discuss the best Angelina Jolie flicks (Hackers obviously). All of that and more on the podcast that’s never had a family member abducted, but if we did, we sure hope Angelina Jolie would star in the movie - Hysteria 51.

Special thanks to this week’s research sources: 

The Road Out of Hell: Sanford Clark and the True Story of the Wineville Murders | Anthony Flacco and Jerry Clark 

Changeling - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0824747/
The Puzzling Disappearance Of Walter Collins - https://youtu.be/ZMu7_Xpp1SM
The Road Out Of Hell: Sanford Clark and the True Story of the Wineville Murders - https://youtu.be/5EiOrpgXZNE

Christine Collins Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christine_Collins
Wineville Chicken Coop Murders - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wineville_Chicken_Coop_murders
The Disappearance of Walter Collins  - https://stmuhistorymedia.org/the-disappearance-of-walter-collins-a-mothers-undying-hope-the-wineville-chicken-coop-case/
All That’s Interesting - https://allthatsinteresting.com/christine-collins
Changeling Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Changeling_(film)
L.A. Times: The Boy Who Vanished - https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1999-feb-07-me-5769-story.html

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