Based on True Events

This week we are discussing the real-life events that were the inspiration for the movies Scream, Jaws and The Strangers.

Research by Haley Gray with Haley Gray Research.

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https://web.archive.org/web/20220726021124/https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2022/07/25/us-shark-mania-began-with-this-attack-more-than-century-ago/
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