Every Friday on my way to school I use to listen to a radio show on my radio that was shaped like a Coca Cola bottle.
Okay, this was in 1977, that sort of thing was cool back then.
Anyway they told news stories and you had to determine if they were true or false.
The Tag Line was, " that the truth is always stranger then fiction, because fiction has to make sense."
This is a true story that I found creepy. How would you fictionalize it? How would you make Sense out of this?
Just a challenge from the Chamber of Horrors...
Body Found In Empty Mansion
March 25, 2005
By Joe Furia
SNOHOMISH COUNTY - It's a $1 million home and it's vacant -- except for the body found inside.
Investigators in Snohomish County are trying to determine why they found a man dead in an empty house.
Police aren't saying much about the man. They won't comment on how he died, when he died, or even why he was in an empty house in the first place.
They did tell KOMO 4 News they don't think he was a homeless man looking for a place to stay.
We asked if they have any thoughts on what the man was doing there. "No, we really haven't established his relationship to the house or why he would be here at this time, because as you know the house is vacant," said Deputy Rich Niebusch with the Snohomish County Sheriff's Department.
The waterfront home has been vacant for the past year. It's on the market for $1.2 million. One of the listing agents told KOMO 4 News she stopped by the house less than 24 hours before the body was found.
"I just thought 'well, I'll just run by there.' I got out of my car, got to the first stair and then turned around and went back to my car because I had a really eerie feeling," said Carol Falleen. "There were no lights on, it was very dark, and it looked like everything was okay."
Detectives tell us a man who stopped by the house Friday afternoon -- and again they won't say why -- spotted the body and called police.
Neighbors say there have been numerous break-ins and parties at the house over the past year because it is empty, secluded and has a great view of Puget Sound. But news of a murder really caught the folks who live here off guard.
"It just seems a little odd down here, I mean a murder," said neighbor Jim Beirne. "A party or a car accident on the hill happens all of the time. But a murder, that's a little different."
There is a real estate lock box on the outside of the house with a key to the front door, but investigators aren't saying whether the key was used or the house was broken into.