Small Town Secrets


Matton, IL/ Pascagoula, MS

Season 7, Ep. 6

Burger King. It was here that the “Mad Gasser” would grip the town in fear for a few weeks in 1944.

Wikipedia article about Mattoon, Illinois

Wikipedia article about Mad Gasser of Mattoon

During WWII Pascagoula’s population tripled overnight. This small coastal town mostly known for its fishing soon became a hub for the war effort, churning out battleships. This surge of growth brought many strangers to town, but none stranger then the phantom barber of Pascagoula.

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