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Episode from the podcastThe Right Shoe

An Alaskan Nightmare

Released Friday, 26th February 2021
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Sept 7, 1982 there was a strange sight to be seen in Craig Alaska as a fishing vessel known as the Investor was seemingly sailing across the water, peacefully, only it wasn't. It's engine had been cut off and was not only not "sailing peacefully" but it was on fire, smoke was soon to be seen billowing out of it and as people scrambled to try and help they also realized that there were people on board. All dead. Eight people in total would be counted (though out of 8, 3 would never even be truly identified) making this the biggest massacre in Alaska's history. 
Also, it was soon to become one of the most expensive legal battles as not once but twice someone would be tried as its perpetrator. 
John Kenneth Peele would be the one that prosecutors would point to as the mastermind behind this tragedy, that a disagreement between him and the skipper of the ship, Mark Coulthurst, was the starting point of this whole ordeal, and to this day, it is still a much of a mystery to what happened to those on board the Investor as it was the day it occurred. 
Take a ride to Alaska, and find out what really may have happened aboard...the Alaskan Nightmare.