There’s simply no escaping the true-crime craze which is sweeping across Netflix at the moment.
I guess it all started with Making A Murderer, with Netflix capitilising on its immense popularity with shows of a similar ilk including MindHunter, Evil Genius and the upcoming Conversations With A Killer – which is about the infamous Ted Bundy.
I don’t what it is but I’ve just never got into them; they’re a bit too warped for my precious, innocent mind.
I’ll stick to Marie Kondo and Dogs thank you very much.
However, plenty of you rascals out there do like the dark and depraved, which is good news, because there’s a new show which might have slipped through your net. And it’s leaving viewers dumbfounded.
Abducted In Plain Sight centres on a young girl getting kidnapped not once, but twice by the same man.
The hour and a half-long feature-length documentary follows the story of the Broberg family back in the 1970’s, who met a nice man, before he ended up becoming one of their best friends.
Little did they know, he was putting on a sinister and twisted act as part of a wider plan.
The documentary reveals how the family were subject to brainwashing, blackmail, arson, death threats, and ‘alien abduction’.
In particular, he had terrible plans for the Broberg’s 12-year-old daughter, Jan, whom he kidnaps.
Jan was returned five weeks later after the initial kidnapping, and told her parents and the courts that “nothing had happened” which paved the way for Jan’s second abduction.
Berchtold abducted Jan again in 1976, and secretly enrolled her in a Catholic girls’ school in California, where he visited her on weekends and posed as her father.
Honestly just talking about it makes my skin crawl, and only serves to remind me why I don’t watch this kind of stuff.
Check out the trailer below:
People have already started watching the show, which has been described as “jaw-dropping” by some.
abducted in plain sight absolutely blew my mind and i felt so proud at the end watching jan overcome her trauma. a true inspirational queen.
— black bitch (@bridgetdelgay) January 16, 2019
I just started Abducted in Plain Sight and absolutely not.
— Jasmine. (@hausofJazzy) January 20, 2019
Currently watching Abducted in Plain Sight on Netflix and it just keeps getting stranger and stranger. Every five minutes I’m like pic.twitter.com/5GPUOvRjG6
— ♡ katie ♡ (@daydreamkatie) January 18, 2019
I just watched Abducted In Plain Sight on Netflix and holy shit i almost threw my fuckin TV out the window. That was, by far, THE WILDEST documentary i have ever watched.
— C. Blake (@Casey_Hendrix) January 19, 2019
Abducted in Plain Sight is just INSANITY. The parents I can’t, I just can’t. Who lets this all happen to their 12 year old daughter this is beyond me
— lauren🌙 (@luren_parry) January 17, 2019
Abducted In Plain Sight is the single craziest thing I have ever watched in my entire life. Every single person involved in that story should have to go to prison. Especially the parents, who should have been imprisoned with B.
— tailsofamermaid 🧜♀️🧜♀️🧜♀️ (@NatalieRoos) January 15, 2019
Ok if you guys wanna watch the most fucked up documentary watch “abducted in plain sight” on Netflix. This girl was abducted by a family friend neighbor TWICE. The first time the parents waited 5 days to call police. The second time they waited TWO WEEKS. It’s an insane story
— 𝙲𝙹💀🌻 (@SphynxxxLair120) January 20, 2019
If you’re into this sort of thing, then this is absolutely unmissable TV.
Let me know what it’s like, because like HELL I’m watching it.
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