Not long after its founding, something strange happened in the small town of Limetown, Tennessee. Local police departments were getting confusing calls, mentioning violence and a an unending noise. Authorities were not allowed inside when they arrived, and the next day, everyone was gone.

Over three hundred men, women and children had disappeared, never to be heard from again. The only human remain was a tooth fragment of the head researcher, Oscar Totem, at a burned stake in the middle of town.

In this podcast, American Public Radio reporter Lia Haddock asks the question once more, "What happened to the people of Limetown?"