Abducted in Plain Sight

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Post # 61
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

lovesbooks99 :  I think that may be part of it. Another part of it is that she has been so mind-fucked that even now she’s probably desparate to find an adult role model she can trust. Everybody needs somebody, and she had no one. 

Post # 63
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Bumble bee

annabeth929 :  Absolutely agree with you! It’s just so incredibly sad that these two deranged people could bring a child into the world and totally fuck her over and ruin her life. She may not see it that way but she’s obviously so brainwashed with lies and betrayal and has been told all her life that it’s normal that she has no idea what normal really is!!

Post # 66
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Post # 67
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

mrsatoz :  My husband would have knocked the shit out of him.

Post # 68
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Newbee

I saw this right after I saw the Ted Bundy Tapes (don’t ask, recovering from the flu) and the contrast between the two documentaries was interesting—Honestly, Abducted sickened me more, which is a frightening thought. I think it was the fact that he was RIGHT THERE, they knew him, etc. Both made me think about the power of trust/seduction.

Post # 69
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Bumble bee

EllyAnne :  maybe they changed her name in the documentary. Weird all around.

Was B a leader in their church? Perhaps that would explain why they were so tolerant of his bullshit.

Post # 70
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Busy bee

llevinso :  zzar45 :  Something that no one in this thread has explicitly mentioned and that the documentary only mentions once and in passing… is that both the families were part of the LDS/Mormon church.

This is a key detail that was not explored at all in the documentary. However, I noticed when they mentioned it and I thought that it explained a lot.

For ex, it is likely the Brobergs met Berchtold through the Mormon Church, which would foster a sense of trust between them from the very beginning. The fact that the Brobergs did not want their affairs to come out publicly also makes a lot more sense in light of the fact that they were Mormons–assuming that they were able to go to Temple, if this had come out their Temple recommendations would have been revoked. And the fact that Jan believed the alien storyline fits with what Mormons believe (i.e. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mormon_cosmology).

There is discussion of this on Reddit’s ex-mormon community. This article mentions some of these posts: https://punkee.com.au/abducted-in-plain-sight-reddit-theories/65775

Thre is also a Reddit group related to the documentary: https://www.reddit.com/r/AbductedInPlainSight

Post # 72
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Bumble bee

 anabee323 :  yes, this makes sense to me. My guess is that the family is still heavily involved in the church so probably agreed to not make the church look bad.

Because of this, I think the way they portrayed this whole tragedy as just a very naive couple getting taken advantage of doesn’t hit the right message exactly. Many child molesters and abusers are ppl who are very trusted or even in the family itself and the grooming they do to gain access to children over time isn’t as in your face as pervert B’s was here. 

The fact that this guy barely spent any time in jail for raping children infuriates me to no end. 

Post # 73
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Sugar Beekeeper

This couple knew exactly the bargain they were making in order to keep their lives, their business and their reputations intact.  They knowingly sacrificed a child for this. There are no words for them. 

Post # 74
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I’ve seen it and it’s very screwed up. My guess is that the parents were so naive. People weren’t as wary of paedophiles back in the 70s sadly. Far too trusting. Wrong on so many levels 

Post # 75
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

“You know it’s messed up when the craziest part of the story isn’t even the aliens.”

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