[–] volunteerwork2020 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Any connection to North Fox Island and the Oakland County Child Killer?


[–] ababcb [S] 1 point 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

An 80 year old from Forest Lake, who was involved in recovering Hillary Clinton's 30,000 missing emails, "committed suicide" in 2017. This rabbit hole doesn't end. I wasn't looking for this information either, I was just looking into Tony Podestas connections to Forest Lake when I found this article:


Peter W. Smith was a longtime Lake Forest businessman who earlier this year told of his 2016 quest to obtain from Russian hackers more than 30,000 of Hillary Clinton's emails.

Smith took his life about 10 days after calling a Wall Street Journal reporter about Smith’s efforts. Now, his estate is cooperating with the Senate Intelligence Committee by turning over unspecified documents it requested, Lake Forest attorney William Ensing told the Tribune last week.


[–] blueblur 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Fascinating info. Thanks for sharing.


[–] Vindicator [M] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

@ababcb, can you add some corroborating links for this alleged wave of suicides? We need the timestamp from the video showing the news clippings or obituaries at a minimum, or better, links to the obits/news items themselves. If the videos do not provide the evidence supporting those claims, this is merely personal testimony, which we typically flair "Unverified" or "Accuracy?" I will give this the Unverified flair for now and will remove if this can be corroborated.


[–] ababcb [S] 2 points 1 point (+3|-2) ago  (edited ago)

I updated the op. Here is an article from 2012: https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-2012-04-01-ct-met-teen-suicide-20120401-story.html

on Feb. 28, Laskero-Teskoski, 15, was struck and killed by a train in what his mother said she firmly believes was a suicide.

Laskero-Teskoski became the second of three Lake Forest High School students who were fatally struck by trains since January. Sophomore Farid Hussain, 15, walked in front of a Metra train on Jan. 9 in what the Lake County coroner ruled a suicide. Last week, as classmates began spring break, senior Edward Schutt, 18, became the third to be killed by a train.

No official cause-of-death rulings have been made for Laskero-Teskoski and Schutt.

But mental health experts and officials from other schools that have dealt with multiple student deaths say Lake Forest may be dealing with a suicide cluster. Within days of the second death, suicide prevention advocates began calling Lake Forest school officials, offering condolences and education tips.

The grouping of teen deaths may serve as a wake-up call to strengthen mental health support in a community rich with resources but reeling from the turn of events. Where multiple suicides have occurred, it often falls to school officials to lead prevention efforts with screening and education.

Three highschool students all get killed by a train in less than a year? This isn't even the time frame that the videos mention, it's 20-30 years later and the area still appears to be a "suicide cluster"

Here's another article from 2012 entitled "The Cluster Conundrum. Copycat Teen Deaths in Lake Forest"


Another titled "Suicide crisis in Lake Forest"


"The suicide rate in Lake County has been increasing, but still the coroner calls the three deaths in three months in Lake Forest very unusual".


If you watch this wttw news video further you will hear someone talk about their son, who was a straight A student, who committed suicide, corroborating what the Youtuber was saying about targeting intelligent kids.

Here's another article from 2014 regarding a different Lake Forest man who committed suicide via train:


Here's another article that corroborates a rash of "33" suicides in the area in the 80's:


We’ve had painful reminders of those facts with a recent rash of teen suicides in Lake Forest, where Judith Guest set the 1976 novel on which the film is based. There was a teen suicide trend when I lived on the North Shore, too. Back in the 1980s, it was estimated that we had 33 teenage suicides in an 18-month period. Many teens had stepped in front of trains.

This article also mentions that there is a book and a movie starring Robert Redford set in Lake Forest about a family dealing with the loss of one son and the failed suicide attempt of another.

There’s a moment in Robert Redford’s 1980 movie about the disintegration of a Lake Forest family, Ordinary People. It’s a short scene, barely memorable, really, and it occurs early in the picture. Conrad Jarrett, played by Timothy Hutton, is sitting in a car with other kids on their way to high school. The car is stopped at a gate waiting for the Chicago & North Western train to pass. We hear the bell, see the flashing lights, and, as the train roars by, we see Conrad—repressed, suicidal and trying to take charge of his life—squirming in the backseat, disturbed by something internal we don’t yet know about.



[–] 21yearsofdigging 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Redford is on the inside track I can assure you.


[–] Vindicator [M] ago 

Thank you. I've removed the flair. :-)

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[–] Oh_Well_ian 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

'it takes a village'


[–] ababcb [S] 2 points 0 points (+2|-2) ago 

The spider cult is a curious aspect given the fact that she is known as "The Snake Lady". In Native American mythology Spider Woman, the keeper of wisdom, is said to return in the last days and spin her web across the land.

In this excerpt from the Hopi Snake Myth, recorded circa 1900, a young man journeys to the home of the Snake People. There, with the help of Spider Woman, he meets a beautiful Snake Maiden.

Spider Woman and the Birth of the Snake Clan

On the walls of the kiva were hanging many costumes made of snake skins. Soon the chief said to the people: "Let us dress up now," and turning to the young man bid him to turn away so that he would not see what was going on. He did so, and when he looked back again the men had all dressed up in the snake costumes and had turned into snakes, large and small, bull snakes, racers, and rattlesnakes, that were moving about on the floor hissing, rattling, etc.

While he had turned away and the Snake People had been dressing themselves, Spider Woman had whispered to him that they were now going to try him very hard, but that he should not be afraid to touch the snakes; and she gave him many instructions....

Spider Woman whispered to the young man that the one that acted so very angrily was the pretty maiden and that he should try to take that one. He tried, but the snake was very wild and fierce. "Be not afraid," Spider Woman whispered.... He at once grabbed it, held and stroked it four times upward, each time spurting a little medicine on it, and thus freeing it from its anger.

The snake then changes back into a beautiful maiden; the two later marry, and their children become the ancestors of the Snake Clan.

I wonder if this has any connection to the Native American death journey through the "Path of Souls" that @TheBigBadTruth and others have been posting about repeatedly?


[–] 1031grnis ago 

Dang, seems the rabbit holes never end


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