The Story Of The Serial Killer Who Terrorized This Small Alaska Town Is Truly Frightening

The brutal murder of six residents in a horrific shooting spree will never be forgotten in Alaska. In 1983, the tiny town of McCarthy was shaken by one of the residents turning his rifle on his friends and neighbors and murdering many of those who lived in there. Hidden in Eastern Alaska, McCarthy is an idyllic tiny mountain village tucked in the Wrangell-St. Elias Mountains. The fact that there was a cold-blooded killer in their midst never crossed the minds of McCarthy residents, until it was too late.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

You may be interested in This Tiny Town In Alaska Has A Dark And Evil History That Is Impossible To Forget. Or if you are into danger, Here Are The 10 Most Dangerous Places In Alaska After Dark.

Have you been to McCarthy? Tell us about it in the comments below.