This Disturbing Event In Nebraska Is So Shocking It Inspired A Movie
No place is without its share of crime, mysteries, and shocking news stories. Even in a place that’s generally considered very safe, sometimes the unthinkable can happen. One of the most bizarre and intriguing mysteries to come out of Nebraska was the death of a brilliant math professor in 2006.
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The determination of suicide was called into question by plenty of people who had been following the case, including some who knew the professor. The case was so bizarre that it inspired a book by Poe Ballantine entitled “Love & Terror on the Howling Plains of Nowhere.” A movie by the same name was eventually made; watch the fascinating trailer below.
Haataja’s family has accepted the suicide theory and the case has officially been closed. But for many people, it remains one of Nebraska’s most compelling unsolved mysteries.
As a lifelong Nebraskan, Delana loves discovering the many hidden treasures of her state. She has worked as a writer and editor since 2007. Delana's work has been featured on more than a dozen websites and in Nebraska Life Magazine.
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