The Tiny Town In Wisconsin With A Terribly Creepy Past

Athens is a small town of about 1100 people west of Wausau. For the most part, it’s a small, sleepy farm town. But back in 1987, it was the location of a group of murders and the story just continued to get weirder and creepier as more details emerged.

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