Satan. Murder. Teenage sex. High school. Suicide. Heavy Metal. Mental illness. Punk Rock. Teen angst. Sexual predators. Mass hysteria. 1985.

HEAR! the history of one high school that will be eternally linked to the abandoned Kenmore, NY Grain Elevators, or as they are better known, the Satanic hellmouth that was…SNAKELAND.

HEAR! Tales of teenage murder, teenage suicide, and sexual predators…lurking in the Teachers’ Lounge.

HEAR! All the rumors – 3 suicides at Kenmore West in 1985-1986, or was it 5 as the local newspaper reported, or was it 7 as was spread among the Heads? And what exactly did the Heads have to do with the murder of Kathy Herold in Snakeland, after 35 years still unsolved?

HEAR! Direct evidence of the Satanic Panic in the mid-1980s. HEAR! A chronicle of John Justice murdering his entire family his Senior Year. HEAR! An actual “dead girl with secrets” years before Twin Peaks’ Laura Palmer. HEAR! The murder/suicide of a gym teacher and his wife just days before the disclosure of his seduction of a vulnerable student hit the newsstands.

The RETURN TO SNAKELAND PODCAST is based upon the graphic novel of the same name. It has been 10 years in the making, involving painstaking research, multiple interviews and, of course, living through the events as teenagers in the 1980s and early 90s.

All art on webpage is by Aaron O’Brian, with the exception of the color depiction of writer by Graham Nolan, upper left of the “Hell Awaits” panel. All rights are reserved by the individual artists.