Episode 179 – Broiled Rats – The Mysterious Disappearance of James Sheaffer

For most people, a cemetery is a place to pay last respects to a loved one, to grieve a loss, or revisit a bittersweet memory of a happier time.

For others, it’s a place of fear – full of superstitions and terrors.

Whether or not you’re a believer in superstitions, there’s no question that a cemetery isn’t exactly your normal location for a casual meeting. But in the early morning hours of April 3rd, 2013, two people pulled into the Osteen cemetery in Deltona Florida to have a little chat…only one of them left alive.

How to support:
For extra perks including exclusive content, early release, and ad-free episodes –
Go to – Patreon

How to connect:

Please check out our sponsors and help support the podcast:
Zocdoc – Go to and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. Then find and book a top-rated doctor today. Many are available within 24 hours.
Better Help – This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp – Give online therapy a try at and get on your way to being your best self.
Babbel – Get up to 55% off your subscription when you go to
PDS Debt – PDS DEBT is offering free debt analysis to our listeners just for completing the quick and easy debt assessment at
Vessi – Click and use code MADNESS for 15% off your entire order! Free shipping to CA, US, AU,JP, TW,KR, SG
Hello Fresh – Go to and use code madness50 for 50% off, plus your first box ships free!
Manly Bands – There’s no better time to invest in a Manly Bands wedding ring than right now. We’re offering a 25% discount on all wedding rings at with code MADNESS.
Rocket Money – Stop throwing your money away. Cancel unwanted subscriptions and manage your expenses the easy way by going to
Liquid IV – Grab your Liquid I.V. Hydration Multiplier Sugar-Free in bulk nationwide at Costco or get 20% off when you go to and use code MADNESS at checkout.
DAVE – Download Dave today at You could get up to $500 in 5 minutes or less! No credit check. No late fees.

CrimeCon Appearances:
Join us in London (June 10 – 11) or in Orlando (September 22 – 24). And don’t forget to quote “MADNESS” to claim your discount.
CrimeCon UK –
CrimeCon US –

Special Thanks:
John Brady – Former Volusia County Sheriff’s Office Investigator

Research & Writing:
Nicole Colin & Katherine Thomas – Epigram Literary Group

Aiden Wolf

Sources: 2 2 3 2 3 4 2 3 4 2