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HLN Original Series “Real Life Nightmare”

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HLN Real Life Nightmare

When Bad Dreams Come True… HLN Original Series “Real Life Nightmare” Premieres Saturday, November 2 New Series Follows Disturbing Unsolved Cases of Chilling Deaths and Missing Persons, With a Call to Action Reality is more frightening than fiction in the HLN Original Series Real Life Nightmare, premiering Saturday, November 2 at 8pm ET. Real Life Nightmare presents heart-wrenching, personal mysteries and unexplained deaths that continue to baffle investigators and horrify those left behind. This series presents new, never-before-seen evidence and gives viewers an opportunity to be part of the investigation.

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Haleigh Cummings


November 2, 2019 (series premiere) “5-year-old Vanished” Five-year-old Haleigh Cummings mysteriously disappears overnight from her home near Jacksonville, Florida after dad’s girlfriend puts her to bed. Was Haleigh abducted or did something else happen?

November 30, 2019  “Deadly Hotel Check-In” 21-year-old college student Elisa Lam checks into a Los Angeles hotel—but never checks out. The last known images of the young tourist are from the hotel’s elevator security camera. Nearly 2 weeks later, her naked body is found floating face-up in the hotel’s rooftop water tank. What happened to Elisa Lam?

November 9, 2019 “Mystery in the Closet” Newlyweds Jessica and Matthew Boynton seemed like the picture-perfect couple…until the young mother is found unresponsive & covered in blood inside her locked bedroom closet. Jessica doesn’t remember how she ended up there, and the investigation leaves some with more questions than answers.

December 7, 2019  “Million Dollar Death” 32-year-old Rebecca Zahau seemed to have it all—until she’s found dead in a multi-million dollar mansion—hanging from a balcony under bizarre circumstances. Police ruled her death a suicide, but some aren’t buying it.


November 16, 2019 “Horror at the Campground” A family camping trip to the remote Idaho mountains turns into something out of a horror movie when two-year-old DeOrr Kunz disappears. At first it looks like he may have been abducted…until other disturbing theories start to emerge.


December 14, 2019  “Night of No Return” 20-year-old Lauren Spierer went for a night out with friends in June 2011. The gorgeous college coed has never been seen since. But years later, the mystery deepens when another female student from the same university is found dead after another night on the town.

November 23, 2019 Mom of 3 Vanished” Beautiful mom Michelle Parker appears on an episode of The People’s Court, fighting with her ex-fiancé over a luxury, diamond engagement ring. But hours after that episode airs, Michelle mysteriously vanishes.


First Episode Review

Whoa I just finished watching the first episode that will air November 2, 2019 8PM EST/PST and it took me back to that heart-wrenching day February 9, 2009. I was glued to HLN for weeks watching all their coverage on Haleigh.

HLN’s Original Series “Real Life Nightmare” opens their season discussing the details of Haleigh’s case. Watch Haleigh’s great grandmother Annette emotionally recall the last time she saw little Haleigh the day before she went missing.

Listen to the investigators talk about how the case unfolded and how every road led them right back to Misty. You will see crime scene photographs that have never been made public before.

Watch exclusive footage that has never been released. This footage not only includes a conversation Ronald and Misty had while at the police station in the interrogation room; you will also see the police doing a walk through of the house with Misty just days after Haleigh went missing.

Five-year-old Haleigh was last seen sleeping in her family’s trailer on February 9, 2009 in the area of Hermit’s Cove in Satsuma, Florida.

She went to bed at 8:00pm and her father’s live-in girlfriend, Misty Croslin went to bed in the same room at 10:00pm. Haleigh’s younger brother was sleeping in the same room as well.

Haleigh’s father, Ronald Cummings finished up working a second shift and came home sometime after 3:00am. Misty told Ronald that she had just discovered Haleigh missing from her bed.

The rear door to the trailer was several inches ajar and the screen door had been propped open with a cinderblock. Ronald and Misty called 911 at 3:37am to report Haleigh missing.

Police found no sign of forced entry in the trailer, but are uncertain whether the back door was locked. Ronald and Misty insisted that it was. An extensive search of the area showed no sign of Haleigh. Ronald says that Haleigh wouldn’t have left home by herself at night because she is afraid of the dark.

Tune in to HLN Saturday November 2, 2019 at 8PM EST/PST to find out the rest of the story and what has happened since Haleigh went missing.

Author: Sleuth Syndicate