A funny thing happened at the sea lions exhibit

So Michael and a friend of ours and I visited the zoo yesterday and we were looking at the sea lions when someone behind me touched my arm and said my name. I turned around, confused, as both my companions were in front of me. A guy I didn’t recognize said, “I’m [name of a true crime blog I read.]”

This person, whose identity he’s pretty big about keeping secret, writes a crime blog I really admire. And he really admired my work too; in fact his blog was inspired by the Charley Project.

We knew each other but only slightly. Before yesterday I didn’t even know his real name or anything about his personal life. And then he randomly recognized me at the zoo.

He says he’s constantly studying people’s faces, by habit, cause you never know when you might run into a missing person. I’ve posted plenty of photos of myself on this blog.

The crazy thing is he doesn’t even live anywhere near my local area. But he just happened to visit my local zoo that day, on the same day I happened to visit it, and happened to recognize me. We were both gobsmacked.

It was quite a day.

17 thoughts on “A funny thing happened at the sea lions exhibit

  1. marsyao July 19, 2018 / 11:36 am

    Don’t teas us, Meaghan, just tell me the name of his blog, I love a good true crime blog, especially a true crime blog you admire, let me have a guess, would that be whereaboutsstillunknown ?

    • Meaghan July 19, 2018 / 11:39 am

      He specifically asked me not to say who it was.

      • marsyao July 19, 2018 / 1:02 pm

        I understand he does not want others to know his name, but why the name of his blog would be a problem? Anyway, if that what he wants, I will certainly respect that. But I will assume it is whereaboutsstillunknown until evidence indicates otherwise

  2. Bonny Allen July 19, 2018 / 6:05 pm

    Or better a list of 10-15 really good true crime blogs for those of always looking, whether he’s on it or not, would be AWESOME.

    • Ivana July 20, 2018 / 5:13 pm

      That is a very good idea. I assume that people who write blogs like other people to read them, if not, what would be the point?

  3. Patrick Kerrigan July 19, 2018 / 9:43 pm

    I like that he runs a True Crime blog, but wants to remain anonymous. Is he afraid that the bad guys will find and target him. We have others that have blogs related to true crime, cold cases, missing persons and their names are known. Some of them even have posted comments on blogs run by others such as Iowa Cold Cases.

    Maybe he can post his concerns anonymously of course. As a former police officer at a VA Hospital, I was threatened by people who were trained to kill. I never felt at risk.

    • Meaghan July 19, 2018 / 9:49 pm

      There are several true crime blogs I know of run by anonymous people. It’s their choice to stay anonymous, just like it’s yours and mine to not hide our identities.

      • marsyao July 19, 2018 / 10:05 pm

        His case is a bit special, he does not even want other to know the name of his blog, maybe that has nothing to do with his blog, maybe he did not want those who know him to know he was at your local area. But he has right for his privacy, and anyway that is none of my business, I don’t want to pry

  4. Catherine July 21, 2018 / 5:07 pm

    I don’t read a lot of blogs but I’m a podcast person. This is a repetitive comment I make, but for anyone who still doesn’t know about it listen to Someone Knows Something or Missing and Murdered on CBC podcasts, you really should. Best kind of intense journalism and production value. Really completely engrossing. The Vanished podcast, Trace Evidence, Detective, Case Notes. Just throwing those out there. I just listened to a super interesting episode of The Leap called I’m Your Guy. That was fantastic too.

    • Meaghan July 21, 2018 / 5:08 pm

      I just listen to Small Town Murder.

      • Catherine July 21, 2018 / 5:30 pm

        I will listen to that one. You really should try those CBC ones at least. They are amazing. I like the zoo story. That is an awesome coincidence. I respect anyone’s anonymity.

      • marsyao July 24, 2018 / 4:51 pm

        I am not into small town murder, way too many laughing and jokes to my taste, though I am regular listeners of Vanished, unfound, trace evidence, insight and already gone

      • Meaghan July 24, 2018 / 4:51 pm

        They do have a disclaimer you know.

      • marsyao July 24, 2018 / 5:08 pm

        I know, it’s not them, it’s me

  5. CrimeBlogger1983 April 18, 2019 / 9:04 pm

    By the way. It was me! Lol

    Im all over the web. Too many places to list

    Facebook: @ShurlockHolmes1983
    Twitter: @HolmesShurlock

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