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Apr 27, 2022

The Ghost That Ate Us questions if you remember the brutal crime of on small town...

Maybe you read about it on Twitter. Maybe a friend sent you a news clip. Maybe you saw it on an episode of Spectral Journeys that night you were flipping through channels, unable to sleep.

Maybe after reading the true story, you won’t ever sleep again.

On June 1, 2017, six people were killed at a Burger City franchise off I-80 near Jonny, Iowa. It was the bizarre and gruesome conclusion to nine months of alleged paranormal activity at the fast-food joint—events popularly known as “the Burger City Poltergeist.” 

The story inspired Facebook memes, Twitter hashtags, Buzzfeed listicles, Saturday Night Live sketches, and more. But the case was never much more than a punchline…until bestselling writer Daniel Kraus (The Shape of Water, The Living Dead) decided to head to Iowa to dig up what really happened.

Presented here is the definitive story of “the most exhaustively documented haunting in history,” including—for the first time ever—interviews with every living survivor of the tragedy. 

The employees of Burger City were a family. They loved one another. At least, at the beginning. 

But love can make you do unspeakable things.

Turns out that The Ghost That Ate Us is a fictional story written by Daniel Kraus, it just took Dan some time to catch up on that in this interview. Dan and Dan get into the details about building a fast food franchise from scratch. Daniel talks about things that have been inspiring him.

The book is out on July 12th from Raw Dog Screaming Press. Pre-order the book here to learn all about the poltergeist that changed one small town forever.

You can find Daniel on his website here.

The cover design of The Ghost That Ate Us was done by Tim Daniel of Second Rocket Comics. (Tim also designed our logo as well!)