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Jan was kidnapped and convinced that she was an alien

"He had such a bubbly, wonderful personality".

"He got me to feel incredibly good. I was attracted to him".

how To describe Bob and Mary Ann Broberg the man who allegedly kidnapped and raped their daughter, Jan, in the Netflix documentary "Abducted In Plain Sight".

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the Documentary, which according to the sites Joe and Here is described as both "a masterpiece" and "completely insane", tells the story of the sleepy small town of Pocatello, Idaho.

Mary Ann Broberg describes the area as "the kind of neighborhood where you never need to lock the door". She was a stay-at-home, Bob worked in the flower shop.

Bob and Mary Ann have three daughters, and is active in his local church. She is music director in the local church choir. It is here she meets the family of Robert Ersol Berchtold and his family one Sunday in 1972.

Berchtold, or "B", quickly becomes a close friend of the family. He is sending them fruit baskets, help with the housework, and serves as reservepappa for Broberg-the couple's three daughters. In the weekends, drag the two families out on excursions together.

He visited us almost every night, and was fantastic with us kids. He was the fun father, "says James' sister Karen to Netflix.

- But his attention was always drawn to Jan.

Ushered in the relationship with the father

gradually started Broberg-the pair to notice the special attention Berchtold married Jan. He would constantly take pictures of her, and spent more time with her than with the other Broberg-the children - sometimes more than with their own.

taken aback, but settled quickly suspicion from themselves.

ABUSE: Before the first kidnapping, took Berchtold more photos of the Jan Broberg. Photo: Netflix. Show more

About this time developed Bob Broberg and Berchtold a relationship.

One day he came to my shop, and seemed completely put out, tell Bob to Netflix.

The two drove out in the country, and parked the car out of sight.

He said, "I hate my wife, and I must have sex".

The two began a sexual relationship. Berchtold has according to the documentary later explained in court that he initiated the relationship in order to have access to the Jan.

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In January 1974, Berchtold suspected to be "involved" with a young girl in the mormonske the church he was a member of. According to information the FBI has given Netflix, certain church to resolve it internally. He was sent to California for treatment with a psychologist.

When he came home, he told Broberg-the couple that he was in treatment for the abuse he himself had been exposed to as a child.

He also said that a part of his treatment was to spend time with their daughter, Jan.

- He asked if I had anything against it. No, I answered, " says Bob Broberg to Netflix.

In the time that followed, slept Berchtold in James ' bed four days a week.

He drugged her with "vitamins" and "allergitabletter" - really sleeping pills - and exposed her to repeated sexual abuse. This writes the website Heavy.

Berchtold said to ABC News in 2004 that it is true that the two had a relationship, but denies the sexual abuse. He tells that when his mother was sick, the passport he on his younger sister, and that the relationship with Jan reminded him of this time.

- We had not the faintest idea that he had sexual thoughts about Jan, " says Bob Broberg to Netflix.

- We didn't even know what a pedophile was at the time. I don't know how we could have been so naive, when there were so many varsellamper. But we saw them not.

Berchtold continued to sleep in James ' bed until 17 October, 1974.

This day he rang Mary Ann, and said he would take Jan on a horseback ride in American Falls. He fetched her after a piano recital, and promised to take her home before dinner.

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According to the Heavy is the last thing she remembers that Berchtold gave her a "allergitablett".

the Kidnapping happened on Thursday night. Not before Saturday morning and called the parents to the police. In the documentary they say that it was due to the Berchtolds wife, Gail.


Later on day 17. October, woke up Jan. She tells us that she was restrained to a bed, and was still dazed by medicines.

- A monotonous voice talking in my ear, " says Broberg, according to Heavy.

the Voice came from a small speaker on the nightstand her.

- "Female companion. Your mission is about to begin", said the voice.

Jan gone out again.

When she woke, introduced the voices themselves as "Zeta" and "Zethra". They said they were aliens, and told Jan that she was kidnapped by a UFO.

Over the coming days deferred Berchtold Jan for systematic brainwashing, according to ABC News. Through the "Zeta" and "Zethra" convinced her that her real father was an alien from another planet.

the Mission was that I would get a child with a "male companion" by the time I was 16. This child was going to save the aliens ' home planet, says Jan.

If Jan was not able to perform the mission, they threatened to take her sister, Susan.

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Over the coming, she was raped repeatedly, " says Jan.

Berchtold denies all of this, the face of ABC News.

Injected parents

When Jan had been missing for 35 days, called Berchtold his brother and told me that he and Jan had married in Mexico. To get married in Mexico, one had to be 12 years old. Jan was 12. He asked his brother to get Bob and Mary Ann to give him written permission to return to the united STATES, and live with the Jan.

the FBI, which at this time had reviewed Berchtold for the kidnapping, then began to record Broberg family telephone. They succeed in tracking a phone call to Mazatlan, in Mexico. Shortly after was Berchtold and Jan found in a husvogn.

Berchtold was arrested, and was inserted in a mexican prison. Shortly after he was released, and returned to the united STATES in anticipation of the trial.

the FBI gave the Broberg family told to stay away from Berchtold.

they did not.

christmas Eve 1974 came the Berchtolds wife Gail at the door to the Broberg family. She enlightened that they came to reveal the relationship between Bob Broberg and Berchtold, unless the couple signed a declaration which stated that Berchtold was innocent of the kidnapping, and that Jan had gone with Berchtold voluntarily, and that he had their consent.

Broberg-the pair wrote under. The trial against Berchtold fell thus in the fish.


Shortly after the ushering in Mary Ann Broberg a sexual relationship with Berchtold. Affair lasted eight months.

I will say I was in love with him. It was an exciting time for me, " she says to Netflix.

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during this period, her Berchtold hit the Jan nine times. The abuse continued.

Berchtold told Bob about the relationship, and the couple was separated, but found quickly together again when the relationship came to an end.

Shortly after called Berchtold Mary Ann and asked him to send the Jan to Jackson Hole to visit him.

I thought, "lord god, I have to do something", says Mary Ann to Netflix.

And she did. Finally she placed me on a plane, and sent me to Jackson Hole, " says Jan.

I loved him

Jan came to the end back, but the abuse influenced her greatly. She was terrified of what would happen if she had completed "the mission."

I was completely convinced that I loved him, and would marry him, she says to Netflix.

10. august 1976 was Jan kidnapped for the second time. Berchtold called for her at her room about the night. Again there was a patch where it was stated that Jan had gone, and not planning to come back. The patch was signed Jan, but was probably written by Berchtold.

This time expecting the family two weeks before they called the FBI.

We were terrified that it would come out that she was kidnapped again. We would not that it should reach the press. We told people that she was at his grandmother's house, " says Mary Ann to Netflix.

This time it was Jan missed in 102 days. She was found at a catholic school, where she had been a student the last few months. Berchtold had released himself to be her father.

He had also told the nuns at the school that he was a CIA agent who had escaped Lebanon crisis, and that they had to keep the "daughter's" identity hidden.

Producer Stephanie Tobey says to the british newspaper Metro that she hopes the documentary raises awareness about the barnekidnappinger.

"our Goal has always been to start a discussion about the perpetrators, denial, and shame," she says.

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