Neighbor in Knox Woods –‘I heard a woman screaming’

The brand with the initials of Keith Raniere and Allison Mack.


Washington Lane

Another neighbor in Knox Woods told me this:

I can tell you a story. I was walking up to the Mobil store in the summer one evening, going to get cigarettes and cut across the hill to save time. I heard screaming from one of the houses in the next cul-de-sac [Washington Lane]  I heard this woman screaming. It was not just an argument. It was like, “Oh God, help me… no, no, no!

I went over there. As I got nearer, I continued to hear the screaming. “Oh no it can’t be –  help!”

[He took me over and showed me the house.]

I heard this screaming and I can tell the difference if someone is just upset on the phone.  This was different. I rang the bell. Knocked on the door. It became dead silent. The lights went out.  I waited. I saw there was a black car in the driveway. When no one answered and the lights went out, I went over to the Mobil.  I wondered if I should call the police. I bought my cigarettes and decided to go back and check the house again. The house was quiet and the black car was gone. There was no more screaming and the house was dark.

I think personally – knowing what we know now – that she might have been getting branded or forced to watch movies.  It was a blood curdling scream of fear and pain. She kept crying. “Oh God., Oh God- no- oh my God no! Half crying, half screaming. At first I thought she got maybe a phone call – that somebody died. But I don;t think so. I did not hear any other voices. When I rang the bell, it got quiet.

I really don’t know what went on there.


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  • If you understand our world, you can read between the lines of stories like this, and know that the greatest evils committed by Raniere, Mack and others involved in NXIVM, have not, and probably will not, ever be exposed.

    Raniere, Mack and other NXIVM scum probably murdered some people. There were probably some accidental deaths.

    Evil people who gain complete power over others will have to push the boundaries in order to keep getting their endorphin releases. The abuse they inflict on others has to grow more perverse to satisfy the abusers.

    Raniere & Mack had power over people like mid-east dictators. They were free to use people to explore their darkest desires. There was no law, no morality, to stop them.

    It is also very likely the NXIVM sex cult was supplying sex slaves to powerful & influential persons. Those people will block the case from ever fully exposing the full story.

  • How many people out there could have done something, this is America today look the other way. When your gut instinct tells you something is very wrong-like blood curdling screams, do something!

  • I only know of two houses on Washington Lane in Knox Woods that had Espian owners. Barb Bouchey at #6 which sat empty for quite awhile after she NXited, until it was sold in 2013. It looks like Barb may have purchased it circa 2003 before she built her house. I remember a leaked email where Sara and Clare accused Barb of ignoring them while she was busy building her knew home. #6 has changed hands several times since most recently February 2018.

    .#3 may still be owned by Edgar Boone. It is possible Edgar lived in that unit before moving to 7 Oregon Trail. Unknown who the occupants of it are now.

    FWIW the Mobil is no longer there on the corner of Guideboard Road and Rt. 236. It has been replaced by a Stewart’s as of summer 2016.

    I doubt is was branding since DOS came into being in 2015 and the Mobil was sold to Stewarts Corporation December 2015 and demolished.

    .There is a women on Washington who has dementia or some mental illness who screams. She lives at the other end of Washington from #3 and #6.

  • If it really sounded like someone was in trouble, why didn’t this guy call the police?

    I remember once reading a news story about police being called because someone heard horrifying screams coming from their neighbors house. When police investigated they discovered that the screams were from the movie these neighbors were watching. They had the volume turned up and the windows opened.

    Not everything is as it seems at first glance.

    • For the same reason all of those women didn’t call the police for literally decades after being sexually assaulted by Bill Cosby, Harvey Weinstein, or Eric Schneiderman. They wanted others to be sexually assaulted just as they were sexually assaulted.

      • So true i like you Mr. Johnson! Women are the worst!! they’re just smoflak Womtards! They should go back where they come from they should go behind the mexican wall!!

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Frank Parlato is an investigative journalist.

His work has been cited in hundreds of news outlets, like The New York Times, The Daily Mail, VICE News, CBS News, Fox News, New York Post, New York Daily News, Oxygen, Rolling Stone, People Magazine, The Sun, The Times of London, CBS Inside Edition, among many others in all five continents.

His work to expose and take down NXIVM is featured in books like “Captive” by Catherine Oxenberg, “Scarred” by Sarah Edmonson, “The Program” by Toni Natalie, and “NXIVM. La Secta Que Sedujo al Poder en México” by Juan Alberto Vasquez.

Parlato has been prominently featured on HBO’s docuseries “The Vow” and was the lead investigator and coordinating producer for Investigation Discovery’s “The Lost Women of NXIVM.” He also appeared in "Branded and Brainwashed: Inside NXIVM, and was credited in the Starz docuseries "Seduced" for saving 'slave' women from being branded and escaping the sex-slave cult known as DOS.

Additionally, Parlato’s coverage of the group OneTaste, starting in 2018, helped spark an FBI investigation, which led to indictments of two of its leaders in 2023.

Parlato appeared on the Nancy Grace Show, Beyond the Headlines with Gretchen Carlson, Dr. Oz, American Greed, Dateline NBC, and NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, where Parlato conducted the first-ever interview with Keith Raniere after his arrest. This was ironic, as many credit Parlato as one of the primary architects of his arrest and the cratering of the cult he founded.

Parlato is a consulting producer and appears in TNT's The Heiress and the Sex Cult, which premieres on May 22, 2022.

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