Forest Ray Colson, the Man From Mars | Case File #71


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In the 1950s, he dressed up like an apocalyptic storm trooper and robbed banks. Nobody remembers him. Forest Ray Colson was ex-military and an ex-cop. He'd gone on tour during World War II without ever seeing combat, and he was fired from two different police stations for improper conduct. But he wanted power and he wanted to be respected. And so, in the early 1950s, he started dressing up in a terrifying apocalyptic costume and robbing banks in Southern California. He ravaged the area for 10 months, but for some reason nobody remembers him. On this episode of Deep Cuts, we explore the shocking and forgotten life of Forest Ray Colson.


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