The Pennsylvania State Police assisted by FBI
Agents conducted the largest manhunt in US. History.
In May, 1966, 17 year old Peggy Ann Bradnick was abducted near Shade Gap, Pennsylvania. For
8 days, this story was national news. William Hollenbaugh a mountain man had kidnapped a
young girl in Central Pennsylvania and was hiding out in the heavilly wooded hills. William
Hollenbaugh, armed with a rifle, dragging a young girl toward a farm house not far from the
main road ... was shot and the mountain was man dead!
On May 17, 1966, Special
Agent was shot and killed
while searching for the
kidnap victim in rugged
mountain terrain near
Shade Gap, Pennsylvania.
SA Anderson was shot and
killed while he and another
Agent were pursuing the
fugitive. The victim was
rescued and Hollenbaugh
was killed. FBI Hall of Honor
Radio Press Conference
Listen to the actual 1966,
press conference held by the Pennsylvania State Police after the Mountain Man was killed.
Cry in the Wild:
The Taking of Peggy Ann (1991)
She Screamed But Nobody Heard!
Plot Summary: A gripping tale of terror, based on a true story, about a
deranged mountainman who kidnaps a 17-year old girl (Peggy Ann Bradnick) and decides he
doesn't have to be lonely anymore. Soon the Pennsylvania State Police assisted by the FBI are
leading the biggest manhunt in the history of Pennsylvania as they race to rescue girl from her