Ben Montgomery

5 articles


On the 1934 lynching of Claude Neal, and the Florida town that kept the identity of those responsible a secret.


A Rite Gone Horribly Wrong

The deadly hazing that destroyed a legendary college marching band.


"He Never Had Nothing, and He Always Wanted Something."

A profile of lifelong thief and 13-time escapee Chris Gay, aka “Little Houdini.”


When a diver goes missing, a deep cave is scene of a deeper mystery

You’re not supposed to just vanish at Vortex Spring. Dive too deep and you might not make it back to the surface, but a search party will eventually find your body. Nobody has found Ben McDaniel yet.