Episode 598: Tromp Family Mystery: The Strangest Road Trip

Sofa King Podcast show

Summary: On this episode of the Sofa King Podcast, we look at one of the most bizarre missing person cases in Australian history. The Tromp family went missing rather suddenly on August 29th, 2016. This family of five left their passports, drivers licenses, credit cards, and cell phones behind. The children were all in their 20s, so it’s hard to figure out why they went along with this trip.<br> <br> One by one, the kids peeled off from the main group. First their son left. Then the daughters split off. One stole a car (like you do), and the other was found catatonic in the back of a pickup truck. Then the parents had their own series of madness as they headed further north by themselves. How did the son get home? What lead from the mom trying to book a hotel room to being hospitalized? What caused this strange behavior (it could be anything from farm chemicals to an attempt to flee from the mob)? How does Pokémon Go tie into all of this? Do we really think the Tromp family was targeted by an Australian government beam weapon? Listen, laugh, learn.<br> <br>  <br> <br> Visit our Sources: <br> <br> <a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanbergara/this-is-the-story-behind-the-disappearance-of-the">https://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanbergara/this-is-the-story-behind-the-disappearance-of-the</a><br> <br> <a href="https://www.mamamia.com.au/tromp-family/">https://www.mamamia.com.au/tromp-family/</a><br> <br> <a href="https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-37293494">https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-37293494</a><br> <br> <a href="https://www.ranker.com/list/why-did-the-tromp-family-leave/jacob-shelton">https://www.ranker.com/list/why-did-the-tromp-family-leave/jacob-shelton</a><br> <br> <a href="https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/true-stories/riana-tromp-speaks-about-bizarre-roadtrip-in-first-interview/news-story/459be05ad66da097415bf3e865ea9b4c">https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/true-stories/riana-tromp-speaks-about-bizarre-roadtrip-in-first-interview/news-story/459be05ad66da097415bf3e865ea9b4c</a><br> <br> <a href="https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/australia/83885962/tromp-siblings-even-if-we-told-you-the-whole-story-its-still-inexplicable">https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/australia/83885962/tromp-siblings-even-if-we-told-you-the-whole-story-its-still-inexplicable</a>