The Vine: February 17, 2012
In the mid-1980s there was a kids' show on PBS. As I recall there were several recurring segments of the show and one of them took place on a treasure island. I think there were pirates and other people that would help solve mysteries (or probably more simply, just explain how some things work). There might have been other parts of the show, but all I remember is the island and some floating pirate heads telling me about how the world works. Any thoughts!?
I've been reading The Vine long enough to have a smidgen of hope that the readers may be able to help me solve a long-time mystery of something I saw on TV back in probably the early '80s. I was young, so the details are a bit hazy.
I'm not sure if this was the major plot, but from my recollection, there was a present-day attempt to solve the mystery about what happened to this young girl (I think named Rachel?) who disappeared perhaps in the late 1800s? Apparently some outlaws (of the wild west variety) were after her family, and when the bad guys came upon her house and started shooting, she was told by her parents to hide in a secret location underneath the fireplace. I think maybe her parents were killed and when neither her nor her body was ever found, it became a big mystery about what happened to her. Somehow in the end of the movie it emerged that once she was under the fireplace, she kept running further underneath the house and fell into some sort of hole and died there.
I have no idea if this was an episode of a TV show, a TV movie or even a regular movie. But, it has driven me nuts for years and I probably have been searching for this on Google since Google came along, but without success. It may be a long shot, but I thought I'd give it a try!
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