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High Desert Horror and the Lava Like Murders

May 19 @ 3:00 pm - May 20 @ 5:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 3:00 pm, repeating until May 18, 2024

One event on May 19, 2024 at 3:00 pm


A hundred years ago there stalked a predator among the primitive young towns on the Oregon High Desert. Hidden behind a veil of legitimacy, he was never caught, never arrested and only slightly suspected of his horrific crimes. And only now, looking through the dusty lens of history, does a grim picture come together… a picture of Oregon’s first serial killer.

Clark Week Productions and the Deschutes Historical Museum team up to bring you the story of Ray Van Buren Jackson in honor of the 8 victims who’s lives he brought to an untimely end. Written by Bend native, Clinton K. Clark and directed by Raechel Gilland, this shot much more than just a theatrical event… it is an immersive experience complete with an exhibit curated by DHM and songs from the era performed by Janelle Musson.

True crime is alive and well in Oregon’s history and it always has been. Hear the stories; honor the victims; discover the dark truth of the place we call home.


May 19 @ 3:00 pm
May 20 @ 5:00 pm
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Open Space Event Studios
220 NE Lafayette Ave
Bend, 97701
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