March 13, 1997: Four Arizona residents disappeared in the mountains outside Phoenix, Arizona. Glenn Lauder (28), Mitch Adams (29), Ryan Stone (27), and Jacob Reynolds (28) were reported missing to the Maricopa County Sheriff's office, after they were last seen off-roading at the base of the Estrella Mountain range. The Maricopa County Coroner’s office announced the men were victims of an animal attack, after partial human remains and bone fragments were recovered.

May 26, 2011, over 14 years after the Phoenix Incident, the case was re-opened after the suicide of cult activist Walton Gayson. A police search of Gayson’s residence revealed his possession of a video tape shot by Glenn Lauder, containing over 54 minutes of their first-hand account of the March 13, 1997 events.