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Viewers disturbed at Netflix’s latest true crime mystery series

Viewers disturbed at Netflix’s latest true crime mystery series

Viewers can't believe the real-life disappearance isn't widely known

Netflix certainly isn't letting true crime fans down this autumn, and viewers have claimed they've been left particularly disturbed by its latest offering.

Vatican Girl is a new four-part series that has been released on the streaming platform and takes a look at one of Italy's most notorious missing person cases.

The true crime series centres on the mysterious disappearance of 15-year-old Emanuela Orlandi, who disappeared without a trace after leaving a music lesson in Rome in 1983.

To this day, the teenager has never been found - meaning that she's been gone for over 39 years - but all of the evidence seems to suggest that none other than the Vatican was involved.

This is made all the more haunting by the fact that a small skull was found there in 2001, although it has never been confirmed to belong to the missing girl.

Following the teenager's disappearance, various sightings of her were reported, including within the Vatican itself, but none were ever reliably confirmed.

Orlandi disappeared on her way home from a flute lesson.

In the haunting trailer for the docuseries, Orlandi's family explain that 'silence' is 'the most painful thing a family can suffer'.

But it ends with the suggestion that the truth has finally been discovered in this decades-old mystery, with one suggestion from the trailer putting forward the possibility that the teenager was drugged.

The synopsis for the Netflix series reads: "Rome, 1983. After leaving a music lesson, 15-year-old Emanuela Orlandi vanishes - embroiling the Vatican in a decades-long mystery."

While all of this is enticing enough, so too are viewer reactions to the show, which suggest that it's a must-watch for any true crime fan.

"Vatican girl on #Netflix," wrote one Twitter user. "Have you seen? Insane. Never ending twists."

"Fascinating new series on Netflix, we are hooked," added a second. "Did the Vatican orchestrate the disappearance of a 15 year old girl. At the time, the accepted explanation was international terrorism. Seemingly not so."

"You want a disturbing documentary to watch?" questioned a third. "Its title is VATICAN GIRL on Netflix [sic]."

The documentary explores if the Vatican was involved in the teenager's disappearance.

"How has this not been a huge worldwide scandal for years?" questioned a fourth viewer. "I knew very little about this till the documentary. Truly shocking!"

"I had nightmares after watching the Vatican girl," revealed a fifth. "So scary, in my dream somebody kidnapped my sister and I was really sad about it, I even fought a man because he trespass our property at that time. Oh dear God, I am scared to know where is Emmanuela Orlandi [sic]."

Vatican Girl is available to stream on Netflix now.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Film and TV, Netflix, True crime