On November 8, 1961, the family boarded the ship and set sail. The captain was Julian Harvey who also brought his wife along. For the first four days, the trip went just as planned.
But things got strange on November 12. With a long day of sailing ahead, Terry Jo decided to go to her cabin for an early night. But she was woken suddenly in the night by her brother’s cries and knew instantly something was wrong.
“I was awakened by my brother screaming ‘Help, daddy, help,’” Terry Jo, who now goes by the name Tere Duperrault Fassbender, told Fox News almost 50 years later. “It was the type of scream that you know that something horrible is happening.”