What would motivate someone to hire a private eye?

Some motivations are mundane, even yawn-worthy, while others do it to satisfy a disturbing, eerie need.

Perhaps it's a need for closure on a cold case or family who never gave up on the search for their missing loved one. Maybe they're digging up a hidden truth or lie. They're seeking protection or the validation that they, in fact, aren't the crazy ones.

Idahoans can commission a private eye for virtually any reason.

Sometimes PI's are hired for unsavory reasons. 

We'd be naive to ignore the more sinister kinds of people who might hire a PI. Some are corned lovers and spouses wanting to confront the mistress who defiled their marriage or neighbors with suspicious concerns about the new homeowner next door.

Unhinged stalkers, sexual predators, murderers and thieves—PI's aren't pulling background checks on their clients. They're there for the job you hired them to do. Can they turn down cases with a dark and seedy underbelly, sure, but at their own discretion.

The gallery below dives into the eeriest, most bizarre but legal ways an Idaho PI could be monitoring you right now.

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8 Eerie Ways Idaho Private Investigators Could Be Watching You Right Now

It's great if you're the one who hired them, but if you're the one being watched...that's a different story.

Gallery Credit: Ryan Antoinette Valenzuela

8 Idaho Deaths & Murders That Devastated Locals

We lost them too soon.

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Lynette Dawn Culver was a daughter, a little sister, and seventh-grader with her entire life ahead of her in the spring of 1975. Her bright future was cut short at the hand of one of America's most notorious serial murderers.

If you have a credible tip to share on the whereabouts of the remains of Lynette Dawn Culver, contact the Bannock County Sheriff's Office.

Gallery Credit: Ryan Antoinette Valenzuela

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