Many experts believe Ted Bundy's killing spree spanned decades. During his reign of terror, Bundy was able to elude police for years, escape prison twice and even earn special celebrity-like treatment while awaiting trial. Look at the photos to examine key pieces of evidence Bundy's FBI file. Disturbing Items inside the infamous VW Beetle Ted Bundy was arrested in … [Read more...] about Inside the FBI Files: 10 CLASSIFIED PIECES of EVIDENCE from TED BUNDY Investigation
I have played chess with a serial killer. It was interesting to watch how his moves mimicked how he'd hunted victims. When he had the advantage, he gloated, and when he captured one of my pieces, he was "taking blood". He liked to suggest strategies and he focused on winning, which sometimes undermined him. (That's also how he got caught.) This got me to thinking about other … [Read more...] about Strategy Games and Serial Killers
After many years of research, the Behavioral Science Unit of the FBI has concluded that serial killers program themselves inchildhood to become murderers through a progressively intensifying loop of fantasy. The definition of fantasy in this context is an elaborate mental thought with great preoccupation that is anchored in the daydreaming process. Fantasy can be experienced … [Read more...] about Serial Killers and the essential Role of Fantasy
I’ve been reading Harold Schechter’s work for years. Whenever I hear that he’s written a book, I know it will be well researched and worth my time. He teaches American Lit and Popular Culture at Queens College at CUNY. From his work, I got my first taste of H. H. Holmes (Depraved), Ed Gein (Deviant), and Jesse Pomeroy (Fiend), among others. Although Schechter specializes in … [Read more...] about Who Coined “Serial Killer”?
Unlike the socially challenged “Tooth Fairy” in the film Red Dragon, real-life serial killers are not isolated monsters. Frequently, they do not appear to be strange or stand out from the public in any meaningful way. Many serial killers are able to hide in plain sight for extended periods of time. Those who successfully blend in are typically also employed, have families … [Read more...] about Serial Killer Myth: They’re Dysfunctional Loners