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"It is a spellbinding narrative,
a multilayered tale of murder, insanity, and mystery replete with shocking twists and turns. It is a startling pastiche of late-nineteenth-century characters, from the most elite figures of Austin society to the poorest African Americans. Yet amazingly, it is almost entirely absent from the annals of history." Before London had its Ripper, before H.H. Holmes had his Murder Castle, Austin, Texas had its very own Servant Girl Annihilator... [more inside]
He was methodical, he rode the highways, and he preyed on teenage girls. Girls who'd run away. Girls no one would miss. In the summer of 1985, the author was such a girl. One night on I-95, she hitched a ride from a stranger and endured the most terrifying moments of her life. Now, years later, she returns to the scenes of her fugitive youth looking for clues to that terror—and the girls who lost their lives to it
- The Truck Stop Killer
Who (or what) is killing our college boys?
Over the past decade the bodies of dozens American male college students
have been found drowned, near their respective campuses. The victims were usually last seen drinking at parties or area bars before they disappeared. [more inside]
In the late '90s, pop-culture historian Bill Geerhart had a little too much time on his hands and a surfeit of stamps. So, for his own entertainment, the then-unemployed thirtysomething launched a letter-writing campaign to some of the most powerful and infamous figures in the country, posing as a curious 10-year-old named Billy.
Usually, movies based on serial killers
are made long after the crimes are committed. This
could be the first film inspired by someone
who didn't begin killing serially
until more than a decade after
the movie was made.
is one of the most brutal, yet least known serial killers
in American history. A true cannibal
may have provided some inspiration for the character Hannibal Lecter
. Fish claimed more victims than the Zodiac
killer and has inspired a movie
of his own.
Welcome! This is The Manifesto of Forbidden Truth
the most unique and dangerous web site on planet earth. Here, within these pages, all of your most sacred societal Myths, Dogmas, Doctrines, Delusions, Derangements, and Brainwashings will be stripped to the bone and torn asunder, to be replaced by the Forbidden Truths that I shall graciously reveal.
A little local color
to remind us of what we're fighting for.* Not to mention all these folks
: too pretty for another city. Then there's this guy
, who needs a place to return to, slasher movie-style.
*The woman's 80 years old, fer crissakes!
Jack the Ripper: the most complete online resource.
A wealth of information, from scanned letters purportedly sent by the killer, to contemporary police reports, to recent scholarship and discussion, articles about Victorian London, social history, and dissertations. To my mind the most interesting of all are the detailed biographies
of the victims, which give a glimpse of the difficult life experienced by working-class Londoners, especially women, during the mid 19th century.
Note: The site has been mentioned here before, but only in the context of two discussions about Patricia Cornwell's book claiming that the murders were committed by artist Walter Sickert (1
). Some images NSFW.
The Daily Herald is running a piece on Violence and Videogames,
and to any person who plays games, it may marr their opinion of the Daily Herald for a while. In fact, Steve from www.HardOcp.com
(november 18th link) wrote the author a letter to explain that what he wrote doesn't hold weight in the real world. "If a parent wanted their children to develop attitudes like Gary Ridgway, the confessed killer of at least 48 women
, these games might provide a good training ground."
Seems to me like the author doesnt play video games, especially considering there are other games besides first person shooters
"Video games are expected to reach $20 billion in sales this year. That is a sizable piece of the growing economy everybody is hoping for, and it works directly against what most parents want for their children."
A little opinionated, but so am I. What do you think
Geek or killer?
Can you tell the difference? (via Daypop)
serial killer art
I was doing some research on the Rockefeller Laws
when I came across this little pet project.
Crime experts in the spotlight
- The sniper shootings are an ugly mark against society, but they've been a boon for my alma mater's criminal justice program
and the likes of James Fox
, Jack Levin
and Edith Flynn
. It has to be quite a contradiction for people in this line of work: The longer the killing spree goes, the more attention they get, but more innocent victims die.
What makes a serial killer?
America has 6%
of the world's population, but 75%
of the serial killers (30-50 in total
). And why are most killers male while most victims are female
? Would you rather go to a thrill seeker
or an angel of death
? Can you reform one
when you catch
"What is most disturbing about these people is their banality, their normalness... It's the fact that these people are chatting and they are horribly normal, everyday people, yet they are capable of these acts of unimaginable savagery
Tired of politics and Survivor 2? Let's talk about real
Mother of serial killer an AIDS worker, dies.
"While throwing herself into her work with AIDS patients, Flint was never able to shake the memories of her son's crimes and his death."