11. Serial killer apprehended a few feet away
I live in Washington state and was apparently really close to being abducted by Westley Allen Dodd when I was like 3 or 4. My parents don’t like talking about the story because it was their negligence that nearly allowed it to happen. He was a sick fuck and I wouldn’t be typing this had things played out any differently.
It’s not very exciting and I don’t even remember it, but apparently my old man left me unattended in his pickup truck and this child molester/serial killer was apprehended just a few cars down while I was chillin’ alone in the same parking lot.
12. I was childhood friends with a murderer
a girl who lives three hours away from me, in Medicine Hat, Alberta, together with her boyfriend murdered her mother, father and 3 year old brother. She was released from juvi a couple years ago and now goes to the same university as me.
She was 12 years old when she did it.
13. “Celebrity cannibal”
There is a guy who became famous after being convicted of murder and cannibalism, and lives as a free man in Japan to this day.
14. Jonestown recording
There is a recording of Jim Jones’ speech during the night at Jonestown where the hundreds of people drank arsenic-laden juice and committed suicide. You can here them dying in the background and his sheer delirium is absolutely chilling.
Also, the entire Jonestown incident is horrifying. There is a really good documentary about it on netflix called “Witness to Jonestown”. I highly recommend.
15. Tragic fire, inhuman parenting
My grandad was a firefighter, one of his jobs was taking pictures of the aftermath of fires, for evidence or record. This included the charred corpses of fire victims, so he has plenty of dark stories.
The worst he told me was when his unit reported to a house fire, and they found a locked room with three children in it, burned to death. Their father was in another room, passed out drunk. He had locked them in their room so he could go to the shop to buy more booze, and sometime between him leaving and coming back and passing out, he had started a cigarette fire, killing his children. I probably shouldn’t say this bit, but most of the people involved have passed now : they beat the shit out of that bastard. When the police showed up and he was trying to get them all arrested for assault, my grandad silently showed them the scratch marks the children had left on the inside of the locked door, and nothing more was said.
The Wikipedia article doesn’t go into a whole lot of the details, but the things they did to her while she was held captive were pretty gruesome. As you can probably imagine from 4 boys holding a girl captive for 44 days, she was raped. A lot.