41. “Murder castle”
The story of H.H. Holmes, America’s first serial killer. The guy built a goddamn murder castle and killed as many as 200 people all over the states and in Canada as well. “The Devil in the White City” is a really good read that juxtaposes his murdery exploits with the pomp and ceremony surrounding the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair.
42. Buried alive, part II
After Pearl Harbor, there were soldiers who were trapped below deck as their ships sank. Unfortunately, the ships didn’t flood, so they were trapped below deck for days until they died of starvation. The navyy knew it was happening, but they had no way to go down and get them, due to limitations (couldn’t get the right tools, ship might blow up… I can’t remember the actual reason), so they instead reported those men among the initial death toll from the bombings. Men on guard would beg not to be placed near those ships, because they could hear them banging on the hull for help. Eventually, the navy managed to get down to retrieve the bodies, but only after everyone had died. Apparently they had marked the passage of time on the wall, and they had survived at least a week. Most of the families of those men were never made aware that it happened.
43. Hello Kitty murder
Her head was cut off and shoved into a big Hello Kitty doll. Pretty dark.
44. Not a real doctor
There is a Frenchman named Jean-Claude Romand who starting in the 70s fooled his family and friends into thinking he was a doctor. He never actually went to med school at all and basically wandered the streets during the day. He had no income as a result of not actually being a doctor, so he lived off his wife’s money unbeknownst to her. He also took money from other people who he convinced he had a hedgefund. This went on for 18 years but then people started wanting their money back.
So in the early 90s he bought a gun and tear gas. First he beat his wife to death and slept next to the body all night. The next day he spent with his children and after he put them to bed at night shot both of them. Next day he drove to see his parents, ate with them, and shot them and their dog. Lastly, he met up with an ex-mistress who wanted the money he owed her. He tried to strangle her and use the tear gas on her, but she fought him off. He then apologized and drove her home. He then drove home, poured gas all over his house, took sleeping pills, and set the home on fire.
He was rescued by the fire department, which there is suspicion of this being his plan (he took expired sleeping pills and the way he set the fire made it very noticeable from the outside). He’s currently in prison for the murders and is up for parole in 2015.
45. Do not read if you are a ‘Land Before Time’ fan
Do you guys remember the land before time? I do, it was one of my favourite movies growing up. It wasn’t until recently that I wondered who the voice actors were for that movie and found out what happened to the little girl who played Duckie.
Judith was last seen on the morning of Monday, July 25, 1988, when she rode her bike on her street. On that same night, József shot Judith in the head while she was asleep in her room. Maria, hearing the gunshot, rushed down the hall, where József met her and shot her as well. József spent the next two days wandering around the house, and said during a phone call with Judith’s agent on Tuesday night that he intended to move out for good, and just needed time to “say goodbye to [my] little girl.” He then poured gasoline on the bodies and set them on fire. He later went into the garage and shot himself in the head with a .32 caliber pistol.