7. He was, idk, twitchy?
“A high school acquaintance’s dad came home one day and killed his wife, then shot himself on the front lawn. I heard the gunshots. I had met the dad maybe once or twice prior and you could tell he just wasn’t all there. He was, idk, twitchy? Like when he was contemplating something his eyes would bug out of his head and dart all over the room instead of just staring off into space like the majority of people do. When you asked him a question it would be like you were startling him. He acted a lot like a tweaker but we knew he didn’t do drugs.
Thinking back on it now, the warning signs were all there. The mom/wife was always quiet, never made eye contact with anyone. The kids lied constantly about stupid stuff at school just to get someone to pay attention to them for a little bit. From what I’ve heard they’re doing better now.”
8. Whenever you woke her up or surprised her, she would have her fists balled and be in a fight stance.
“My aunt killed three people. Two were strangers that tried to rape her, with one being successful, and the other was her brother. She was always super-aggressive and had strong views when it came to violence against people. For example, she used to always say she didn’t understand why people fight or are surprised when one dies, because it’s an automatic life or death scenario and one has to win. She also had tics, like whenever you woke her up or surprised her, she would have her fists balled and be in a fight stance. One time, she sucker punched me with the force of the gods and that was the last time I woke her up within six feet. I used to think her views on death were a bit funny, because she was so nonchalant and even got kinda pissy when people asked her why she wasn’t emotional after some funerals of close friends and relatives.”
9. I was actually happy he was going to be my stepdad.
“My mother was engaged to serial killer Tommy Lynn Sells aka The Coast to Coast Killer. He was in jail for rape but was the nicest guy. I was actually happy he was going to be my stepdad. His relationship with my mother didn’t work out as he was cheating on her. We didn’t find out until years later that he was a murderer; it was a complete shock to see him on America’s Most Wanted. Even more of a shock when he was caught and started confessing to various murders across the country. He was executed in 2014.”