57 People Share Their Horrifying Real-Life Encounters With Famous Serial Killers And Mass Murderers

Richard "The Night Stalker" Ramirez. (Photo by LAPD)
Richard “The Night Stalker” Ramirez. (Photo by LAPD)
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“When my mom was 16 she was sleeping and woke up to someone trying to open her bedroom window. She ran to my grandma’s room and told her someone was trying to break in. My grandma (being the crazy awesome lady she is) grabs a bat and runs outside and confronts this guy and starts swinging. The guy runs off and they don’t think too much of it. Sometime later my Grandma sees the guy on the news and it’s Richard Ramirez. My mom told this story over and over when I was growing up. She easily could have been one of his victims, I’m so grateful she wasn’t especially since she was pregnant with me at the time :)”



Adam Lanza (Sandy Hook Police Department)
Adam Lanza (Sandy Hook Police Department)

“I met Adam Lanza as a kid. He played magic the gathering at a comic book shop bear a teen center I went to concerts at. He was nice enough but always wore a button-down shirt and carried a briefcase as a teenager. Your run of the mill bullied, possibly autistic kid.”


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Trace the scars life has left you. It will remind you that at one point, you fought for something. You believed.

“You are the only person who gets to decide if you are happy or not—do not put your happiness into the hands of other people. Do not make it contingent on their acceptance of you or their feelings for you. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter if someone dislikes you or if someone doesn’t want to be with you. All that matters is that you are happy with the person you are becoming. All that matters is that you like yourself, that you are proud of what you are putting out into the world. You are in charge of your joy, of your worth. You get to be your own validation. Please don’t ever forget that.” — Bianca Sparacino

Excerpted from The Strength In Our Scars by Bianca Sparacino.

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