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    Serial Killers

    I am fascinated by serial killers (BTK, Green River, Hillside strangler, Bundy, Richard Rameriz, ets). Are there any good websites out there to get information about them?
    The survival of everyone on board depends on just one thing: finding someone on board who can not only fly this plane, but who didn't have fish for dinner.

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    The Crime Library on Courttv.com has some good stories.

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    action figures

    i seen action figures, clocks, posters...all that stuff on something like www.serialkillercalendars.com i think. try it! it may be wrong, but its something like that!
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    no, this is the link....http://serialkillercalendar.com/
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    Did you hear about the recent string of murders here in Phoenix? Victims were all found in similar positions. Face down dead, with a bowl on their heads, a spoon in their mouths, and a banana in their rectum.... Police say it looks like the work of a serial killer.

    Sorry bad joke, but I couldn't resist. (isn't this stinkythejokedog's forte)

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    Quote Originally Posted by magblax View Post
    Did you hear about the recent string of murders here in Phoenix? Victims were all found in similar positions. Face down dead, with a bowl on their heads, a spoon in their mouths, and a banana in their rectum.... Police say it looks like the work of a serial killer.

    Sorry bad joke, but I couldn't resist. (isn't this stinkythejokedog's forte)

    actually, i like it!! now i am gonna steal it!! lol!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by magblax View Post
    Did you hear about the recent string of murders here in Phoenix? Victims were all found in similar positions. Face down dead, with a bowl on their heads, a spoon in their mouths, and a banana in their rectum.... Police say it looks like the work of a serial killer.

    Sorry bad joke, but I couldn't resist. (isn't this stinkythejokedog's forte)
    Bawahahaha!!! You got me!!!! That's pretty damn funny!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by magblax View Post
    Did you hear about the recent string of murders here in Phoenix? Victims were all found in similar positions. Face down dead, with a bowl on their heads, a spoon in their mouths, and a banana in their rectum.... Police say it looks like the work of a serial killer.

    Sorry bad joke, but I couldn't resist. (isn't this stinkythejokedog's forte)

    You need a rimshot or something for that one.
    The survival of everyone on board depends on just one thing: finding someone on board who can not only fly this plane, but who didn't have fish for dinner.

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    Thanks all you Hags for all your help.
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    Read "Devil and the White City" A serial killer set up shop at the Chicago World's Fair in 1908. Nasty reading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lulubaines View Post
    Read "Devil and the White City" A serial killer set up shop at the Chicago World's Fair in 1908. Nasty reading.
    Loved that book...have a couple others of his and couldn't get into it...Not to nitpick but it actually was 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago. 1908 one was in London
    The survival of everyone on board depends on just one thing: finding someone on board who can not only fly this plane, but who didn't have fish for dinner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magblax View Post
    Did you hear about the recent string of murders here in Phoenix? Victims were all found in similar positions. Face down dead, with a bowl on their heads, a spoon in their mouths, and a banana in their rectum.... Police say it looks like the work of a serial killer.

    Sorry bad joke, but I couldn't resist. (isn't this stinkythejokedog's forte)
    THAT was fabulousity!!!!! But.....I wonder what made him turn out that way? Somebody must've pissed in HIS Wheaties!

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    Here is a link that will take you to all the links for serial killers and more. Enjoy. I know I've spent hours lurking these sites.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Thumbilina View Post
    Here is a link that will take you to all the links for serial killers and more. Enjoy. I know I've spent hours lurking these sites.


    Death and Dementia - Crime and Punishment

    Thank you Thumbilina
    The survival of everyone on board depends on just one thing: finding someone on board who can not only fly this plane, but who didn't have fish for dinner.

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    You are most welcome
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    Serial Killers

    Did anyone know a serial killer personaly, that you did not know was a killer until they were caught.

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    I haven't met a serial killer, but I did meet a near-killer once. Saw him on a regular basis before he went homicidal.

    He was an insurance salesman. I worked for the same insurance firm, just not in the sales department. We considered the salesmen kind of a nuisance, because they didn't really understand what the rest of us did, and would often make ridiculous requests of us while trying to make a sale. This guy in particular was bad about this. He would promise customers half the store while trying to make the sale, and would get very whiny when we told him we couldn't provide what he had promised. In addition, he had a few quirks that were obvious. For instance, he always wore a long-sleeved, V-neck sweater over a button-down shirt. Now this may not seem so odd on the surface. What was odd is that he wore the V-neck even in 100 degree weather, and he always tucked the bottom of the V-neck into his pants. This made it look like his waistband was hiked up to his armpits, like a very old man, or like Urkel. One could not help but notice what a terrible nerd this guy was.

    None of us liked him. We were kind of surprised that the clients liked him enough to send him business. We routinely would do the muffled-cough thing, where we coughed out "Dork!" into our hands right after he passed. He was enrolled in law school with a few other employees, so we had endless tales of his stupidity from night classes too.

    Time went on, I changed jobs, and I didn't hear about him for quite a while. A newspaper article came out. He had attempted to kill his fiancee. He waited for her to come home and clapped a chloroform-soaked rag over her face. She was able to fight him off. She received 2nd degree burns around her nose and mouth from the chloroform. I guess it's not as easy as it looks in the movies: clap on cloth, theatrical swoon.

    He tried to tell the police that he was doing "research" for law school, attempting to act out "the perfect crime", and that he didn't intend to kill her. It didn't work. He was convicted and sentenced to 20 years to life for attempted murder.

    It frightens me now to realize that I taunted and insulted a person who was later driven to murder. I never would have guessed that Tom the Killer Insurance Rep would have had the stones to try and kill someone. I've been a lot nicer to people since then, even when they're a major pain in the butt.

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    Never. But I've always thought, How weird would it be to get like subpoenaed (sp?) to go to court from someone you knew in your childhood who turned out to be a serial killer..

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    year's ago I went to a company party with a friend of mine who worked with Gary Ridgeway..."THE GREEN RIVER KILLER"

    he sat at his seat didn't speak to anyone and just stared at people including me...while we were on our way out after the party I asked my friend about this weirdo and he told me the whole back story how he was suspected and questioned many times over the years etc...just a few short months later I saw his picture on the news and was like...OMG!!!! That's the creep from the party!!!!

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    While not serial killers, I grew up with 2 different guys that both became murderers. One raped and killed his female neighbors for quick crack money. He was caught and is rotting in a cell somewhere. The other killed a drug dealer in a dispute. He is also rotting. Both were trouble at a young age and were brought up with the "boys will be boys" mentality. They were both doing lovely things like nailing live frogs to boards for "fun" as really young kids. While their crimes were not exactly a shock, it is rather shocking to have had them as neighbors.

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    Well, I never really met him, but saw him once or twice-Charles Cullen-the nurse who killed patients in the hospital I worked at in Pennsylvania.

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    My friends Dad lived in Des Plaines, IL when he was younger. He was offered a ride by John Wayne Gacy...

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    when i was 16 i had this one boyfriend, well his mom worked with jeffrey dahmer at the chocolate factory. she said he was really quiet, kept to himself. no one there had a clue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by star82 View Post
    My friends Dad lived in Des Plaines, IL when he was younger. He was offered a ride by John Wayne Gacy...

    Well thank God he did not accept it.

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    I have never met one, but I have been to the grave of one.

    I love prisons!! I don't know if it's the danger behind the walls, or the buildings themselves, but I have made it a habit to visit the outside of as many as possible.

    When we moved to Texas, I couldn't wait to visit Huntsville. What I didn't realize is it is more than just one. The one you see on TV is only one of many around the area.

    I always like to do research before I go, so that I know what to look for, and so I know who was famous, while visiting the big house.

    As we were leaving in the late afternoon, we saw a cute little cemetery. We stopped and according to the plaque, it was the place prisoners were buried, if the family did not receive them.

    Most had either names drawn on them, or were just their cell numbers. But one was....... Henry Lee Lucas. To better understand him, you will have to Google, but trust me he was evil.

    As my family and I stood there, it suddenly became very winding and cold. (It was 100 degrees in the Texas sun)

    My hubby pulled me away, and insisted that we leave. It took several minutes for me to walk, it was like I was frozen in place. Once we got to the car, he had to get an old sweater out of the trunk of the car to put around me, because I was freezing.

    To me, he was still hanging around. Evil pure and simple!!!

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    Here's a strange thought....which before this forum, would never have spewed forth from my twisted mind: If those who've led such evil & destructive lives are "soul-less", how could they possibly leave behind any negative energies? I don't personally believe that anything or anyone is without a soul (of some sort) which is why I find the thought of feeling such negative energy from the grave of the likes of Lucas so chilling!

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    Everyone has a soul. Some have a good one, and some are evil. As far as Lucus, I didn't see him that day. he didn't jump out and say boo, which is good, because I forgot to mention I also had to pee.

    I can't explain the feelings that day. It was a very strange feeling.

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    Katie, I love prisons too! How eerie your story is! I would have been freaking out!

    When I was working at an Atlantic City casino, a guy who worked in our scheduling department was arrested one night... turns out he had killed like 4 or 5 women. We were horrified because, yes, just like you hear so many times.. "He was a nice guy!" LOL, but he WAS!
    Working in that business, it was like one big party... everyone went out after work all the time, drinking, etc... He'd come out from time to time.. and he fit right in, everyone liked him.. *shivers*
    I'll never forget the night he was arrested... I had gone down into the service level on break, and there was police tape everywhere.

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    My childhood best friend's brother was killed by a serial killer in the late 1970's while riding his bike to his grandmother's house. He was dragged into the woods and killed with a hammer. It was never solved and for some reason, there is no mention of if at all when I google him. I was friends with his brother (who was my age while this kid was three years older) both before and after the murder. During sleepovers it was very unsettling to see photos of his brother all over the house. His father was a motorcycle cop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katie View Post
    I have never met one, but I have been to the grave of one.

    I love prisons!! I don't know if it's the danger behind the walls, or the buildings themselves, but I have made it a habit to visit the outside of as many as possible.
    Not me! My husband is a Corrections Officer (almost 20 years) and it's NOT a pleasant place to spend any time. Oh, the stories he can tell... but he hates to talk about work! And every night when he comes home he smells like "prison." Eww.

    No, I've never known a serial killer or murderer, but two inmates did escape from Joe's prison a few years back... everything juicy happens when he's on vacation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by star82 View Post
    My friends Dad lived in Des Plaines, IL when he was younger. He was offered a ride by John Wayne Gacy...
    That's good he did not accept a ride he might of ended up in the crawl space

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    I have been "collecting" on my computer pictures of burial sites of Serial Killers. I can't imagine what it would be like to find out that a friend turned out to be a killer.
    The survival of everyone on board depends on just one thing: finding someone on board who can not only fly this plane, but who didn't have fish for dinner.

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    i borrowed a book from our library once called "the a-z encyclopedia of serial killers" very chilling stuff! nice tid bits of information about alot of the big names and some unknowns.

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    I've always had an interest in serial killers....I'm curious about what makes them turn out this way. I also wonder how many have gone undetected.....and how many are out there now...being tracked or not. Chilling, huh?

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    A guy lived 2 doors down from our house and he murdered a lady (also said he murdered someone else but stated they will never find the body). My brother was friends with him and he came to the house all of the time. I was always creeped out by him though. My brothers girlfriend rented a room in his house but moved out cause he creeped her out too (she would never stay there on her own).
    He gets out of prison this year, luckily I no longer live hear there.

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    i went to school with two boys who beat a girl to death with a flower pot. i knew them both and one of them was my "boyfriend" in the 4th grade. which meant, he walked me home and we held hands.

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    I saw a show once, where they were interviewing one of the FBI guys. He said that at any given time, there are hundreds of suspected Serial Killers running around, but they couldn't yet prove their guilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Milte's Huge Wanger View Post
    My childhood best friend's brother was killed by a serial killer in the late 1970's while riding his bike to his grandmother's house. He was dragged into the woods and killed with a hammer. It was never solved and for some reason, there is no mention of if at all when I google him. I was friends with his brother (who was my age while this kid was three years older) both before and after the murder. During sleepovers it was very unsettling to see photos of his brother all over the house. His father was a motorcycle cop.
    Thats terrible. What a horrible thing to go thru. I bet that was hard for you to deal with.

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    I'm also fascinated by Serial Killers have read so many books on the subject or on various Serial Killers. There is something about them that keeps me intrigued. I think the serial killer that intrigues me the most is Richard Ramirez. I remember being a small kid like 6 or so when he was on on the lose. I remember my parents being so concern that he was in the bay area. He's such an interesting guy.

    Any of you written to a serial killer on death row?



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    I had a friend from JR High School that was murdered by her boyfriend. Apparently she used to babysit for him and his wife and they ended up having an affair.

    Then one day she went missing, and her "Missing" posters were plastered all over town (this was in California in 1984), and about a few months later, a guy walking his dog up in the San Mateo hills, called for his dog, and the dog ran back to his master with a leg bone in his mouth!

    Apparently my friend's boyfriend killed her - via a gun - which he shoved up in between her legs and fired, killing her. Chopped up her body, shoved the parts into a few suitcases and dumped them up in the hills.

    He ended up getting life without parole. Thankfully. Sick bastard.

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    Hunting Humans is an encyclopedia on serial murders. You can find it at your local library. Its fun to go down there an get articles and books-

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    I don't feel as much of a death hag as this, I'm not interested at all in these freaks, I was best friends with a guy for 20 years that had his wife murdered, and confessed to me at her wake, I told the police on him, sorry but he got what he deserved,.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buddyhollylover View Post
    when i was 16 i had this one boyfriend, well his mom worked with jeffrey dahmer at the chocolate factory. she said he was really quiet, kept to himself. no one there had a clue.
    You know the author Anne Rule,she use to work late at night for a troubled teen phone hot line,well she did most of her shift's with ted bundy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aries65 View Post
    I had a friend from JR High School that was murdered by her boyfriend. Apparently she used to babysit for him and his wife and they ended up having an affair.

    Then one day she went missing, and her "Missing" posters were plastered all over town (this was in California in 1984), and about a few months later, a guy walking his dog up in the San Mateo hills, called for his dog, and the dog ran back to his master with a leg bone in his mouth!

    Apparently my friend's boyfriend killed her - via a gun - which he shoved up in between her legs and fired, killing her. Chopped up her body, shoved the parts into a few suitcases and dumped them up in the hills.

    He ended up getting life without parole. Thankfully. Sick bastard.
    Terrible, I think it's worse when you actually know the person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dearheart View Post
    year's ago I went to a company party with a friend of mine who worked with Gary Ridgeway..."THE GREEN RIVER KILLER"

    he sat at his seat didn't speak to anyone and just stared at people including me...while we were on our way out after the party I asked my friend about this weirdo and he told me the whole back story how he was suspected and questioned many times over the years etc...just a few short months later I saw his picture on the news and was like...OMG!!!! That's the creep from the party!!!!
    I read that his co-workers called him "Green River Gary," years before he was identified as the killer and captured. Your story certainly confirms that...very scary!



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    Serial Killers and Murder in general are definitely my Vice.

    My “favourite” serial Killer is the Yorkshire Ripper, probably because when he was active in the mid/late seventies I was a teenager and remember reading and watching the news as each new poor unfortunate victim was found. And the press frenzy as 2 ordinary beat coppers nicked him. I’ve read almost all that I can find on him & he still fascinates me to this day.
    Also
    Fred & Rose West in Gloucestershire, Denis Nielson in Muswell Hill, the Hillside stranglers & Ted Bundy.

    BTW has any one mentioned Michael Ryan and Thomas Hamilton (Spree or Mass Murderers here in the UK) scary stuff but strangely compelling.

    The serial killer sparked my interest in all things Haggish (not to be confused with the haggis – Delicacy of Scotland) now I’m hooked on anything remotely related to strange, untimely or gory death whether it is a famous, infamous or ordinary person.

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    Serial killers ARE interesting. But no, I'd never write to one. I don't feel they'd tell me what I'd want to know. The whole psychopath thing doesn't lend itself to a truthful exchange so I don't see a point to it.
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    Ivan millat is one we have in prison over here,as well as leonard fraser(he died in prison christmas last year).I have a book on him,but you can read up on both of them in crime library.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donetodeath View Post
    Ivan millat is one we have in prison over here,as well as leonard fraser(he died in prison christmas last year).I have a book on him,but you can read up on both of them in crime library.
    I've read a lot about Ivan millat in the past (scary bloke)
    I'm glad my Mum & Dad wouldn't let me go back packing back in the 70's when i was supposed to be on a "Gap" year (the gap was so long I'm still on it!!)

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