Unsolved Mysteries thread? Pictures, links, all appreciated.
Bonus points for summaries. Posting some I have.
>Maura Murray disappeared on February 9, 2004, after a one-car accident on New Hampshire Route 112 in Haverhill, New Hampshire.
>Her car was facing westbound in the eastbound lane, locked and with a cracked windshield and two deployed airbags. A rag from Maura's emergency roadside kit was discovered stuffed into the Saturn's muffler pipe. A damaged box of Franzia wine was found on the rear passenger seat.
>The investigation has turned up no leads to this very day.
>At the anniversary of her disappearance a mysterious account on YouTube going by the name “mr112dirtbag” starts posting videos alluding to the case. They at first glance appear to be products of a disturbed mind, but on closer inspection details of the videos and the bizarre homemade images included in them seemed to include allusions to information about the case no civilian could have known. No civilian but the perpetrator, at least. The user removed the videos from YouTube himself, in some case minutes after uploading them, but copies of these videos were provided by YouTube headquarters and re-released by the investigation-team. Are the videos merely mindless ramblings that coincidentally seem to make allusions to the case, or are they also a deranged and cryptic confession of sorts?
>June 2006. A girl resembling Maura was seen at a Cumberland Farms store in Hillsborough, New Hampshire with an older male companion. The girl was reportedly mouthing "help me." There are no security tapes of the incident available. The sighting was not reported until a few months later when the witness saw photos of Maura on a television news program.
>The girl was reportedly mouthing "help me."
>From 1934 to around 1938, somebody went around the slums of Cleveland, Ohio murdering people of the lower class, dismembering them, and leaving their body parts and torso scattered around areas of Cleveland. The killer generally castrated his male victims and decapitated all of his victims, along with severing other body parts. He or she worked with surgical precision when dismembering the bodies, leading authorities to believe the killer was a doctor or surgeon of some type. The killer had murdered a confirmed amount of 12 victims. (But is theorized to have committed several murders throughout the early 1930's, dumping the bodies in the "Murder Swamp" of New Castle, PA. It is also theorized that the killer later went on to murder Elizabeth Short (The Black Dahlia Murder), though there is little to no evidence to back up these theories.)
>Eliot Ness (of "The Untouchables" fame) had lead the investigation against the killer. Unfortunately, he had done a very poor job of handling the situation. After he burned down the shacks and shanties of Kingsbury Run, the murders miraculously ceased. The killer was never caught.
>May 5th, 1997
>San Antonio, Texas
>Monika Rizzo, 44, was last seen alive leaving her office without explanation. She is never seen again.
>An anonymous caller tells police that Monika had been murdered by her husband, Larry Rizzo, and that her remains were buried in the family’s backyard.
>Police arrive at the Rizzo home to investigate, at which time they find Larry Rizzo on the couch having a seizure. It was apparently one of several he had recently been having.
>The police search the yard, but find nothing.
>The anonymous caller makes a second call, states that her remains ARE in the Rizzo backyard, and specifies where to find them, buried under a pile of tires by the fence.
>Police search the yard again. This time they find human remains, including bone fragments, a skull and even a bag of severed human flesh.
>However, none of the remains are determined to be those of Monika Rizzo. Police are yet to identify whose remains they are.
>Police return and excavate the entire yard. The remains of at least four different people are discovered, with some investigators thinking there may have been more. Only one of the victims has been identified, that being Monica Rizzo.
>Leonard Rizzo has no explanation for the bones in his backyard. Forensic tests indicate that the remains had been chopped up with a high-power industrial mulcher, which Leonard Rizzo has never owned, rented or operated.
>Police still have no idea what happened to Monika Rizzo, whose bones were in the backyard, how any of them got there, or who the anonymous caller was.
>In 1984, masked thugs take the President of a wealthy Japanese candy company hostage after breaking into his and his mother's houses.
>Hold him captive in a warehouse and demand 1 billion yen and 100 kilograms in gold bullion for his return.
>President manages to escape but has no idea who his captors are.
>Unknown assailants light cars on fire at the company's parking lot and leave threatening messages with containers of acid
>Company receives letters claiming that their candy products have been contaminated with potassium cyanide from a person/group that signs the letters as "The Monster with 21 Faces"
>Company pulls products from shelves and finds no poisoned products. In total the prank cost them 21 million dollars.
>Police pursue a suspect at a money-drop in exchange for ceasing harassment, but lose the perp. Officers identify him as the "Fox-Eyed Man".
>He escapes capture at a second money-drop, abandoning his car which they find had a radio transceiver for eavesdropping on police.
>Police Superintendent in charge of the case later commits suicide by pouring gasoline on himself and lighting himself on fire.
>More taunting letters, and then the person/group is never heard from again.
>During a 13-month period, four children were abducted and murdered with their bodies left in various locations within the county. The children were each held from 4 to 19 days before being killed. Their deaths triggered a murder investigation which at the time was the largest in US history. The murders are still unsolved.
>Fear and near mass hysteria swept southeastern Michigan as young people were inundated with information on "stranger danger", and parents clogged streets around schools dropping off and picking up their children. The few who did walk, walked in groups and under the watchful eyes of parents in "safe houses", where children could go if they felt uncomfortable. Children even avoided using a playground directly behind the Birmingham police station.
>Timothy King, 11, borrowed 30 cents from his older sister and left his home in Birmingham, skateboard in hand, to buy candy at a drugstore on nearby Maple Road on Wednesday, March 16, 1977, at about 8:30 pm He left the store by the rear entrance, which opened to a parking lot shared with a supermarket, and vanished.
>In an emotional television appeal, Timothy's father, Barry King, begged the abductor to release his son unharmed. In a letter printed in the Detroit News, Marion King wrote that she hoped Timothy could come home soon so she could serve him his favorite meal, Kentucky Fried Chicken.
>In the late evening hours of March 22, 1977, two teenagers in a car spotted his body in a shallow ditch alongside Gill Road, about 300 feet south of Eight Mile Road in Livonia, just across the county line in Wayne County. His skateboard was placed next to his body. His clothing had been neatly pressed and washed. He had been suffocated and sexually assaulted with an object. The postmortem showed that Timothy had eaten fried chicken before he was slain.
>Precise "cookie cutter" holes cut into various parts of a Brazilian man.
>Removal of "the right and left orbital areas, emptying of the mouth cavity, pharynx, oropharynx, neck, right and left armpit area, abdomen, pelvic cavity, right and left groin area."
>Anus "cored" and removed.
>Autopsy suggests "sucking devices" were used.
>Cause of death determined to be cardiac arrest due to extreme pain, suggesting everything was done to the victim while still alive and conscious.
>On October 21, 1978, 20-year-old pilot Frederick Valentich left Moorabin airport in Victoria, Australia
> His flight plan stated that he planned to collect waiting passengers in King Island, Tasmania (750 odd km away) although he told his family and friends that he was collecting cray fish
>A short while after he was supposed to have reached his destination he asked a Flight Service Officer for information on another aircraft and was told there were no other known traffic at that level (below 5000 feet)
>Valentich described it as a "large unknown aircraft with four landing lights" passing about 300m above him and at high speeds
>Valentich also reported at one point that the aircraft was "orbiting" above him before it disappeared and then re-appeared coming at him from a south western direction
>After a short break of radio silence, Valentich claimed that he was experiencing engine problems
>Valentich then told the flight service officer "it is hovering and it's not an aircraft"
>17 seconds of unidentifiable noise, described as "metallic scraping sounds"
>All contact with Valentich was then lost, a 7 day search by two military aircrafts resulted in no trace of Valentich or his Cessna and by a full fortnight later, the investigation to his disappearance was officially deemed "presumed fatal for Valentich" with officials unable to determine the cause.
What happened to the heiress of the Arnold fortune?
>Pretty young heiress Dorothy Arnold vanished into thin air from Fifth Avenue and 27th Street, one of the busiest street corners in the world. Hundreds of people surrounded her on that bleak winter morning and yet no one saw anything. She simply disappeared without a trace -- never to be heard from again.
On the cold morning of December 12, 1910, Dorothy left her parent’s home in Manhattan to go shopping for a dress to wear to her younger sister’s “coming out” party. It was the holiday season in New York and a time for festivities, galas and balls and this particular party was a much-anticipated one for the Dorothy, a young and beautiful graduate of Bryn Mawr and the daughter of a prosperous and socially prominent clan.
>D. B. Cooper is a media epithet popularly used to refer to an unidentified man who hijacked a Boeing 727 aircraft in the airspace between Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington, on November 24, 1971. He extorted $200,000 in ransom and parachuted to an uncertain fate. Despite an extensive manhunt and an ongoing FBI investigation, the perpetrator has never been located or positively identified. The case remains the only unsolved air piracy in American aviation history.
>The Taman Shud Case, also known as the Mystery of the Somerton Man, is an unsolved case of an unidentified man found dead at 6:30 a.m., 1 December 1948, on Somerton beach in Adelaide, South Australia. It is named for a phrase, tamam shud, meaning "ended" or "finished," on a scrap of the final page of The Rubaiyat, found in the hidden pocket of the man's trousers.
On Friday, 15 September 1961, Wendy Catherine Mayes, an attractive 16-year-old girl, answered an advertisement in a Wellington newspaper for a photographer's model, and an interview was arranged. At 7.30 a.m. the following Monday morning she left home for work in the city. This was the last time her parents saw her. At 5 p.m. on Monday she met in a city coffee bar a man who was later identified as John Frederick Maltby, aged 30. After a brief interview she and Maltby drove off in his car. When their daughter did not return home on Monday night, her parents reported her disappearance to the police. Investigations led to Maltby, but there was insufficient evidence to hold him. Arrangements were then made to search the scrub behind Maltby's house and a 24-hour watch was set. Early in the morning of Thursday, 21 September, Maltby was seen to run into the scrub and, although the area was searched, no sign of the man was found. The police extended the scope of the search and large patrols combed the beaches and hills in the Wellington and Hutt Valley districts. On Sunday, 24 September, two fishermen found Maltby's body, which had been washed ashore at Island Bay. The fate of Wendy Mayes remains a mystery.
Any information you can give on that theory? Links?
>Footprints go to a farm
>None come back
>Footsteps in the attic
>Everyone lured into barn one by one and slaughtered
>The autopsy also showed that the younger Cäzilia had been alive for several hours after the assault. Lying in the straw, next to the bodies of her grandparents and her mother, she had torn her hair out in tufts.
>lady brought into emergency room suffering from advanced cervical cancer
>staff tries to defibrillate her heart, oily sheen seen covering her body, fruity, garlic-like odor starts emanating from her mouth
>staff draws blood, ammonia like smell coming from the tube, manila-colored particles floating in the blood
>2 members of staff who handled her blood faint, a third one also faints
>lady dies not soon later
>the doctor who drew the blood developed breathing problems, hepatitis and avascular necrosis in her knees
The Tylenol Murders
>Seven people died in the Chicago area in the autumn of 1982 after taking Extra Strength Tylenol capsules that had been tampered with and laced with potassium cyanide.
>The victims died in rapid succession, and police quickly linked the deaths to the tampered Tylenol. One of the victims was only 12 years old.
> Police theorized that their suspect had purchased the product from a variety of stores over an extended time period, took the packages home, laced the Tylenol capsules with cyanide and replaced it on store shelves.
>On February 25, 1957 an unidentified boy was found dead in a cardboard box in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA.
>According to reports, the boy was found inside what used to be a baby bassinet’s box. He was naked and wrapped in a blanket with his arms folded across the stomach. The boy’s hair was also cut near the head in a hurried manner. The boy’s finger nails were trimmed neatly. His entire face and body was full of bruises.
There have been several speculations regarding the boy’s death and identity. Among the most probable theories is one that involves a foster home located about a mile away from the dump site. This foster home had a similar box where the boy was found as well as identical blankets in which his body was wrapped.
>Anthonette Cayedito (1986) was a nine-year-old Navajo girl kidnapped from her home in April 1986 from Gallup, New Mexico. She was profiled on Unsolved Mysteries a few years after her disappearance. It is believed that she phoned 911 a year after her kidnapping in a desperate attempt to be rescued. She may have also been seen by a waitress in Las Vegas a few years later. The waitress stated that a girl that looked like Anthonette's age-progression image entered the restaurant with a rather unkempt male and female and kept dropping her silverware on the floor and squeezing the waitress' hand really hard when she placed it back on the table. The girl also left a note written on a napkin underneath the plate that read "Help me. Call the police." The girl was never located.
Tara Calico- missing person
>Normal girl hops on her bike one day in the 80's. Heads out to the park. Seen riding her bike by locals. Later when she failed to return home a search was conducted. Tara was not found neither was her bike.
>later a picture surfaced from a parking lot seeming to show Tara and another missing boy bound and gagged. No other information has been found.
>The Isdal woman (Norwegian: Isdalskvinnen) is the subject of an unsolved case involving an unidentified woman found dead at Isdalen Valley in Bergen, Norway on 29 November 1970. Considered one of Norway's most profound mysteries, the case has been the subject of intense speculation over the years regarding the identity of the victim, the events leading up to her death and the cause of death. Public interest in the case remains significant.
>On 29 November 1970 at approximately 13:15, while hiking in the foothills of mount Ulrikens north face, in an area known as Isdalen valley, a university professor and his two young daughters came across the partially charred remains of a naked woman hidden among some rocks at a remote hiking trail. Present at the scene were large amounts of sleeping pills, and bottles of petrol. A full scale murder investigation was immediately initiated and the case has since evolved to become the most comprehensive criminal case by the Bergen police.
>Police eventually found out that the woman had travelled around Norway and Europe with nine different identities and that the woman had spoken several languages: French, German, English and Dutch.
>On 24 November, five days before the discovery of the woman, a local 26-year old man was hiking with friends around the same area. He reported to have come across a woman of foreign appearance, her face completely distorted by fear. He noted that the woman was dressed elegantly, although not appropriately for being outdoors, let alone hiking in the hills. As they passed each other she formed her mouth as if to say something but appeared intimidated by two black-coated men who followed her. The men also had a foreign appearance. >The 26-year-old contacted the police after hearing that a young woman was found dead in the same area. He immediately recognized her from the composite sketches, but according to him the policeman with whom he spoke answered "Forget her, she was dispatched. The case will never be solved", he followed the advice, waiting 32 years to tell the story publicly.
>Any information you can give on that theory? Links?
There where supposedly murders all along the Ohio River that had the same MO. Some took place before the Torso killing and there are some that happened after they stopped in Ohio. Serial killers weren't a thing at the time and the killings were spaced out far enough that nobody noticed till decades later. Another theory I read somewhere was that the killer was caught and it was someone who was a suspect at the time. Problem was they didn't have enough evidence and the guy was crazy anyway. He was locked up in a insane asylum (around the time the murders ended) and died while inside.
I read all this in high school so hunting down links would be hard. This site http://www.prairieghosts.com/torso.html
says that there was no connection between the torso killers and the other murders. I swear I read otherwise somewhere.
>On the evening of October 11, 2001, Wales was sitting at his computer in his home office in his basement. A gunman avoided the security lights in Wales' backyard and shot him in the neck, through a window, with a handgun. The killer left shell casings behind.
>Nothing bad happens in Germany
>horrible bait is horrible
>then again, i did respond
I JUST saw a summary of this on a TV show lately, I think it was on the Discovery Science channel. They seemed to come to the same conclusion as the first theory on that wiki page: she had taken DMSO as a pain remedy for her cervical cancer. When the doctors used the defibrillator on her, it created DMSO4 in her blood stream, which is essentially a component of certain types of nerve gas. It still doesn't explain the lack of DMSO4 remaining in her corpse, though, and some of the medical staff involved had symptoms not entirely consistent with DMSO4 exposure.
>"It was posted on the 8th anniversary of her disappearance. Also, the guy who originally posted it had the username "Mr112dirtbag". 112 was the number of the street she disappeared on, and in a later interview, Maura's father said that she might have been kidnapped by "some dirtbags." Lastly, mr112dirtbag had posted some other videos, one of which was simply called "Maura Murray". IIRC, it was some random video showing a ticket to a ski resort close to where she disappeared."
The Dyatlov Pass incident generally refers to the mysterious deaths of nine ski hikers in the northern Ural mountains on the night of February 2, 1959. The incident happened on the east shoulder of the mountain Kholat Syakhl (?????-?????, a Mansi name, meaning Dead Mountain). The mountain pass where the incident occurred has since been named Dyatlov Pass (??????? ???????) after the group's leader, Igor Dyatlov (????? ??????).
The lack of eyewitnesses has inspired much speculation. Soviet investigators simply determined that "a compelling natural force" had caused the deaths. Access to the area was barred for skiers and other adventurers for three years after the incident. The chronology of the incident remains unclear because of the lack of survivors.
Investigators at the time determined that the hikers tore open their tent from within, departing barefoot into heavy snow and a temperature of ?30 °C (?22 °F). Although the corpses showed no signs of struggle, two victims had fractured skulls, two had broken ribs, and one was missing parts of her face[a] due to postmortem decay.
>scribbled note stating "yeti's are real" found near bodies
>detectable radiation found near and on bodies
>tongue of one survivor removed, but other soft tissue remained undisturbed
>People don't like to be reminded how viscous humans can be to each other.
Yes, the viscosity of humans can be increased to the point at which they become a slowly pouring gel.
you forgot this bit
>Thomas Crane Wales (1952 – October 11, 2001) was an American federal prosecutor and gun control advocate from Seattle, Washington, who was the victim of an unsolved murder.
>Ten weeks after she died, Ramirez was buried in an unmarked grave at Olivewood Memorial Park in Riverside.
Is this a normal thing to be put in a unmarked grave in modern times? I mean having been a advanced cancer victim, having died traumatically and how she obviously had a family that cared for her, this seems kind of sad.
there are similar stories to these that pop up occasionally, such as a woman found dead in an apartment above a mart, or a woman (I think in Detroit) found dead in her car in the garage who'd been there for something like 4-6 years.
Anyone have these somewhere?
Oh man I have that UM episode on my laptop.
Didn't know about the seizures thing. I've read that seizures can sometimes cause a break in the brain that causes MPD. can anyone confirm? Maybe that's what happened. 2spoopy
Joe Cooper, an all-star of the 90's in one of those "wacky original sports" that popped up during that decade, disappeared without a trace at the turn of 98.
He had a promising career with his rising super-star team mate who had been signing deals left and right, until he just suddenly vanished.
Video on it down below:
>4th day of Chanukah
>Celebration of the Maccabees liberated the Holy Temple in Jerusalem, after defeating the vastly more numerous and powerful armies of the Syrian-Greek king Antiochus IV, who had tried to forcefully uproot the beliefs and practices of Judaism from the people of Israel. The victorious Jews repaired, cleansed and rededicated the Temple to the service of G-d. But all the Temple's oil had been defiled by the pagan invaders; when the Jews sought to light the Temple's menorah (candelabra), they found only one small cruse of ritually pure olive oil. Miraculously, the one-day supply burned for eight days, until new, pure oil could be obtained. In commemoration, the Sages instituted the 8-day festival of Chanukah, on which lights are kindled nightly to recall and publicize the miracle
>November 1948, Jews successfully invade and retake Israel
Holy shit, definitely a fucking spy, maybe even a warning/sign of the Jews finally reclaiming/taking control.
>The postmortem showed that Timothy had eaten fried chicken before he was slain
That cheeky fucking cunt.
Read about this as a kid and never forgot it
I also read a book about urban legends and 'monsters' and it said that a bear went on a rampage and killed a bunch of people. Bullets couldn't stop it and it took a silver bullet to take it down. When they examined the body, he was wearing a mans belt and nobody knows why. Can't seem to find anything about that on the web, read it probably 10 years ago though.
>large camel-like creature terrorizes Arizona for a decade in the 1880s and 1890s
Described as 'a camel ridden by a devil creature' or by one man who claimed to have snuck up on it, 'a camel with something like a skeleton strapped to its back'
>Someone shoots at the camel, knocks something off
>turns out to be a human skull
>eventually, someone succeeds in killing the camel
>sure enough, it's just an ordinary camel with a heavily decayed human corpse strapped to its back
>To this day no one knows who strapped the body there, or why
>Kendrick Johnson was found headfirst in the center of a rolled up wrestling mat, in his high school gym, on January 11, 2013.
>An autopsy by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) stated that Johnson had died from positional asphyxia, and the case was ruled an accidental death by the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office.
>Johnson's family has questioned this hypothesis. An independent autopsy conducted by a private pathologist in the service of Johnson's parents came to a different conclusion, finding that his death was caused by blunt force trauma.
>The independent autopsy found, among other things, that Johnson's body was stuffed with newspapers. The funeral home, which processed the body after it was turned over to them following the GBI autopsy, stated that they never received Johnson's organs from the coroner. Johnson's internal organs were said to have been "destroyed through natural process" and "discarded by the prosector before the body was sent back to Valdosta" according to the funeral home owner.
What makes this case more interesting is the footage available:
>Kendrick Johnson Death Scene Video (body is visible around 7:32)
>Kendrick Johnson Mat Test
>Surveillance video of Kendrick Johnson, speculated to have been edited
The related videos are worth a watch as well.
happy? Ive been in 8 of these threads and I try to find something new to bring in, but reading thorugh this ive seen the same stories over and over. Id rather have just a regular creepy crime thead but somebody bitches about it not being paranormal enough
if she doesnt have any family or anyone tries to claim the body theres not much they can do. My mom was a nurse and said theyd have a lot of john and jane does die and just have them shipped out to a cemetary if no body claimed them
could ahve been a sign of remorse. More than likely it was two killers. two MO's, two victims tyes, two styles of kiling. One may have been more remorseful and self oathing and thought it was a nice gesture.
Or it could have been taunting and sadistic
Anyone have that picture of that woman under the dock who has her arms out to defend herself? The killer takes the picture right before murdering her or something. That one always scares the shit out of me. It's so creepy because it looks like it's straight out of a movie. You see something like that in a movie and say, "Yeah, that never happens in real life" but you see the photo and it's crazy.
I found this one while browsing through Charley Project
>Betty was deaf and mute in 1941 and frequently suffered sudden bouts of illness. Doctors believed she would not live past her late teens.
>Betty was last seen at her family's Silver Creek Falls, Oregon on June 21, 1941.
>She woke up early in the morning before her sisters were awake, dressed, and took a bucket outside to get water from the nearby pump.
>Betty never returned home and has never been heard from again.
This case really got to me, I guess I have a soft spot for little kids, especially disabled ones. Preying on children is bad enough but going after handicapped ones deserves a special place in hell.
Some more info here: http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?41698-OR-Betty-McCullough-10-Silver-Creek-Falls-21-June-1941
>A few days prior to the crime, farmer Andreas Gruber told neighbours about discovering footprints in the snow leading from the edge of the forest to the farm, but none leading back. He also spoke about hearing footsteps in the attic and finding an unfamiliar newspaper on the farm.
>footprints in the snow leading from the edge of the forest to the farm, but none leading back.
>footsteps in the attic
Oklahoma girl scout murders
>The Oklahoma girl scout murders occurred on June 12, 1977, at Camp Scott in Mayes County, Oklahoma. The victims were three girl scouts, between the ages of 8-10, who were raped and murdered and their bodies left in the woods near their tent at summer camp.
The details of this whole investigation are /x/. The main suspect managed to avoid the police so well that the Native Americans assumed he was using black magic. According to the myths surrounding the case the suspect died in custody from a curse.
Holy shit the story behind that
>14 yo Regina is sad because of shitty home life
>Meets cute guy called Ricky who seems to really get her
>Let's run away to Mexico! We can hitch hike!
>Some guy called Robert Rhoades who's driving a big rig offers them a lift.
>Robert presumably kills Ricky and then...
Inside his truck was a travelling torture chamber. A stained mattress where she would sleep, hooks in the wall where she’d be chained and spread-eagled. In the truck, was a suitcase that Rhoades carried with him at all times—his murder kit.
Among his tools of the trade: an 18-inch double-sided dildo which he used to rape women both anally and orally, a horse bridle he’d shove into his victims’ mouths, handcuffs, a bullwhip, leashes, and an assortment of pins and needles.
Detective Rick Barnhart told the Tucson Weekly in 1996, “He took good care of the contents of that briefcase. There were alligator clips, leashes, handcuffs, whips, pins, and dildos. It was just very well cared for and everything was placed neatly."
Young told the paper that he believed that Rhoades was kidnapping and/or murdering as many as three women a month in the early 1990s.
> A young artist, poet and writer who explored nature including the High Sierra, California Coast and the deserts of the American southwest, invariably alone. His fate while traveling through a remote area of Utah(in 1934) has been a mystery for many years.
I think I found a good one:
>The Moonlight Murders, a term created by the news media, refer to the true unsolved violent crimes committed in and around Texarkana in the spring of 1946 by an unidentified serial killer known as the Phantom Killer or Phantom Slayer. The killer is credited with attacking eight people within ten weeks, five of whom were killed, usually three weeks apart. The attacks happened on weekends between February 22, 1946 through May 3, 1946. The first two victims, Jimmy Hollis and Mary Larey, survived. Some officers are not sure if their attack was connected with the murders. The first double murder, which involved Richard Griffin and Polly Ann Moore, happened four weeks later. The second double-homicide, involving Paul Martin and Betty Jo Booker, occurred exactly three weeks from the last attack. Texas Rangers came in to investigate, including a living legend at the time, M. T. "Lone Wolf" Gonzaullas. Finally, almost exactly three weeks later, Virgil Starks was killed and his wife, Katie, was wounded severely. Most officials no longer connect that attack to the other murders. Contrary to popular belief, the killer did not attack during a full moon but did strike late at night.
Prime suspect was never charged with murder. He send the entire town into a panic.
Officer Jason Ellis
It was likely multiple assailants unloading on him all at once.
Not really paranormal but... Kentucky is creepy as Hell with just the matter-of-fact way people deal with this stuff. There are just 'things you don't mess with' and if you turn over too many stones you could easily find yourself under one. Everybody I ever talked to from that state knows or knows of somebody who just 'up and disappeared' or met some brutal fate.
Best way I can describe it is 'Hillbilly Omerta'.
What scares me about that one is I believe PEOPLE did that shit to him.
And by people I mean some cartel tied that poor son of a bitch down and worked him over with a fucking mortician trocar.
Google trocar if you want. Then imagine that being used on somebody alive.
The Death of Cindy James has always stuck with me.
>Nurse goes through difficult divorce with older, wealthy husband.
>Years later, she reports that she has begun receiving terrifying, threatening phone calls and is being watched
>Police investigate, but find nothing
>She begins receiving death threats made of pictures of corpses and magazine letter cut outs in the mail
>Pictures of corpses are taped to her car, raw meat is left on her porch, and cats are killed and left hanging in the trees outside her home
>Police again investigate her claims and cannot find the source of the harassment
>Months after the threats begin, her home is broken into. She is found unconscious with a knife through her hand, pinning it to the ground. Another death threat hangs from the knife
>Police begin insinuating she is harming herself for attention
>More months pass and the stalking continues. She is found lying in a ditch, unconscious, with a stocking tied around her neck. Police refuse to do anything as they have already "wasted" resources on her and suspect she is simply crazy and in dire need of attention
>James hires her own private investigator. She tells him that she knows who is behind her stalking and has been afraid to reveal it without proof. She says the truth will come out soon.
>Cindy James is found dead shortly after. She had been hogtied, strangled, and injected with barbiturates. Her car is found nearby, still filled with groceries and a wrapped gift.
>Police rule it a suicide.
There was an Unsolved Mysteries segment with images of some of the notes Cindy James received.
My favorite theory was the 'Black Note' theory.
That there is a sound frequency that just does something to the human brain that causes a panic attack.
The way this works is somehow the wind whistled through the cliffs just right that night to create the frequency. Rational human beings turned into terrified rabbits running from some 'thing' that seemed to be all around them.
They were indirectly killed by mere sounds.
Imagine learning what this frequency is and using it in a public place. You could be a legit super villain!
That's actually called infrasound.
>he participants were not told which pieces included the low-level 17 Hz near-infrasonic tone. The presence of the tone resulted in a significant number (22%) of respondents reporting anxiety, uneasiness, extreme sorrow, nervous feelings of revulsion or fear, chills down the spine, and feelings of pressure on the chest.
Forgot link. Also, here's the traditional thread music. Strange that no one posted it
>frequency that causes humans anguish
>oh forgot link, wheres the traditional music? Strange no one posted it
Nice try asshole
>you'll be fine
>do not worry
>come listen to it
>you'll be fine
>nothing bad will happen
You'll never get me
Disappearance Harold Holt
>Prime minister of Australia 1967
>Goes swimming at a Melbourne beach
>disappears from sight from body guards
>Largest search in Australian history
>No traces could be found
>kidnapped by a Chinese submarine
>The autopsy also showed that the younger Cäzilia had been alive for several hours after the assault. Lying in the straw, next to the bodies of her grandparents and her mother, she had torn her hair out in tufts.
God that's fucking terrible. She was 7.
I live in the apartment complex she lived in
Green children of Woolpit
>The legend of the green children of Woolpit concerns two children of unusual skin colour who reportedly appeared in the village of Woolpit in Suffolk, England, some time in the 12th century, perhaps during the reign of King Stephen. The children, brother and sister, were of generally normal appearance except for the green colour of their skin. They spoke in an unknown language, and the only food they would eat was beans.
>six inhabitants of the farm were killed with a mattock
>the fuck is a mattock
>somehow all lured into the barn one by one, where they were killed
>Cäzilia had been alive for several hours after the assault. Lying in the straw, next to the bodies of her grandparents and her mother, she had torn her hair out in tufts.
THE PERSON TO WHOM I REPLIED (YOU?) ASSUMED THAT THE OBVIOUS & MOST PROBABLE POSSIBILITY IS THAT IT WAS AN "ORGANIZED CRIME" EXECUTION, WHICH IS NOT.
USING A SURGEON TO PERFORM AN EXECUTION IS AN OVERLY IMPRACTICAL MANNER TO KILL A PERSON OF WHOM YOU WANT TO ELIMINATE AS QUICKLY –AN MOST OFTEN AS DETACHEDLY– AS POSSIBLE.
that's a bad feel.
i was out camping/hiking with some buds last summer when a friend fell and sliced his arm up really bad
pressure and bandages didn't really help since it was so deep and we were too far away from civilization for a tourniquet
so me, with barely any first aid experience (but the most in the group) had the honor of having to sew my friend up with a fucking sewing kit, everclear, and 550 cord
it was unpleasant
THE INTENTIONS SEEM TO HAVE BEEN PRAGMATIC, NOT SADISTIC.
IF THE PERPETRATORS INTENDED TO EXTRACT INFORMATION FROM HIM, THEY WOULD HAVE USED MORE EFFECTIVE & LESS DESTRUCTIVE METHODS THAN REMOVING PARTS OF HIS BODY WHICH WOULD HAVE BEEN COUNTERPRODUCTIVE TO THEIR PURPOSES.
IF THE PERPETRATORS INTENDED TO SATISFY THEIR OWN SADISTIC IMPULSES, THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN BRUTAL, NOT CLINICAL, IN THEIR EXECUTION.
THE PURPOSE SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN THE EXTRACTION OF THE BODY PARTS; THE PAIN WAS MERELY CONSEQUENTIAL; WHETHER THE MAN FELT PAIN WAS IRRELEVANT TO THE PERPETRATORS.
>serial killer buries people while he knows they're out, piece by piece
>Kills Monika, puts her in another burial spot
>Calls the cops
He's flexing and showing how much control, I bet that fucker really jerks it to that thought.
Have fun digging.
>Ursula and Sabina Eriksson are Swedish twin sisters (born 1967) who came to national attention in the United Kingdom in May 2008 after an apparent episode of folie à deux (or "shared psychosis"), a rare psychiatric disorder in which delusional beliefs are transmitted from one individual to another, which resulted in a series of bizarre incidents on the M6 motorway and the subsequent murder of Glenn Hollinshead of Fenton, Staffordshire. There was no evidence that drugs or alcohol were involved in the incidents on the M6 or the death of Hollinshead
So Kendrick walk past those three guys and senses somethings up to as he walks thru door he dashes to the double doors by the mats, tries to (or does)unlock the the two latches to escape and gets out but they jump him, They unknowingly or knowingly kill him out side , maybe, and try to quickly hide him - obviously the mats.. so they stuff him in one and try to cover it up with newspapers and other trash, the kids playing basketball just see and hear a fight and leave cause they either know what's up or dont want to get involve or snitche..?
>Johnson's internal organs were said to have been "destroyed through natural process" and "discarded by the prosector before the body was sent back to Valdosta" according to the funeral home owner. That left a void, which the funeral home filled. The funeral home owner stated that it is standard practice to fill a void in this fashion, and that cotton or sawdust may also be employed for this purpose. Johnson's family filed a complaint, with a regulatory body, against the funeral home operator. A subsequent investigation by the Georgia Secretary of State's office found that the funeral home did not follow "best practice" and that other material was "more acceptable than newspaper". Nonetheless, the investigation cleared the funeral home of any wrongdoing.
More like the first autopsy took out all the organs, so the funeral home stuffed his body to make it presentable.
..or he exit that one door just below the one with the mats to escape and he does a Houdini and runs back in the gym thru the double door by mats and jumps In mat to hide, they find him and bash his head and flip the mat over/upside down..?
Here's some related footage:
This was creepy to read because I live in Oakland County and never knew this occurred. Im 18 so this happened way way before but our community is still seemingly fucked. At least now I kind of know why
I looked up cold cases from my state and found that the Justice Department of Connecticut created these,
>South East Vermont, near Bennington
>November 12, 1945: 74 year old Middie Rivers disappears while out hunting. He was leading a hunting group of four down the "Long Trail Road" when he got ahead of them, then was never seen again. An investigation yielded only a rifle cartridge found in a nearby stream.
>December 1, 1946: 18 year old Paula Welden, a sophomore at Bennington College, vanishes during a hike on the Long Trail. An elderly couple were 100 yards from her, and she reportedly turned a corner and was gone. A police investigation discovered nothing.
>December 1, 1949: Veteran James Tedford returns from visiting relatives in St. Albans aboard a bus. Witnesses say he was still on the bus at the previous stop, but on arriving at Bennington he was gone. His luggage was still in the rack and an open bus timetable was left on his seat.
>October 12, 1950: Eight year old Paul Jepson disappears while his mother feeds pigs. He was unattended for an hour. A search reveals nothing, but rumors report that bloodhounds tracked his scent to a highway.
>October 28, 1950: 53 year old Frieda Langer was on a hike with her cousin Herbert Elsner, leaving their family campsite near Somerset Reservoir. Langer slipped into a stream, and asked Elsner to wait while she returned to the campsite to change clothes. When she did not return, Elsner returned to the camp to discover that nobody had seen her since the two had left. Five searches within two weeks, including a search helicopters and involving 300 searchers at one time, revealed nothing. However, on May 12, 1951, her body was found near the Somerset Reservoir, in an area covered by the previous searches. Due to the decomposition of the body, no cause of death was determined
No, you're an idiot. Did you not watch the demo of the kid in the mat? And his body was stuffed with newspapers by the state coroner since his organs were fucked.
If he did get himself in there for a shoe, it was pretty fucking unavoidable just by pushing over the mat and grabbing the shoe, but then again his friend said he had a histroy of getting on top of the mats.
It's obviously a cover-up. Mind you, the local cops and school aren't trying to protect the perpetrator; rather, they're trying to avoid the fallout that comes from a rather 'unusual' death in a small town and school.
Man... Cops fucking suck. Nobody PINS A FUCKING KNIFE THROUGH THEIR HAND for attention. Why are there so many stories of cops writing off shit like this as people trying to get attention??
>nobody pins a fucking knife through their hand for attention
Just how new are you? Is this your first time posting?
You're the idiot, you didn't notice the trash in the crime scene vid of random trash by body.. The face post mortem was swelled with blood.. he its all speculation.. maybe he hide face down and they were searching for him and saw his head and went to town .. then just tipped over the vertical mat either upside down or horizontal.. from the CS vid it might sugest that also judging the layout of exits of gym in various vid.. it never said that he personally enjoyed climbing said mats but that generally the school kids did..
>Since the early 1970s roughly 30 bodies have been extracted from the fields, mainly consisting of young girls.
>Despite exhaustive efforts by the Texas City Police with the assistance of the FBI, very few cases have been solved
Here's something from my town:
>little shop with big ass chimney with ladder leading to it
>it was cleaned for the first time in a long time
>they found a human skeleton inside
Nothing is known about it, probably he wanted to break in through the chimney or just played around.
They never had children, so there definitely were no child support payments. I also doubt alimony was involved as Cindy seemed to be living at her means after the divorce.
That being said, I've always thought her ex husband had been behind the threats and stalking at the very least. The shit went on for over 6 years, so it was obviously someone who fixated on her specifically.
There's not a lot if information about her ex husband online, but it's also possible that he had some shady financial dealings that she got involved in. It doesn't seem out of the question that she just owed too much money to the wr I ng people, especially given her reluctance to talk about it.
Going through some of the cases on the Mysterious Disappearances wiki page, I feel like a lot of them have really bizarre and strange circumstances surrounding the cases that could be from supernatural entities...
Many of them just vanished without a trace, with no signs of violence or abduction and with no clear links to organized crime groups or anything of the sort.
Perhaps extra-terrestrial abduction or temporal warps?
most likely the guy(s) working that guy were extreme sadists and also with medical knowledge. Maybe they even wanted to fuck with people and make them think it's aliens or some shit.
Now what strikes me is that after a bit of research, it doesn't seem like the guy was unidentified, just that his identification was never disclosed to the public. Knowing his identity would make it easy knowing his ties to organized crime.
Actually, using weapons on those who would take them away is the 2nd Amendment working properly. Anyway this debate belongs on /pol/ lets go back to discussing spooky scary unsolved mysteries.
They do, anon, I've seen them. Spirits or haunts at least. That is the scariest shit you'll ever see. It's weird the feeling not danger like you would fear from a large animal encounter, but something else, a different type of fear entirely. It's hard to explain until you've encountered something paranormal
This case is so open and shut I can't believe it's even treated as anything else.
It was obviously an accident. Just the typical parents looking for someone to blame. Everything points to an accident, in fact there is not a single piece of evidence to support the theory that he was murdered. As his friend said he was up there all the time, so him falling down sometime is not exactly shocking, and the security footage showed that he was in there alone.
As for you idiots going on about the newspaper stuffing: try reading the full thing before embarrasing yourselves. It's funeral stuffing.
Wasant there an axe murderer/serial killer in New England in the 80s that went unsolved or something like that? I read about it in one of these threads a while back and being a Massag
it caught my attention
honestly, the father was a total fucking idiot for not checking out where the sound was coming from or calling the police
I mean seriously, footsteps to but not from? footsteps in the attic? unfamiliar newspapers? how could he not realize somebody was on his farm
I want to but, whatever fate she met was probably worse then dying of illness...
>Not everyone was intimidated by the Axeman. Some well armed citizens sent the newspaper invitations for the Axeman to visit their houses that night and see who was killed first. One invitation promised to leave a window open for the Axeman, politely asking that he not damage the front door.
lol, I think we found /k/'s ancestors.
I mean, it's not a possibility that I can rule out, to be honest. Especially the ones involving groups of people just up and disappearing with no sign of violence or a struggle. Especially when they're out in the middle of no where, like on a ship in the middle of the ocean.
Here you go guys. If you haven't seen it, this is the episode that got me contemplating chem trails way back when.
[9:04] of based tv.
the murderer clearly read the newspaper, and set up the body this way to mock his mother.
God that is so fucked dude.
Its incredible how dark human creativity can be sometimes.
this one really hit me in a soft spot.
>Marion King wrote that she hoped Timothy could come home soon so she could serve him his favorite meal, Kentucky Fried Chicken.
this woman had such an innocent heart.
this put weight on my heart when i read it.
what happened is they suffered from a condition where your brain gets too cold to operate correctly and it simply malfunctions.
I already read about this article somewhere.
Perfectly logical explanation.
look that shit up if you're OCD about it.
more based tv. think they got this guy tho.
After I read this, I was involuntarily forced to shut my eyes for a few minutes. What a terrible, creative human being.
He probably read the news letter to that kid, the one from his mom. Let the kid watch the evening news, watch his dad cry on the 8pm special. "Come home, Timmy". Fucked his ass while he watched news reports on him and his family. "Eat up, Timmy. You know your mommy wants you well fed".
I have spent countless fucking hours researching this. I am so glad to see it made it into this thread.
Certainly a (decommissioned) spy, but some of the specifics that surround the case are so fucking bizarre.
This is another that keeps me up at night. One that spend hour after hour reading into and pondering. A crazy war veteran? An estranged family member? Fuck me, I would pay good money for some answer.
Also, as a side note... their tent was still upright and on the surface. Was not buried in snow. It had been torn open from the inside, but remained intact. I think an avalanche would knock a canvas tent over.
Also, none of the trees in the area were knocked over. There was absolutely 0 evidence of an avalanche. I take it it doesnt snow where ever it is you guys live?
the child abductions are the ones that affect me the most.
>Especially the ones involving groups of people just up and disappearing with no sign of violence or a struggle. Especially when they're out in the middle of no where, like on a ship in the middle of the ocean.
>disappearing...in the middle of the ocean
yeah, good point. no rational explanation there
Most people know a lot about Madeleine McCann, but I think her case is pretty dark once you get into the thick of it.
>Kate and Gerry McCann are on family vacation in Praia da Luz, Portugal, with several other couples
>On the evening of 3 May 2007, they are out dining in a restaurant roughly 5-10 minute walk away
>parent couples say they were doing regular checks on the children, who were left alone in the apartments
>although when questioned the alleged frequency of these checks varied from every 10 minutes to once an hour
>The McCann's apartment had the back sliding door unlocked so they could get in to check on four year old Maddy and her younger twin siblings.
>at 9.15 one mother is walking along the end of the block of flats, the location of the mcann's apartment, when a man emerges and is carrying a young child in his arms
>this was the prime suspect for many years, but the man later came forward and was proven innocent
>another man was seen running down to the beach just before 10pm carrying a small child in his arms. the witness later claimed that he believed this man to be Gerry McCann
>at 10pm, Kate McCann returned to the apartment and could not find Maddy. She stated that the window to the children's bedroom was wide open.
>the police were called 40 minutes later, but did not follow the correct protocol in sectioning off the apartment when searching for evidence. This discredited the leader of the portugese police at the time, who strongly believed the McCanns were guilty in Maddy's dissapearance.
>residents of praia de luz spent the entire night and next day searching for maddy, meanwhile kate and gerry did not go and phsically search.
>The only evidence in the appartment relevant to the case consisted of Kate McCann's fingerprints on the open window, and the scent of blood and cadaver found by sniffer dogs located behind the sofa and in the McCann's rental car. This car was not rented until 60 days after Maddy's dissapearance.
>Kate and Gerry's behaviour during questioning made many people believe they were guilty, as well as the fact that Kate refused to answer 48 questions which were all relevant to case and for the most part were not at all accusatory
>one man of the group supposedly made sexual gestures when talking about madeleine
>meanwhile, hundreds of people from around the world have come forward claiming to have seen Maddy.
>the case has recently been reopened and a field near the apartment was dug up. nothing was found.
I know my summary probably sounds pretty biased, but I do think there is more evidence that the parents had some invovlement than some stranger took her.
This is the documentary made by the ex leader of the Portuguese police who believed the McCanns are guilty
I spent a few nights last year taking brief walks at any time between 12 and 3 AM off-and-on for a couple of weeks at my old place in a different part of town. Reading through this thread makes me realize I could have been easily kidnapped and/or killed. Granted, I'm not a child and would have fought to the best of my abilities but still.
>In November 2003, three months before her disappearance, Maura was questioned by police regarding credit card fraud. She had used a discarded credit card number to purchase $80 worth of delivery pizza.
stone fucking cold
Yeah, agreeing with >>14916581 this guy.
I know it was a different time and they were trusting country folk, but you'd think a guy who'd noticed footsteps leading to but not from the farm, an unfamiliar newspaper, and, most of all, sounds coming from the attic, would have maybe kept his shotgun a little closer and maybe gone up to the attic to see what was going on.
Isn't there a statistic which states that on average each person will walk past five murderers in their lifetime?
Could just be my imagination, probably bullshit. Still, never judge a book by it's cover. The majority of murderers or rapists are said to have seemed like nice people by neighbours and friends.
That could be a possibility too.
Sociopaths are, generally, intelligent individuals. I do not know where the inclination that sociopaths are stupid people came from (not a slight against you but in general as related to the subject on hand). You need to be intelligent in order to fully operate a facade.
If anything, this thread only further fuels my vigilante fantasies.
Not really a murder or mystery story, but a couple years ago I got a call from one of my friends from middle school (I had moved away after eighth grade, but still kept contact) that our eighth grade teacher had been arrested, for soliciting sex from a child online. It was like To Catch a Predator, he had sexual conversations with a "teen girl" online, sending her naked pictures and such, and was arrested for it.
The weirdest thing was that he was honestly the best teacher i'd ever had. He made reading and writing fun, even for kids who absolutely hated it, and he never got angry when a kid would read slow or be bad at it. We all thought it was totally weird that he was so touchy-feely (he'd usually rest his hands on the small of kids backs, or put his hands on their shoulders and massage them if he was looking over their shoulder at their work) but as kids we couldn't really make the connection that it was sexual, we just thought he was weird and eccentric. The other teachers really hated him, too, but I imagine they couldn't get him fired simply because he had seniority and was such a good teacher.
> Mikhail Sharavin, the student who found the tent, said "the tent was half torn down and covered with snow. It was empty, and all the group's belongings and shoes had been left behind." Investigators said the tent had been cut open from inside. A chain of eight or nine sets of footprints, left by several people who were wearing only socks, a single shoe or were barefoot, could be followed and led down toward the edge of nearby woods (on the opposite side of the pass, 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) north-east), but after 500 metres (1,600 ft) they were covered with snow.
you fucking mong
Isn't there statistics that say psychopaths are more likely to become politicians, sadists become cops and pedos become teachers since it gives them a socially acceptable outlet to hide their proclivities?
That would be a hugely inaccurate assumption. Environments can attract behaviors just as well as they can create them, but it's dangerous and incorrect to assume there's much of a correlation.
My father lived in the same area and knew him, as did my uncle. They weren't friends with him, just knew him from the area.
Growing up my Dad was extremely over protective, never really let me wander off. I've always assumed it was because of that event and the other murders.
I wish I had something in english. But basically, that drug dealer Fernandinho Beira Mar (he's in jail now, one of the worst drug dealers in Brazil) found out one of his bitches was fucking another guy and told his goons to torture the poor bastard, cut his ears off and make him eat them, cut his ankles, broke some ribs, etc. Then called and talked to him.
I have no doubt that some bastards of the same kind did this. They're extremelly sadistic.
The Zodiac Killer wasn't so picky. He killed everybody so they will be his slaves in the afterlife.
It's not so simple as that, though. What makes this case so interesting is the very real possibility that she was batshit crazy despite how much it looks like a murder.
Try listening to the recorded call at the bottom of this page (maintained by her sister). It sure sounds like a woman on the recording, and I'm betting if we had an audio sample of Cindy's voice it would sound damned similar.
It's a mix of sociopaths with a cold storage full of cut off dicks and niggers that just shoot some other nigger in the back with a JA25 $90 burner gun. Neither ever get caught; at least not statistically when you look at caught VS Committed.
It would be pretty easy to generate the statistic of how many murderers a person in a given city will walk by in their life.
Step 1: Add the number of solved murders in the area.
Step 2: Add up the number of killers responsible for these killing (there will be fewer killers than victims because some killers are serial or mass).
Step 3: Divide the number of solved victims by the number of known killers.
Step 4: Apply the same ratio to all the unsolved crimes in the area (these things even out over a large enough sample)
Step 5: Add up the total number of known killers and estimated unknown killers in an area.
Step 6: Divide the population in the area by the population of estimated murderers in the area.
Bang... That's your odds of running into a killer in a given city if you live there long enough to eventually cross paths with everyone in it.
>psychopaths are more likely to become politicians
Wrong. Mainly in the manner you worded it.
1% of the population has sociopathy. On a related but not related, 1% also has schizophrenia. This would (obviously) mean that one in one-hundred people are sociopathic.
It has been found that 3-4% of politicians, CEOs, etc have sociopathy. It is not surprising to find them in positions of power such as these.
If a murderer were to state his or her intentions on any board on this website in the present time, their intent would be dismissed thanks to viewpoints like these. 4chan is a funny beast nowadays.