5 Real Murderers More Terrifying Than Any Horror Movie. There is no goofier Hollywood invention than the Flamboyant Killer. Whether you were raised on the Friday the 13th movies or Saw-type torture porn, they all have a slapstick quality that lets you know that in the real world, people like this just don't exist. Real killers are, of course, much stranger. #5. Rodney Alcala -- The Game Show Contestant Via Blogs.laweekly.com Warning: This entry comes with a video clip that, in context, is the creepiest goddamned thing you've ever seen.
Rodney Alcala is a serial killer who is on death row in San Quentin for murdering five women in the 1970s, but who has subsequently admitted to 30 more murders. Via Integrallife.comThey don't call him "The Weird Al of Killers" for nothing. But none of that is the reason he's on this list. Those high cheekbones led dozens of women to grisly ends. For those of you too young to remember, The Dating Game was an ABC television game show hosted by paragon of 1970s cheese Jim Lange. Yeah, we won't be sleeping anytime soon. Rodney Alcala: The Killing Game (Documentary) The 5 Creepiest Unsolved Crimes Nobody Can Explain. Dear Internet: We have to admit something -- we've been getting kinda cocky, recently. Whether we're explaining the phenomenon of alien abduction, debunking every textbook ever or doing some third thing, we've been spending a lot of time acting like we have all the answers.
And it's started to go to our heads. But that all changes now. If unsolved mysteries are good enough for Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey, then by golly, they're good enough for us. So, in apology for our hubris, please enjoy this Cracked Classic, as well as these similar articles about unsolved mysteries and also that one article where we solved a bunch of mysteries no one else could 'cause we're so smart and dammit, we're doing it again. There are unsolved crimes, and then there are the kind of creepy, "What the hell could possibly be going on here" capers that keep the cops, and anyone who hears about them, up at night. Here are the real cases that almost fall into X-Files territory: It Gets Weirder: Mistaken Identity. In 1903, a prisoner named Will West arrived at Leavenworth.
The record clerk took the photographs above and, thinking he remembered West, asked whether he had been there before. West said no. The clerk took some measurements, went to the file, and produced this record, bearing the name William West: Amazed, the prisoner said, “That’s my picture, but I don’t know where you got it, for I know I have never been here before.” Incredibly, this was true. A different William West had been serving a life sentence at Leavenworth since 1901, and the new prisoner had the same name, face, and measurements. The case became a strong argument in favor of the new science of fingerprinting. - StumbleUpon. 1994's MOST BIZARRE SUICIDE At the 1994 annual awards dinner given by the American Association for Forensic Science, AAFS President Don Harper Mills astounded his audience in San Diego with the legal complications of a bizarre death.
Here is the story. "On 23 March 1994, the medical examiner viewed the body of Ronald Opus and concluded that he died from a shotgun wound of the head. The decedent had jumped from the top of a ten- story building intending to commit suicide (he left a note indicating his despondency). As he fell past the ninth floor, his life was interrupted by a shotgun blast through a window, which killed him instantly. "When one intends to kill subject A but kills subject B in the attempt, one is guilty of the murder of subject B. "The continuing investigation turned up a witness who saw the old couple's son loading the shotgun approximately six weeks prior to the fatal incident. There was an exquisite twist. "The medical examiner closed the case as a suicide. " Serial Killers Live Here.
Whats the difference between sociopaths, psychopaths, serial killers, etc.? A Staff Report from the Straight Dope Science Advisory Board October 21, 2008 Dear Straight Dope: After watching one psychological thriller too many, I realized I had no idea what the real difference is between sociopaths, psychopaths, serial killers, and antisocial personalities. Some casual Internet research only yielded psychobabble. One Website mentioned that one percent of the population is psychopathic. Does this have anything to do with "natural born killers"?
How many of our friends and neighbors will potentially hack us to bits with axes? — Gideon W. Gfactor responds: Well, I think after the first one you've pretty much seen your limit, but these are strange days. The first thing to understand is that you're mixing up different types of terms here. In a similar vein, I found a 1998 report (link) that categorizes homicides by number of victims, number of locations, number of events, and whether there was a cooling off period between killings. A. References. List of serial killers by country. Five_horrifying_serial_killers_youve_probably_never_heard_of. Serial killers are the real-life monsters that we disguise as horror movie villains. Bundy, Dahmer, and Manson are names that are as recognizable as Freddy, Jason, and Michael. They are horrifyingly fascinating because, in the movies, motives aren't questioned; it's just a fun, scary time, and the threat ends when the lights come on.
But in real life, it is unfathomable that people could be so monstrous. We've gathered five of the sickest, most horrifying serial killers that you should be aware of - but probably aren't. Be forewarned: they may make your skin crawl. The "Bloody Benders" In the late 1870s in Kansas, a startling number of missing persons were reported to the authorities. Allegedly German immigrants, the Bender family consisted of parents John and Kate, and adult children John Jr. and Kate.
H.H. Much like Capone, a simple white-collar crime brought H.H. Holmes's killing spree at the Murder Castle only lasted about a year. Andrei Chikatilo Robert Hansen Fred and Rosemary West.