Ted Bundy: Serial Killer and Real Life Monster

Ted Bundy is the first serial killer I ever read about. The book entitled The Stranger Beside Me: Ted Bundy the Shocking Inside Story was written by Ann Rule and published in 1980. Ann had was a coworker of Ted Bundy’s and had some interesting insights into his personality that really interested me.
A serial killer is defined as:

    • a person who commits a series of murders often with no apparent motive and typically following a characteristic, predictable behaviour pattern. (2017, dictionary.com)

    Ted Bundy-Early Life

    Ted Bundy was born on November 24, 1946, to his unwed mother in Vermont. Illegitimate births were shame causing back then and Ted was raised thinking his Grandparents were actually his Mom and Dad and that his Mother was his older sister. His life began as lie and dishonesty would continue throughout his lifetime. A few¬†years later his “sister” Eleanor Cowell moved with Ted to Tacoma, Washington from their home in Philadelphia. In 1951, Eleanor married Johnnie Bundy and started a family with him. Ted was a bright student but was socially awkward. He became more interested in the macabre as he grew. It started when he was three years old and he became fascinated with knives. As a teenager Ted became a “peeping Tom,” and a thief. read more

The Dead Body Under The Bed

The definition of an urban legend is a modern story of obscure origin (a friend of a friend) and with little or no supporting evidence that spreads spontaneously in varying forms and often has elements of humour, moralising, or horror. Also known as an urban myth.

Although many urban legends are just stories these ones are said to be true. Let’s carry on and see if we find them creepy.

The Dead Body Under the Bed

The legend goes like this: A couple checks into a hotel and even though there is a strangely disturbing odour in the room they still manage to sleep in there for the night. The next morning they mention the odour to the hotel staff who then seeks out the smell and, you guessed it, discover the dead body under the bed. read more