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Today is the anniversary of the death of Elizabeth Short, also known as the Black Dahlia. What real-life murder story are you most fascinated by?

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  • actually, black dahlia fascinates me.
  • There are so many: Jack the Ripper Albert Fish Ted Bundy Charlie Manson Heavens Gate BTK Zodiac Each one is like their own novel! Each has a story or a fantasy they disgustingly fulfilled. Their just interesting. Does this make me a sicko? I do not know but it is purely fascinating.
  • The Sharon Tate murder.
    Charles Manson and his insane family interests me.
    I have the book, Helter Skelter.
    Maybe, some day, I'll finish it.

  • Heh... I love the Black Dahlia (the women look so pretty with their mouths cut nice and wide), but I really like the murder of
    Brain Howe, who was murdered by Mary Bell, a 10-year-old English girl. How odd is that? A ten year old killed a three year old boy. It really makes me laugh- how amazing and terrifying is it to know that a young child will commit murder? Mary Bell, along with her friend, Norma, offered to help Pat, Brian's old sister- Mary and Norma knew exactly where they were going.

    Brain was found covered with grass and purple weeds; he had been strangled. There were puncture marks on his thighs and his genitals had been partly skinned. The wounds were bizarre: "There was a terrible playfulness about it, a terrible gentleness if you like, and somehow the playfulness of it made it more, rather than less, terrifying," said Inspector James Dobson. Brian's belly had been signed "M" with a razor blade. This cut would not be apparent until days later. It appeared that someone had imprinted an "N", and that a fourth mark was added (by a different hand?) to change the "N" into a "M".

    Ah, how I love humanity. It only shows that even as youngster, we can commit deeds that only madmen were thought to have done- we're born with the ability to kill. It is instinctual to want to get rid of those weaker then you, to want to prove you are superior to them. Humans are only animals after all, no matter how much we try and separate ourselves from the rest of the ecosystem. Humans are so...interesting.
  • Well to be honest here... The black dahlia murder is my favourite murder story...

    It kind of bothers me that i live not too far from where it all happened =[

    She was so young and absolutely beautiful...

    Too bad her life was ended too early...I really think she could have made it as an aspiring actress...

    She was and always will be my favourite could have been actress... I shall post photos soon of her grave site when i went to visit ^_^


  • Jason cuss its really messed up how he died and how mean the kids were to
    him, and why he goes around killing people just cuss of what happen to
    him when he was a kid.

  • Bar none, the grisly murders that surrounded the Worlds Columbian Exposition, committed by a simple and humble man named Mudgett, aka H.H. Homes in his terrible murder palace. The whole story is the best of fictional horror ever, filled with murder, a sinsister villain, intrepid detectives and bodies cast into grand furnaces as hot as the pits of hell. The only problem is this story isnt a work of fiction it is all too true.
  • John F. Kennedy without a doubt. I've always been fascinated by it. I'm also obsessed with the Kennedy family, so I'm biased. But its always gotten to me that this is unresolved. I've actually tried to figure out the conspiracy/single gunman thing. The video is so unreal! I'm kind of upset that Jackie got blood all over her suit as horrible as it may sound.
  • Jack the Ripper.

  • This is gonna sound really morbid.  I am really interested in any all murder stories that I can hear.  Investigation Discovery is one of my favorite tv stations.  I guess my favs would be "Ted Bundy", "Jack the Ripper", "Eileen Warnos (sp?)" etc.  Anyone that was really beyond the local rhelm of sanity but some how escaped pursecution for quite some time.  Although they have ideas who "Jack" was, they will never know for sure and that just send me into a tizzy of any and all clue as to who it might have been.  Eileen did it all for the love of a woman, and to punish the men that were paying for what she was selling (a little double standard, don't you think?).  And last but not least, I remember when Bundy was fried by "Ole Smokey" here in Florida.  I was still young but I remember watching a movie about him and his murders.  He was a truly sociopathic man that had no problem killing anyone that he fancied should be dead.  He was an extremely charasmatic man and would have made a wonderful lawyer or politician if he had not decided to kill all those women.  In addition, we may never know how many he killed cause we denied him the stay of execution so he could give the police the info.  The suspect that his death total could be as high as 100+, but we fried him for the women in the sorority house in FSU in the late 70s.  He's probably one of the only serial killers I've ever heard about that I wish I could have met.  Albiet, with both of us behind thick glass so I wouldn't be his next victim.  I wish I could have talked to this mad man and figured out if there was anything in that intelligent brain of his besides the urge to kill and become a lawyer.  Unfortunately, he's been dead for going on 20 years now. 
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