Just an odd mom obsessed with all things strange, weird, creepy, and true crime. I'm here to share my passion and present to you my research into all things related.
- Top Story - October 2023
The Man Who Killed HalloweenTop Story - October 2023
Halloween. A time when children dress up and take to the streets to collect candy from their neighborhoods. Ghouls, ghosts, vampires and witches go door to door and say “Trick-or-Treat!” while holding bags or buckets out awaiting a handful of candy. Most parents don’t think much of the candy their kids get, doing a cursory look over the pieces looking for the obvious signs of tampering. But what happens when parents don’t? Or, what if the tampering isn’t something that jumps out at you right away? What if the person who did the tampering is a child’s own parent? This is exactly what happened in Texas in 1974. Every parent’s worst Halloween nightmare came true.
In the 1900s, a grandfather clause in Washington law allowed Dr. Hazzard, later known as the Starvation Doctor, to practice a form of alternative medicine that involved extended periods of fasting. For five years, she would essentially starve her patients until they succumbed to death in Olalla, Washington. After their deaths, Dr. Hazzard would recieve large portions or all of their estate, meaning that she financially gained from their deaths.
Samantha scurried up the steps of the large municipal building, cursing herself under her breath for not waking up on time and clutching her bag to her side so the contents wouldn’t spill all over the already soaked concrete steps. The rain was falling heavily, soaking through her blouse and making a mess of her already unkempt hair. Someone also in a hurry bumped into her and sent her to her knees. The man muttered an apology and hurried on his way, likely wanting to get out of the rain as fast as possible. Cursing, she scrambled to gather the pages that had flown from her bag.
The rain fell harder as he pushed his way through the overgrown brush that appeared sporadically throughout the woods. It drowned out the sounds of snapping twigs as he hurried to get out; gratefully, it also covered the noise of the screams that had occurred only a few moments before…
Sims 4 Traits
The Sims 4 has a plethora of traits to choose from when creating your Sim. With 60 unique traits to choose from it can be tough to decide which three to select. Ultimately, your decision comes down to what play style you are going for. Do you want a Sim who has traits that will help them complete their Aspiration? Do you want traits that will give your Sim some personality? Or are you selecting traits based on what will help your Sim advance in their careers faster? I decided to research the traits and create a list that included their descriptions and game mechanics. Some newer traits didn’t have a lot of information available so I will update this list when I discover their in-game mechanics while playing. I have sorted these by their CAS category: Social, Emotional, Hobby, and Lifestyle.
Karen Severson and Laura Doyle
For the average teenage girl, life is full of angst, uncontrolled emotions, and raging hormones. It’s normal to be jealous of others and envy what they have. However, for Karen Severson she let that jealousy turn into murder. The object of her jealousy? Her childhood best friend, Michele Missy Avila.
This story is tragic, both for the five children who lost their lives and for the mother who suffered for many years with a severe mental illness. Before going any further, I would like to warn that this story contains talk of suicidal ideation, attempt, and the murder of children.
Mary Ann Cotton
Mary Ann Cotton had a string of husbands, four to be exact. Three of them died. She is also said to have given birth to thirteen children, only two of which survived her. For years, she flew under the radar until the death of her last husband’s son raised suspicion among the media.
Sylvia's Room Challenge
If you're like me, Sims 4 becomes a little dull and routine after a few times of playing. All the challenges tend to revolve around Legacies. I stumbled upon this Room Challenge by Katoregama by chance and figured I would give it a shot and share it with you folks. I hope you will try it out with me!