Sally Horner's Unsettling Kidnapping And Captivity, Which Probably Inspired "Lolita"
Concerns about what constitutes inappropriate behavior with minors have been highlighted by recent events. Nonetheless, it cannot be denied that the pedophilia plotline of the 1955 book Lolita was not a fresh idea. Author Vladimir Nabokov conducted extensive research before penning what is usually regarded as the most compelling and skillfully written study of perversion of the 20th century.
A Stolen Life - Jaycee Dugard, 18 Years In Captivity
Jaycee Dugard, then 11 years old, was kidnapped on June 10, 1991, in front of her home in South Lake Tahoe, California. The stepfather of Dugard was among the witnesses, but officials had no leads as to who might have abducted her.
The First Victim Of The "Ken And Barbie Killers" - Tammy Homolka's Terrifying Death
The "Ken and Barbie murders," a violent married pair named Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka, terrified Canadians in the 1990s. Between 1990 and 1992, the gorgeous, blond couple raped and murdered three young girls, including Tammy Homolka, Karla's younger sister.
The Strange Case Of Tammy Lynn Leppert's Disappearance
In the early 1980s, the young and attractive Tammy Lynn Leppert was just getting started in a promising modeling and acting career. She started competing in beauty pageants at the age of four and won more than 280 crowns. She was blonde with hazel eyes. She started making movie appearances in 1983.
The Cannibal Who Put An Internet Ad To Eat Someone — And Someone Responded.
Armin Meiwes spent a lot of his childhood reading German fairy tales. He was particularly fond to Hansel and Gretel, as well as the bad witch who kidnapped two youngsters in order to fatten them up for murder. Meiwes, who had a longstanding desire to eat someone, located a willing participant online who agreed to have his penis cut off and eaten.
The “Hello Kitty Murder”
A 14-year-old girl arrived at a Hong Kong police station in May 1999. She informed authorities that she had been haunted for many weeks by the spirit of a lady who had been tortured to death while tied by electrical wire. The cops shrugged her off, dismissing her accusations as fantasy or youthful gibberish.
A Neuroscientist discovered he was a Psychopath
James Fallon has always been fascinated by the criminal mind. The neurologist at the University of California-Irvine has been studying psychopaths' brains for over 20 years. He investigates the scientific foundation of conduct, and one of his specializations is attempting to determine how a murderer's brain varies from yours and mine.
How A True Crime Documentary Exposed A Killer - Robert Durst
Kathleen McCormack Durst was reported missing in 1982 Kathleen Durst “VANISHES! Search for beautiful wife of developer" shouted the title in The New York Post. Robert A. Durst was that developer, the heir to a real estate dynasty whose skyscrapers helped define Manhattan's cityscape. Mr. Durst told the paper (in an interview organized by his friend and publicist, Susan Berman) that his wife, a 29-year-old medical student, had vanished the night of Jan. 31, and he was frantic to locate her.
The Mystery of the 9-Year-Old Who Disappeared in 2000
On Valentine's Day in 2000, Asha Degree disappeared from her Shelby, North Carolina, residence before dawn. Her folks had put her to bed without a hitch the night before. When a nearby car mishap knocked out electricity in the family's area after midnight, Asha's father went to check on her and found her still sound asleep.
A Kidnap Gone Wrong or a Huge Cover Up?
It was Christmas 1996 when Patsy and John Ramsey called 911 to report that their daughter, JonBenét, had gone missing. The 24-hour news cycle was not as quick at the time of this case, and because it was the week between Christmas and New Year's, stories were famously sluggish to break. But, in the case of a young, white pageant girl from an affluent family, the news was swiftly picked up by the day's news channels and quickly spread to all corners of the world. What happened next became one of the most renowned and unsolved cases in contemporary history.
The Most Haunted Castles in the World
History is frequently forged between walls, and these haunting castles are no exception. Several of these fortifications have bloody histories full with tales of revenge, mysticism, and even cold-blooded murder. As a result, these beautiful but dilapidated estates have evolved from their magnificent origins into some of the most haunted sites on the planet, according to some.
The Green River Killer - The Deadliest Serial Killer With 71 Victims?
Gary Ridgway, sometimes known as the Green River Killer, terrorized Washington State from 1982 until 1998. He murdered at least 49 women, but the true figure might be as high as 71. If accurate, he would be one of the most prolific serial murders in American history, as well as one of the most violent.