fact or fiction
Is it fact or merely fiction? Fact or Fiction explores the myths and beliefs we hold about copycat killers, eyewitnesses testimony, what makes a murderer and more.
The Bird is the Word: People Arrested Over Chicken Disputes
When chicken is on the menu, watch out. Some people take their fried chicken very seriously and may uppercut anyone who tries to stand in the way of their finger-licking good meal.
Salty (With a dash of crazy)
The heavy steel door slammed shut, bouncing a loud echo against the cold cement walls and floor. “Remove your clothing.” The deputy ordered in a stern and commanding voice, pointing to an open shower stall. I shimmied my way out of a pair of baggy gym shorts, an over-sized t-shirt, and a sports bra; I had no idea what had happened to my shoes nor did I care at this point. I piled my belongings in a heap on the bench in front of me, turned around to reveal my naked, mostly bronzed body (except for the white outline of my bikini area highlighting my naughty bits.)
The Witch Trials
“I looked, and looked, and this I came to see: That what I thought was you and you, was really me and me.” (Ken Wilber) When we look through the history pages and read about “The Witch Trials” --- it is hard to believe that people can be whipped up to such hysteria that they came to believe things that were just not true (or possible) --- and that people were executed for (supposedly) doing these impossible things.
Mark Twitchell: The "DEXTER" Fanboy Killer and The Memoir of Madness That Caught Him
Murmuring the facts of the case to himself, grizzled veteran detective Bill Clark rubbed the ends of his greying mustache before sighing into his mug of black coffee. He had recently concluded an interrogation with an official suspect in a missing persons case, Mark Twitchell, and felt his bones seemingly grind up against each other with his fatigue. The man was exhausting, and everyone else in the office refused to interview him after one of his coworkers told the horror stories of his first one. Twitchell had prattled on for over an hour, giving a rambling account of his life story; his interest in movies, Star Wars, how he went bankrupt at one point.
The Maddy case is one that shook the world, and especially Britain, to its core. Even though it seemed inexplainable, many many people have come up with theories to explain this weird mystery.
"Still Loose," A Rare Glimpse Inside a Killer's Manifesto
THE WHITE KITE KILLER Word count 4856 So. Hear me out. Literally, just last week, while camping with my fiancé and her family, I stumbled upon local rumor of a serial killer who’s active, RIGHT NOW, in the Pacific North West.
Life is full of irony, both literal and figurative, and a deeply rooted appreciation for the absurd has served me well. Cynicism and gallows humor inoculate those of us for whom unchecked empathy would otherwise render inert. Strength through sarcasm, if you will.
The one True Crime story that has always stuck out in my mind is the one of Brandon Teena. Brandon was born Teena Renae Brandon on December 12, 1972 in Lincoln, Nebraska. He was born to a young widowed mother and had a difficult childhood that involved extensive sexual abuse by an uncle.
Clue in the Garten
You are a kindergarten at Isopropyl Elementary, Paoli, Indiana. No one has asked you why your school was named after rubbing alcohol. They are more likely to ask you about the double murders that happened last Thursday in your neighborhood. Given you are 6 and was hanging like a banshee in your school’s jungle gym when the crime happened—around eleven in the morning—would not really hold back anyone from asking you, a little girl, about the gruesome killings. You live in that neighborhood, in that quiet cul-de-sac, probably bike-raced with the kid sister or kid brother of one of the doomed.
Feathers in Her Hand
I’m a sucker for anything true crime-related, so when I saw the documentary The Staircase by Jean-Xavier de Lestrade, I was immediately intrigued. Though the case dates back to 2001, I had never heard of it before a year ago.
Talking Head's Psycho Killer
Everyone knows the song "Psycho Killer" by Talking Heads, right? My friends and I would sing the catchy chorus at every other indie/rock club we went to in the early 2000's - it pumped us:
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