Netflix recently unveiled a new event series called The Highwaymen, a brand-new retelling of the story of Bonnie and Clyde—as well as the Texas rangers who took them down. It's a movie touted as action-packed, dramatic, and romantic.
Some women are positively crazy for serial killers. Ted Bundy was a mass murderer who wrote fan letters, reportedly received hundreds of love letters from young women when he was incarcerated. Richard Ramirez had dozens of groupies visit him and send him letters during his trial, and he would even go on to marry one of these groupies after more than a decade of courtship. (You can imagine the courtship process is certainly slower when one of the parties is on death row.)
Prior to 9/11, the Jonestown Massacre was the largest massive loss of American lives in United States history. The massacre, which was led by cult leader Jim Jones, led over 900 men, women, and children to their deaths. (This made Charles Manson's mass murders look like child's play.)
The Crips are one of the largest gangs in America, and have been a staple of pop culture for decades. Ever since the rise of gangster rap and the rise of gangster movies, people have talked about the Crips as one of the most notorious gangs in existence.
Let's look at some stereotypes and conventional wisdom regarding murderers. How well do certain claims regarding murderers hold up?
If you listen to any true crime podcast, you'll hear riveting stories of murderous killers and wicked women. You might hear of serial killer calling cards, intrepid investigators, as well as the nightmarish aftermath that victims and their families have been stuck with.
There is a fine line between truth and legend when it comes to the mysterious case of Lavinia Fisher and her infamous Six Mile Inn right outside of Charleston's city limits.
The video above is not my own, however, it conveys many of the points I make in the following post.
Ever wonder about the life of the man known as the "Serial Strangler?" Or maybe, you haven't heard of him at all. This man's legacy is not taught in all schools, if any, but is very intriguing none the less. So, whether you just want some research material, knowledge, or something to pass the time by, enjoy this tale I have offered you; a tale that begins and ends with a man named Alfred Knapp.
Humanity has a natural knack for the macabre. People love talking about murder and mayhem, and solving whodunnits as soon as they hear about them. That's what makes the best true crime books of 2018 so fascinating, and what makes people love to read about the most famous serial killers in history.
Let's cut right to the chase here: What is murderabilia? Murderabilia, also sometimes known as "murderbilia," is a term first coined by Andy Kahan, the director of the Crime Victims Office at the Houston Police Department. The term refers to a particularly macabre realm of collectible items. More specifically, murderabilia refers to collectible items that belonged to or are somehow connected to serial killers and other notorious perpetrators of violent crimes.