Conspiracy theories have become a prevalent part of today’s society as the ever-looming belief that the government cannot be trusted further continues to be present thought. A leading conspiracy theory is that the infamous serial killers H.H. Holmes and Jack the Ripper were in fact one in the same. It is believed that H.H. Holmes committed anywhere from 20 to 200 murders during the middle to late 1800’s. He was arrested and tried for the homicides in 1894, but was not convicted until 1895. The next year, in May of 1896 H.H. Holmes was hung for the murder of one of his victims, Benjamin Pitezel, later being laid to rest in a cemetery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At the same time H.H. Holmes was running rampant and carrying out his killing spree, London also had a
Many people may not know much about who Jack the Ripper was or how he became a well known killer. Besides him being the most notorious, anonymous serial killer in the world, he was also so mysterious yet so twisted in his
The Zodiac Killer was one of the most elusive copycat killers in the history of the United States. The Zodiac was eventually figured out to be Heriberto Seda after he tried to kill his half-sister and had a shoot off with multiple police officers (Fried, Joseph). The Zodiac Killer was one of the biggest fears of citizens of the United States during the 60’s, because of both his ability to evade the police and also generate media attraction through sending letters and calling the police to give them hints, and locations, of his murders.
There have been many serial killers over the years, one in fact is a man named Jeffrey Dahmer.
John Wayne Gacy is a serial killer who killed 33 people in total. He was born on May 17th 1942 in Chicago where he was physically and verbally abused by his father. Since this age he showed unusual behaviours and avoiding society, but then was determined that he has a psychological disorder.
The Zodiac killer claims to have murdered more than 37 victims, but only seven have been identified two of who survived the attacks. Five murders have been directly linked to the zodiac killer. The first murder involved a 17-year-old male and his 16-year-old girlfriend who were shot dead near their car at a secluded location on Lake Herman port. The police could not establish the motive of these initial killings or a suspect to the murders. The second incident involved the shootings of a woman aged 22 and her boyfriend who was aged 19 who were sitting in a car that was parked in a remote location similar to the first incident. A man with a flashlight who fired several shots at them attacked the two killing the man and seriously wounding the woman. After the shooting, a man called the police, gave the location of the crime, and claimed responsibility for the attack and the previous attack.
The serial killer I chose was Nanny Hazel Doss also know as “The Giggling Granny”. Her birth name being Nancy Hazel. She was born on November 4, 1905 and then later died on June 2, 1965. Her birthplace was Blue Mountain, Alabama. Her parents were James and Lou Hazel. In her early years she would avoid her father as he was abusive and was the leader of their family. When Nannie was seven, she was a passenger on a train that came to a halt. She hit her head, then proceeded to have migraines,blackouts, as well as depression. In the sixth grade, she dropped out due to the lack of family support throughout the school. As a child before reaching her middle teens, Nancy was molested by some men from her area.
To start with, Betty Lou Jensen and David Faraday, the first known Zodiac victims, was just a step for the infamous killer to come to light. The Zodiac killer, a mysterious serial killer from the 70’s, was told to be a short, heavily built white man with glasses and brown hair (Katz 2). Accordingly, the Zodiac Killer has claimed anywhere from five to thirty seven lives, only a few that the police are aware of have been proved to be victims of the Zodiac (Olsen 2). The killer has severely injured two people
The Zodiac Killer has claimed to have taken 37 lives, but police investigative reports concluded that only seven were related to the Zodiac ( Vogit, “Zodiackiller.com”). The zodiac has been taunting investigative forces by sending local newspaper companies his cryptograms and letters. The zodiac was known to kill isolated couples and individuals. He also took in some of his victims and tortured them till they died or used them as hostages for his future plans. The letters contained a message that taunted the police for his next crime and a cryptogram for them to solve. The first cryptogram was solved by a highschool teacher, the cryptogram was interpreted to say, “ I LIKE KILLING PEOPLE BECAUSE IT IS SO MUCH FUN…” ( FBI, “The Zodiac Killer). These absolutely inappropriate messages were sent to inform a killing was about to occur or to claim that a killing was his. The most horrific letter was when he threatened to kill a bus full of school children, which what made him such a feared figure in northern
Ted Bundy was a notorious serial murderer who’s reign of terror lasted from 1974 to 1978. Bundy was convicted of three homicides and was sentenced to death for all three charges. However, at the time of his execution, Bundy confessed to 30 murders however the exact number of victims is still unknown. Bundy’s crimes evolved over time but he was both a sexual sadist and a necrophiliac serial killer. At the beginning of his rampage, Bundy would sneak into the victims house in the middle of the night, violently attack them while they were sleeping with a blunt object and then Bundy would usually sexually assault them. However, as Bundy evolved, he utilized several different ruses (such as being injured or as an officer of the law) to lure the
Though the Zodiac Killer case technically remains unsolved, one man is favored as likely being the serial killer with seven confirmed victims in northern California in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The case against Arthur Leigh Allen, the main suspect, is favored based largely on circumstantial evidence. This evidence includes everything from wearing the same size gloves as those left at one of the Zodiac’s confirmed crime scenes to living near and knowing the second confirmed female victim. A litany of circumstantial evidence seems to point toward Allen as the serial killer: he wore the same size and type of boots as a print found at a crime scene; a former colleague claimed Allen told him he was planning to kill school children in a similar
Between the years of 1968 and 1969, the Zodiac Killer murdered at least five people, though he was suspected of more. He had killed a confirmed five people, injured two, and possibly killed twenty to twenty-eight more people, even though he confessed to thirty-seven murders
According to the author of the book “The forensic psychology of criminal minds” Ramsland mentions that, “in criminal minds, we see not only the activity of crime scene analysis and reconstruction variety of criminal psyches.” (8) On the show psychopathic murders are portray as cold-blooding, lacking of rumour, and emotionless. On an episode of criminal minds the “Zodiac killer” is depicted as person that was very calculated in the way he committed crimes. This serial killer send letters to the newspaper describing how he killed his
The car pulls over onto the side of the road. The man rolls down the window, knowing exactly why a woman would be on the side of the highway dressed in barely anything in the middle of the night; however, the man does not know what will become of this encounter. He argues about the price, and is met with a handgun. Eventually, his body is found in a junkyard without a wallet or a watch. This man is Richard Mallory, and the killer is Aileen Wuornos. She later goes on to kill several other men. The FBI defines serial murder as the unlawful killing of two or more victims by the same offender(s), in separate events. Male and female serial killers alike have plagued the world for centuries, but criminal
Have you ever seen someone cut a neck from ear to ear? If you want to know more you should read the whole essay. My essay is about a not so regular guy named Jack the Ripper. Jack the Ripper was never caught by the police. This makes people wonder who Jack the Ripper really is? There are thousands upon thousands of theories and I am going to show you some of the best one that I found dear reader. We will be talking about Jill the Ripper and HH Holmes being Jack the Ripper. I think none of these are correct but they certainly are interesting.