Unsolved mysteries remain a fascination not only to those directly involved in the case, but to many other people across generations.
The lack of closure in many peculiar cases can become an obsession and the subject of discussion among many theorists.
Who killed JonBenét Ramsey in 1996? Who is the identity of the Zodiac Killer – who murdered five known victims between between December 1968 and October 1969?
Those and many other cases remain under investigation that still hold the general public's attention.
Curious to hear about other unexplained incidences from strangers on the internet, Redditor the-70s-kid asked:
Where Did Brandon Lawson Go?
"The Brandon Lawson case, guy runs out of gas on a highway, calls his brother to help him get gas, then makes a 911 call telling them to send the police (recordings available on youtube), then disappears. When his brother and the police arrived his truck was still sitting there."
"The disappearances/possible deaths of the Sodder Family children. Christmas Eve in the 1940s, a family's house burns down. Five of the children don't get out of the house but their bones/remains are never recovered despite forensic investigators going over the place with a fine-toothed comb."
"Mysterious incidents happened prior to the fire including suspicious people watching the children come to and from school, two separate individuals telling the father that the house was going to burn down (with no apparent reason to do so), the phone line being cut, the front door being unlocked despite everyone being inside the house, their ladder being moved so they couldn't enter the house for rescue, both their trucks having been disabled, etc., etc. Afterwards, several people called in to say that they'd seen the children being transported interstate by unfamiliar strangers.
"The parents never got over the unsolved case and kept a billboard up on the side of the highway advertising for their missing children until they died. One of the rare cases that makes a chill go down my spine, just imagining what might have happened to the kids."
My Sister Kacey
"In the 80s, my sister, age 10, Kacey, ran away from my dad's house in Portland. They found her stuff at a gas station a couple days later but she was never seen again. Later, a guy said he killed her but then said he was only lying to get on TV and got alibied. They never found a body or any other suspects."
The Missing Three-Year-Old
"The disappearance of William Tyrell"
"William Tyrell was a 3-year-old kid from Kendall in New South Wales, Australia. He was playing in the backyard of his foster grandmother's house with his sister when he had all of a sudden disappeared. People have many different theories, for example: he had been accidentally hit by his neighbor's car or that he had ran away. Two women had claimed that they had heard that William was taken, killed and stuffed in a suitcase, and buried. Another man claimed that he saw William getting put in the boot of a car and driven off. It's been just over 6 years and still little to no traces of William have been found."
The Bitten Dog
"Who is the piece of sh*t that took a bite out of my cousins dog. The dog had a human size mouth chunk missing out of it. Vet said most likely human. But who does something like that? Bite a chunk out of a dog. And he lives in a nice neighborhood. Matter fact in any neighborhood this is weird."
The Corpse In The Basement
"When I was young the plumber found a corpse in my father's basement."
"No, my Dad didn't kill anyone, this poor guy had been dead and locked in an iron coffin for over a century and Dad had only owned the place for a couple years."
"But the university called in by the police came up short. They were confident that the coffin wasn't sold locally, that it didn't contain anyone that had died in the civil war, and that it wasn't a close family member of anyone living or working there at the time."
"They weren't even sure it was a 'he', and they weren't going to disturb the sealed remains to check."
"The disappearance of Ben McDaniel. I couldn't imagine the terror of being lost and running out of oxygen in an underwater cave."
The TV Station Hijacking Of 1987
"The Max Headroom Incident."
"I want to know who did this so badly. It has no effect on my life whatsoever but I NEED to know."
The Doomed Flight
"Malaysia Airlines flight 370 disappearance."
"Still bothers me to this day."
'The Boeing 777 departed from Kuala Lumpur with 239 people on board on 8 March 2014, but 40 minutes into what should have been a six-hour flight to Beijing, the plane diverted from its scheduled route and flew towards the southern Indian Ocean.'
'The flight then simply disappeared from radars, sparking a multimillion dollar international search and salvage operation that was eventually called off in 2018 after no leads were found.'
'Scattered pieces of debris that washed ashore on African beaches and Indian Ocean islands indicate MH370 crashed in a distant stretch of the ocean, but a multi-government search by Australia, Malaysia and China failed to pinpoint a location.'
Unsolved mysteries provide a very interesting piece for the human brain to sink its teeth into.
Without an answer, humans will inevitably try to solve the mystery. Have you ever found yourself on Wikipedia at 4 am trying to solve the Jonbenet Ramsay murder? Yeah, we're talking about things like that.
As such, humans gravitate toward these mysteries. We can't help it.
Here were some answers.
Gone Baby Gone
Disappearance of the Beaumont children in 1966 in South Australia. Three kids were playing at the beach and never came home. Multiple witnesses saw them playing with a mid-30s male suspect, who possibly gained their trust over time. It's crazy how many people saw this man, and he was never found, and neither were the children. Their mother died last year in her 90s, never knowing what happened to her children, and their father is alive and in his 90s as well now.
What Happened To Them?
The Yuba County Five were young men from Yuba City, California all with mild intellectual disabilities or psychiatric conditions, who attended a college basketball game at California State University, on the night of February 24, 1978. Afterwards, they stopped at a local market for snacks and drinks. Four of them—Bill Sterling, 29; Jack Huett, 24; Ted Weiher, 32; and Jack Madruga, 30—were later found dead; the fifth, Gary Mathias, 25, has never been found.
My theory is he faked his jump from that plane, and was still on board hidden somewhere when it landed.
It's generally accepted that he worked in aviation, or was very familiar with aircraft. He knew to choose a flight operating the Boeing 727, which was one of the only aircraft of it's type with an aft airstair door, and also how to unlock the door and lower the airstair mid-flight, something that even the cabin crew were not trained to do.
Jumping out over a remote area, within the benefit of a predetermined drop point, or being in contact with someone on the ground which wouldn't have been possible in 1971, would have been suicidal. Even if he'd survived the drop and landed safely, he'd likely have died of exposure or hypothermia unless he was picked up or reached shelter soon.
My theory is; Cooper locks the flight crew in the cockpit, then opens the aft door, throws out two parachutes and a small portion of the ransom money to make it look like he jumped. He then uses a maintenance access panel to access the cargo bay or landing gear area (prior to takeoff from Sea-Tac he advises the pilot to remain at 10,000ft with the flaps extended and the landing gear down) and waits there until they land in Reno. FBI sweep the cabin and confirm he's gone but I'll bet they never checked the cargo bay or landing gear. Cooper then waits for the confusion to die down and walks away with his money in hand, wearing the uniform of a cop or airport ground crew which he either changed into or had hidden under his suit all along.
Realising that the bills were marked and that he could never deposit them or spend them without attracting attention, Cooper either destroyed them or hid them somewhere and waited for the heat to die down which hasn't really ever happened, going back to his normal life instead.
Hotel Roofs Are The Site Of Many Mysteries
He went missing for 8 days until a hole was found on the roof of a building one day. When the hole was investigated, they found Rey himself, clearly dead. It's theorized he must've jumped off the neighbor hotel's rooftop but there a bunch of holes (pun slightly intended) regarding that theory
- No one staying those nights Rey was gone heard any screams or a crash
- The hole was pretty far away from any close part of the rooftop of the hotel
- Not only his glasses were intact, but his cellphone was in one piece
The Twilight Zone
James Tetford. He boarded onto a bus, and when it got to his stop, he was simply gone. His belongings were still there. There were no stops in between, so there's no way he'd gotten off.
I like to think different realities crossed, and he got transported to another reality.
A Personal Mystery
I have a very large family, especially on my mother's side. A few weeks ago, we were talking about how large my maternal family is, and she brought up her cousin Patricia. When Patricia was seven, she went to daycare during the day while her parents were at work. The daycare was only two miles away from her home, this comes in to play a little later. Patty's mom was at home cooking dinner, and her dad was going to be working late. Her mom got a call from the daycare worker, and told her to have Patty walk home, since it was only two miles away, and she didn't want to leave the house unattended while dinner was still cooking. Patty never came home.
Search groups were put together that night, but to no avail. The following Sunday, a group of boys were playing in a field after church, where they stumbled upon Patty's corpse, battered and broken. Her murder hasn't been solved, but there was speculation that it could have been the Zodiac Killer or the Golden State Killer, as Patty lived in California with her family at the time of her death. If it was truly the Golden State Killer who killed my mother's 7 y/o cousin, then I hope he rots in his prison cell, and then in hell. I know this isn't a well known mystery, since it's a very personal story, but I thought I would share.
The frog boy murders. 5 South Korean boys went looking for salamander eggs in the forest one day. They disappeared. Their skeletons were found years later in a shallow grave on the mountain. Still unsolved.
Alone In The World
The unknown dead hiker. This case will never cease to blow my mind
This guy met, chatted with and hiked with several people over the course of a year. Most people knew him as "Denim" which isn't too weird since backpackers commonly use trail names.
Then one day a man recognizes Denim's tent, goes to check up on him & finds him dead. Reports afterwards apparently claim the man only weighed 80 lbs at the time of death, which points to him dying of a severe illness. One hiker said he told them he wanted to do this "while he still could" which reinforces the theory that he was sick.
Thing is though, no one has cone forward to claim this poor dude since he was found. Literally NO ONE knows who he is. Barely any info has been released on the investigation around him, not even an autopsy can be confirmed to have been done.
He was found with nothing more than his gear, a notebook containing code, presumably for a game or hiking app he was claiming to be designing, and about $3k. People have speculated him to be from Brooklyn, Seattle, and Louisiana, yet still no one can name the poor fella.
More than 300~ years after,in France, the identity behind "The Man in the Iron Mask" ("l'Homme Masque de Fer" in french) is still unknow, some people said that he was the brother of the king at this moment, others people said that he was the king himself, most people think that because he was held as a political prisoner...
No relation, but Eichiro Oda took this man to make some of Sanji's background in One Piece...
Wasn't This A Buffy Episode?
In the 1850s a boy and girl were observed in a field a very short time before an explosion was observed where they were. When people went closer to investigate, the boy and girl were dead. Nobody knows who they were, how they ended up in that field, or what they were doing there. The explosion appears to have been caused by the boy and girl trying to do something with explosives, but why they were doing that is not known.
I saw a morgue photo of the girl's face and it didn't ring any bells. Whether other photos exists, I don't know. After all this time it's unlikely that this mystery will ever be solved.
The world is full of mysteries. Why are we here? What's at the bottom of the ocean? Is there other intelligent life in the universe?
Humans are naturally curious creatures, so we find mysteries in every corner of our universe. And when we can finally solve those mysteries, it's so satisfying for our little squirrelly brans.
Luckily, there are an abundance of mysteries we have solved in our time on earth.
Here were some of those answers.
That one where the rocks moved in the dessert leaving an eerie trail.
Some guy put a camera on the area for like two years and discovered that when there is a thin layer of water with ice on it, the wind will move the ice as it starts to melt and so moving the rocks.
"The Bloop". For years science was baffled, not having a good explanation. Some supposed it may be an as of yet undiscovered creature, but the magnitude of the sound itself was such that if it were produced by an animal, it would be larger than even a blue whale, by a wide margin.
A few years back we recorded the sound again, along with solid seismological data. Turns out the famous "bloop" was the sound of a large piece of the Antarctic ice shelf cracking and falling into the ocean.
For years it was speculated about King Richard III's appearance. Due to many different historical perspectives on him as a King some believed he had a hump back of sorts and others believed this stuff was added when the historical rhetoric was added as he became less favourable.
A few years ago they discovered his skeleton buried under a carpark in Leicester. They determined they he actually probably had scoliosis and likely did have a hump of sorts.
My favourite part about the discovery was the presence of a woman who was part of some Richard III group that adamantly denied the appearance he was described who then realises the truth and is very disappointed.
Lori Erica Ruff. This guy in Texas married a woman he met in bible study, had a child with her, and then she started showing signs of mental illness. They divorce and she commits suicide in 2010. She left a suicide note that was incomprehensible and full of random phrases and references.
When her ex was going through her stuff, he found a birth certificate with the name Becky Sue Turner on it, who was a 2 year old girl who died in a house fire in WA in the 70s. Lori had stolen Becky's identity and used it to get her name changed to Lori Erica Kennedy. There were no clues whatsoever as to who she was before she acquired the false identity and her backstory remained a mystery for years.
A few years later she was identified by matching her daughter's DNA to a distant relative in Pennsylvania. It turns out Lori's real name was Kimberly McLean, and she'd left her home in PA in 1986 as she didn't get along with her mom and stepdad.
I was really fascinated with this one when it was still unsolved, and I found the actual answer a bit anticlimactic. It was clear from everything she'd left that something was wrong with her, and it really gave me the creeps.
Those flying "rods" in the background of cave diving videos.
People in the 80s and 90s would go cave diving or sky diving and film it, and in the background would be all these foot-long, flappy, rod-shaped creatures that no one would see until they were caught on film. People thought they were inter-dimensional creatures that would slip into our dimension occasionally. Some studied the shape of these things in wind turbines to understand how they fly. I think there was even a hieroglyph found of the creature from ancient Egypt.
It turns out the frame rate of the poor handheld cameras from that day made birds and bugs get caught in multiple frames at the same time, and so they looked like long rods with wings.
A Whole Lotta Nothin
Al Capone's vault is the most hilarious solved mystery. A renovation team found the vault and some underground tunnels under his hotel over 50 years after his arrest. Geraldo Rivera hosted a huge 2-hour live grand reveal of the opening of the vault which they hope would contain a huge fortune. 30 million people watched the live spectacle. The vault was finally opened and..........there was nothing there.
Here's the whole special starting when they brought down the vault wall.
A Tragic End
The case of Jacob Wetterling.
He was and 11 year old boy abducted near his home in 1989. Him and his friends had gone to a local video store and were on their way home when a man stopped them and forced Jacob to leave with him at gunpoint. He forced the others to turn and run and threatened them that they would be shot if they didn't.
For almost 30 years the case went unsolved. His friends and his brother grew up feeling the guilt of not being able to stop the abductor. His parents and family had no closure as they had no idea where he was taken, or who had taken him. But they held out hope for all those years that maybe he was still alive. A local man had even been falsely accused of abducting him.
Sadly, his remains were found in 2016. About 30 miles from where he was abducted. Investigators were able to find the man responsible, and he confessed to the crime. He had assaulted Jacob and killed him on the same night he was abducted.
It's a tragic story and there are a lot more details. Thankfully detectives never gave up on this case and they were able to solve it after all those years.
An Out Of Place Burger
The mysterious In-N-Out burger found on the street in New York City, apparently still warm (In-N-Out is a hamburger chain only found on the west coast).
The person who bought this cheeseburger responded to the post with the explanation: they had bought lots of cheeseburgers prior to boarding their San Diego to NYC flight and lost one after their arrival while boarding a bus.
Polar Bears From The Void
The voyage of HMS Terror and HMS Erebus, who in 1845 embarked on a journey around Canada to locate the Northwest Passage with the backing of the royal navy. The voyage was expected to take 2 years, but by 1850 it was suspected something had gone very wrong, as the last sighting of the ships had been as they entered baffin bay 5 years earlier, and all the search parties could find were some lonely graves, and a cairn with a scrawled message. It was only with analysis from the graves, some old testimonies about contact with local Inuit groups, and the discovery of the remains of the crew in the 1990s and the wrecks in 2016, that the full story could be pieced together.
Essentially the ships' arctic modifications and stocks had been ill thought out for the voyage, and the cheap canned food the crew relied on had led them to contract lead poisoning and scurvy, but with no alternatives and being locked in ice for months at a time, they had no escape. The illnesses were compounded by the lack of alternative food sources in the harsh environment and diseases which crippled the already weakened crews. The poisoning (and associated hallucinations) combined with the deteriorating mental health of the crew created a living nightmare. After the officer in charge died, the surviving crews abandoned ship and tried to cross the barren Arctic towards a known settlement in Canada, with everyone involved falling and dying en route. The bodies that were found were very well preserved, and contemporary Inuit testimonies corroborated the story. It made for a good horror series, even if there weren't any supernatural polar bears involved in reality.
Haunted By The Spirit Of Electricity
In a Chinese science discovery type show, they went to investigate reports of a old haunted house where an alleged murder happened year ago. People say the light in the house would flicker on and off, no animals can be found near it, and any dogs/cats brought over would run away, very agitated.
Turns out the electrical cable connected to the house was damaged, so the light flickers. And the ground near the house became electrified, mildly shocking animals coming close. The people had shoes on so they never noticed.
It's easy to see how the many unsolved mysteries of the world easily grab our attention and hold on to it once we learn about them. There was a whole long-running television series dedicated to the subject, after all.
It doesn't take much to get lost down the research rabbit hole on a slow afternoon researching your favorite mystery, trying to find the answer to what really happened.
Reddit user the-salt-of-dungroon asked:
The Voynich Manuscript. It's a book that's totally undeciphered, and written in an unknown language, with pictures of plants that aren't any identifiable plants, and other strange things like women coming out of pipes. It's carbon dated to the 1400's but nothing else is known about its origin, and all attempts to figure it out have been debunked.
In some cases they took artistic liberties but a lot of it is just a bit crude and limited in color
An obscure one I learned from Unsolved Mysteries: the 1987 Arkansas murders of Don Henry and Kevin Ives, the Boys on the Tracks
True Crime Garage did a brilliant 4 part series on this. Highly recommended listening to it, some of the twists and turns in this story are unbelievable and everything points to some very shady characters in high places being involved.
I hate to be cliché, but I really want to know what's in Area 51.
To be honest? I think it really is just an experimental aircraft testing site. Lots of old reports and descriptions of UFOs from the area are super consistent with modern day stealth bombers. Plus, who knows what kind of secret things they could have made that we don’t even know about?
Sounds right. A massive government cover up seems incredibly unlikely. Not because they wouldn't..just because there's way too much in-fighting and incompetence for anything to stay secret for this long.
Brian Shaffer’s disappearance from a bar in Columbus. There is no footage of him leaving the bar at all that night, despite there being footage of the one entrance/exit all night (even capturing him leaving and going back into the bar prior to closing).
He was a good looking med student who had everything going for him and he was 6’2”... not likely that he’d get grabbed without someone noticing or become victim to a random attack.
He was never located and his phone even rang three times once when dialed. His friend refuses to sit for a lie detector and there is speculation that Columbus PD thinks he may be alive.
It just feels so sinister.
The Villisca Axe Murders because a whole family and a couple of their kids friends were violently murdered via axe. The killer was never caught (I'm assuming because it happened in 1912). I'm going to school for forensic investigation and one of my friends told me about how one of her professors had made her class write a paper analyzing the murders and stuff (I had to do a paper on the important evidence of the O.J. Simpson trial).
What happened to [Australian Prime Minister] Harold Holt?
I’ve been to that beach where he went missing a few times. It’s scary dangerous how rough the water is even on relatively calm days. It’s got lots of rock ledges, thick seaweed and washing machine water flows. I think he was crazy just to think of going swimming there.
There’s another theory that he was picked up by a Russian or Chinese Submarine.
Typical Aussie sense of humour moment - a swimming pool is named after him!
Malaysia Airlines flight 370. Would do anything to learn what actually happened on that flight.
Just goes to show how big the ocean is that even a 777 can just disappear forever in it's depths....
There are a lot of undeciphered languages out there. A large portion are because the languages either grew up in isolation or didn’t leave any descendants. I often wonder what those languages recorded that we’ve never seen.
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum theft of $500 million worth of art on March 18, 1990.
There's a reward of $10 million for return of the stolen art from Boston's museum.
D. B. Cooper.
The fact that the moment he jumped out of the 727, nothing about him was ever uncovered again. Did he die? If not, what happened to him?
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Warning: The following entries contain disturbing material and may not be suitable for everyone.
Detective work isn't all fun and games. While many are entertained by a good mystery book, movie, or show, real life crime can be extremely disturbing. Some detective are unlucky enough to be faced with cases so violent and scary that it stays with them forever.
Redditor u/ThunderPheonix21 asked detectives to share the creepiest cases they've worked on, and professionals in the field did not disappoint.
20. A whole new warrant
"A lot of my work is actually based on cell phone dumps. I once got a request from a Detective to dump a guys phone because he was attempting to sell our county jail jumpsuit...
Problem was, there was way more on the phone that what we had bargained for. Turns out the guy was REALLY into under-aged girls. To the point that he had thousands of images of CP on the device. So I called the detective up and informed him that he was going to need another warrant to cover the CP for the device. So he did, and began creating a CP case against the guy."
19. A love triangle
"I once got a case spying on a lady's husband. She thought he is cheating on her. Wanted the proof to present before judge in court. While investigating I found the husband cheating on the wife with HER boyfriend! Both were having an affair with the same guy. Needless to say I minted money from all the three. PS. The boyfriend was also their divorce attorney!"
18. A crazy fetish
"Some guy was killing women by making them explode just right so he could keep the hands, he had a fetish with them."
17. This poor woman...
"Not a detective... but my uncle was a cop... Essentially they got a call to a house... the neighbour's had called the police and told them there was a strong Odour coming from the apartment next door. They got a little worried... as this was an older woman, who only really left her home for essentials...
Police get there... after many times knocking and calling... no answer. So they had the landlord unlock her door... they weren't necessarily thinking she was dead initially.... not sure how.. it's seems fairly obvious...
hey get inside, and the odour is just awful.. like burnt hair and cooked meat..."
"The woman was taking a shower... she went to adjust the heat to be more hot... she slipped and fell on a loofah that was on the floor of the bath. And hit her head on the tap... somehow in the fall she managed to turn the heat tap WAY to much.
Essentially... she passed out. And then died from brain hemorrhaging... and then the hot shower boiled her.... the hot water was running on her for about a day and a half."
16. Life is so short...
"Girl stopped breathing in her bed, potential suffocation murder.
Turned out to just be a lung failure but it still creeped me out."
15. The mole people
"Insurance adjuster here. I'm not a detective, but I do lots of fraud investigations. The ones that aren't fraudulent sometimes just turn out to be really weird. The winner for me hands down is the man who claimed he was terrorized by mole people...
My in-person interview was about two hours. I had more than enough in the first five minutes and was trying to leave for most of it, but he kept blocking the door or directing me to wrong way to keep the mole people off my scent. It was kind of sweet in a twisted way; he genuinely thought the mole people would come after me if I didn't follow his rules.
He directed me to park ye olde company car about a mile away on a concrete parking flat he had made. We couldn't walk on the dirt road there; the mole people constantly changed where it went. The claims he filed were all in similar veins.
We decided there was no fraud, but a call to adult protective services was merited."
14. A terrible accident
"Detective here, attached to a coastal town with a fishing wharf. Started work one day when we get a call from the water police who have responded to a abandoned boat floating off the coast. They have towed it into the bay where they requested our assistance and they would advise us further on arrival.
We head down thinking someone had stolen the boat or something else routine. When we get there we are told that no one went further than the enterance before it was sealed off as a crime scene. We have a quick look below the deck and see why..."
"3 people, clearly dead with one slumped over the wheel one on the floor and the other in a chair. No struggle, no injuries and nothing out of place. Completely silent other than the water on the hull and the fenders squeaking against the police launch.
Turned out to be an accident. Lack of upkeep on the very old engine meant fumes leaked in and the 3 were poisoned, at which point the engine just ran until the diesel was gone."
13. This close call
"Someone dumped a body in an alley right by the PD, but in a spot that no one frequented. So after a few days in mid-summer heat the body melted so bad they couldn't ID by looks or tattoos, just the clothes and hair, and DNA once they figured out who she was.
Long story short it was a serial killer who had dumped her, and they found CCTV of him stalking people at the local shopping center right after he dumped the body. They watched him spend over four hours walking around, leaving to his car and changing clothes/hat and going back in, following women for a bit, changing his mind... He left empty handed, and ended up getting caught a couple states away the following week.
Creepiest part for me was that I went shopping there the same day."
12. A story from Michigan
"My teacher was a detective and he told our class that one case that he wish he got but his partner or friend or something like that did it was called jack in the box and this guys wife killed her husband with help from some dude and then they put him in a locker and burnt him if your in Michigan you've probably heard of it"
11. This is horrifying
"I was working midnights in a neighborhood with a high violent crime rate, and we got sent to a dispute at a bar... We make our way through the bar systematically booting people out, and get to the bathrooms. I open the door to the men's room and it's empty (single stall bathrooms). My female partner goes to open the women's bathroom door but it's locked. She knocks on the door and a female says, 'I'll be out in a minute.'... Female partner knocks on the door again and the female agrees to open the door. When she comes out, we ask her what took so long..."
"She's not providing any substance in her answers. She's wearing tight yoga pants, and we notice that she has a large bulge in the back of her pants/crotch... When we question her about it, she's very evasive and won't answer us. Female partner begins to search her. As she pulls back the female's pants and shines her flashlight down to look, my partner says, '****!' She sees a baby arm sticking out from the female's vagina and up through her ass cheeks. This chick had been drinking and smoking crack all day. She had a stillborn and continued to stay at the bar and drink/smoke crack."
10. That's not a turtle...
"A buddy of mine worked on this
He said there was this guy who liked to shoot turtles on a pond on his property. He sees a turtle and shoots it 2 times with a .22 rifle. He had a hunting dog that would go fetch the turtles. He would make turtle soup with them
The dog goes out and gets the turtle and an arm pops up. The 'turtle' he shot was the back of the mans head who was dead in the pond."
9. Someone was watching
"My brother, not me. I usually tell this long and dramatic, but here is the quick to the punch version.
Schizophrenic woman reported being watched by ghosts at the abandoned funeral home...
Turned out when investigating, someone (or something. dum dum dum) was actually watching the people in her building and keeping crude log books of their coming and goings and left some of them in the place. My brother's theory was that they were discovered / almost discovered and fled."
8. That's a ton of money for cartoon porn
"I had a client whose employee had used the company account for payments to a graphic designer. Except instead of marketing materials, he had commissioned $15k worth of Loli and Sonic porn."
7. Sounds like an Alfred Hitchcock movie
"My boyfriend was the detective in this case. An officer doing a wellness check on an elderly woman spoke with her son. He said she was out at the moment, but she was doing well. He spoke in detail about what she was up to lately and all that. The officer noticed a strong smell coming from the yard though. I'm sure you see where this is going, as I don't think pretending a deceased relative alive to keep receiving their benefits is uncommon..."
"The officer turned the case over to a detective (my boyfriend), who returned with a warrant. There were two houses. A main house, and a small apartment-style house in the back yard where the mother once lived. When they entered, the son seemed calm. Showed them right to the mother. Continued to speak as if she was still alive and well. In the bed, they found the body, that had clearly been there for a long time. It was like a putrid puddle. The stench was unbearable. The son adamantly refused that she was dead. Insisting she had just been up and around the main house yesterday."
6. A surprise in the basement
"They were undercover in a mob and gathered enough evidence to search a house the guys used a lot - the search led them to a basement filled with water halfway up the stairs. They shone flashlights and didn't see anything at first, then saw something glinting in the water. They turned to go up the stairs to get a brighter light and along the walls and the door frame were gouges, the back of the door too. They got their bright lights and went back down and it turns out the bad guys had 2 crocodiles in there and when someone pissed them off they put them in the basement and locked the door. Gouges had skin particles in them."
5. A mystery tenant
"A friend of mine grew up in a big family house with her immediate family plus an uncle and grandparents. Sometimes her and her brother would wake up with things written on their faces in permanent text. Just random phrases nothing too shocking. The kids were about 8 or 9 years old, they both denied doing it and no one looked any further into it.
Anyway eventually the uncle is killed in his bed, stabbed to death. The police investigate and it turns out there's a dude living in their roof."
4. Cannibalism on the lawn
"We had a case where a guy killed 5 -6 members of his family and when the police came to the scene he was eating one of his family members on the front lawn, I suppose to get their strength."
3. How was this not in the news?
"I used to work with a retired LAPD beatcop of 30 years in his retirement funmoney gig working on an ambulance. He told me this story that sent chills down my spine.
He pulls over this sedan for expired tags, and neither the driver or passenger has any paperwork, driving illegally and they're both acting shady as ****, so he calls for backup, detains them, and searches the car....
He finds two dead young teenage girls in the trunk. They're naked, bound, and gagged and had been mutilated, and there was tons of devices obviously meant for torture..."
"He calls in the homicide detectives, and the cavalry comes, the two guys are hauled away to jail, and his day wraps up after all the normal procedures and paperwork has been filed.
And he says that was the last he ever heard of that case. Nothing. No subpoenas. No testimony to a grand jury. No interviews for the homicide detectives. No stories in the paper. NOTHING."
2. This killer wanted to be Dr. Frankenstein
"My dad was a detective and told me and my siblings briefly about a case where a killer would take a different part of each body. He had collected two legs, a torso, and one arm. His motive was that he wanted someone to play with."
1. A psycho with big plans
"Private investigator here. Looking into a liability stabbing case. They were blaming the apartment complex for the resident getting stabbed by another resident. Turns out the dude was planning a mass shooting and was part of multiple right wing white supremacist groups, Trump 2020 guy, wanted to attach a gun to a drone and kill a ton of people. Instead, he was so racist he couldn't help but stab his black neighbor before he pulled it off. His social media was essentially a manifesto and the cops found a bunch of firearms laid out, fully loaded and ready to go. I feel bad for the neighbor but their getting stabbed likely saved multiple people's lives."
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