Ted Bundy check from a friend dated May 26, 1978 in the amount of $10.00 Sent to Bundy while he was incarcerated in the Leon County Jail, Tallahassee, Florida. Bank stamp on the back “For Deposit Leon County Inmate Fund Leon County Jail”. Signed on the back, Ted Bundy Theodore.
Ted Bundy eyeglasses owned by Bundy which he used as part of his disguise while he was on the run in Florida. It is believed that this is the same pair of glasses Bundy was wearing when he approached 14-year old Leslie Parmenter of Jacksonville only days before Bundy abducted Kimberly Leach in Lake City, FL.
Included with this pair of glasses is an actual crime scene / trial exhibit photo which shows the glasses on the seat of the stolen Volkswagen Ted Bundy was driving when he was arrested in Pensacola, FL.
Both the crime scene/ trial exhibit photograph and the eye glasses were exhibits used at Bundy's February 1980 trial which resulted in another death sentence for the murder of Kimberly Leach.
Did you know Ted Bundy grew up believing that his grandparents were his adoptive parents and that his mother was his sister? 😦 I like keeping cards with the basic information on SKs just in case I need to check something, it's right there!
Theodore Bundy. When we think of this man, we usually think about how he murdered numerous young women during the 1970s. We think about that tan Volkswagen bug. We think about how he was a literal sociopath, gaining women’s trust just to be able to kill them in cold blood. We never think about the fact he could have saved many lives as well. Ted bundy actually worked as a Suicide Hotline representative along side True Crime Author Ann Rule. “He was almost the perfect man.” She wrote in her book, The Stranger Beside Me; a book about Bundy, and her relationship with him. 1 & 2) Ted Bundy #tedbundy#theodorebundy#bundy#serialkiller#annrule#thestrangerbesideme#truecrime#truecrimefacts
(SWIPE LEFT ➡️) I have seen these photos of Jeffrey Dahmer at the prison library, but I never saw a GIF of them so I decided to share! • The life of Jeffrey Dahmer in prison •
While staying in cell 648, Dahmer mostly kept to himself and his spent his nights smoking cigarettes and reading religious material, since he was unable to break his night-owl habit from working the graveyard shift at the chocolate factory. In addition, he listened to classical music and the noises of humpback whales on tape. He confessed that weekends in prison was a difficult time for him, since his old murderous compulsions would return. As quoted by The NY Times, "Mr. Dahmer's first year in prison had been spent in protective isolation, away from the general inmate population. But in the last year, Mr. Dahmer and the prison authorities had deemed it safe enough for him to be integrated into the general population of 622 inmates. [The July before he was killed], however, an inmate tried to slash Mr. Dahmer's throat with a plastic homemade knife during a chapel service. But Mr. Dahmer was not injured and both he and his keepers determined that the attack was an isolated incident. 'He never told me he was afraid,' said Stephen Eisenberg, a lawyer representing Mr. Dahmer in several civil suits filed by the families of his victims."
• Somewhat rare interview with Jeffrey Dahmer's biological mother, Joyce Dahmer (Swipe left ➡️) • In the interview clip, she discusses what she believes her son's fate should be and explains her life after the news broke about Jeffrey's violent compulsion. Wrecked with guilt, Joyce attempted suicide, but said she was "glad God spared her." In December of 2000, Joyce succumbed to her battle with breast cancer at the age of 64.
• "I haven't lost yet and I don't intend to" - Ted Bundy • "Part of the motivation for acting as his own attorney is the narcissistic offender’s need to assert that he is special. Connected to that is the excitement of reliving his crime on a public stage. At his Chi Omega trial on Miami, Bundy closely cross-examined a police officer, eliciting gruesome details of the crime scene. The information had no particular bearing on the issue of his guilt or innocence, but it certainly impressed the jury with the gory spectacle—Bundy’s handiwork. Bundy also personally took sworn depositions from a number of the coeds who were in the Chi Omega house that night. He led each of the distressed women through a step-by-step reconstruction of what they saw and when they saw it, right down to the plastic bucket with which paramedics caught one victim’s blood and teeth as she coughed them out." -- as quoted in Dark Dreams written by Roy Hazelwood
Ted Bundy Log while in the custody of Dade County, Florida June 24, 1979 through July 31, 1979 - during the time he was on trial for the Chi Omega murders.
Log created by Sgt. Martin Kratz who took custody of Bundy at the Opa-Locka Airport from Leon County. Covers the entire time Bundy was in the custody of the Dade County Jail. Total of 30 pages enclosed in a folder.
• A GIF/photoset of a young Jeffrey Dahmer. • Throughout his childhood, Dahmer exhibited behaviors that were strange and quite chilling, knowing the horrible deeds he later went on to commit. As a toddler, Jeffrey underwent a complicated hernia surgery that left him in severe pain for weeks. Some believe this traumatic experience triggered his desire to intimately inspect the insides of humans/animals, since the same was done to him. On another occasion as a child, Dahmer played with a pile of bones his father cleaned out from under the house and referred to them as "fiddlesticks." His curiosity continued when one night at the dinner table, Jeffrey asked what would happen if chicken bones were placed in a pot of acid. Lastly, his seemingly innocent adolescent muses were much more sinister and morbid, such as the game he created called "Infinity Land." In the game, stick men slowly moved toward one another until they collided and one would be sent falling into the infinite abyss.
• Rare (I think) courtroom footage in the Jeffrey Dahmer trial. Donald Bradehoft, brother of victim Joseph Bradehoft, tearfully speaks his mind to Dahmer. • Mr. Bradehoft was Jeffrey's final victim and passed away at the early age of 25. Dahmer met him at a bus stop and offered him $50 to come back to his apartment (even though he had just been fired from the chocolate factory and was broke). Joseph had recently moved to Milwaukee in search of a job and was temporarily living with Donald at the time of his murder. Before relocating to Wisconsin, Bradehoft had separated from his wife, whom he had three children with. ❤️ RIP Joseph Bradehoft ❤️
• A bit of a sassy letter from writer Hugh Aynesworth to Ted Bundy, dated 1-22-1989. In the letter, he sarcastically asks Bundy if he would like to have lunch on Wednesday and congratulates him on his "breakthrough" (finally confessing to the murders). Hugh's sarcastic lunch invitation was for Wednesday the 25th, but Ted was scheduled to be executed on Tuesday the 24th. He closes the letter by reminding Ted that it might be hard for his parents to find a hotel room, since people came from far and wide to witness his death. • TRANSCRIPT: "Hello Ted -- Congratulations on your breakthrough! I will be praying for you. And, if you'll permit, I'll come visit. How about lunch Wednesday -- or before that if you have time. Have someone call me if you have a hankering. If not -- may God be kind, as we know he is! Sincerely, Hugh Aynesworth. P.S.- If Louise and Johnny are coming down, they could use my motel room (paid, of course). They might have trouble finding a room in this area. You're still the big draw!"
• The brain of Jeffrey Dahmer • After being beaten to death with a barbell in prison (ironically the same weapon he used on his first victim), Dahmer's body was cremated and the ashes were divided amongst his family. However, Joyce, his mother, insisted that the brain should be kept for research into the mind of a sadistic serial killer. Eventually, his father Lionel had his way in court and the brain was cremated as well. [[I know this photo isn't as graphic as many photos relating to true crime, but I still put the warning just in case!]]
"Oh, he was pitifully weak! This was my main criticism of him after the year and a half of our relationship. He kowtowed to me. He wasn’t strong. He wasn’t real masculine. If I got mad at him because he did something he sort of felt apologetic about it. He wouldn’t stand up for himself. There was no use getting mad because the person didn’t react. And the things i got mad for were primarily that he lied. It wasn’t that he out and out lied. He fibbed. It wasn’t necessary that he had to be like that. It wasn’t actually that he had done a bad thing in his mind. It was that he was saying something he knew would sound good to me." -- Diane Edwards (aka Stephanie Brooks) when discussing her ex-boyfriend, Ted Bundy. She went on to state they never had sex, only slept together, because "he never made me feel like [sex] was just a physical thing. I believe he was in love with me. I was very turned on but I wasn’t experienced. I didn’t know what I wanted to do." It was rumored that the breakup with Diane was the reason Bundy went onto murder pretty, young girls with brown hair, but he later denied this as being true.
• Three artists' renditions of Jeffrey Dahmer's creepy skeleton altar, with the last photo being Dahmer's own sketch of the shrine. • It is clear to see how Jeffrey was slipping further and further into his vile delusions... how did he expect to invite family members and neighbors into his apartment with several human bones openly displayed in his living room?
• "One night in August, Ted called from his parents' house in Tacoma. He was crying, and his words came out slowly. He told me that he'd been driving near a shopping center in Tacoma, and had seen the police chase a man down the street. 'He was like an animal,' Ted said. 'He ran and ran with the police chasing him in their car, and when they caught him, he urinated all over himself.' I wondered what he was trying to tell me, but when I tried to get him to tell me more about it, he changed the subject..." -- The Phantom Prince • It's odd that he would call Liz crying about this, but one can imagine that this is what he thought his fate would be if he was ever caught by the police.