Thanks to the huge success of my last magazine giveaway I am doing it again, with more opportunities to win!!!
I am giving away SIX magazines in prize packs of TWO each to THREE lucky TCC members!!! 👌👌👌Good luck!
PRIZE PACK ONE:
Real-Life Crimes Issue #67: Jeffrey Dahmer
Real-Life Crimes Issue #6 : Richard Ramirez
PRIZE PACK TWO:
Real-Life Crimes Issue #10 : Ted Bundy
Real-Life Crimes Issue #16 : Charles Manson
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Real-Life Crimes Issue #31 : Aileen Wuornos
Real-Life Crimes Issue #46 : Edmund Kemper
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Ted Bundy made life very difficult for his stepfather. Johnnie Bundy tried his hardest to bond with the young boy, but he was aloof to him and refused to be seen with him. Bundy claimed he was “mortified” by his stepfather’s rusty old car, and that he thought of him as a nobody. As he got older, he suddenly refused to call him dad. He then resorted to calling him “father” and eventually “John”. According to close friends, the two of them were very similar, despite their defiance to one another. Johnnie had an incredibly short temper and would whack Ted for his sarcastic or rude remarks. Ted would do the same to other children, getting angry over the smallest of things. Ted’s hatred toward the man his mother loved is probably out of jealousy: When they moved in together, the young Bundy was made to sleep in his own bedroom, away from his mother. He was also bitter over not knowing his biological father. When friends assured Ted that Johnnie wasn’t so bad and that he should appreciate him more, he snarled: “Well, at least you’re not a bastard.”
Honestly? I dislike them all. Can’t stand ‘em. Most of them are filled to the brim with false information and overblown “facts” thanks to various parties’ influence (Ted himself included…), and the rest rely on mere speculation from parties unqualified to speak on the matter. Sure, there are a few facts here and there to be gleaned if you know exactly what you’re looking at… but if you already know enough about the cases to know what you’re looking at, why would you need the reinforcement in book format? That’s the way I tend to see it.
Besides that, I’m not really interested in Ted’s crimes or anything that falls on that side of the overly complicated fence. Am I knowledgeable in those matters? Absolutely. But that’s not my focus, and it never has been. I’m interested in the man behind all of that… the man that gets buried beneath the stigma of his own past. We aren’t our mistakes any more than Ted was the sum of his crimes, and that’s the way I tend to look at it.
Put simply - I care for and empathize with Ted on a human level, and I feel the books do a very poor job of depicting him as a human being (never mind the fact that they oftentimes do a poor job of depicting the truth as well).
Does that make sense? Just my two cents on the matter, anyway. I figured I’d try and elaborate beyond my simple “none of them” answer I’d normally like to give to try and lend some perspective to it all.
Generally speaking, if you MUST read a book? Take everything Ann Rule has ever said with a HUGE grain of salt. Don’t underestimate Ted’s ability to contradict himself (mostly intentionally, of course) or his ability to dodge questions or spread misinformation to cause confusion/cover up the truth. And don’t trust a vast majority of what was published in Liz’s book at the time. There’s probably a reason it hasn’t been republished in the years since it first hit shelves, and (SPOILER ALERT) it isn’t what everyone thinks it is.
L: Ted Bundy’s wife, Carole Anne Boone. R: Ted’s mother, Louise, and Carole’s son, Jamey. The photo on the right is presumed to have been taken in Miami during 1979. Courtesy of Dielenberg’s “A Visual Timeline.”
At the time she met Ted Bundy, her personal life was in tatters. A favorite uncle had recently died. She was newly divorced from her second husband. She was trying to raise her son, Jamey, and she was in midst of a messy affair with “a large, unpleasant man,” as she later described to me.
In his book, “The Only Living Witness,” Stephen Michaud examines the earlier stages of Ted Bundy’s personal relationship with Carole Anne Boone - a “lusty-tempered free spirit,” who would eventually become Ted’s wife. The pair met in the summer of 1974 when Ted began work at the Washington State Department of Emergency Services, where Carole was often acknowledged as, “the most competent staff member.”
“I liked Ted immediately,” she later recalled. “We hit it off well. He struck me as being a rather shy person with a lot more going on under the surface than what was on the surface. He certainly was more dignified and restrained than the more certifiable types around the office. He would participate in the silliness partway. But remember, he was a Republican.”
According to Carole, Ted made it clear he’d like to date her, but their relationship deepened not into love at first, but into friendship and affection for each other. Part of the attraction was Ted’s sensitivity to Carole’s emotional problems. “I guess I was closer to him than other people at the agency,” she said.
Childhood photographs of serial killer Ted Bundy. Bundy is frequently cited as being one of the few serial killers with a markedly normal childhood and upbringing, however this tends to overlook a number of influential factors in his early life - namely the influence of his abusive grandfather and the awareness of his illegitimacy that followed Bundy throughout his entire life.
wow why do you think did Bundy bother to save the drowning boy? did he already start killing at that time? not just wondering bc hes a killer, also since hes supposely a psychopath he wouldnt feel empathy for another life i guess?
Ted Bundy compartmentalised his life - on one hand he was seen as a charming, compassionate, helpful, and hard-working man, while behind closed doors he was a relentless serial killer. He manipulated people into believing he was whatever he wanted them to believe he was, hence working in a suicide hotline and saving a boy from drowning.
He was also a sexually motivated serial killer. He had no interest in harming young boys or men in general. He raped and killed women he found attractive and (subconsciously) women that looked like his ex-girlfriend.
Ted bundy facts -
“Bundy was born in 1946, the illegitimate child of 22 year old Eleanor Louise Cowell, a girl from a strict family. His father was an Air Force Veteran called Lloyd Marshall, who Ted never knew.
Bundy was led to believe that his mother was in actual fact his sister, to cover up the family’s shame, and didn’t find out the truth until later in his life.
When Bundy was four years old he moved with his mother to Tacoma, Washington to live with relatives, and his surname was changed from Cowell to Nelson. A year after the move to Washington, Bundy’s mother married an army cook by the name of Johnnie Culpepper Bundy, from whom Ted now takes his surname.
Bundy had four younger siblings, who he was often required to babysit. Ted never really took to his new father, despite attempts on behalf of Johnnie Bundy to raise him as his own. The only man Bundy ever really respected was his grandfather from Pennsylvania, a violent man who often hit his wife, and who Bundy was angry about having been moved away from.
As a child, Bundy alleged that he was molested by a male relative, and that his mother showed him no affection. He was a shy boy and was often teased by bullies in his junior high school, who pulled many pranks on him. At a young age he began to mutilate animals and spy on young females, a result of an accidental glimpse of a young girl undressing in a bedroom window.
However, this shows only the dark side to Bundy’s childhood. He had interests in skiing, and at high school his interest in politics really began to take off. He was a remarkably bright student who graduated high school in 1965, and won a scholarship to the University of Puget Sound, later transferring to Washington. He supported himself through university by working small jobs such as waitering.
He worked as a volunteer at a suicide hotline, and being a handsome man, began dating a society girl named Stephanie Brooks in 1967. Unfortunately for Bundy she called off their engagement, devestating him.
It was also at this time that Bundy found out the true nature of his parentage, and that the woman he had always believed to be his sister was, in fact, his mother. This news, along with the break up of his relationship with Stephanie caused a change in Bundy. He became much more confident, and began to dominate social interactions.
Bundy began to send out applications to law schools, at one of which, with his excellent past education record, he was soon accepted, going on to defend himself in court.”
Ted Bundy dropped out of law school so he could drive around Florida murdering, women. Nothing else mattered to him besides pursuing his passions; murder, rape, and necrophilia. Ted Bundy is an example of what can happen when you have the courage to follow your dreams.