16-year-old Sylvia Likens was the daughter of two carnival workers. Her parents separated, and her mother, Betty, was incarcerated for shoplifting. As a result, Sylvia and her sister, Jenny, were sent to live with Gertrude
Baniszwewski and her family, paying them $20 to take care of the two girls. When the payments were late, Baniszwewski would turn on the girls, particularly Sylvia. She would hit the girls with paddles. Being fragile and asthmatic herself,
Baniszwewski recruited her children and neighbourhood children to subject Sylvia to horrendous abuse over the period of three months. This abuse included putting cigarettes out on her skin, burning her with scalding water, beating her, rubbing salt in her wounds, forcing her to eat things which would cause her to vomit and on at least two occasions, she was raped with a Coca-Cola bottle. On one occasion, a neighbourhood boy, Coy Hubbard, used her to practice his judo, which as a result, caused her to become incontinent. Baniszwewski responded to this by forcing her to eat her own faeces as well as her 1-year-old sons. Jenny, Sylvia’s sister attempted to get help and contacted their older sister, Diana, who came to the house yet did nothing to help.
Shortly before her death, Baniszewski took a hot needle and carved “I’m a prostitute and proud of it!” on Sylvia’s stomach. A neighbourhood boy, Richard Hobbs, helped. He also helped 10-year-old Shirley Baniszewski burn the number “3” into her chest with an iron poker. The night before Sylvia died, she attempted to escape the house of horrors. She was caught by Baniszewski who threw her down the stairs into the cellar which had become her home. The next day, on October 26, 1965, Sylvia’s body gave up after the countless beatings, burnings, rapes, and lack of food and water. She died of a brain haemorrhage, shock, and malnutrition.
She had suffered unimaginable torment.
Her body was covered in wounds, bruises, and burns. In her final moments, she had almost completely severed her lips with her teeth from the beatings.
Gertrude received a life sentence while the younger assailants received petty sentences and were all released and went on to lead normal lives, something Sylvia could never do. Disgustingly enough, Gertrude was released for good behaviour after just a measly fourteen years in prison.
“Where are we going Mummy?” Zoe asked again for what felt
like the hundredth time since you picked her up from school. With a glance at
your rear-view mirror, you could see her swinging her legs excitedly. Unlike
you, Zoe loved surprises but was rather impatient for them.
Following the sat-nav, you made a quick left off the main
road into a more residential area. All around you were a number of tall apartment
buildings, fairly new and modern. “I don’t technically know,” you replied
covertly, laughing at her frown. Clearly she didn’t approve of your vagueness.
With another quick glance, you smiled at your daughter
staring wide-eyed out the window, taking everything in with her child-like
curiosity. “Look there’s a park,” she squealed excitedly, pressing her face up
against the glass as you slowly drove past a filled playground. “Is that a
swimming pool?” you heard her exclaim behind you as you turned down another
I absolutely adore that headcanon that went around a while ago where the layout of the Fenton household is constantly shifting and changing
but what if we took it a step further
what if the WHOLE OF AMITY PARK was affected by the portal, being in such close proximity to a tear between dimensions and effectively SOAKING in all the ectoplasmic radiation it’s been pumping out over the years
so this quaint little town starts to develop a few rather odd… quirks
like the water fountain in the park turns strange colours on occasion and smells (and tastes as Tucker discovered on a dare) strongly of burnt sugar
there’s this one road on the edge of town that, though it appears to be straight, somehow loops back on itself so that you end up back where you started, but only if you’re wearing shoes, this odd detail was discovered when Paulina’s heel broke as she and Star were writing a school paper on the landmark and she had to continue barefoot
the local shopping mall has its strange traits too, the glass ceiling of the food court shows an odd stormy red sky no matter the weather outside, except for once every seventeen days when it randomly turns into an aurora borealis-esque light show for differing periods of time, Kwan has these days marked on his calendar and sometimes skips school to see it, sometimes Danny joins him
a lot of the stores reach much farther back than physics says they really should, clerks always remember to clear the back of the shops on Monday afternoons, some of the stores like to revert back to regular size on Tuesdays
the parking lot behind the bowling alley is a favourite of Ida Manson’s, she and the elderly of Amity frequent the spot on Saturday mornings as the strange gravity shifts do wonders for their aching joints, being able to dance and leap like they’re light as a feather makes them feel young again
the walk to school could take someone five minutes one day, and an hour the next, Lancer has added ‘spacial disturbances’ to his list of acceptable excuses for being late
there’s this one tree in the park that every child feels compelled to climb, because halfway up they discover that they’re suddenly climbing back towards the ground upside down, their friends have to grab hold of their arms to stop them from falling into the sky until they climb back down the tree again and gravity goes back to normal
the Mansons lobby to have the tree cut down after catching their daughter climbing it, Sam and the neighbourhood children protest by climbing the tree and hanging upwards from the lower branches like reverse bats, the parents refuse to let the tree be destroyed until their childrens’ sense of gravity is restored
nobody goes down the slide at the Nasty Burger playground any more, the last three kids to do so still haven’t stopped screaming, nobody can figure out why
a majority of the residents of Amity Park overlook most of these strange occurrences, or put police tape around the dangerous ones and ignore them, they live in a town where ghosts attack regularly, changes like these have become not only unsurprising, but expected
and then the animals start to mutate, dogs are born with unnaturally coloured fur, fish are leaping out of their tanks and floating above the water, cats slip behind one object and come out behind another across the yard, some herbivorous animals gain a craving for meat and all of the local pigeons decide that flying in a spiral shape above the public library for three hours every morning is a productive start to the day
even plants start to grow into weird shapes and sizes, fruits with strange tastes and colours become a trend at local Sunday markets, seeds grow without even being planted or watered, root vegetables are found on above-ground vines, berries start growing out of the painted wood of a backyard fence
and then the children start to change
the only trend among the human mutations that local doctors can find is that every person identified had been a child or young teenager whose body had yet to finish developing when the ghosts had first started attacking (or, more accurately, when the portal had first been opened)
mutations range from purely harmless to downright disturbing, a teenager with blue eyebrows, a child with horns growing from the back of their left hand, a little girl whose hair drips down her back as though it’s made of liquid, an older boy whose teeth all fell out and grew back seemingly normal but turned out to be diamond hard and capable of biting through solid steel
the mutations only grow as the years pass, the older children developing dangerous abilities that could rival some of the local ghosts, kids being capable of duplicating themselves, a girl spotted flying to school, someone with green skin seen at the local supermarket, it’s even said that the Fenton’s kid can knock buildings over just by screaming at them
the Guys in White stop trying to protect the town, it becomes very clear that it doesn’t need protecting, it needs CONTAINING, but they soon discover that this is a far more difficult task than first assumed
because the overpowered youth of Amity Park have grown accustomed to a new-found sense of freedom the likes they’d never experienced before
Heyyyaa I want to request a Sam x reader with lots of fluff. Maybe the reader believes Sam is away on a treasure hunt on their wedding anniversary and when she gets back from work she’s greeted by Sam dancing in the living room to their wedding song?
A/N: Ooh can you imagine how nice it would be being married to Sam, not even my dreams would create such a reality lol. Anyways, this was a really cute request to write, I tried to make it all fluffy and cute so I hope you guys will like it. Thanks so much for requesting this, and do let me know what you think! :’)
Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was born on May 21, 1960 to Lionel and Joyce Dahmer, in West Allis, Wisconsin. Jeffrey was the Dahmer’s first born child. With Jeffrey still in infancy, Lionel, a chemist, moved the family to Iowa, where he was working on his PhD at Iowa State University. While residing in Iowa, Lionel found a pile of small animal bones under the house. Jeffrey was delighted with the new treasure and played with the bones. Lionel and Joyce had volatile marriage, and the implications of this violence were observed in Jeffrey’s early behaviour. Early home movies of Jeffrey depict hyperactivity, incorrigibility and displace aggression in the form of violently beating trees with sticks. Following completion of his graduate work, Lionel found employment as a chemist in Akron, Ohio. Coinciding with the family’s move, Jeffrey’s younger brother was born. Jeffrey, only six years old, demonstrated significant sibling rivalry and disdain over the attention his brother was receiving. He manifested a change in behaviour, shifting from being an exuberant active child to one that was shy, insecure and fearful. The parental discord, the attention his younger brother received, and the move to an unfamiliar neighbourhood precipitated this change in personality.
In 1968, when Jeffrey was eight years old, Lionel and Joyce moved the family again to a home on an acre of land in Bath, Ohio. Jeffrey began to exhibit bizarre behaviour following this move. Lionel purchased a chemistry set for Jeffrey while on a sales trip. Jeffrey would spend countless hours with the chemistry set, experimenting with animals that had been struck by vehicles on the road nearby. Jeffrey would use different chemicals to burn off the animals’ skin. He would cut off the heads of the road kill he had found, place their heads on pointed sticks, and position the sticks among a ring of fire in the woods. Jeffrey would also preserve animal body parts in formaldehyde, and he had a small cemetery in the woods on the property where he would bury the animal remains. Jeffrey had also shown an interest in human anatomy, and would persuade the neighbourhood children to remove their clothes so he could observe them and listen to their heartbeats. He began to manifest these abnormal behaviours in elementary school, prompting his teachers to register concern. However, there were no attempts at an intervention.
Westley Allan Dodd began to show signs of sexual deviancy from an early age. He began exposing himself to neighbourhood children when he was 13. By the time he began attending high school, he had progressed to molesting his cousins, children he babysat and the children of his father’s girlfriend. Dodd was arrested multiple times but no serious action was taken against him, even when he attempted to abduct two young girls in 1981. Over the next several years, Dodd continued to molest children. This lead to his discharge from the navy and numerous arrests, always resulting in minimal punishment and short jail sentences.
Dodd’s sexual fantasies became progressively more violent, and on September 4, 1989, he lured two young brothers, Cole and William Neer, to a secluded area. There he tied them to a tree, performed sex acts on them and then stabbed them before fleeing. Cole died at the scene and William died as he was transported to hospital.
After this, Dodd made several unsuccessful attempts to lure children to their deaths until he encountered two brothers at a park in Portland, Oregon, 4-year-old Lee and 9-year-old Justin Iseli. After Justin went home, Dodd offered Lee a ride home, but instead took him to his apartment. He forced Lee to undress before tying him to his bed and repeatedly molesting him, taking pictures and keeping a record of the abuse in a diary. The following morning, Lee was strangled with a rope and hung inside a closet. Dodd disposed of the child’s body near Vancouver Lake and burnt his clothes, keeping his underwear as a souvenir. When a manhunt for the killer ensued following the discovery of Lee’s body, Dodd kept to himself, spending most of his time in his apartment, constructing a torture rack and writing about his plans to abduct more children.
After attempting to flee, following a failed attempt to abduct a child from a theatre, Dodd’s car broke down and the boyfriend of the child managed to restrain him. The police were called and Dodd was arrested and confessed to all three murders. Incriminating evidence, such as pictures of Lee Iseli and details of the murders in his diary, were uncovered upon a search of Dodd’s room.
Westley Allan Dodd was sentenced to death in 1990, opting to be executed by hanging, “because that’s the way Lee Iseli died.” In all, he is thought to have abused as many as 175 children, mainly boys.
Hello Neighbour | Lee Jihoon | Neighbour!Seventeen Series
Title: Hello Neighbour
Pairing/Characters: Lee Jihoon x Reader, Wen Junhui, Xu Minghao
Synopsis: Jihoon wants to be a friendly face to his new neighbour who never seems to be at home.
Genre/Warnings: Fluff, Neighbour!Jihoon, slice of life, female reader, Non-idol!AU, swearing
POV: Third Person
Jihoon sat at the windowsill of his room and watched as the moving trucks came and went as they unloaded their contents in front of the house next door. There weren’t enough boxes for a family, which Jihoon silently thanked god for as the thought of loud neighbourhood children made him shudder, however there were too many boxes, in his opinion, for one person. He hoped it was another nice elderly couple, just like the previous owners of the house, as it would keep the peace in his quiet neighbourhood.
The thought of his old neighbours, now gone to live with their grandchildren, brought on a wave of melancholy. They always greeted him from their porch whenever he was out, invited him over for dinner and worried over him as if he were their own grandchild. He definitely considered them his own family. When he first moved to the area, unfamiliar with the space, they were the first friendly face to greet him. He hadn’t known what it was like to live alone until that moment. Jihoon was extremely grateful to the couple for being as welcoming as they were to him.
Their parting was one to remember and would definitely stick.
My housemate believes that this is deadly nightshade (belladonna)
I obviously don’t have any experience in this type of plant if I have to get multiple sources to confirm this
I want this out of my yard due to concerns for the neighbourhood pets and children
Request: An angst situation where the reader is three years younger than Vernon Requested by: @g-xsoline Word Count: 4,864 Genre: Angst
Warnings: Mild cursing
A/N: Sorry for the late updates (but you already know my usual excuses…) Boy did this fic hit close to home. I’ll be sitting for my SATs this coming fall as well, so writing this truly helped vent the pent up frustration and stress. Hope you guys enjoy it and let us know what you think of it!
It is midnight by the time you stream out of the building along with the other students, shivering in the monsoon-chilled breeze. Your brain is so weighed down heavily by a seemingly endless flow of math equations and chemical reactions, you vaguely register the rest of the students greeting their parents and friends after a long day at the academy. Rubbing your arms near the entrance, you watch as they, one by one, hop onto their respective vehicles to begin their journey home.
A traditional Halloween custom which was practised across Britain (particularly in rural areas) in the Victorian period was for groups of people (of all ages) to don strange costumes and go door-to-door in the hopes of receiving food or gifts, or of causing a bit of mischief. This custom had a huge number of regional variations. On the Shetland Islands the ‘skeklers’ wore tall pointy hats and voluminous costumes made of straw. In Montgomeryshire in Wales men dressed themselves as ‘gwrachod’ (an ancient Welsh hag-like monster) by putting on ragged clothes, sheepskins and masks. They went through their neighbourhood frightening children and being rude to adults. Young people in Glamorgan cross-dressed and went from house to house singing riddles, while ‘guisers’ in Scotland with masked, blackened, or painted faces chanted rhymes like:
Tramp, tramp, the boys are marching
We are the guisers at the door,
If you dinna let us in, we will bash yer windows in,
And you’ll never see the guisers any more.
Hi there again! I saw this prompt on a Tumblr and even though it is not Halloween I was in the mood of writing something like this. Hope you enjoy it!
just gotten braces this year, so I can’t eat any candy, so I
decided to just stay home and even though you love trick-or-treating
you want to stay in with me and watch horror movies.”
summary: Halloween is Phil Lester’s favourite holiday but his best friend Dan is not so keen on going trick-or-treating this year because of his braces. Will Phil manage to do something so Dan can enjoy Halloween this year too?
word count: 1.3k
no trigger warnings
author’s note: this is a teenage phan story, so sorry if you are not into that.
of October – Halloween” read a 14 year old Phil in the old
calendar he had on his bedroom wall. “YES FINALLY!” he exclaimed,
making his mum shout at him for screaming this early in the morning.
It was Saturday so that meant he could go trick-or-treating with his
best friend Dan at night.
loved Halloween, it was his favourite holiday. Oh, he loved going
trick-or-treating around the neighborhood, getting different
candies from every house possible and even though he was already a
teenager he loved doing it. Also, he could stay up late watching
scary movies and eating chocolate. Who wouldn’t like that to be
sent Dan a message to check if he was still going with him
trick-or-treating later, he still wasn’t sure since he had noticed
Dan a bit uncomfortable these last few days when he spoke about
Halloween. Maybe he didn’t want to be his friend anymore and this was
a way to tell him that…
really wasn’t sure what Dan was to him. Yes, they were best friends,
they had established that long time ago but lately Phil felt
different towards Dan, like he wanted to kiss him… He wanted them
to be something more than friends, boyfriends maybe? They were only
14 and he didn’t understand much about relationships or feelings, but
he already knew he didn’t like girls. But he wasn’t sure if Dan felt
the same so he hadn’t told him anything.
Come down here, I need your help!” his mum’s voice startled him from
his daydream, letting out a sigh and walking downstairs to see what
his mother wanted.
hadn’t checked his mobile phone in all day, so when he was almost
getting ready to put on his zombie Captain America costume (he wanted
something scary but also epic and he loved superheroes so it had been
a great idea at the time) he heard his mobile phone vibrate, letting
him know he got a text.
picked up the phone and saw it was a message from Dan. Oh yeah, he
had texted him earlier and he hadn’t replied until now.
Phil, I don’t think i’m going trick-or-treating tonight, since I got
my braces I don’t think it would be the best idea, but have fun! x
D” said the text. Oh poor Dan. He had gotten braces two months ago
and his mouth wasn’t in the best shape to eat sticky and sugary candy
was debating himself. He didn’t really want to go trick-or-treating
by himself, that wasn’t fun, he had wanted Dan to come with him. Or
maybe… if Dan couldn’t go trick-or-treating, trick-or-treating
would come to him.
blue eyed teenager rapidly dressed himself on his costume, grabbing
his bag and emptying a bag of mixed candy they had bought to give the
neighbourhood children inside it before letting a rushed out “Bye
mum!” out of the door.
was laying on his bed, looking miserable. His parents and brother had
gone trick-or-treating too, leaving him alone playing videogames. It
was a good plan till he had already played most of them and was
bored. He would have liked to go trick-or-treating with his best
friend to be honest.
was about to change the videogame he was playing when he heard a
knock on his front door. He didn’t really feel like walking towards
the door to give candy to some stranger… but he suddenly heard a
familiar sound. Wait, that was the secret door-knocking password he
and Phil had invented when they were eight!
Phil be here?’ he thought, and still a bit unsure Dan walked down the
stairs, carefully opening the door to find a Zombie Captain America
at his door.
Phil screamed into his face, laughing at Dan’s surprised expression.
what are you doing here?” he asked his best friend, not even trying
to hide his smile so Phil didn’t see the braces that made (in his
opinion) his face look weird.
told me you weren’t coming with me trick-or-treating so I guessed
trick-or-treating would come to you” Phil told him, lifting his bag
full of candy with a smile.
you spork! You should be out asking for candy, not here with me,
Halloween is your favourite holliday!” Dan reminded him.
brought a hand to rub the back of his neck, avoiding his gaze from
Dan’s “Yeah, but you are my best friend and I don’t think I would
have much fun out there without you…”
are the worst, Phil Lester” Dan said to his best friend, not letting
the smile fade from his face letting him know that he meant the
complete opposite, “C'mon we can watch horror movies all night now
that you are here.” he said before grabbing his best friend’s hand
and closing the door, leading them into Dan’s bedroom.
had let Phil some of his sweats and hoodie, so he could be more
comfortable. They were now watching The Exorcist, the both of them
sitting against Dan’s headboard, surrounded by pillows and blankets.
was eating some of the candy he had brought, a bit bothered that he
couldn’t share it with Dan since he had the braces.
his best friend was thinking something similar since his stare
drifted from the candy bowl to Phil’s profile several times, wanting
to eat candy too but he knew he couldn’t. Damn braces. So he sighed a
bit louder than he would have wanted and threw his head back a bit.
best friend’s exasperated sigh caught Phil’s attention, pausing the
movie and looking at Dan “What’s wrong Dan?”
just want a bit of candy but I can’t have any because of this stupid
braces” Dan explained to him.
idea popped into Phil’s head, not really knowing if it would be 100%
okay with Dan but he had to at least try it.
maybe you can have some” Phil said mysteriously.
Phil? I already told you I cannot have any becau…” Dan started
ranting again, making Phil grab him by the shoulders and making him
look into his eyes.
have an idea, do you trust me?” Phil murmured, a bit scared of what
Dan could think of it. His best friend only nodded, completly
now close your eyes” Phil told him, making Dan look at him strangely
but closing them anyway.
waited a few seconds before he felt his best friend’s lips on his,
where he could taste a bit of orange flavoured candy.
OH. Phil was kissing him. And he could also taste the candy. This was
the best idea Phil had ever had.
he didn’t feel Phil’s lips on his anymore, so he opened his eyes and
tried to look into Phil’s scared face, probably worried about Dan’s
reaction to the kiss, his head and gaze looking down, not daring to
know, I am not really sure I could taste the candy a lot. Was it
lemon flavoured? Mint? Orange?” Dan said, touching Phil’s chin and
moving his head up so he could look into his eyes, “Maybe we should
try again, don’t you think Phil? I really wanna taste all the candy
you have brought.”
still not believing that Dan had accepted his kiss, smiled a bit and
continued his best friend’s game “Yeah, I think we should… I have
plenty of candy that you haven’t tried since you got your braces and
I really want you to try them.”
so what are you waiting for?” Dan asked him, grabbing a chocolate
candy from the bowl and putting it between Phil’s lips, making the
other open his mouth gladly accepting the candy, which he let it
think you are gonna like this one,” Phil whispered, moving forward a
bit, his lips almost touching Dan’s again, letting their breaths mix,
“it’s sweet, like you.” was Phil’s last comment before their lips
touched again, now enjoying the sweet sensation of chocolate and
REQUEST: GALLY IMAGINE WHERE HE AND Y/N HAVE A DAUGHTER NAMED HANNAH AND THEIR MARRIAGE IS LIKE GLORIA AND HER HUSBAND FROM MODERN FAMILY LIKE ITS FUNNY AND HANNAH GETS A BOYFRIEND AND GALLY IS LIKE FUMING HAHAHAHA THANK YOU
FANDOM: Gally [The Maze Runner AU]
AUTHOR: MK (purityimagines)
TAGS: swearing, AU
Gally Kynan tilts his head at his wife. “Why?” was all he asked. The sun was out and it was steaming the whole town. No one expected the weather to be this hot— and they were in the middle of May. Usually the month would have rain and mud with cloudy skies but there was Y/N in her shades, lying on her lounge chair with a margarita in her hand with Bob Marley playing in the speakers by Bluetooth.
At age of 16, Gally encountered the beautiful face of Y/N at the chocolate fountain at Minho’s party after his win at the track and field race. Apparently she had a huge chocolate with fruit fetish and she had the audacity to swim in the fountain of melting chocolate while devouring on strawberries, her face covered with chocolate.
He remembered how brave and outgoing Y/N was— he also remembered Minho kicking her out with a trail of chocolate outside the banquet hall and the parking lot. The remainder of the event had Gally kissing Y/N with chocolate on his face as well.