torso murders

Here’s a list of weird/strange articles on wikipedia in no particular order for you to read and just add more useless knowledge in your puny human brain. General murder/death trigger warning for most.

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Photograph of police officers searching for body parts that belonged to a victim of the Cleveland Torso Murderer. Also known as the Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run, this murderer killed and dismembered 12 victims during the 1930’s in Cleveland.  In all cases the victim would be beheaded, and decapitation was normally the cause of death, and in most the bodies would be dismembered, with the torso occasionally cut in half. The perpetrator was never caught.

Victim #4 from the Kingsbury Run Torso Murders.

This was a serial killer that gripped Ohio in the 1930s, murdering, decapitating and conducting bizarre experiments on at least 12 victims (though there is suspected to be substantially more). The killer was never caught, even though the famous Eliot Ness was somewhat involved in the case and had a clear suspect in mind, an influential and wealthy man that later committed himself to a mental hospital (taunting Ness with postcards from inside) to avoid conviction. Other theories have surfaced, but so far, the case is largely unsolved. 

Morning Rush - Sherlock x Reader

Yourself and Sherlock had only been living together for seven months now but you could barely remember a time before.

You’d first met in the hospital when Sherlock had been hospitalised after he was shot in the torso in an attempted murder. You’d been in the room down the hall from him and had been going for a walk when you had seen him sneaking out. You had decided to follow him and had been the one to call for help when he’d blacked out and fallen to the floor.

And look where that simple act of kindness had taken you. After he had recovered a little more, Sherlock had offered you the spare room in his apartment. He needed someone to pay the other half of the rent and he’d “found out” that you needed somewhere to stay. Beneath all the excuses, you knew Sherlock wouldn’t share a flat with anyone so you were quite flattered.

Each morning you would get up and make tea or coffee for Sherlock, depending on what you thought he needed.

This morning was no different.

Once you had motivated yourself to roll out of bed, you slipped on your loose knitted jumper and trudged to the kitchen. As it was a Sunday, you weren’t in a rush, but the same couldn’t be said for Sherlock. He was at the door already, cup of tea in one hand and phone in the other.

“Y/N!” He called to you, when he heard your bedroom door open. 


“Sherlock!” You shouted back, drowsily switching the kettle on to boil.

“I’ve got a case! I need you to come with me and do some observation work.” He set the empty mug down on the floor and proceeded to pull his gloves on.

You stood on the landing and looked down at him in disbelief, “You made your own tea?”

Sherlock shook his head, “Mrs Hudson.” He said in explanation before listing his instructions. “Get dressed and meet me at this adress,” he stuck a post-it note with an adress to the wall by the door, “I’m leaving.”
He stepped outside and shut the door behind him before you could say another word. 


You sighed and were about to go back to your kitchen when Mrs Hudson came out and invited you in for tea which saved you the trouble of making your own.
Sherlock would just have to wait until you were ready.

“Obviously, I must be sick somehow. Normal people don’t do what I did.”

Richard Cottingham AKA ‘The Torso Killer’ would bind his victims, gag them with duct tape, brutally rape them, torture and stab them before killing them by strangling them with a ligature. He would mutilate their bodies beyond recognition, cutting off limbs and leaving bare torsos, or sometimes decapitating them. As a sadistic joke, he would threaten them with a toy gun leaving it within their reach so they could try to grab it in order to defend themselves, only to discover that it was fake. He would also force the girls he murdered to call him “master”. Cottingham is currently serving a life sentence at New Jersey State Prison, where he is likely to remain until his death.

Ohio Gothic
  • There are only three cities in Ohio: Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati. The corn fields between them have not been run by anyone living in decades.
  • At the request of the locals, you taste Malley’s Chocolate. It fills a hole in your soul you never knew you had. You can no longer remember anywhere other than Cleveland. You continue eating.
  • Everyone is a fan of Ohio State. If you don’t like sports, you like the marching band. Everyone knows someone who dotted the ‘i.’
  • Sandusky is not a real town. Its only attractions are the indoor water parks and the gas station that sells donuts to those who don’t want to pay for hotel food.
  • You hear frightened yelling in the middle of the night. You look outside and see the silhouette of a toddler standing in your yard. “It’s only the neighbor kids playing,” you tell yourself.
  • “Where’s the best place to ski around here?” asks a tourist. “Hell town!” says the local, laughing. It is not a joke.
  • “Highest point in Cuyahoga County!” boasts the sign on this hill. The sign on the next one says the same. You are starting to get altitude sickness.
  • Don’t drive in the flats at night. The Torso Murderer is alive and waiting.
  • The site of the old Gore Orphanage is haunted. Not by the spirits of the children who lived there, but by those of the drunken teenagers who thought it was a good place for a party.
  • Every town has an “early settlers’ cemetery.” The houses around it are abandoned because no one can stand the screams.

The Torso Murder

In the year 1992 in Australia in a suburb called Revesby located in the south west of Sydney, happened a gruesome murder.
The married couple, Wayne Robert Chant and Joyce Chant, reportedly had problems since the beginning of their Marriage. Mr. Chant was often described as a very abusive and violent individual.
When another fight seemed to escalate in their House, Mr. Chant went to another Room in the midst of the argument. What Joyce didn’t know was that he came back with a gun in his hand. He provocatively held the gun near her face, making her afraid what he’s capable of. However, she seemingly accidentally shot him dead in a struggle for his gun in the bedroom. She left the corpse in the bedroom for two weeks and didn’t see another chance than starting to dismember his body due the bad smell that started to grow worse with every second.
She distributed the arms and legs into the Georges River and disposed the torso at a truck stop. Joyce kept the hands and head, placing them in an ice box filled with cement in her backyard.
She later unearthed both his hands and his head, dropping them elsewhere.
Mr. Chant was reported missing since 1992, and no one had a clue where he could have been. Shockingly in the same year in October, his torso got discovered, giving this case the name ‘The Torso Murder’.
Joyce took two of her sons, Craig and Scott Chant, two little toddlers back then, to two trips where she dumped the body of Mr. Chant. The Case was unsolved until it got reopened in the year 2006. Due the Fact that DNA Identification was more efficient than it was in the year 1992, Joyce Chant got identified as the Murderer of her husband.
She claimed all over the years that Mr. Chant disappeared and that she isn’t responsible for his disappearance.

The Cleveland Torso Murderer is the unsolved case of a serial killer based in Cleveland back in the 1930s. There were at least 12 known victims of the torso murderer, although believed to have been more. 

Despite only a few of the victims ever being identified, the few that were created the Modus Operandi for the killer. Each victim had one thing in common, they were all drifters, leaving them extremely vulnerable. The Torso Murderer would always behead the victims as well as often dismemberment, and even in some cases the male victims would be castrated.

(Photo:  An exposition dedicated to the Cleveland Torso Murders in the Cleveland Police Museum)

Why We Crave Horror Movies

By Stephen King

I think that we’re all mentally ill; those of us outside the asylums only hide it a little better – and maybe not all that much better, after all. We’ve all known people who talk to themselves, people who sometimes squinch their faces into horrible grimaces when they believe no one is watching, people who have some hysterical fear – of snakes, the dark, the tight place, the long drop … and, of course, those final worms and grubs that are waiting so patiently underground.

 When we pay our four or five bucks and seat ourselves at tenth-row center in a theater showing a horror movie, we are daring the nightmare.

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anonymous asked:

Hi Brian. I'm big fan of Jessica Jones. Since you have already seen the episodes for the upcoming TV series, I'd like to know: Do you get a "based upon the marvel comics by" credit line on the opening titles along with Michael Gaydos, or do you get the whole credit like in the original Alias comic serializing? The fact that you were billed alone for the creation bugged me for a while, so I hope this was rectified as Jessica will join the MCU. Thank you for your answer.

i am happy to report BOTH michael and i will receive created by credit on the show and future printings of the books.

you are right to be bugged by my sole credit. it is not my way in any way. see:  powers, brilliant, Takio, murder inc., torso…

my sole credit was based on a contract i had signed with marvel about Jessica about a year before michael was on the project. jessica was created FOR marvel and not a creator owned book.  A contract i forgot about, frankly. when i saw it in print, i didn’t like it but it was printed and too late.

i was happy joequesada was focussed enough and knew me enough to call and ask if i wanted michael’s co- credit on the show. he knew i did.  so that is rectified.

michael gaydos is the co-creator of jessica jones. now, then and for all time.