My name is E.J. I am starting this blog to educate others about one serial killer in particular, Ted Bundy.
When I took my first plunge into learning about the world of serial killers, Ann Rule’s book, “The Stranger Beside Me” was the first book I purchased. Upon completing the book, I realized that it sparked a hunger in me to learn more about Bundy, as well as other serial killers. I have read several other books about Bundy including “The Only Living Witness,” “Conversations with a Killer,” and “The Phantom Prince: My Life with Ted Bundy.” In fact, the last book is quite a collector’s item. It is hard to find online since it has been out of print for some time now.
While Bundy wasn’t unique in his hunger for death and necrophilia, he became somewhat larger than life because of his media exposure during his arrest and criminal trials. Let’s face it: Bundy didn’t shy away from publicity. In fact, he reveled in it. Photos of Bundy show him flashing his dark blue eyes at the camera or giving an eerie smile to the viewer sitting safely behind her or his television set.
Not only was Bundy a media darling, but his crimes were brutal. The blood left behind at the Lynda Healy crime scene or at the Margaret Bowman (Chi Omega) scene was indicative of a bloody rage. The bite marks found on both Lisa Levy and Kimberly Leach not only did him in at trial, but they indicated the level of anger and violence heaped on to these young women. Since the bodies in Washington State and Utah were generally found months after the women were killed and had turned to mostly skeletal remains, I don’t think the investigators in the Northwestern states had any idea of the brutality of Bundy’s personality.
As I have noted, this blog is being written to explore the nature and psychology of one of America’s most violent and brutal serial killers. I welcome any and all responses that want to debate or discuss this aspect of Bundy’s nature. I intend to pay tribute to and honor the memories of all of his victims. Please join me in honest debate and discussion and please no hate speech toward the victims. Thanks.