"I met myriad people fascinated by the psychology of Ted Bundy and other serial killers in a way that I haven't experienced at the CrimeCon events I've attended."
The general back and forth sharing of information about childhood pain (particularly from Hagmaier) reminded me of the dynamic that Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter shared in “Silence of the Lambs."
Authors and Ted Bundy subject matter experts, E.J. Hammon and Fabien Richard, are excited to offer a new take on the story of serial killer Ted Bundy and the people affected by his violent behavior.
"What we also must consider is that the Lake Sammamish kidnappings and murders were the beginning of the end for Ted Bundy."
"If he could do the impossible, what could I do to keep the impossible from happening?" Ken Katsaris, former Sheriff, Leon County, Florida
There has long been speculation over whether Ted Bundy drank alcohol in order to commit his string of murders through the years, or whether it affected him much at all. We know that he admitted, on more than one occasion, that he imbibed in alcohol and marijuana often in order to build up his courage... Continue Reading →
"Casts of his Ted’s teeth were taken against his will (under a warrant), the photographs and casts were taken by a qualified dentist in a dental chair."
"Bundy’s first mistake was underestimating how police would perceive his car randomly idling on nights when he was trolling for victims."
A poem by E.J. Hammon He slayed with wild abandon, Killing women from coast to coast; But what Ted Bundy did best, Was to brag and to boast. His braggadacio lured in his victims, His cunning hid them away; He caught them and he killed them, And he watched their blood spray. But what he... Continue Reading →
During an era where serial killers were emerging as a phenomenon in the United States, police departments throughout the country were finding it difficult to identify them. Serial killers are known for primarily murdering strangers and having few ties to their victims. This makes it a very difficult job for investigators who are accustomed to... Continue Reading →
When I attended CrimeCon this past May, the last thing I expected was to meet and collaborate with the hosts of the Criminology Podcast. Mike Morford (aka "Morf") & I met through Twitter prior to the trip, so meeting him in person was a no-brainer. In fact, he was the first familiar face I saw... Continue Reading →
On August 16, 1975, Ted Bundy was arrested in Granger, Utah for evading capture from a local police officer. In the police report listed below, Robert Hayward explains details of Bundy's capture, including the "burglary tools" found in his car. Mention of this his missing passenger seat is also included. "UTAH Highway Patrol Incident Report... Continue Reading →
It’s rare that a brutal, violent criminal will commit humane acts worthy of approval. However, there are two stories that have long circulated about Ted Bundy suggesting he had a kinder side. In the summer of 1970, Bundy spent some time at Green Lake with friends, a popular park in central Seattle that offered trails,... Continue Reading →
"It has been observed that bite marks can provide both physical and biological evidence against the perpetrator of the wound. However, bite mark evidence has recently come under scrutiny."
I'm involved in an abusive relationship with a dead man. Metaphorically-speaking, of course. I am constantly thinking about, imagining, and reading about a violent serial killer. His ice blue eyes and wavy brown hair call forth feelings of both compassion and revulsion. I am both drawn to and repelled from this handsome charmer, moonlighting as... Continue Reading →
If Ted Bundy had taken the deal he was offered in Florida for the Chi Omega murders, he might still be alive to see his 69th birthday today. However, the offer would require him to admit guilt in the death of two sorority women in January of 1978. If you're keeping score, one of the only... Continue Reading →
Though we don't have any information about Bundy's sexual prowess with any other women, he clearly impressed his ex-girlfriend Stephanie when they reunited in the early 70's for a short time.
It has always astounded me that Bundy used his real name when introducing himself to victims. It wouldn't have been such a big deal if the victims were isolated, but when he was seeking out women at Lake Sammamish in the summer of 1974, he gave his name to several women. Most of those women... Continue Reading →
Bundy's first escape happened in Aspen, Colorado on July 7, 1977. He was supposed to be doing research for his trial in the murder of Caryn Campbell, when he jumped from the 2nd story law library and high-tailed it out of the area on a sprained ankle. He was able to steal a car, but... Continue Reading →
*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, Em.