My co-author, Fabien Richard, has just released a statement on our upcoming book: "I'm very proud to announce the release of "Ted Bundy: Memories of the Beast" in December (2022) that I had the pleasure of co-writing with my partner EJ Hammon. Edited in the colors of Grim Reality Publishing, we will have the pleasure... Continue Reading →
"He was also one of the first serial killers to show the public that violent criminals often look like the guy next door."
As the time comes for me to present at the 2022 Dark History and HorrorCon convention in Champaign, Illinois, I am reminded of the success of last year's session. My discussion was about the truth behind the myths that have been furthered about Ted Bundy. Though I hadn't planned on having the session filmed, I... Continue Reading →
The Paris Hotel As I await my flight for the first leg of my trip to Las Vegas, I'm soothed by the sounds of John Lennon singing "Instant Karma" and the idea of an exciting vacation in Sin City. I'm not a gambler, but this trip isn't about high-rolling stakes for me. Every CrimeCon event... Continue Reading →
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."
"...Bundy’s case represented both the first time bite mark evidence was used in court and the first time a search warrant was approved for a suspect’s mouth."
"What we also must consider is that the Lake Sammamish kidnappings and murders were the beginning of the end for Ted Bundy."
"Not paying homage to the victims would be the biggest mistake. Behind each attack or each murder there is a victim. It is important that we pay tribute to those who died."
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 →
Throughout the years, there have been many attempts to capture the life of Ted Bundy on film, though few have hit the mark. Often, they’re more closely connected to the imagination of the director than actual facts, so I’ve listed my favorite Ted movies. These are based on elements that are closest to fact and... Continue Reading →
by E.J. Hammon Liz, Molly, and Ted Despite Ted Bundy’s obvious attraction to college-aged women, recent allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior from the daughter of Ted’s ex-girlfriend have come to light, stunning the true crime community. It has left many wondering whether Bundy had an attraction to children as well as to adult women. The... Continue Reading →
Yesterday would have been Ted Bundy's 73rd birthday if he had managed to live this long. Numerous Facebook pages were posting well wishes to the long-dead deviant, but I was surprised that several were honoring the lives of his victims instead. It's easy to get caught up in the mystery of someone who seemed so... Continue Reading →
"Bundy’s first mistake was underestimating how police would perceive his car randomly idling on nights when he was trolling for victims."
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 →
[Thanks to Rob T. for suggesting this topic] Throughout human history, punishment by death has been used as disciplinary action against those convicted of gruesome or outrageous crimes. In the United States, unlike other countries, capital punishment is only utilized against those convicted of murder in the 1st degree. In a 2010 Gallup poll, 64% of Americans... 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 →
After Bundy's failed escape from prison in July of 1977, he succeeded in breaking out of the Garfield County jail in Glenwood Springs, Colorado on December 30, 1977. He had lost a lot of weight and was able to squeeze out of a hole in the ceiling of his jail cell. Once outside the prison, Bundy hitched a ride... 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 →