History NightmareFuel / UnsolvedMysteries

12th Aug '17 3:26:11 AM JadeEyes1
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* Dave Bocks. Probably murdered to prevent him from blowing the whistle on wrongdoings at a nuclear power plant. His body was ''dumped in a nuclear reactor,'' at roughly 1300 degrees. All that was left was a few chunks of bone and his eyeglass frames. As was said, hopefully he was dead or unconscious before he was dropped in, otherwise it would have been a horrific way to go. Whoever did it has never been found. Oh, and his remains are ''too radioactive'' to release to the family, they're stored at a toxic waste facility.

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* The case of Dave Bocks. Probably Bocks, who was probably murdered to prevent him from blowing the whistle on wrongdoings at a nuclear power uranium processing plant. His body was ''dumped in remains were found ''in a nuclear reactor,'' at furnace'', heated to roughly 1300 1,300 degrees. All that was left was were a few chunks of bone and his eyeglass frames. As was said, hopefully he was dead or unconscious before he was dropped in, otherwise it would have been a horrific way to go. Whoever did it was responsible has never been found. Oh, and to add insult to injury, his remains are were ''too radioactive'' to release be released to the family, they're family or given a proper burial; they had to be stored at a toxic waste facility.facility.
** Worse, they determined that he wasn't just dumped into the furnace: he was strung upside down and ''lowered in'', head first. The investigators say they sincerely hope he was already dead or unconscious before it happened, or it would have been an unspeakably horrific way to die.
2nd Jul '17 10:13:56 AM flyboy254
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* The glowing eyes in the El Chupacabra segment.

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* The glowing eyes in the El Chupacabra segment.segment.
* The case of Danny Casolaro and the Octopus. Either he was driven to suicide by being unable to bring to print one of the biggest stories any reporter could hope to break, or he found exactly what he was looking for.
23rd Jun '17 6:53:31 AM primeyandereheika
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* The East Area Rapist: sneaks into homes where he rapes women and forces the husbands to lie down with several objects place on them to alert him to their movements. He would then stalk them after such incidents, three years and 50 victims. Then he moved on to stalking and killing. What's even more chilling is that the segment played a tape where he verbally harasses one of his victims. [[http://www.cracked.com/article_23032_5-creepy-tales-people-stalked-to-breaking-point.html He is still on the run]].

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* The East Area Rapist: sneaks into homes where he rapes women and forces the husbands to lie down with several objects place on them to alert him to their movements. He would then stalk them after such incidents, three years and 50 victims. Then he moved on to stalking and killing. What's even more chilling is that the segment played a tape where he verbally harasses one of his victims. [[http://www.cracked.com/article_23032_5-creepy-tales-people-stalked-to-breaking-point.html He is still on the run]].run]].
* The glowing eyes in the El Chupacabra segment.
18th Jun '17 1:14:58 AM cernex
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* The Marlene Santana case is a textbook example for AdultFear and TearJerker. Imagine being a young ecstatic Mother exiting the Hospital with your Aunts and your beautiful baby girl; you had also been approached by a seemly nurse [[CutenessProximity who gushes over how your baby is the most beautiful one]] in the Maternity Ward. Later at night, when you exit the hospital with your Aunts and baby, [[BitchInSheepsClothing the same woman]] [[WouldHurtAChild threatens to blow your baby's head off]] if you three don't comply. She walks you 6 blocks away from the hospital, snatches your baby, and gets away in a car that has shown up to pick you up. You, your family, and the police keep looking and looking for your daughter to no avail. Indeed, as of Nov. 2014, Marlene Santana has yet to be found.

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* The Marlene Santana case is a textbook example for AdultFear and TearJerker. Imagine being a young ecstatic Mother exiting the Hospital with your Aunts and your beautiful baby girl; you had also been approached by a seemly nurse [[CutenessProximity who gushes over how your baby is the most beautiful one]] in the Maternity Ward. Later at night, when you exit the hospital with your Aunts and baby, [[BitchInSheepsClothing the same woman]] [[WouldHurtAChild threatens to blow your baby's head off]] if you three don't comply. She walks you 6 blocks away from the hospital, snatches your baby, and gets away in a car that has shown up to pick you up. You, your family, and the police keep looking and looking for your daughter to no avail. Indeed, as of Nov. 2014, June 2017, Marlene Santana has yet to be found.
14th Feb '16 4:42:57 AM Erin582
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* The opening combined a spooky theme song along with a collage of weird/paranormal imagery. Well, it eventually did. In the early years it largely featured large words floating down the screen.

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* The opening [[https://youtu.be/OwAG-DnWhiY original 1988 intro]] is considered the scariest (and most popular) of all the intros which featured large words floating down the screen. The [[https://youtu.be/tT2eG6scLUE later intro from 1995]], popular in its own right, combined a spooky theme song along with a collage of weird/paranormal imagery. Well, it eventually did. In imagery.[[https://youtu.be/842hTIyWZlE The Lifetime revival theme]] is a remix of the early years it largely featured large words floating down original can give one the screen.creeps and there's [[https://youtu.be/yIYilDf2sjo this theme]][[note]]During the brief CBS version that was hosted by Virginia Madsen[[/note]] which isn't as well-known to fans, but still has an unsettling edge to it.
** Then you have [[https://youtu.be/Tgdu6NsUQxg the closing credits theme]], which is equally if not even more creepy than the opening credits themselves. Just imagine this theme in your head as you read the fellow entries below; it will make things much worse. [[https://youtu.be/srVq7LZVCG0 The outro]] that corresponds to the second intro, while still haunting, has a strangely calming effect on one, but was then followed by a ScareChord in the form of the Buena Vista logo (though it's not in the video).
31st Jan '16 3:18:35 PM toongrrl1990
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** What makes it even more creepy aside from the announcement by this mysterious woman but the fact that there may have been people willing to give their names while [[FridgeHorror admitting vital information about unsolved crimes and wanted individuals!]]

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** What makes it even more creepy aside from the announcement by this mysterious woman but the fact that there may have been people willing to give their names while [[FridgeHorror admitting vital information about unsolved crimes and wanted individuals!]]individuals!]]
* The East Area Rapist: sneaks into homes where he rapes women and forces the husbands to lie down with several objects place on them to alert him to their movements. He would then stalk them after such incidents, three years and 50 victims. Then he moved on to stalking and killing. What's even more chilling is that the segment played a tape where he verbally harasses one of his victims. [[http://www.cracked.com/article_23032_5-creepy-tales-people-stalked-to-breaking-point.html He is still on the run]].
13th Jan '16 10:59:04 AM Whiskeyflips
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** The 1989 Redwood City arson, in which a seriously deranged young man filmed -from a distance- the house fire he had set. The excited whispering and satanic praises of fire as we watch a house burn are unsettling in the extreme. The footage is available on the internet, and sweet dreams to anyone who finds it! (The house, BTW was under construction, so there were no injuries here)
5th Nov '15 7:21:07 AM Erin582
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* The Jane Boroski story. Late in the evening of August 6, 1988, on her way home from a country fair, the then-22 year old seven months pregnant woman pulled into a rest stop to buy a soda. As she sat her in car drinking the beverage, she was viciously attacked by a man who dragged he from the vehicle, stabbed her multiple times, then left her for dead. She managed to crawl back to her car and drive away, looking for help--only to find herself ''right behind'' her assailant's car. As she pulled into the driveway of a friend's home, her attacker apparently drove on, only to ''turn back'' and slowly drive past the house, no doubt intending to finish her off. Fortunately, by this point, her friends had come out onto the porch to tend to her, deterring him. He disappeared into the night, never to be apprehended. What makes this story even more terrifying is that Jane's attack is believed to be the final attack of the never-captured/identified SerialKiller known as the Connecticut River Valley Killer, believed to have abducted and murdered roughly seven women in the region. The murders stopped after Jane's attack, likely because the killer knew that a potential victim could now identify him. Two decades later, Jane identified her attacker as Michael Nicholaou, who aside from possibly being the Valley Killer, had long been a suspect in the disappearance of his girlfriend. He escaped justice by killing himself after killing yet ''another'' girlfriend and her daughter.

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* The Jane Boroski story. Late in the evening of August 6, 1988, on her way home from a country fair, the then-22 year old seven months pregnant woman pulled into a rest stop to buy a soda. As she sat her in car drinking the beverage, she was viciously attacked by a man who dragged he from the vehicle, stabbed her multiple times, then left her for dead. She managed to crawl back to her car and drive away, looking for help--only to find herself ''right behind'' her assailant's car. As she pulled into the driveway of a friend's home, her attacker apparently drove on, only to ''turn back'' and slowly drive past the house, no doubt intending to finish her off. Fortunately, by this point, her friends had come out onto the porch to tend to her, deterring him. He disappeared into the night, never to be apprehended. What makes this story even more terrifying is that Jane's attack is believed to be the final attack of the never-captured/identified SerialKiller known as the Connecticut River Valley Killer, believed to have abducted and murdered roughly seven women in the region. The murders stopped after Jane's attack, likely because the killer knew that a potential victim could now identify him. Two decades later, Jane identified her attacker as Michael Nicholaou, who aside from possibly being the Valley Killer, had long been a suspect in the disappearance of his girlfriend. He escaped justice by killing himself after killing yet ''another'' girlfriend and her daughter.daughter.
* The ending narration as heard in the older episodes (pre-1995) by the unknown female announcer gives one the creeps, especially regarding [[CreepyMonotone the dry, almost mechanical way she announces it]]:
-->''"If you have any information regarding any of the stories on tonight's program, please write to: Unsolved Mysteries, P.O. Box 11449, Burbank, California 91510-1449. You need '''not''' leave your name."''
** What makes it even more creepy aside from the announcement by this mysterious woman but the fact that there may have been people willing to give their names while [[FridgeHorror admitting vital information about unsolved crimes and wanted individuals!]]
30th Sep '15 8:45:27 AM eviltwin531
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** Update! This one, at least, was solved, though it doesn't do much to make it any less creepy. It was discovered later that the arsonists were two local teenagers who merely set the fire as a thrill. One served time in a juvenile facility, and the other was sent to a mental hospital. When the police were tipped off they found even [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTlGWrssxGw more movies,]] including some disturbing ones of the kids goofing around in monster masks. In an especially eerie coincidence, the fire department was recording the exact same fire for training purposes.
24th Sep '15 10:43:19 PM DrOO7
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** Similarly, there is the case of [[http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/h/hammond_angela.html Angela Hammond]], a pregnant young woman who was leaving her job at a convenience store and talking on a pay phone to her fiancé, Rob. During the call, she told him there was a dirty-looking, bearded, unknown man who was first circling the parking lot in his car and then idling by her while she was on the phone. Midway through the call, he heard his fiancée scream out and only then did the man say anything at all, cockily answering back to her, "I didn't need to use the phone, anyway." After being able to spot the two of them in the assailant's truck on the street and trying to pursue them in his own car, but had to give up the chase after his transmission failed. Twenty-plus years later, she has yet to be located.

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** Similarly, there is the case of [[http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/h/hammond_angela.html Angela Hammond]], a pregnant young woman who was leaving her job at a convenience store and talking on a pay phone to her fiancé, Rob. During the call, she told him there was a dirty-looking, bearded, unknown man who was first circling the parking lot in his car and then idling by her while she was on the phone. Midway through the call, he heard his fiancée scream out and only then did the man say anything at all, cockily answering back to her, "I didn't need to use the phone, anyway." After being able to spot the two of them in the assailant's truck on the street and trying to pursue them in his own car, but had to give up the chase after his transmission failed. Twenty-plus years later, she has yet to be located.located.
* The Jane Boroski story. Late in the evening of August 6, 1988, on her way home from a country fair, the then-22 year old seven months pregnant woman pulled into a rest stop to buy a soda. As she sat her in car drinking the beverage, she was viciously attacked by a man who dragged he from the vehicle, stabbed her multiple times, then left her for dead. She managed to crawl back to her car and drive away, looking for help--only to find herself ''right behind'' her assailant's car. As she pulled into the driveway of a friend's home, her attacker apparently drove on, only to ''turn back'' and slowly drive past the house, no doubt intending to finish her off. Fortunately, by this point, her friends had come out onto the porch to tend to her, deterring him. He disappeared into the night, never to be apprehended. What makes this story even more terrifying is that Jane's attack is believed to be the final attack of the never-captured/identified SerialKiller known as the Connecticut River Valley Killer, believed to have abducted and murdered roughly seven women in the region. The murders stopped after Jane's attack, likely because the killer knew that a potential victim could now identify him. Two decades later, Jane identified her attacker as Michael Nicholaou, who aside from possibly being the Valley Killer, had long been a suspect in the disappearance of his girlfriend. He escaped justice by killing himself after killing yet ''another'' girlfriend and her daughter.
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