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13th May '18 10:15:58 PM DrOO7
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* The murder of Matthew Chase, who was abducted and killed making a late night trip to an ATM. The story is horrifying enough--and his killer has never been found--but it's the fact that he could meet with such tragedy while doing something so mundane and that it could easily be anyone of us running a similar errand. The show rarely, if ever made [=PSAs=], but even Robert Stack had to take the time to urge viewers to be mindful of their safety in a situation like this--at the time the segment was featured, [=ATMs=] were a new invention and as people used them more and more often, crimes like this were increasing in frequency.

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* The murder of Matthew Chase, who was abducted and killed making a late night trip to an ATM. The story is horrifying enough--and his killer has never been found--but it's the fact that he could meet with such tragedy while doing something so mundane and that it could easily be anyone of us running a similar errand. The show rarely, if hardly ever made [=PSAs=], but even Robert Stack had to take the time to urge viewers to be mindful of their safety in a situation like this--at the time the segment was featured, [=ATMs=] were a new invention and as people used them more and more often, crimes like this were increasing in frequency.


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*** Related to this and several other posts, the mundaneness of some of these stories is terrifying. All some average person did was something completely commonplace like make a run to the supermarket/ATM/coffee shop, only to be assaulted/murdered/vanish. It's thoroughly haunting to think you or someone you know could easily be the topic of one of these segments.
3rd May '18 10:53:32 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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** Let's be honest: ''anything'' a disembodied voice in a dark room can say is already hair-raising to the extreme, but '''"YOU'RE DEAD"''' is the ultimate BrownNote. But that wasn't what finally got them. What did it? ''[[NothingIsScarier We don't find out]]''. A skeptical relative came to stay the night, and apparently saw something so terrifying that [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere the mother immediately loaded everyone up into the car and got the hell out of the house]].[[note]]At least one published ghost story collection ("Haunted Heritage") reveals that he saw almost exactly what the father has previously seen, except this time the voice said "NOW YOU'RE INVOLVED!". The recounting on ''Unsolved Mysteries'' leaves off that both times, the black fog the men saw coalesced into a human form with [[RedEyesTakeWarning glowing red eyes]] and '''got right in their fucking faces''' to threaten them.[[/note]]

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** Let's be honest: ''anything'' a disembodied voice in a dark room can say is already hair-raising to the extreme, but '''"YOU'RE DEAD"''' is the ultimate BrownNote. But that wasn't what finally got them. What did it? ''[[NothingIsScarier We don't find out]]''. A skeptical relative came to stay the night, and apparently saw something so terrifying that [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere the mother immediately loaded everyone up into the car and got the hell out of the house]].[[note]]At least one published ghost story collection ("Haunted Heritage") reveals that he saw almost exactly what the father has had previously seen, except this time the voice said "NOW YOU'RE INVOLVED!". The recounting on ''Unsolved Mysteries'' leaves off that both times, the black fog the men saw coalesced into a human form with [[RedEyesTakeWarning glowing red eyes]] and '''got right in their fucking faces''' to threaten them.[[/note]]
3rd May '18 10:52:24 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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** Let's be honest: ''anything'' a disembodied voice in a dark room can say is already hair-raising to the extreme, but '''"YOU'RE DEAD"''' is the ultimate BrownNote. But that wasn't what finally got them. What did it? ''[[NothingIsScarier We don't find out]]''. A skeptical relative came to stay the night, and apparently saw something so terrifying that [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere the mother immediately loaded everyone up into the car and got the hell out of the house]].

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** Let's be honest: ''anything'' a disembodied voice in a dark room can say is already hair-raising to the extreme, but '''"YOU'RE DEAD"''' is the ultimate BrownNote. But that wasn't what finally got them. What did it? ''[[NothingIsScarier We don't find out]]''. A skeptical relative came to stay the night, and apparently saw something so terrifying that [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere the mother immediately loaded everyone up into the car and got the hell out of the house]].[[note]]At least one published ghost story collection ("Haunted Heritage") reveals that he saw almost exactly what the father has previously seen, except this time the voice said "NOW YOU'RE INVOLVED!". The recounting on ''Unsolved Mysteries'' leaves off that both times, the black fog the men saw coalesced into a human form with [[RedEyesTakeWarning glowing red eyes]] and '''got right in their fucking faces''' to threaten them.[[/note]]
3rd May '18 12:16:14 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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** Let's be honest: ''anything'' a disembodied voice in a dark room can say is already hair-raising to the extreme, but '''"YOU'RE DEAD"''' qualifies as the ultimate BrownNote.

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** Let's be honest: ''anything'' a disembodied voice in a dark room can say is already hair-raising to the extreme, but '''"YOU'RE DEAD"''' qualifies as is the ultimate BrownNote.BrownNote. But that wasn't what finally got them. What did it? ''[[NothingIsScarier We don't find out]]''. A skeptical relative came to stay the night, and apparently saw something so terrifying that [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere the mother immediately loaded everyone up into the car and got the hell out of the house]].



** Even [[UncannyValley the picture]] of [[http://unsolvedmysteries.wikia.com/wiki/Dennis_DePue Dupre and his wife]] is enough to give you the shivers.

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** Even [[UncannyValley the picture]] of [[http://unsolvedmysteries.wikia.com/wiki/Dennis_DePue Dupre Depue and his wife]] is enough to give you the shivers.
26th Apr '18 6:28:34 AM DrOO7
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* The murder of [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lil%27_Miss_murder Lisa Marie Kimmell]], aka "Lil' Miss", referring to her distinctive license plate. On March 25, 1988, the 18-year old woman and her car disappeared from a highway as she was driving to visit her boyfriend. One week later, her body was found in a river. She had been raped, bludgeoned, and stabbed multiple times and even worse, an autopsy determined that she'd only died a day before her body was found, meaning she'd been held prisoner by this psycho and alive the entire time everyone was frantically searching for her. Not until 14 years later did police finally get a DNA match to her killer (as depicted in the DistantFinale on ''Cold Case Files''). Even more frightening is that she was likely not the first or last victim of her killer, who by incredible coincidence, is strongly suspected of being responsible for the disappearance/death of ''another'' woman featured on the show--[[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disappearance_of_Amy_Wroe_Bechtel Amy]] [[https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.runnersworld.com/runners-stories/long-gone-girl%3famp Bechtel]].

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* The murder of [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lil%27_Miss_murder Lisa Marie Kimmell]], aka "Lil' Miss", referring to her distinctive license plate. On March 25, 1988, the 18-year old woman and her car disappeared from a highway as she was driving to visit her boyfriend. One week later, her body was found in a river. She had been raped, bludgeoned, and stabbed multiple times and even worse, an autopsy determined that she'd only died a day before her body was found, meaning she'd been held prisoner by this psycho and alive the entire time everyone was frantically searching for her. Not until 14 years later did police finally get a DNA match to her killer (as depicted in the DistantFinale on ''Cold Case Files''). Even more frightening is that she was likely not the first or last victim of her killer, who by incredible coincidence, is strongly suspected of being responsible for the disappearance/death of ''another'' woman featured on the show--[[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disappearance_of_Amy_Wroe_Bechtel Amy]] [[https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.runnersworld.com/runners-stories/long-gone-girl%3famp Bechtel]].Bechtel]].
* After years of speculation as to their fate, including that ''they'' had murdered Dan and Kathy Freeman and run away, the story of [[https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/04/26/the-disappearance-of-two-oklahoma-teens-stumped-police-for-18-years-then-they-learned-about-the-polaroids/ Ashley Freeman and Lauria Bible]] is particularly horrific. [[note]] They were abducted by the killer and held prisoner in his home for two weeks before being murdered themselves. [[/note]].
25th Apr '18 2:04:28 PM Hugpocalypse
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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 was still on the run]].run]] until 2018.
17th Apr '18 5:24:54 AM DrOO7
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* The [[http://unsolvedmysteries.wikia.com/wiki/Stanton_Bones unknown human ashes found]] on Santa Cruz Island in 1990. After the death of the eccentric Dr. Casey Stanton, a metal can was found containing [[{{Squick}} human ashes and bone fragments]]. Tests revealed the remains were that of a 50+ female who died around or after World War II but to this day, nothing else is known. It is unknown who this woman was, how she died and why her remains were kept by Dr. Stanton. Besides the freaky factor of discovering human remains, one has to wonder why Dr. Stanton would just hang onto human remains.

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* The [[http://unsolvedmysteries.wikia.com/wiki/Stanton_Bones unknown human ashes found]] on Santa Cruz Island in 1990. After the death of the eccentric Dr. Casey Stanton, a metal can was found containing [[{{Squick}} human ashes and bone fragments]]. Tests revealed the remains were that of a 50+ female who died around or after World War II but to this day, nothing else is known. It is unknown who this woman was, how she died and why her remains were kept by Dr. Stanton. Besides the freaky factor of discovering human remains, one has to wonder why Dr. Stanton would just hang onto human remains.remains.
* The murder of [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lil%27_Miss_murder Lisa Marie Kimmell]], aka "Lil' Miss", referring to her distinctive license plate. On March 25, 1988, the 18-year old woman and her car disappeared from a highway as she was driving to visit her boyfriend. One week later, her body was found in a river. She had been raped, bludgeoned, and stabbed multiple times and even worse, an autopsy determined that she'd only died a day before her body was found, meaning she'd been held prisoner by this psycho and alive the entire time everyone was frantically searching for her. Not until 14 years later did police finally get a DNA match to her killer (as depicted in the DistantFinale on ''Cold Case Files''). Even more frightening is that she was likely not the first or last victim of her killer, who by incredible coincidence, is strongly suspected of being responsible for the disappearance/death of ''another'' woman featured on the show--[[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disappearance_of_Amy_Wroe_Bechtel Amy]] [[https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.runnersworld.com/runners-stories/long-gone-girl%3famp Bechtel]].
16th Apr '18 11:45:50 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* The faceless [[BewareOfHitchhikingGhosts hitchhiking ghost]].

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* The faceless [[TheBlank faceless]] [[BewareOfHitchhikingGhosts hitchhiking ghost]].
30th Mar '18 12:12:23 AM JadeEyes1
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* Woman and son terrorized while on a canoe trip.

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* Woman The woman and her son who were terrorized while on a canoe trip.



* The Boston Shopping Mall Rapist

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* The Boston Shopping Mall RapistRapist.



* The Blind River rest stop murders
* Allagash Abductions

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* The Blind River rest stop murders
murders.
* Allagash AbductionsAbductions.
21st Feb '18 12:11:04 AM Cryoclaste
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''UnsolvedMysteries'' had VERY high doses of Nightmare Fuel. Even, or perhaps '''especially''', the true crime segments were bone chillingly creepy.

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''UnsolvedMysteries'' ''Series/UnsolvedMysteries'' had VERY high doses of Nightmare Fuel. Even, or perhaps '''especially''', the true crime segments were bone chillingly creepy.
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