History NightmareFuel / UnsolvedMysteries

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.
24th Sep '15 10:16:24 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 never made PSAs, but even Robert Stack had to take the time to urge viewers to mindful of their safety in a situation like this.
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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 never rarely, if ever made PSAs, [=PSAs=], but even Robert Stack had to take the time to urge viewers to be mindful of their safety in a situation like this.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.
2nd Aug '15 5:59:55 PM Erin582
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* The haunting [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoAAdse8Pgc phone call to police]] from Anthonette Cayedito, who was abducted by someone claiming to be her uncle, the year prior. She tries to tell the police where she's being held, and then an unknown voice shrieks, "Who said you could use the phone?!" The girl screams, and then the call ends.
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* The haunting [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoAAdse8Pgc phone call to police]] from Anthonette Cayedito, who was abducted by someone claiming to be her uncle, the year prior. She tries to tell the police where she's being held, and then an unknown voice shrieks, "Who said you could use the phone?!" The girl screams, and then the call ends.ends. ** 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.
7th Jul '15 11:30:45 AM Brandon
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** Even more chilling: Chase's killer is likely the man seen in the security footage looking over Chase's shoulder as he attempts to make a withdrawal.
13th Jun '15 7:32:52 PM Tempest12
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* The Stockton Arsonist. Man finds video tape on back road, puts it in to watch with the family only to discover a video of a house fire with the arsonist commentating on it. Of course, they have to show the tape complete with its creepy narration ("LOOK AT IT OMAR! I SAID I'D DO IT! OH ANCIENT SPIRITS OF EVIL etc) completely freaking out any viewer under the age of 10.
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* The Stockton Arsonist. Man finds video tape on back road, puts it in to watch with the family only to discover a video of a house fire with the arsonist commentating on it. Of course, they have to show the tape complete with its creepy narration ("LOOK AT IT OMAR! I SAID I'D DO IT! OH ANCIENT SPIRITS OF EVIL etc) completely freaking out any viewer under the age of 10.EVIL!" etc).
12th Jun '15 9:53:20 PM Tempest12
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Just adding one of my personal favourites.
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* The Stockton Arsonist. Man finds video tape on back road, puts it in to watch with the family only to discover a video of a house fire with the arsonist commentating on it. Of course, they have to show the tape complete with its creepy narration ("LOOK AT IT OMAR! I SAID I'D DO IT! OH ANCIENT SPIRITS OF EVIL etc) completely freaking out any viewer under the age of 10.
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