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The Halloween Candyman Killer (Ronald Clark O’Bryan)

The Halloween Candyman Killer (Ronald Clark O'Bryan)

The Halloween Candyman Killer (Ronald Clark O’Bryan)On December 31st, 1974 in Deer Park, TX, Ronald Clark O’Bryan, known as “The Candyman Killer”, “The Man Who Killed Halloween”, and the “Pixy Stix Killer” poisoned his son by way of Halloween candy.

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The Tragic Case of Charemon Jonovich & Robert Pastorelli

The Tragic Case of Charemon Jonovich & Robert Pastorelli

The Tragic Case of Charemon Jonovich & Murphy Brown actor Robert Pastorelli leaves a lot of questions unanswered.

The death of Murphy Brown actor Robert Pastorelli’s girlfriend in 1999 was an open and shut case. Until it wasn’t. Pastorelli’s overdose in 2004 was on the heels of his upgrade from grieving boyfriend and father, to suspect.

According to a story in the National Enquirer, “police were about to reverse the decision of death by accidental gunshot to murder, in the death of Pastorelli’s ex-girlfriend, Charemon Jonovich. The original claim was that Jonovich threatened to kill herself with the gun when it accidentally went off, but according to the story, “Insiders say the DA never believed Pastorelli’s version” of events, particularly when gunpowder residue was found on Pastorelli’s hands.”

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How Curb Your Enthusiasm Saved Juan Catalan From Death Row

How Curb Your Enthusiasm Saved Juan Catalan From Death Row

A 2004 episode HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm was instrumental in proving the innocence and exonerating Juan Catalan in the murder of Martha Puebla, saving him from a potential death row sentence.

From Thought Catalog, “On the night of May 12, 2003, 16-year-old Martha Puebla was shot to death outside her home in Sun Valley, CA. Only days before her murder, she had testified against young Mario Catalan involving a gang slaying in which Mario was charged as an accessory. Twenty miles away, Mario’s brother Juan was at Dodger Stadium with his six-year old daughter, watching his beloved Dodgers play the Atlanta Braves. Since an eyewitness identified Juan as the shooter and Juan had a criminal record from his teens, police arrested him and charged him with murder. He spent nearly six months in jail protesting his innocence while staring down the death penalty. It wasn’t until Juan’s persistent lawyer was reviewing hours of tapes and spotted Juan in the crowd during the Dodgers game based on outtakes from Larry David’s HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm that the DA was forced to drop the murder charges and award him a settlement of $320,000.”

The story of Juan Catalan and Curb Your Enthusiasm is illustrated in the Netflix Documentary Long Shot.

 

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San Diego Tank Rampage | The Tragic Case of Shawn Nelson

San Diego Tank Rampage | The Tragic Case of Shawn Nelson

On May 18, 1995, unhinged military vet Shawn Nelson stole a tank and went on a 23 minute rampage through the streets of San Diego.

Nelson’s spiral downward began in 1990, when he got hospitalized for both neck and back injuries he sustained from a motorcycle accident. He sued the hospital for $1.6 million, citing negligence, assault, battery, and false imprisonment. He also made the claim that he was forced to be treated without his consent. However, a superior court judge not only dismissed his case, but the hospital also counter-sued him for the $6,640 in medical fees and legal expenses.

In 1991, his wife of six years filed to divorce against him. By 1992, he lost both of his parents. Nelson also developed an addiction to meth.  Shawn’s strange behavior continued, including digging a 17 foot deep in his backyard to mine for gold.

Then, things went downhill further. Nelson’s plumbing business got halted from the combination of his neck and back problems, as well as his plumbing equipment getting stolen. He then lost his new girlfriend to overdose.

Nelson lost his income, which resulted in both his utilities getting cut off and his house going into foreclosure.

The Tank Rampage

On Wednesday, May 17, 1995,  Nelson reached his breaking point. He drove to the California Army National Guard Armory. The armory, located in the Kearny Mesa neighborhood of San Diego was easily accessible. He managed to start 57-ton M60A3 Patton tank.

For the next 23 minutes, Nelson led police on a televised chase through the streets of San Diego

Throughout Nelson’s rampage, the tank plowed through road signs, traffic lights, utility poles, fire hydrants. In addition to that, the tank also crushed several parked vehicles. The damage from the tank to multiple utility poles, power was out to at least 5000 customers of SDG&E.

While on Interstate 805,  Nelson attempted to knock down a pedestrian bridge by repeatedly running into its support beams. Nelson then drove the tank southbound on Route 163 resulting in the freeway quickly getting closed down and blocked off. Thousands of motorists were also left stuck as the police continuing trying to stop Nelson whose rampage continued.

Nelson attempted to cross northbound into oncoming traffic. However, this was stopped when he got stuck trying to go over the concrete median divider .

With Nelson now stuck, four San Diego police officers climbed onto the tank. However, instead of complying, he attempted to free the tank by moving it back and forth to and resume. His attempt was ultimately stopped when, Nelson was shot through his shoulder officer Richard Piner.

With the rampage finally over, officials took Nelson to Sharp Memorial Hospital, where he ultimately died from his injuries.

 

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The Mysterious Death of Bobby Fuller

The Mysterious Death of Bobby Fuller

Musician Bobby Fuller of the Bobby Fuller Four, best known for their cover of  the song “I Fought the Law”, was found dead in the parking lot of his Hollywood apartment on July 18th, 1966 at age 23. The mysterious death of Bobby Fuller leads to more questions than answers.

On the night of July 17, 1966, Bobby Fuller left in his mother Lorraine’s Oldsmobile. The next morning, she woke up and found that he had not returned. At 5PM, fourteen hours after Bobby had left, the Oldsmobile was back, not parked in the parking lot of the apartment, but parked in the vacant lot next to the apartment building. His mother found Bobby dead in the car. His body bruised and bloodied body, and deep rigor mortis, in the front seat of the car, without the car keys.

Next to him in the unlocked vehicle was a one-third full gas container with a a hose attached. Bobby himself was covered in gasoline. Based on his mother Lorainne’s statements, someone had to have driven the car into the parking lot after his death.

Despite the contrary evidence, investigators concluded that he committed suicide. They believed that he had died from drinking gasoline. However, the coroner didn’t find gasoline in his stomach. The coroner’s office determined official cause of death was  “asphyxia due to inhalation of gasoline,” There were also conflicting information the coroner’s report. One page listed his death as an “accident” while another page had question marks next to “accident” and “suicide”. The injuries found on his body, including a broken finger and other bruises, suggested that he had been injured before his death.

Evidence was destroyed or discarded and the vehicle was never dusted for prints. Witnesses noted one of the investigators throwing the gas can into the garbage. When asked why the can was being thrown away, the investigator said that Bobby was “just a rock-and-roll punk who killed himself”. It’s believed that investigators assumed he committed suicide because his mother stated that he was upset around the time of his death. However, she and the rest of his friends and family stated that he was not depressed or suicidal, as he was on the brink of stardom. Despite the many theories, the case remains unsolved.

 

 

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The Dark History of Chippendales

The Dark History of Chippendales

The iconic exotic dance sensation known as Chippendales has a dark history complete with jealousy, conspiracy, and murder.

 

 

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The Madcap Motel Mystery

The Madcap Motel Mystery

The Madcap Motel Mystery. I checked into the Madcap Motel in downtown Los Angeles, and I’m not sure if I ever really checked out.

According to the LA Downtowner: “The story of the Madcap Motel is that the hotel was built in 1946 to host the influx of visitors that were coming to Los Angeles. As the neighborhood changed, and the city began expanding westward towards the ocean, the motel was shuttered in 1966 and the owner disappeared into thin air. The abandoned motel laid dormant for years, long forgotten as the Arts District built up around it. In the present day, the owner’s family started receiving postcards, signed by him, inviting them back into the Madcap Motel.”

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The Dark Side of TikTok

The Dark Side of TikTok

The most twisted and terrifying content from the dark side of TikTok.

Welcome to the TikTok dark side. TikTok has anything and everything from true crime to weird history to the haunted and paranormal to the downright strange. You just might find the most twisted and terrifying content on the dark side of TikTok.

Check out this episode of Ghost Town about one of the strangest and darkest sides of the internet.

 

 

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Living in a Real Haunted House

Living in a Real Haunted House

A long time ago, I lived in a haunted house. This is the story of how I found out, and the creepy story behind the haunting. 

According to USA Today, “An article from the Smithsonian, haunted houses originated, in some format, in London in the early 19th century. At the time, the public was exposed to new forms of entertainment – exhibits of the creepier variety.”

 

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Exploring the Cecil Hotel Downtown Los Angeles

Exploring the Cecil Hotel Downtown Los Angeles

Exploring the Cecil Hotel

Exploring the Cecil Hotel in downtown Los Angeles has a long history of hauntings, crime, danger, and mystery. A good place to start is The Deadly Haunted History of the Cecil Hotel

The Cecil Hotel in the Skid Row district of downtown Los Angeles is arguably the most haunted hotel in Los Angeles. The Cecil’s haunted legacy goes all the way back to The Great Depression. Opening in 1924, it was only a few years before the Depression filled the hotel with transients, and suicides on the regular. Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel Netflix documentary is out now.

The Black Dahlia was rumored to have had her last drink at the hotel bar. She turned up dead just a few miles away. Richard Ramirez, better know as “The Night Stalker”, convicted of a laundry list of heinous crimes, lived at the Cecil in 1985 during his spree.

The most recent head scratcher at the Cecil was the mysterious case of Elisa Lam. The Guardian explains: “An inspection of the cistern on the hotel’s roof, the naked body of 21-year-old Elisa Lam, a Chinese-Canadian tourist who had been decomposing for roughly 19 days. Elevator security footage shows Lam, who suffered from bipolar disorder, acting erratically, alternately hiding in the corner of the elevator and dashing in and out. At one point, she gesticulates as if addressing an unseen figure. Police ruled her death an accidental drowning.” Accident? Or another victim of the Cecil Hotel? The hotel is currently being renovated and redeveloped into a mix of hotel rooms and residential units.

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