5 true stories that were scarier than any scary movie
1). The observer’s letters
You may remember this creepy story because it is quite recent and appeared in various media. A New Jersey family sued the previous owners of their home after receiving three disturbing letters from someone who called himself “The Observer,” who was obsessed with the 1905 colonial-style house and its new occupants. The person who had written the letters had a rather macabre way of speaking, referring to the three children of Derek and Maria Broaddus as “the young blood you have brought me”, and asked things like: “Have you discovered what is on the walls? ? ”(You can read the full letter here ).
The lawsuit, which is still in court, was filed after the Broaddus family left the house, fearing for their safety. The reason is that the previous owners knew of “the Observer”, but did not bother to warn them beforehand. The house went on sale in February 2015, but the announcement was removed after the story began to attract media attention.
Last month, the Broaddus family did something bright. Since no one wanted to pay a million dollars for such a house, they requested a permit from the planning board to demolish the house and replace it with two new homes.
2) The Russian grave robber
In this case a photo – although it is as blurred as this – says a lot. This is just one of the 29 “dolls” made of mummified female bodies that they could recover from the house of Anatoly Moskvin, 45, described by the BBC as a “ local historian and graveyard explorer ” of the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod. Each human doll was carefully dressed, with hands and face covered with cloth. Some were perched on furniture. Others on shelves. One of the bodies was shaped like a teddy bear and had a stuffed head on its neck.
The Mirror reported that the bodies were of girls aged three to twelve, stolen from dozens of graves, and states that Moskvin had an idea in mind when assembling his collection:
Moskvin, who speaks 13 languages and some have described him as “a genius,” also named the mummified corpses and organized birthday parties for them … Moskvin also collected up-to-date information about the lives of each girl he had unearthed and had printed instructions on how to make dolls with human remains.
His terrifying activities were discovered when his parents made him a surprise visit. Although he was arrested in 2011, he was deemed unfit to be tried.
3) The haunted house incident
In August 2006, just before the beginning of their last year of high school, a group of girls drove through their hometown of Worthington, Ohio. That boring night became much more exciting when they decided to visit what the children of the place called the “haunted house”, a ruined house with a covered patio that was located across the street from the cemetery. The teenagers thought it was abandoned. And they were, unfortunately, quite wrong.
It was not the first time that Allen S. Davis, a 41-year-old inmate who lived in the house with his elderly mother, had been disturbed by unwanted guests: he had already thwarted a couple of robberies in 2006. He had a rifle as protection, and when he heard the girls outside, he decided to fire some warning bullets, as he had done other times. But this time, a bullet ended up in the head of Rachel Barezinsky, 17.
Miraculously, he survived, and the ensuing case divided the community. Some people believed that Davis probably had some form of mental illness, but still had the right to protect his property. But as Fox News reported in 2007:In 2009, Davis’s mother died in that house while her son was in prison serving a 19-year sentence. In 2013, Barezinsky’s family said the girl was “90 percent recovered” from her injuries. That same year, the “haunted house” was bought at auction by new owners who were determined to completely renovate the place. A Google Earth search proves that they did an amazing job, although they haven’t been able to do anything to hide those views of the cemetery.
4) The kidnapping of the Chowchilla school bus
In July 1976, 26 children aged 5 to 14 were traveling on their school bus, and were heading home after the last day of summer classes in Chowchilla, California. There was a festive atmosphere until a seemingly damaged van blocked the road, and masked men with guns stormed through the main door of the bus. The children and their driver were soon taken to a couple of trucks and were driven for 11 hours in stifling heat, finally stopping in a quarry near Livermore, about 160 kilometers north of Chowchilla.
The situation only made it more strange and frightening. In 2015, CNN spoke with several of the victims of the kidnapping, including Lynda Carrejo Labendeira.
Each hostage had to descend a ladder to the rear of the hidden vehicle. The food was scarce, and there was no ventilation. After 16 hours, the only adult present, the driver Edward Ray, and some of the older children devised a plan, stacked the mattresses as high as they could, and dug through a metal plate on the roof of the truck.
5) The letter from Albert Fish
Albert Fish was a pedophile, torturer (he had a set of devices that he called “instruments of hell”, including a butcher’s knife), serial killer, fetishist of feces, cannibal and also self-mutilated. But he had a more despicable feature that raised him from a simple monster to something even worse: his need to rejoice. This is the anonymous letter he wrote to the mother of his last known victim, Grace Budd, 10.
On Sunday, June 3, 1928, I called you at 406W 15 St. I brought you a pot of cheese and strawberries. We had lunch. Grace sat on my lap and kissed me. I decided to eat it. With the excuse of taking her to a party. You said yes, I could go. I took her to an empty house in Westchester that I had already chosen. When we got there, I told him to stay outside. She picked wildflowers. I climbed the stairs and took off all my clothes. He knew that if he didn’t, he would end his blood on her. When everything was ready I went to the window and called her. Then I hid in the closet until he was in the room. When he saw me naked, he began to cry and tried to run downstairs. I grabbed her and said she would tell her mom. I undressed her first. How he kicked, bit and scratched. I strangled her to death Then I cut it into small pieces so I could take the meat to my rooms. Cook it and eat it. How sweet and tender was her ass in the oven. It took me 9 days to eat my whole body. I DID NOT fuck her even though I could have wanted to. She died a VIRGIN.
Police were able to track the letterhead used by Fish to send that terrible letter, which led to his arrest. He confessed, and in 1936 he was executed in the Sing Sing prison in New York.