Category: Disturbia

Sold Into Sex Slavery

On March 21, 1998, Amy Lynn Bradley, her parents Ron and Iva and her brother Brad, left for a week long cruise on Rhapsody of the Seas.  On the morning of March 24, Bradley had been drinking in the dance club with the ship’s band, Blue Orchid. One of the band’s members, Alister Douglas, known as Yellow, said he parted ways with Bradley at about 1 am.  Some time between 5:15 and 5:30 am, Bradley’s father, Ron, […]

Burning Son’s

Edward Graf Jr., 62, was first convicted in 1988 of burning 9-year-old Joby Graf and 8-year-old Jason Graf to death in a shed behind their Hewitt home in 1986, but after nearly a quarter of a century in jail, he was granted a new trial in 2013 after expert testimony refuted the arson evidence used in his first trial. After years of maintaining that the 1986 fire that killed his two stepsons in a suburban […]

John Wayne Gacy

Notorious serial killer John Wayne Gacy was born on March 17, 1942, in Chicago, Illinois. The son of Danish and Polish parents, Gacy and his siblings grew up with a drunken father who would beat the children with a razor strap if they were perceived to have misbehaved; his father physically assaulted Gacy’s mother as well. Gacy’s sister Karen would later say that the siblings learned to toughen up against the beatings, and that Gacy would not cry. […]

Footsteps

I lived in an apartment a few years ago. 4 units upstairs, 4 units downstairs. I lived upstairs, and the apartment below me was vacant. I kept hearing footsteps through the apartment, and I knew I shouldn’t have. Nobody was downstairs. I asked someone to come over and listen, just to see if I was crazy. Maybe I’m just hearing other apartments since it’s empty downstairs, and everything is echoing. Wrong. I kept hearing the […]

The Silent Twins

On April 11, 1963, the twins June and Jennifer Gibbons were born in Aden, in the Middle East, to parents Gloria and Aubrey Gibbons, who were from the Caribbean nation of Barbados, shortly after which the family immigrated to Haverfordwest, in Wales. The two young girls were faced with severe hardship from the beginning, as they were the only black people in their neighborhood, and so faced consternation, avoidance, and even downright aggressive racism, none […]

“Dimensions of Space Be Damned”

This is one my dad told me. When he and his brother were younger, they took a job to clean out some old ladies attic.The lady lived in a regular one story house with a normal attic space (the kind where you can’t stand up fully, you have to stoop down and crawl everywhere). She had been hearing animals moving around, and wanted some of her stuff pulled out of there before it got chewed […]

Little Boy With No Eyes

One night when I was 10, I was asleep in bed and was woken up by my bedroom door opening then someone sitting on my bed. I felt the graze on my leg and the bed sink as they sat. Thinking it was my mom having something to tell me, I open my eyes only to see a pale, eyeless (just black empty sockets) boy who seemed to be my age sitting at the foot […]