Category: Encounters with Evil

The Wrong Uber

The 21-year-old college senior was killed after getting into a car she mistakenly thought was her Uber ride. She was last seen alive on surveillance video that shows her getting into the vehicle. Her body was found Friday afternoon in a wooded area about 65 miles from Columbia, South Carolina, where she attended school. It was just past 2 a.m. Friday when Samantha Josephson decided to part ways with her friends and leave the Bird […]

Nightmare Death

In CHICAGO Since April, 1983, at least 130 Southeast Asian refugees have left this world in essentially the same way. They cried out in their sleep. And then they died. Medical authorities call this Asian Death Syndrome. The refugees have various names for it, one of them being Night Terror. “In the Philippines, it’s called bangungut, in Japan pokkuri, in Thailand something else,” says Dr. Robert Kirschner. “But it all roughly translates as the same […]

Ted Bundy CopyCat

A 25-year-old Ooltewah man who told police he had been reading about serial killer Ted Bundy and “wanted to be like him,” has been given a four-year prison sentence on an assault guilty plea. Tyler Benson had been charged with beating a known prostitute in the head with a hammer. Dismissed were charges of especially aggravated robbery, and patronizing prostitution. He appeared before Criminal Court Judge Don Poole. An officer in June 2013 said he […]

The Devil’s Handwriting

According to modern knowledge, there is only one specimen of Satanic calligraphy in existence. This curious extract first appeared in 1523, taken from an Italian text which describes an encounter between Ludovico Spoletano and the Devil. Spoletano allegedly summoned Satan, requesting that he use his body as a vessel to write clear and legible answers to a series of questions asked of him. However, the King of Hell refused to cooperate, and instead snatched the […]

The Devil’s Bible

Made from more than 160 animal skins and needing two people to lift it, Codex Gigas, also known as the Devil’s Bible, was allegedly written in just one night. Herman the Recluse was a 12th century Bohemian monk. Legend has it that he was walled up inside of his cell, condemned to atone for his sins by inscribing holy texts for the rest of his days. To complete the great task more quickly and release […]

House “Petting”

My bedroom is on the second floor of the house. There’s no patio/porch/overhang of any kind beneath my windows. Couple of years ago I was watching TV in bed around 2 AM and heard a louder than usual “animal” sound. Not uncommon to hear squirrels running around on the roof from time to time. Didn’t think much of it. Kept on happening, and started to sound awfully close to the window and not on the […]

Mommy Dead and Dearest

Self-defense or premeditated murder? That’s one of the major questions asked in this case. The story of daughter Gypsy Rose who murdered her mother Dee Dee Blancharde for forcing her to feign illness her entire life. Dee Dee Blancharde’s bizarre behavior is attributed to Munchausen’s syndrome by proxy — a controversial psychological condition in which a caretaker pretends that the person they are caring for is sick when, in fact, he/she is not. Often times […]