Category: Strange encounters with mental illness

DID, Schizophrenia, Bipolar, etc.

Jeffrey Dahmer

Notorious serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on May 21, 1960, to Lionel and Joyce Dahmer. He was described as an energetic and happy child until the age of 4, when surgery to correct a double hernia seemed to effect a change in the boy. Noticeably subdued, he became increasingly withdrawn following the birth of his younger brother and the family’s frequent moves. By his early teens, he was disengaged, tense and […]

The Tromp Family

The Tromp family were by all accounts a normal, hard-working household. Mark Tromp, 51, and wife Jacoba, 53, had established a successful redcurrant farm and earth-moving business at their property in Silvan, on the outskirts of the Victorian capital, Melbourne. But with little warning, on Monday 29 August they and their three adult children – Riana, 29, Mitchell, 25, and Ella 22 – got into a car and headed north. They didn’t just leave their […]

Ohio Slave Girls

For 11 years 3 young girls in Columbus Ohio were missing and no one had a clue where they went. When all along they were right around the corner, in a neighbors house.  It was August 2002—years before smartphones and Google Maps—and after nearly four hours of wrong turns, Knight spotted the Family Dollar store. She bought a soda and started asking people for directions. A woman in the soda aisle couldn’t help. The cashier […]

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 […]

Possession of Michael Taylor

The quiet town of Osset, near West Yorkshire, England, wouldn’t strike most as the sort of place where a sensational bloody murder and talk of exorcism and rampaging malevolent demons would erupt, yet it is here in this sleepy town of 17,000 where our sinister story begins. In 1974, 31-year old Michael Taylor, his wife Christine, their five children, and their poodle called Osset home. Their family was considered mostly a cheerful and happy one […]

Roberto Moreno Ramos

A Mexican citizen on death row in Texas was executed Wednesday night for the sledgehammer killings of his wife and two children more than 26 years ago. Roberto Moreno Ramos was condemned for the 1992 deaths of his 42-year-old wife Leticia, 7-year-old daughter Abigail, and 3-year-old son Jonathan at their home in Progreso, located along the Mexico border. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals turned down Ramos’ […]

Mom Shoots Her Kids In The Head While They Slept

An Oklahoma woman accused of killing her 18-year-old son and wounding a teenage daughter told investigators she shot her children in their heads while they were sleeping, according to an affidavit released by police Friday November 02, 2018. The affidavit said Amy Hall, 38, told the Okmulgee County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday that she shot her son, Kayson Toliver, while he slept in his bed early that morning. He was found dead when deputies arrived […]