Historic Unedited Photos They Donâ€™t Want You To See
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Historic Unedited Photos They Donâ€™t Want You To See
Although the exact number of lives he took is unknown, Bundy targeted young woman in a horrible series of attacks during the 1970s. He was executed by electrocution in 1989.
It seems that these days people are being more sympathetic toward Ted Bundy, but that shouldn’t be the case. Actors such as Mark Harmon, Cary Elwes and more recently with Zac Efron have all portrayed Bundy, which has helped to put a more positive spin on Bundy’s life until you realize the atrocities he committed. We don’t even know just many lives that Bundy claimed during his reign of terror, and it’s likely that the fully confirmed number will never be found.Advertisements:
Bundy committed his crimes over the span of just four years in the 1970s, but had already been around for long before, having been born on November 24, 1946 in Burlington, Vermont but lived most of his childhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he was raised by his grandparents. Here, you see a young Bundy before his crimes, and it wasn’t an easy childhood for Bundy.
Bundy was described as being both shy and a loner, with many getting a strange vibe from him at a young age which many contribute to having a strained relationship with his parents. During his teenage years, Bundy was caught committing crimes that included looking into people’s windows and stealing from stores. After relationships fell apart for Bundy and his education had come to a stop, Bundy found himself in a mentally bad place.
When things got worse, Bundy’s crimes did as well. By the end of the 1960s, Bundy had kidnapped women for the first time, though he said that he didn’t commit any murders at this time. Over the course of the next few years, Bundy’s crimes had become more heinous as he was committing devious acts and women in the Pacific Northwest had been disappearing ata more accelerated rate. This was when Bundy took a woman’s life for the first time, spanning outside of Oregon and Washington and into other states.
Police had been on the hunt for the person responsible for the disappearance of these women, and it wasn’t until 1975 that Bundy was finally arrested for the first time. A police officer in Utah had arrested Bundy after he tried to flee the scene and finding several pieces of evidence that suggested he was a kidnapper. Though there wasn’t enough evidence to link him to the disappearances, there was still suspicion that Bundy had been a dangerous criminal.
After gathering up more evidence, Bundy was finally put up on trial for kidnappings after dozens of investigators across multiple states had worked together. After his trial in 1976, Bundy was found guilty of both kidnapping and assault, but didn’t remain in jail for very long at first. In 1977, Bundy had escaped from prison and headed into the wilderness in Aspen, Colorado where he had become injured and was living off of the land. About one week later, Bundy was apprehended once again, but broke out once more at the end of the year.
Bundy then went around the country to multiple cities, finding his way to Florida where he lived off of the grid until 1979. With Bundy once again apprehended, he stood trial once more where he had maintained his innocence in front of a jury. However, the evidence suggested that Bundy did indeed commit all of the crimes he was charged with, and he was sentenced to death. On January 24, 1989, the 42 year old Bundy was executed via the electric chair after he had finally confessed to a long rap sheet.
All in all, Bundy had confessed to having 30 victims, though there might be even more than that. He had also gotten married during his time in prison, tying the knot with Carole Ann Boone in 1979 and Bundy even had a child. In his confessions, Bundy was rather remorseless when it came to his victims. “I don’t feel guilty for anything,” he said. “I feel sorry for the people who feel guilt,” adding that “What’s one less person on the face of this Earth, anyway?” It was chilling for many people to hear Bundy say those words.
“I don’t think anybody doubts whether I’ve done some bad things,” Bundy continued. “The question is what, of course, and how and, maybe even most importantly, why? … The ultimate possession was, in fact, the taking of the life. And then…the physical possession of the remains.”
The day before his execution, Bundy was asked how he came to be a cold blooded killer. “That’s the question in the hour and one that not only people more intelligent than I are working on for years and one I have been working on for years and trying to understand it,” he said. “Is there enough time to explain it all? I don’t know. I think I understand what happened to me to the extent that I can see how certain feelings and ideas have developed in me to a point that I began to act out on them. Some very violent and very destructive feelings.”
The amount of damage that Bundy did to dozens of families is irreparable, and there might even be more victims than he confessed to. Several other women and girls had disappeared around the same time and in the same part of the country that would match Bundy to the disappearances, but the cases remain open. Now, it’s been well documented about Bundy’s life, which has gained him infamy over the years. Though he’s a popular topic, it shouldn’t be forgotten just how serious Bundy’s crimes were.
“I haven’t blocked out the past,” Bundy said prior to his death. “I wouldn’t trade the person I am, or what I’ve done, or the people I’ve known, for anything. So I do think about it. And at times it’s a rather mellow trip to lay back and remember.”