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Subject: Which book freaked you out most
Date Posted: 5/28/2010 2:21 PM ET
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I know leave it to me to come up with this topic lol I think of course they are all disturbing but I have to say Cannibal was the worse where the guy advertised for someone to be his dinner and a guy actually volunteered that book gave me nightmares for awhile. Which book got you the most?

Date Posted: 5/28/2010 11:40 PM ET
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Considering I have read hundreds of true crime....I should have nightmares every night.  But two books stand out.................

1. "High Hopes" the true story of the Amityville murders.  This book was written by the man who prosecuted Ronald DeFeo Jr.  and at his trial DeFeo tried to say that he killed his family because the voices in his head told him to.  What Ronald should have left out in his story was the fact that he heard his neighbor's dog barking, because the prosecutor along with several professionals proved that one in a psychotic state could  never hear anything outside the voices in their head.  So at the end of the book the prosecutor writes:  "The house still stands.  There are no demons inside, just rooms that once housed a mass-murderer and his victims.  And a barking dog"

Well.....I couldn't sleep for a week!  Don't ask me why,  but that just spooked the HELL out of me!!

2.  "Two of a Kind: The Hillside Stranglers"  -  These two psycho's and what they did to their victims scared me to no end.  I was reading the book  on the bus home from work and started walking down my street.  When I got to my house the reflection of my winter white coat against the glass from the screen door and reflection of the winter's night, made me think someone was behind me!  I screamed and ran in the house.....I felt like an idiot but was glad no one heard me.......and I didn't pickup another true crime book for about two years.  I had switched to Jackie Collins.

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Date Posted: 6/2/2010 4:29 PM ET
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Chop shop about a mortuary was a close second.

Date Posted: 6/4/2010 10:24 PM ET
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Night Stalker...by Carlo....creepy home invasion guy...still gives me chills to think about someone like that coming in a window at night..

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Date Posted: 6/5/2010 7:33 PM ET
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Secrets In The Cellar by John Glatt. How this guy kept his daughter in the cellar of his own house for 20 plus years and had I dont remember how many children by her, I think it was 5, and his wife and the rest of his family were right upstairs and didnt know it. I still havent figured that out.

Date Posted: 6/7/2010 7:57 PM ET
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oh yeah The Night Stalker was spooky he broke all the serial killer rules no consitant MO no certain age ,race,sex. not one certain way of killing that did bother me I was just glad I didnt live in Cali. High Hopes was creepy how someone can just go in and blast there whole family away is demented.The only voice he was hearing was his own say Ineed my parents money to support my heroin habit and maybe a barking dog.Secrects in the cellar was disgusting I actually think the wife new I think she suffered from baqttered womans syndrom or something that made her block it out.We should post more of these kinds of posts there alot of fun!

Date Posted: 7/13/2010 7:43 AM ET
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For me it was  "Lethal Marriage: The Unspeakable Crimes of Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka" by Nick Pron.     Extremely disturbing & very graphic!

Date Posted: 7/14/2010 9:06 AM ET
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Fatal Vision by Joe McGinnis. Read this over 10 years ago and still think about it to this day. I'm convinced the Green Beret/McDonald killed his family..no question in my mind. Its a haunting story and one you will never forget.

Date Posted: 8/7/2010 6:15 PM ET
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I offically change any other books I mentioned and replace them with Through The Window

Date Posted: 9/13/2010 8:54 PM ET
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The one i read years ago... I think it wa called "The girl in the box"   or something like that  ?

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Date Posted: 9/14/2010 8:17 PM ET
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I've got to go with Cannibal,  and also the book that got me started on True Crime many years ago - Serpentine by Thomas Thompson