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Old 01-26-2015, 11:54 AM
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A few weeks ago I read a Cracked article on real-life horror movie plots, and they mentioned David Parker Ray.

The story if his crimes wasn't what got to me.

He made a tape recording that he left in a cassette player for his female victims to listen to upon capture.

They provided a link to a site with the transcript of one of those tapes. I read about half way through before I realized I was consuming prime nightmare material. I would be happy if I never remembered the content of that transcript again. Don't google it.
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Old 01-26-2015, 12:30 PM
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Shit. I've just been called for jury duty. No I'm seriously dreading I'll have to serve. Thanks.
Take knitting with you & just keep muttering "Guillotine... guillotine!"
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Old 01-26-2015, 01:36 PM
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About 20 years ago I was living in an apartment building with my ex. One night we woke up in the middle of the night to banging and yelling in the apartment above us. We were on the second floor. I heard a noise coming from our kitchen. I went into the kitchen, which had a huge window that reached nearly to the ceiling. The window bottom was about 2-3 feet from the floor, and the top was near the ceiling. I think the entire window was about 5 feet high.

This was where the noise was coming from. I could see someone's feet dangling near the top of the window. Apparently someone was hanging from the windowsill in the apartment above us. I could hear someone saying "help me". My GF got on the phone to 911, and a minute or so later she (it was a girl) fell about 30 feet onto the concrete in back of the building.

I'm still haunted by this. I couldn't have reached her feet from the floor. I could have stood on the counter, opened the top half of the window, and tried to pull her in. But my feet would have been above the bottom of the window. If I got up high enough to reach her, I wouldn't have been able to brace my lower body against the wall. Her weight would have pulled me through the glass and out the window. But I still think I should have been able to do something.

I don't know how badly she was hurt, or even if she survived. I asked a few other people in the building, and someone said a person on the 3rd floor had been charged with murder or attempted murder. It was a student building, with people moving in and out constantly, and I never got any more information on what happened.
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Old 01-26-2015, 06:22 PM
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This is just a trivial one.

The 1983 song “In A Big Country” by the Scottish group Big Country - often described as that band who make guitars sound like bagpipes - is introspective, certainly, but ultimately celebratory and life affirming with the refrain:

I'm not expecting to grow flowers in the desert,
But I can live and breathe and see the sun in wintertime


Actually Big Country's founder, singer, guitarist and writer Stuart Adamson tragically failed to “see the sun in wintertime” and took his own life during a difficult time in December 2001.

I wish I could enjoy the couplet without the knowledge of the fate of the man who wrote it.

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Old 01-26-2015, 06:31 PM
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Good advice! Madame Defarge aside, Guinastasia and nearwildheaven, if we were chatting and you told me you or a loved one had jury duty I would not have told you a horror story. I have been selected many times, most very brief and interesting. That one was very interesting as well, but I do wish I could unsee some of that evidence. We jurors really bonded. We had to return four months later for the penalty phase (it's a Florida thing to advise 'death' or 'life in prison') and it was like a family reunion. Well, for us not the accused. So I have found jury duty a positive experience on the whole.

Do bring something to do while waiting, like a book. We put together jigsaw puzzles on the big table in the jury room. It won't happen when you are just waiting to be picked or not, nor usually at most trials, but for our jury our phones/computers etc. were locked up while we were at the courthouse. They checked our books too. (BTW 'The Complete History of Jack the Ripper' and 'Koko' good. 'King James Bible' and 'Webster's Dictionary' bad.)
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Old 01-26-2015, 08:52 PM
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A few weeks ago I read a Cracked article on real-life horror movie plots, and they mentioned David Parker Ray.

The story if his crimes wasn't what got to me.

He made a tape recording that he left in a cassette player for his female victims to listen to upon capture.

They provided a link to a site with the transcript of one of those tapes. I read about half way through before I realized I was consuming prime nightmare material. I would be happy if I never remembered the content of that transcript again. Don't google it.
Why didn't I listen? Why didn't I listen?
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Old 01-26-2015, 10:10 PM
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Once I watched that horrible movie Roger Ebert wrote when it came up on some cable channel. Beyond the Valley of the Dolls or something like that. Just awful. And that guy had the nerve to criticize other people's movies after that?
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Old 01-27-2015, 04:57 AM
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Why didn't I listen? Why didn't I listen?
I had to dash out when I read minor7flat5's post, or I'd have reiterated his warning (I'd read the transcripts already, about a year ago).

You know this already from having read it, Guinastasia, but for the rest of you out there, Ray was a sexual sadist. The tapes were to inform his victims of the specific acts that would be committed upon them, the rules they were expected to conform to during their confinement, and the punishments that would happen if they violated those rules.

A similar purpose, I think, to the video mentioned upthread of Leonard Lake and Charles Ng initiating their victims to their new status. Ray gave 'hope' to his victims by mentioning that they would be let go eventually, after being given heavy doses of an amnesiac drug cocktail. The summary I'd read as well as the wiki, indicated that the procedure had been done to several people before the woman who'd gotten away, leading to Ray and his accomplices' capture. And Ray's eventual death in custody. I am very disappointed that one of his accomplices, who'd strangled a woman with her death recorded on audiotape, only received 22 years. Originally, he'd been paroled after serving only 11 of them.

There are monsters out there, walking among us. Be careful.
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Old 01-27-2015, 05:08 AM
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On a happier note, the transcripts of Ray's tapes, and the admonition to not read them, reminds me of a short story by Larry Niven, set in his Draco Tavern milieu. In it, a member of the chief alien species tells two humans a story of another species that performed research into spirituality and life after death. The species initially kept the rest of the galaxy informed as to their progress, but later, they began to quickly drop out of communication with everyone else. When the chief alien species sent explorers to that species's homeworld to see what had happened, they discovered the species had taken great pains to ensure that all of its members committed suicide. Which they did, by all accounts willingly, cheerfully, and energetically. Soon, members of the exploration team started to commit suicide. Centuries later, historians viewing the records of the expedition also began committing suicide and eventually, the records were destroyed.

I still get chills remembering the story, but that's better than the feeling I get revisiting the specifics of some of these old atrocities.

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Old 01-28-2015, 01:56 AM
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Shit. I've just been called for jury duty. No I'm seriously dreading I'll have to serve. Thanks.
I was shown hardcore child pornography when I was on jury duty. Fun times.


I read something on some crime website recently about a case in Japan (I think) where several young men kidnapped and tortured a young girl for weeks or even longer, raping her over a hundred times and listing in exact detail all the ways in which she was tortured. Does anyone know what I am talking about?

Ah, this was it. 44 Days of Hell - The Murder of Junko Furuta. It's awful.

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Old 01-28-2015, 02:10 AM
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According to Cracked, you can still listen to Ray's tapes. *shudder*

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I was shown hardcore child pornography when I was on jury duty. Fun times.
Great. Sounds like a good time. (Maybe if I mention I'm a huge Law & Order fan?)

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I read something on some crime website recently about a case in Japan (I think) where several young men kidnapped and tortured a young girl for weeks or even longer, raping her over a hundred times and listing in exact detail all the ways in which she was tortured. Does anyone know what I am talking about?

Ah, this was it. 44 Days of Hell - The Murder of Junko Furuta. It's awful.
And they only got seven years???? WTF????

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Old 01-28-2015, 02:14 AM
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Great. Sounds like a good time. (Maybe if I mention I'm a huge Law & Order fan?)
Well my jury duty was actually for a grand jury, so we heard about 80 cases in total, only one of which was the child porn one, so if you have regular jury duty and do get called, odds are it'll most likely be for something small and non-disturbing. (Probably 90% of the cases were just drug offenses or thefts.)
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Old 01-28-2015, 04:26 AM
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I hope the pictures on that site were not real. If they were, a warning would have been welcome...
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Old 01-28-2015, 10:01 AM
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I wish I hadn't read this dipshit's inane drivel.
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Old 01-28-2015, 10:46 AM
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I hope the pictures on that site were not real. If they were, a warning would have been welcome...
They're not. They're stills from a movie made about it.
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Old 01-28-2015, 10:55 AM
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It serves me right for clicking on a Daily Mail link, but this one today about a dog and its skin parasites is fairly bad.
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Old 01-28-2015, 11:48 AM
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They're not. They're stills from a movie made about it.
Ah, thanks. The low quality, amateurish look of the stills made think they might be real. Granted, clicking the link at work wasn't a great idea to begin with...

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Old 03-04-2015, 10:42 PM
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Seeing people fall/jump out of the twin towers.
This and a YouTube video about how Vlad the Impaler may have kept his victims alive for days.
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Old 03-05-2015, 02:14 PM
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I recently sought out some movies recommended here and some other places.

Martyrs is definitely hard to watch. I won't be watching that again.

Mysterious Skin - also a one time affair and very oogy.
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Old 03-06-2015, 08:07 PM
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I read Out of the Dark by David Weber. The premise is that Earth is ambushed by aliens, who kill off billions of humans as a show of strength. They are dismayed when humans do not surrender, since it is obvious humans are an intelligent, sentient race, how could they not surrender in the face of such overwhelming force?

The story follows a group of Doomsday Preppers in the good ol' US of A, and a couple of ragtag soldiers in Serbia (or thereabouts) who lost most of their armies, but grouped together, along with local peasants, to fight the aliens.

As the war escalates, the humans always seem to find a way to counter the aliens' strategies, weapons, and recon devices. In exasperation, the aliens begin to remove their personnel and equipment from planetside. Before their plans can be executed, though, they are thoroughly defeated by a weapon that the aliens cannot detect unless/until it is too late:

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One of the Freedom Fighters across the sea turned out to be from Transylvania and was, in fact, Vlad himself! He flies into the aliens' ground base as an invisible bat, then splatters any bogies he sees.
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Old 03-07-2015, 12:14 PM
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I remember a news story about a young mother who left her baby alone with her dog, whom she hadn't fed in about 3 or 4 days


'Nuff said. I am not googling for more details. You can guess the outcome.
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Old 03-07-2015, 01:33 PM
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Three short documentary films under the name Pittsburgh Trilogy or Pittsburgh Documents (article here), which I saw sometime in the early 70s. All three were hard to watch (covering police, hospital and autopsy).

The autopsy one is the one I wish I had not seen, in a way, but in another way I am glad I did. It's called "The Act of Seeing with ones own eyes." Nothing like having something in your memory banks to remind you that we are just a bag of blood and guts on one level, or at least that we live in that bag, while we live. Or something. If you brave ones ever have a chance to see these films, do so. I remember people in the audience (which was made up of film students) crying, and one person it sounded like throwing up. I also remember someone telling someone else "it's only a movie" which seemed particularly ironic or something, since it was actually a film of an actual autopsy of an actual dead person.

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Old 03-07-2015, 01:39 PM
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I meant to add, the notion of seeing an autopsy probably doesn't seem so shocking since NCIS and CSI and so forth show plenty of corpses with the chest open. The quote below is about the part that I think is still shocking and has stayed with me for sure:

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"In a Senses of Cinema profile of the filmmaker, filmmaker and curator Brian Frye wrote: 'The key image of The Act of Seeing With One's Own Eyes is quite likely the bluntest statement on the human condition ever filmed. In the course of an autopsy, the skin around the scalp is slit with a scalpel, and in preparation for exposing and examining the brain, the face of each cadaver is literally peeled off, like a mask, revealing the raw meat beneath. That image, once seen, will never leave you.' "

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Old 03-07-2015, 03:02 PM
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It wasn't required, kayT, but part of my EMT schooling involved a classmate and i actually being present at an autopsy. My dad was a career firefighter, and even though he'd died several years before, his last name (and mine, by extension) carried a small bit of influence with people that he'd worked with. One of his former brethren had moved up the ranks to the city fire chief, and he was able to pull strings to allow me and my classmate in.

As disgusting and twisted as it sounds, I'm glad I went. It was extremely informative. It wasn't pleasant, but I was fascinated.

This may sound self-serving and like I'm trying to be altruistic, but I prefer going to the scenes of carnage and trauma. I'd rather it be me that has to see that, rather than someone else. I don't have any illusions that it's not psychologically damaging to witness these things. But I'd rather take that on than expose someone else to it. It sounds pretentious, but I like to think of myself as a Sin-Eater.
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Old 03-16-2015, 10:35 AM
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Read in a thriller by Rory Clements, set in Elizabethan England: an underling of Sir Francis Walsingham, Elizabeth I's ruthless spymaster, describes in great detail the putting to death by slow torture, of the man who assassinated the Dutch King William the Silent 1n 1584. The chap doing the describing says rightly, that in comparison "hanging, drawing and quartering [would] seem a pleasant morning's outing". Definitely, stuff of which I would have been happy to remain in ignorance.
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There was this scene in Borat...you know the one. Urgh.
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If you're on Facebook every now and then there are suggested sites that shows scary and gory pictures. It always get me lol
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Believe it or not, but The Ren & Stimpy Show: Veediots! on the SNES messed me up. I was 11, it was January 2014, and I was looking at stuff on YouTube and came across a playthrough of the game. I was fine at first, but when it came to the part where Ren ended up in Stimpy's mouth, I was legit disturbed. The creepy music and the disgusting visuals. I stopped eating my ice cream because it was gross. Later on, I got to the final level, where Stimpy is inside the giant alien, and I was creeped out yet again -- they re-used the same creepy music from before, and when Stimpy made it up to the brain I just wanted to stop watching. The final boss was even worse - it was a big green thing that looked like a booger and the screen was rotating and I couldn't take it. I don't know how I made it to the end of the video. It really scared me. I threw up in school the next day and still have nightmares about it occasionally. Thinking about it keeps me up at night, I threw up one night remembering it. I couldn't even discuss it online for a while. I hate this game. Fuck you THQ.
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You know what's funny? Yesterday I decided to suck it up and play the Ren & Stimpy game. It's not really that disgusting anymore.
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On here, I learned about a video called "Two Women, One Cup."

I have never searched for it, nor do I ever want to see it, but it popped up as a suggestion, or related video or something a few weeks back when I was looking at some porn.

I still didn't watch it, but it was clear what they were sharing from the cup, and how ANYONE could gleefully wank to that I have absolutely no idea.
This is how I feel about Max Hardcore. I was criticized on another board for saying that anyone who would want to watch that in the first place is a real weirdo, and a total pervert if they think it's sexy.

Apparently this is what they do:

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As part of the "sex act", the man sticks a glass dildo down a woman's throat until she vomits.
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Old 09-12-2016, 12:53 AM
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This is how I feel about Max Hardcore. I was criticized on another board for saying that anyone who would want to watch that in the first place is a real weirdo, and a total pervert if they think it's sexy.

Apparently this is what they do:

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As part of the "sex act", the man sticks a glass dildo down a woman's throat until she vomits.
Yeesh! Anyone who thinks that's sexy, being a pervert is the least of their problems.
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I recently came across this again, after not having seen it for a few years, and wow I wish I had never found this, I'm currently freaked out, stunned, turned on, and wondering what I'm listening to, I keep replaying it and I WANT TO TURN IT OFF IT'S LITERALLY FREAKING ME OUT HERE! But yeah, I did say I was turned on, so... sorry I'm a robosexual!
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Honestly, I think this thread qualifies as the thing I most wish I had not read.

Too much detail on too many horrific things.
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I could live without all the times I was searching for porn images and the returns included photos of various diseases of the vulva and vagina. Yech.
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Kathy Bates fully nude in At Play in the Fields of the Lord.
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Kathy Bates fully nude in At Play in the Fields of the Lord.
She did the same thing in "About Schmidt". I saw it on opening weekend and didn't know about it, just like I didn't know about the scene in "This Is Spinal Tap" where they talk about the drummer who died from choking on someone else's vomit - and the audience's reaction was the same.

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Justice! j/k
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Allegedly, the lead singer for the band "The Butthole Surfers" was originally an Accountant with a major accountancy firm; also allegedly, what prompted a career change was his use of office photocopiers to self-publish a magazine called "Strange V.D.", which depicted various diseases of the genitals 'coupled with fictitious, humorous explanations for the diseases'. Apparently, his bosses were none too thrilled with this hobby.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buttho...2.80.931981.29
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