This is the forum dedicated to all 'minor' local psyops - phony murders, kidnappings and whatnot. It has now become evident that the news media constantly feeds the public with entirely fake stories - in order to keep us in eternal fear of our next-door neighbours and fellow citizens.
I saw a link on Facebook today with photos of people before they died. I'm kind of quite skeptical of sensationalistic stories now thanks to September Clues, so I had a look. The case of Regina Kay Walters, vicsim of serial killer Robert Ben Rhodes really stood out to me. How did a photo with such obvious flaws ever get approved for usage and accepted by the public?
I then did an image search for Robert Ben Rhodes. I don't think the 3rd photo down in this link is suitable to post here, since he's dressed for an S&M party. However, if anyone cares to look, is there a reasonable explanation for what is going on with his left arm?
The photos made me more sad than anything - to think that we live in a world where people are making up gruesome stories. I started a new thread because I'm guessing this isn't going to be an isolated case of questionable photos related to stories about serial killers and missing people.
Growing up in the mid-80s in the suburbs of Los Angeles, I remember the Night Stalker Richard Ramirez very well. We were terrorized during that time as two of his alleged victims were in the next city over from ours. We spent a full 2 weeks at my uncle's house in order to keep the entire family together. I even remember my cousins and I running down the stairs every morning to check the paper and finally the relief of seeing him on the front page "caught."
In other words, I am a victim of mass psychological warfare and fear of being murdered in my sleep as an 8 year old. These memories and the fear of it all are very easy to remember for me, they are etched in my brain. I can still picture the cover of the LA Times in my mind. Those serial killer stories sure are effective!
In any case, here's a "news piece" and interview with Richard Ramirez worth watching.
full link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6Q9i5h_gVY
1. One of Ramirez's victims Bill Carns was shot 3 times in the head and not only lived to tell about it, he seems and speaks perfectly fine (other than a sling on his left arm?) ... even though he still has a bullet lodged in his brain!
2. Clip from trial of Ramirez saying to the judge "This trial is a joke!" .... Indeed.
3. The hilariously awful fake interview in jail where Ramirez and the reporter practice their best D acting skills and fake, scripted dialogue, complete with unnatural sighs ala Elliot Rodgers of Santa Barbara fame.
It's being reported that Richard Ramirez died of liver failure last Friday.
My favorite part:
Ramirez previously was tied to killings in Northern California. He was charged in the shooting deaths of Peter Pan, 66, and his wife, Barbara, in 1985 just before his arrest in Los Angeles, but he was never tried in that case.
Please check your date, the Nightstalker franchise closed out two years ago.
Miles Mathis offers a recent essay alleging that Ramirez was a fake. While not the best of his works it still makes a good case that this was fiction. I remember when he was allegedly in the San Francisco area intent on mayhem and it was fairly scary and creepy. It worked on people like a bad horror movie.