When it comes to serial killers and the shocking details of their horrible crimes, very few can compare to Ted Bundy. Not only was Bundy brutal slayer, but he also played the part of a completely normal, successful person on the outside - which made him all the more dangerous.
Ted Bundy was a clean-cut law student, had many girlfriends, was a member of the Washington State Republicans, and worked for a suicide prevention hotline. He was a master manipulator and had everyone around him fooled. Even after being arrested, he managed to escape custody twice and kept himself alive on death row by giving information in carefully calculated bits. Ted Bundy has been described as charming, handsome, and even sensitive, yet these things couldn’t be further from the truth.
After his arrest, it came to light that Ted Bundy kept Polaroids of his victims hidden in a utility closet by his apartment. But sometimes the photos weren’t enough - he also kept severed heads and random body parts.
When asked why he kept such morbid tokens, he replied, “When you work hard to do something right, you don’t want to forget it.”
Many of Bundy’s victims were discovered with bite marks on their breasts, butts, and almost all over their bodies.
One victim was bitten so badly on her breasts that one of her nipples was almost completely detached.
As if he hadn’t already caused his victims and their families enough pain and suffering, he tried to manipulate them into saving him on top of everything else. Ted Bundy actually tried to convince the families of his victims to fax letters to Florida Governor Bob Martinez pleading for mercy and a reduced sentence of life in prison. In exchange for helping him dodge the death penalty, Bundy agreed to finally tell them were the remains of their loved ones were.
Obviously, his little ploy failed and he was sentenced to the electric chair - which pumped him full of about 2,000 volts of electricity on January 24, 1989.
Even after police released sketches of Bundy and the make and model of his car, he still found ways to manipulate women into wandering off with him. He'd often disguise himself with facial hair or draw on moles and pretend to be an authority figure.
Bundy would pretend to be a police officer or firefighter to get teens and young women to feel safe enough to leave with him. Once he lured them out of public areas, he’d knock them out, handcuff them, and drive off to some secluded area to act out his violent, twisted fantasies.