If you’re like me and you love Halloween and everything about it, then you probably also love the scary stories you heard as a kid. You know, Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin, Frankenstein, Scooby Doo etc. Well now that I’ve gotten older, I’ve found that my obsession for Halloween and everything terrifying has also gotten a bit scarier. No, I don’t mean that I consume bags upon bags of candy corn, which would honestly be pretty terrifying. As my love for Halloween has grown up, so has my love for scary stories. If you want to be the coolest kid at the Halloween party this year, you might want to do some reading up. Here are __ of the best and most ghastly mystery stories to get you in the mood for Halloween.
Jack the Ripper
Most of you have probably heard of him, but have you heard how freakin’ weird his story was?! So basically, Mr. Ripper, who lived in London, was a serial murderer in the late 1800’s who killed only women that we are aware of. This dude took organs from his victims as trophies. YEAH. Gross, right? The weirdest part, though, is that after the police got involved and citizens started committees to catch the killer, the murders came to an end. No one knows how or why. Did he leave the country? Did he die?
Don Henry and Kevin Ives
This one is weird. Don and Kevin were two teenage boys from Bryant, Arkansas who died tragically, but not in just any old way (if you can even die at that age in a ‘normal’ way). Don and Kevin were last seen standing completely still in front of a train before it hit them, so naturally, the police said it was an accident. However, when the autopsies came back on the bodies, it was discovered that Don was stabbed and Kevin had been knocked unconscious before the train even hit. Weird, right?
The Blind River Killer
In 1991 Gord and Jackie McAllister were taking a road trip through Ontario when they decided to take a break at a rest stop near Blind River. At around 1am, a man claiming to be a police officer knocked on the door and shot them both. Jackie died, but Gord escaped by jumping from their RV and hiding beneath it. As the murderer fled the scene he shot another man and escaped into the darkness. Gord was able to identify the the killer as a tall man with long, blond hair, but that’s about it. Creepy. Don’t worry too much, though. Police suspected the man who shot the McAllister’s to be an ex-police officer named, Ronald Glenn who is now doing time for the murder of two other people.
The Disappearance of Angela Hammond
This story will remind you to never go anywhere late at night. Seriously. In 1991 Angela Hammond, who was pregnant at the time, stopped at a store to call her boyfriend on a pay phone. As she was speaking to him, her boyfriend said she complained that a man had begun to circle the parking lot she was calling him from. Angela told her boyfriend that she saw the man get out of his car and make his way towards the pay phone next to hers. Angela’s boyfriend made his way to the store she was at, but as he was on his way he saw a truck matching the description and heard his girlfriend screaming from it. Angela’s boyfriend attempted to follow the truck, but his transmission failed and he lost them. Since then, no one has been able to find Angela and no one has been charged with her disappearance.
In 2011, Cameron Remmer, nearly 30 years old at the time, went to San Francisco on a business trip and checked into the Fairmont Hotel. Mr. Remmer reportedly called his friend about a week later and asked to borrow money so that he could pay for the hotel room, but then retracted his request and told his friend that he had been able to find a new place to stay. According to the hotel, Cameron had gotten himself into trouble for drinking too much and was asked to leave. Before leaving, Cameron Remmer checked his bags in with the hotel and claimed he would be returning later to retrieve them. He did come back, but actually never got his bags. When he finally returned he was apparently extremely out of it and wearing a different shoe on each foot. After leaving again, the hotel opened his bags up and discovered 60 vials of medical marijuana and $30,000 worth of cash. Remmer never came back for his bags and just totally disappeared. ???????????