As much as most of us avoid admitting it, everybody likes to listen to a good murder story. The mystique and fright that surround these stories are interesting yet scary at the same time.
Quite a lot of people have made a career out of their morbid interests with murders. Look at the thousands of movies and novels around based on murders and you will know precisely why the murder genre is so in demand.
That being said, the reality behind murders is often sad and scary. It makes you wonder why the murderers do what they do and if there could have been something to avoid them from taking action.
However, questions like these will often remained unanswered especially when the murderers follows through with their deeds.
Murders have been happening for as long as mankind has existed. All killers have various motives behind their actions – some do it because of jealousy, some do it because of greed, love, or lust, while there are those who kill people just for the thrill of it. As strange as it may sound, all of this is true.
Most killers tend to think that they can rest easy after taking someone’s life; it is why they commit the act to begin with. In reality however, even if some of these murderers avoided the police, what some of them were not able to avoid was – the ghosts of their victims who haunted them every day.
Now, whether they were haunted by real ghosts or their memory is debatable, however, the murders mentioned below firmly believed that the ghosts of their victims were adamant on destroying their peace.
10 Terry Childs
Terry Childs killed a seventeen year old girl in 1987. The girl was named Lois Sigala and she was stabbed to death by Terry. Fortunately, the police successfully captured Terry and sentenced him for more than forty years in prison.
During his time in the prison, he started to confess about numerous other murders as well with one of the victims being another woman named Linda Ann Jozovich. Terry stated that he kidnapped Linda in 1979 and strangled, beat, and stabbed her to death, after which he buried her body inside the Mountains in Santa Cruz. It took more than ten years to unearth the remains of Linda’s body.
Childs stated that the reason for his confessions was to make his inner demons disappear. He claimed that his victims’ ghosts haunted him every day. He saw them inside his prison, looking at him and keeping him awake. Due to the confessions that he made, his prison sentence was increased to life without the chance of parole.