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The Phantom Prince Aug. 19th, 2010 @ 10:15 pm
anise_starr
Hello all, I'm new to this community. I am a true crime fan and I find the Ted Bundy case to be truly fascinating. He really was an interesting and fascinating individual. The Bundy books that I have read so far are 'The Stranger Beside Me', 'The Only Living Witness', 'Conversations with a Killer', 'The Riverman: Ted Bundy and I Hunt for the Green River Killer', and 'Defending the Devil'. The more I read about him, the more I want to read. A book that I think would be a truly fascinating read is 'The Phantom Prince' by his ex-fiancee Elizabeth Kendall (Kloepfer), and I really do want to get it but the problem is that it's out of print and the copies that are available on places like Alibris and AbeBooks are so darn expensive, the cheapest is close to $100. I'm wondering if anyone knows where I can find a copy for at least a reasonable price. Like I said I really do want to read this book but I don't want to pay an arm and a leg for it, I mean I really don't have $100 to spend on a book at this point. Thanks for any help anyone can give me.
What do you feel?: curiouscurious

Thanks! May. 1st, 2010 @ 04:02 pm
scarlett_again
To those of you who participated in answering my previous post about Ted Bundy information, thanks!

I used the interview with his classmate, and places a few of you sent me to look for information, in 2 pieces.

The first was a story for my reporting class. The month of April was Sexual Assault Awareness month and I used the story about Bundy to make it more interesting. I got a 100 on that and my professor told me to submit it to our college newspaper, which I did and it was published on the front page!

The second, which was what the interview was originally intended for, was a research paper for my Introduction to Criminal Justice class on which I also received a score of 100!

I really appreciate the input received, and if any of you are bored enough to read either the story or the research paper I will be happy to post it! Thanks again!

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» Interview with Ted Bundy's classmate
For those of you that were interested in the interview previously mentioned in my last post, it is behind the cut. For those that missed that post the quick version is that I am writing a research paper on Ted Bundy. One of my professors went to school with him (for you that live in the Washington area that may not seem so fascinating but for me in my small town in Alabama it certainly is), so I interviewed him. It was a short interview, and I apologize for any misspellings, I transcribed it quickly and half asleep this morning.

 

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» Ted Bundy Research Help
Hello :) Since my senior year of high school (which is now four years ago, yikes!) I have had a deep fascination with Ted Bundy. Do I think he was a monster? Yes. Do I feel great sympathy for his victims and their families? Yes. This fascination is nothing with Bundy as an icon, or an idol, but as a person who seemed so normal to most of society, but committed such horrific crimes.

My major in school is Print Journalism, my minor-French. However this semester I am taking Introduction to Criminal Justice as an elective because one day I would like to write true crime novels. We were asked to write a research paper on basically anything related to Criminal Justice, of course I jumped at this opportunity to write about my favorite serial killer.

I am so excited about this paper because not only do I get to write, and write about Ted, but also because I happened to stumble upon someone that went to high school with Ted in Washington. As I was looking up my teacher's mini-biographies on our school's website I read that my Intro to Mass Communications professor (we call him Teach) attended the University of Puget Sound. After class, I asked if he went there when Ted did. He did not, but he told me that he did attend high school with Ted and that Ted was a year older. And that was it. I was so upset that I met someone who knew him and he didn't even want to talk about it! Fastforward to now and this research paper, I decided to send Teach an e-mail and ask him if I could interview him about Ted. This time, he agreed and sat down with me and discussed Ted with me, what he was like in high school, if he was shocked when he learned Ted was who he was, and so on. I recorded it and am currently transcribing the interview, if anyone would like to read it I will be more than happy to post it once I am finished.

What I am asking you is this:
1. Do any of you know where to get good, reliable information on Ted and/or sociopaths? (Obviously I did a google search but if there are certain academic journals I should look at and so on...)

2. Part of my paper is on how Ted easily slipped into society, with few people suspecting him as the monster he was. Opinions on Ted Bundy's personality will be much appreciated, whether you have just read about him or somehow had more contact. They may be included in my research paper and if so, I will need your name to quote you. This you can send to me in a private message.

Thanks for all your help!
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Icons:
[001-024] Ted Bundy

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Find them HERE @ the_sheltered .


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» New True Crime vs. Crime-in-the-Media Community
killer_culture is a community for those interested in true crime as well as related books, movies, television shows, etc. Anything related to true crime (even fictional) is welcome here: debates, discussions concerning TV shows, movies, books (Dexter, Criminal Minds, Forensic Files, Law & Order, Psycho, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, etc.), icons, questions, news articles, pictures, reviews, pretty much anything relevant is permitted!

We're looking for interested members, "fans" of various crime-based shows/movies/books/etc. to keep debates/discussions fresh and interesting and to get the ball rolling. We don't want to focus on just one show or just one subject or be an all icons/graphics community. We want it to be open to people from all fandoms and walks of life to discuss their likes/dislikes or ask questions (example: "how accurate would what Dexter did (by doing this) be?") or whatever your pleasure may be! If this turns into a "one-trick-pony", it's going to die fast, and we don't want that!

We're trying to stand out; since there are tons of true crime communities and tons of fandom communities. We're combining the two, in a sense!

If anyone has any questions, concerns or suggestions, contact me or the other mod, ar_poe .
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Serial Killer Icons:
[001-006] : Jeffrey Dahmer
[007-036] : Richard Ramírez
[037-081] : Ted Bundy

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Adopt some HERE @ the_sheltered .


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» fascination
This community is obviously dead..but maybe some people will still watch it on their friend pages. I was glad to find a community that may possibly understand my fascination with Ted Bundy. My senior year of high school I took a Forensics class. One of our assignments was to read a true crime novel and then at the end of the class do a powerpoint presentation on it. My mother pointed me towards "The Stranger Beside Me" by Ann Rule. She had read it years before, because she had a deep interest for Bundy as well. Hers started when she attented Florida State University a few years after Ted was there. Anyway, I fell in love. Not with Ted himself, but the story. I don't know how to explain what it is. I have no sexual desire for him, and I fully feel disgusted by what he did to all of those women...but still, I am deeply enthralled by Ted and his history. Any chance I get to do research on him, or discuss him with others, I will.

One such occasion was a few months ago, but it didn't turn out like I wanted it to. For each of my college classes we use a website called Blackboard to check our grades, read the syllabus, etc. Each teacher also has a mini-biography. I was reading up on Jim Adams, my professor for Intro to Mass Communitcation, and read that he was from Tacoma, Washington. Of course I immediately think...Ted Bundy! haha. He seemed around the age Ted would be if he were alive today. After our first day of class I went down to talk to the teacher and I asked him when he grew up in Tacoma. He told me that he went to high school with Ted, that Ted graduated a year before him and that he was seemingly a normal guy. And that was it. I was SO close to someone who had actually MET Ted..and he didn't even want to talk about him! It made me sad :(

One more question is does anyone else wonder what ever happened to Ted's daughter? I'm sure she probably hides her identity, could you imagine your father being one of the most prolific serial killers of the 20th century? That has to be something hard to live with...I hope someone still checks this community every once in awhile and will reply!
» Keep this community alive!
Hi everyone,

I just joined this taboo but very interesting community and I really hope that this is no stagnant as Ted Bundy interests me so much!


» BUNDY!!! <3
I'm so happy I found this community, I love Bundy so much!!! :) He's so sexy!!
» Twentieth anniversary
It has been twenty years since Ted's death;

 

RIP ♥

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I just watched this film and my impressions are mixed, but I'd still say given the film's budget and resources there's more good than bad here. My biggest complaint is the lack of physical malleability that Burke brings to Bundy. Bundy was handsome and outwardly composed when he first met Elizabeth Kendall and an emotional and physical wreck when he was on the run in Florida. Ted also had a talent for changing his appearance at will; friends and colleagues were often shocked by those dramatic alterations, which seemed to change the way he looked fundamentally.

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» Need some information.
 Hi, I started this journal so that I could write about murder cases and other crimes. I would like to do a bost on Ted Bundy but I need some good, reputable information and sources. If anyone could help me out I'd appreciate that and give you credit for your help. I could really use some good pictures too. Please let me know and feel free to watch my journal. I've only just started this so I don't really have much up yet, but I do plan to make plenty of updates where I can.
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Hello,
I'm a graduate student doing a project on Ted Bundy. Can anyone tell me the names of his siblings? I know he had four siblings born to his biological mother and stepfather, but I can't find any names or dates of birth for any of them.  Also, any other biographical information you may have about persons in his family would be helpful as I am trying to construct a family tree.

Thank you!
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come on people, we can't let this community die.
We need something fresh to bring it to live.
Have you got some ideas?

maybe we can share our favorite photos, or quotes, or videos, or whatever ?
what do you think?
» the prison uniform...
 
Hello all,
I feel shy about making a new post here since the community is pretty much dead, but in case anyone still reads, I have a silly question: do you agree Ted Bundy looked sexy in his inmate jumpsuit or is it just me?


» Crime Scene Locations
Hello everyone!

I am currently in the process of researching the locations of some of Ted Bundy's crime scenes in the Seattle area. I am posting here in hope that someone may have some information that I've been unable to find. If you know of any specific locations of abductions, body dump sites, etc please post a comment.

If anyone is interested you can see what I've found so far below the cut.
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» Re: new here
Hi everyone.  I'm Aisha and I'm new here. I've been an admirer of Bundy for a year now; I'm currently in the process of finishing buying Bundy books and videos. I'm addicted! lol! Anyways, since I can't find anywhere else to share my Bundy views, I can here. I have 2 questions:

Does anyone here think it was wrong to have Bundy executed?

What does a person like Bundy say about serial killers in general? Are they only calculated in their minds and in their killings but "dazed and confused" in reality?





» Nature, Nuture, or Both

This community is so awesome. Live!

So - do you think that Ted was abused during childhood, or that sociopathy was inherent? It is quite possible to become a serial killer with no tangible history of abuse; for example, Jeffery Dahmer had a relatively normal childhood. What do you think?


» My sexual infatuation!
I have had this masochistic and personal fantasy about Teddy boy. When I think of all the ghoulish things he did to girls like me. I know it sounds awful, but I have this crazy fantasy. I'll share it with you and tell me what you think.

He would seduce me and I would be ever so willing. He would hit me in the face real hard. I would fall trembling on my back as my barefeet twitched . He would then proceed to beat me to a pulp and relish over my legs and feet. Then he would carry my bloody and unconscious body. Oh to be swept away by such a handsome and strong guy like Ted. Then he would dump me in a pile of mud. Does this arouse you girls?
» Eye colour
What colour were Ted's eyes?
I always thought they were blue but now i'm not sure.
Anyone have any proof or firm idea of what colour they were?
» Movie
Has anyone seen The Stranger Beside Me starring Billy Campbell as Ted?
Do you think he is a good representation of Bundy?
» new you tube video
Hey just found this cool new video of Ted on you tube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIpHmgd7cOQ
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