Have more than you show,
Speak less than you know.
WHO DIDN’T PUT THEIR TRAY-TABLE UP?
When confronted with a cuddly cat, the lizard simply continues to lizard.
Modest Mouse-Fire It Up - Live Reading/Leeds 2010
Simply known as 1999, this story is one of the most realistic and chilling urban legends on the Internet. The tale follows the journey of a Canadian blogger named Elliot as he tracks down the meaning of a mysterious TV channel that he watched in the year 1999. He remembered it being extremely sketchy and, in hindsight, he realized that it was most likely run by a local predator. As he continued to investigate, he learned that the man running the channel was attempting to lure children into his house for sacrificial purposes. To top it all off, Elliot also realized that the crazed man was torturing and killing children while wearing a bear costume and calling himself “Mr. Bear.”
There were only a couple of “shows” that aired on this mysterious channel, most likely because it was only operational from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The first show was called Booby and featured characters that were live-action hands on top of a table, which was obviously very low budget. The show starred a hand named Booby that would find itself in a different situation every episode. However, the episodes got progressively weirder.
In fact, during an episode entitled “Playing with Scissors,” Booby appeared to be holding a pair of scissors while another, smaller hand was jerking violently in the background, as if it were being forcefully held in the air. Booby then proceeded to repeatedly stab the smaller hand with the scissors while a muffled child’s scream could be heard. The scissors eventually got to the bone and made a horrific crunching sound. That was the last time Elliot ever watched an episode of Booby.
Next up on the psychotic schedule was Mr. Bear’s Cellar, which featured the mentally unstable man dressed up as Mr. Bear. What actually went on during the Mr. Bear episodes are too gory to describe here, so you’d have to read the rest of it for yourself. Eventually, the police intervened and shut down the sadistic TV channel for good.
Bizarre serial killer fact
In his 2010 trial, Rodney Alcala acted as his own attorney and took the stand in his own defense. For five hours he played both interrogator and witness, asking himself questions - addressing himself as “Mr. Alcala” in a deeper-than-normal voice - and then answering the questions in his regular voice.
Serial Killer Rodney James Alcala on the Dating Game
Rodney Alcala on The Dating Game TV show, 1978.
Convicted California rapist and serial killer Rodney Alcala was given the death sentence in 2010 for five murders committed in that state between 1977 & 1979. In 2013 he received an additional sentence of 25 years to life after pleading guilty to two homicides in New York in 1971 & 1977.
His true victim count remains unknown, and is thought to be much higher.
In March 2010, the Huntington Beach and New York City Police Departments released 120 of Alcala’s photographs in the hope of identifying additional victims from the women and children he had photographed.
Prison interview with Paul Bernardo
Paul Bernardo interview, 2007 - Kingston Penitentiary, Ontario, Canada.
In 1995, Bernardo was convicted of a number of offences, including the two first-degree murders and two aggravated sexual assaults. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole for at least 25 years.
To give you some context/background for the interview in the video..
In 2006, Bernardo gave an interview in prison suggesting he had reformed and would make a good parole candidate. The Toronto Star, Feb 2006, reported that Bernardo had admitted having sexually assaulted at least 10 other women in attacks that had not previously been attributed to him.
The confessions, probably intended to indicate a reformed, remorseful character and support his parole application, were insufficient in detail to link any reported crime in all but two of the assaults he confessed to.