3. The Moors Murders
The woman seen in this photo out enjoying the fresh air on a sunny afternoon is actually Myra Hindley, one of England’s most notorious serial killers.
The photo was taken by her partner, Ian Brady in the area where the pair had buried several of their victims. The terrible crimes committed by Myra Hindley and Ian Brady came to be known as the Moors Murders.
Hindley met Brady while working at a chemical distribution company. The two began dating and it wasn’t long before they started discussing how they could commit the perfect murder.
In total, they took the lives of five children. All aged between ten and seventeen. The pair was eventually arrested after Hindley’s brother-in-law witnessed their final murder and reported it to the police.
Hindley, who was described by the press as ‘the most evil woman in Britain’ was never released from jail despite appealing her life sentence several times. She died on 15th November, 2002. Brady was declared criminally insane and confined to a high security hospital were he died on 15th May 2017.
2. The DeFeo Children
This photo of John, Allison, Marc, Dawn and Ronald Jr. DeFeo, appears to show nothing unusual at first. Just a happy family posing for the camera.
However, the truth is that this picture hides a very dark secret.
At around 6:30 pm on Wednesday, 13th November, 1974, Ronald Jr. burst into a local bar screaming ‘You got to help me! I think my mother and father are shot!’
A small group quickly rushed to the DeFeo’s residence where they found that his parents were indeed dead. The police were called and upon arriving they discovered that the remaining four DeFeo children were also deceased.
Ronald Jr. claimed that his family had been killed by a mob hit-man so the police decided to take him into custody for his own protection. However, they soon discovered inconsistencies with DeFeo’s story and the following day he confessed to the killings. DeFeo was eventually convicted of six accounts of second-degree murder.
These terrifying events formed the prelude for one of the most well known haunting cases in American history – The Amityville Horror.
In December, 1975, George and Kathy Lutz bought the DeFeo house which was located at 112 Ocean Avenue in Amityville, New York. Despite being warned by the agent of what had happened in the house, they couldn’t resist as it was just $80,000. It had five bedrooms, a swimming pool and even a boathouse that was located on a canal. The couple and their three children soon moved in with much of the DeFeo’s furniture still inside.
The book, the Amityville Horror which supposedly tells the true story of the Lutz’s, describes how a family friend insisted that they have the house blessed before they moved in. George organized a priest to perform the ceremony and he arrived just as the family were unpacking their belongings. As the priest flicked the first holy water and began to pray, he heard a deep voice say ‘Get out!’ He left the house and didn’t tell the Lutz’s what had happened.
During their stay, the Lutz’s allegedly experienced many terrifying things. Soon after moving in, their five year old daughter Missy, began talking to an imaginary friend – a demonic, pig-like creature with glowing red eyes named ‘Jodie’.
In the early morning of Christmas Day 1975, George went to check on the boathouse. On his way back to the house, he looked up and saw Missy at her bedroom window. Standing behind her was Jodie, her imaginary friend. George ran upstairs only to find Missy fast asleep as her empty rocking chair slowly rocked back and forth. A few days later, the family discovered cloven hoof prints in the snow outside the house.
On another occasion, Kathy was said to have woken with red welts on her chest while levitating 2 feet in the air. She also started having vivid nightmares about the murders and the children all began to sleep on their stomachs just as the murdered DeFeo children had been found.
The Lutz’s final night in the house was in January 1976, just 28 days after they had moved in. During a final attempt to bless the house themselves, the family described what happened to them as ‘too frightening!’ and declined to give an account of what actually occurred that night.
However the story gets even creepier. This chilling photo was allegedly taken on the second floor landing of the Amityville house in 1976. Gene Campbell, a photographer who was working alongside famed paranormal investigators, Ed and Lorraine Warren, had set up an automatic camera that took infrared pictures.
The camera managed to capture this photo sometime during the night.
The figure seen peering through the door is believed by many to be the ghost of nine year old John DeFeo, who was murdered by his brother, Ronald Jr.
This picture of John (right) with his elder brother Marc, shows how eerily similar his appearance is to the ghost seen in the black and white photo.
In fact, George Lutz was so confident that the photo was authentic that he showed it on the Merv Griffin show in 1979.
1. The Refrigerator
This creepy photo was taken outside apartment 213, 924 North 25th Street in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It was the home of the Milwaukee Monster, Jeffrey Dahmer.
Dahmer, one of America’s most notorious serial killers murdered seventeen men and boys from 1978 to 1991. He was eventually arrested after he offered a man named Tracy Edwards $100 to keep him company at his apartment. Upon entering the apartment, Edwards noted a foul odor and several boxes of hydrochloric acid on the floor. It soon became apparent to Edwards what Dahmer’s intentions were and he managed to escape through the front door after asking Dahmer if he could use the toilet.
Edwards flagged down a police car and, after explaining what had happened agreed to accompany the police back to Dahmer’s apartment.
There, the police officers found evidence of several murders and quickly detained Dahmer. This photo shows investigators removing the refrigerator from his apartment which was said to contain a human head and two human hearts.