They say the snuff film industry doesn’t exist. It does. [Part 2]

My brother stood up and stormed out of the house. I listened as his car started and peeled out of the driveway. I apologized to the cops, who told me not to worry about it. “We were telling your brother, your parents, they uh, looks like there wasn’t any pain.” the tall cop said. “Where … Continue reading They say the snuff film industry doesn’t exist. It does. [Part 2]

My grandpa’s friend, a retired homicide detective, just told us what goes on in the Arizona desert

Case 1 | Case 2 | Case 3 | Case 4 | Case 5 | Case 6 After my grandpa told me about the last case - the one about the Backwards Man - he told me to make the tentatively-planned Skype call to a colleague of his in Arizona. Connectivity issues on both sides … Continue reading My grandpa’s friend, a retired homicide detective, just told us what goes on in the Arizona desert

My grandpa, a retired homicide detective, just told me about the only serial killer he ever pursued

Case 1 | Case 2 | Case 3 | Case 4 | Case 5 As always, my grandpa and I read the comments on these posts together. He absolutely loves hearing what you all have to say. He loves your theories, he very much appreciates your well wishes, but he rebuffs the claims that he … Continue reading My grandpa, a retired homicide detective, just told me about the only serial killer he ever pursued

The kids in my neighborhood haven’t stopped trick-or-treating

In our neighborhood, in the town of Wauwatosa, WI, trick-or-treating was initially scheduled for October 27th. Inclement weather called for a reschedule, so it ended up being on Halloween night, which as you know was a Thursday this year. Weather again caused a cancellation, but finally, the night after Halloween, trick-or-treating was held. It was … Continue reading The kids in my neighborhood haven’t stopped trick-or-treating

My grandpa, a retired homicide detective, just told me about the first case that made him consider a different career

Case 1 | Case 2 | Case 3 | Case 4 Both my grandfather and I appreciate everyone’s well wishes, truly more than words can express. Posting these stories has become something he gets excited to do. In his words:  “Knowing I can finally get the word out on all the weirdness that goes on … Continue reading My grandpa, a retired homicide detective, just told me about the first case that made him consider a different career

My grandpa, a retired homicide detective, just told me the worst place he ever searched

Case 1 | Case 2 | Case 3 Apologies for the delay. When I posted the last three entries, my grandpa was elated. We spent so much time going over the comments, and it brought him a joy I haven’t seen in a long time. His health took a brief turn for the worse in … Continue reading My grandpa, a retired homicide detective, just told me the worst place he ever searched