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The dark side of humanity is all on the internet.
Ward Weaver III is currently serving life in prison for the murders of Ashley Pond and Miranda Gaddis. But before his arrest took place, TV reporter Anna Canzano went to his home for an interview. He showed her around his house, in an attempt to prove his innocence. The video below shows Weaver walking on a slab of concrete where Ashley Pond’s body was buried.
Pond's body was found in a 55-gallon drum under the concrete.
Coincidentally, Canzano had also spoken to Miranda Gaddis by chance, two months after Pond was reported missing. Gaddis's body was found in a microwave box in Weaver's shed.
In 1995, the unlicensed video game Hong Kong 1997 for the Super Famicom in Japan had a very graphic “game over” screen that included what may or may not be an actual corpse.
The game has a cult following, known for its low quality, its generous use of copyrighted images, and its poor taste.
In Winter Garden, Florida, this surveillance photo captured a man who was outside a woman’s home for 25 minutes, fully exposed, lurking around her house and peeping through windows.
According to WFTV 9, an ABC affiliate, Kevin Thames was charged with attempted burglary but investigators said they “could not charge him with exposing himself because it was only caught on camera and no one witnessed him doing it.”
The website for the infamous Heaven’s Gate cult is still up and running in full ’90s web design.
Thirty-nine members of the group died in a mass suicide in 1997, with the intent of reaching an extraterrestrial spaceship following the famous Comet Hale–Bopp.
In this video, Jeffrey Dahmer is having a relatively mundane conversation with his dad. He talks about how he’s been eating a lot of McDonald’s and how he should “start eating at home more.”
Dahmer raped, murdered, and dismembered 17 men from 1978 to 1991. His gruesome acts involved necrophilia and cannibalism. He would also preserve body parts as trophies.
This Instagram account by Nicole Angemi, a pathologist’s assistant, showcases organ dissection, autopsies, and gruesome injuries. The images, while gory in nature, are humanized by her captions, giving an honest insight into the human body and death.
mrs_angemi / Via Instagram: @www.instagram.com/mrs_angemi/?hl=en
In 1996, 21-year-old Ricardo López made a video diary over the course of nine months, detailing his obsession with musician Björk. He had been a fan since 1993, but became infuriated when he discovered she was in a romantic relationship with fellow musician Goldie. In the video, he details his plan to create an acid-spraying mail bomb that he would then deliver to Björk. His video diary ends with his suicide.
Scotland Yard intercepted the mail bomb at a south London post office.
Planecrashinfo.com is a collection of cockpit voice recordings, transcripts, and air traffic control tapes of planes that have crashed, dating back to 1962.
This tape from 1988 that shows an unfinished house in flames. The tape was filmed by the arsonist, who can be heard eerily whispering and laughing in the background.
The tape was found on a roadside in Stockton, California. Police arrested two teens, and one of them confessed to the arson. He was later linked to 27 other fires.
El Blog del Narco is a website that the Houston Chronicle has described as a “gritty, front-row seat to Mexico’s drug war.” It is full of drug cartel news, graphic execution videos and photos, and other content not published on mainstream outlets.
In 2011, three of the site's contributors were killed, with signs next to their bodies promising to go after the site's creators.
In 2013, in an interview with the Guardian, the original author of the website said she was forced to flee the country.
In 2014, Benjamin Bennett livestreamed himself sitting motionless in an empty room and smiling for four hours every day, for the sake of performance art. In the middle of one of his sessions, a burglar broke into his house. Bennett continued the performance, even as the burglar interrupted the livestream by opening the door behind him.
“I knew that as long as I didn't react, whatever was going to happen in that situation would make a really amazing video,” Bennett told Vice.
The documentary The Iceman Tapes gives us a horrifying look at the notorious serial killer Richard Kuklinski. In this documentary, he talks about how he tied up a victim and left him to be eaten by rats while he filmed the whole thing.
This website from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows you the last words of death row inmates before they were executed.
In 2011, Stephen McDaniel pleaded guilty to the murder of Lauren Giddings in Georgia. He broke into her apartment and watched her sleep before strangling her to death. He dismembered her body and disposed of it in a dumpster at Mercer University. Before he was considered a suspect, McDaniel was interviewed by WGXA-TV about Giddings’ murder. In this interview, the reporter informs him that her body has been found. He looks shocked and simply replies, “I need to sit down.”
McDaniel had previously spied on Giddings and recorded his actions.
He was sentenced to life in prison.