Archive for September, 2014

September 19, 2014

1978 Cheryl Thomas

NAME Cheryl Thomas
AGE 21
DATE OF ATTACK January 15, 1978
LOCATION OF ATTACK Tallahassee, Florida
DATE BODY WAS FOUND January 15, 1978
BODY AND DEATH As Cheryl Thomas slept in her bed, Ted Bundy crawled through her window with a club which he used to bashed her skull and face with. She never woke up during the attack. When she did wake up, it was days later in a hospital bed. In her own words, “I had five skull fractures and multiple contusions in my head, and cuts to the skull fractures. The eighth nerve was damaged and I lost the hearing of my left ear and equilibrium. I had a broken jaw and my left shoulder was pulled out of joint.” It is speculated that Ted was preparing to anally rape Cheryl while simultaneously strangling her with a nylon stocking. However, still partially disrobed, he heard people clamoring about the apartment, so instead of raping and murdering her, he pleasured himself over her battered body, leaving semen stains on her bloody mattress before he fled into the night. Although she survived, she walked away partially deaf and unbalanced which destroyed her dreams of becoming a dancer.

September 18, 2014

Ted Bundy, on guilt

“A lot of people are encumbered with a kind of mechanism that is called guilt. To a degree, I have certainly experienced it, but much less so now than ever while I was on the streets. Or even two years ago.

I mean I don’t feel guilty for anything. I feel less guilty now than I’ve felt in any time in my life. About anything. And it’s not that I’ve forgotten anything, or else closed down part of my mind, or compartmentalized. I compartmentalize less now than I ever have. It’s just done. It’s back there in the mists. I say “mists” because I don’t think anyone actually touches the past the way they can touch the present or the future.

Guilt? It’s this mechanism we use to control people. It’s an illusion. It’s a kind of social control mechanism – and it’s very unhealthy. It does terrible things to our bodies. And there are much better ways to control our behavior than that rather extraordinary use of guilt. It doesn’t solve anything, necessarily. It’s just a very gross technique we impose upon ourselves to control the people, groups of people.

I guess I am in the enviable position of not having to deal with guilt. There’s just no reason for it. I don’t think I need to feel guilty anymore, because I try to do what’s right, right now. And that’s it!

Now, some people could listen to what I just said and say, ‘See, he’s a sociopath,’ or whatever term they use. ‘He doesn’t feel any guilt. Oh, how terrible! He doesn’t feel any guilt!’ Ha!

I feel sorry for people who feel guilt. I’m not talking about the act. I’m talking about the emotional consequences of the act. I feel sorry for people who are drug addicts or who are criminals. I feel sorry for business executives who have to lust after money and power. I feel sorry for a lot of people who have to do things that hurt them. But I don’t feel sorry for anyone who doesn’t feel guilty because the guilt doesn’t solve anything, really. It hurts you.”