Some of these stories are not for the faint hearted. I thought I would write a topic on the most famous unsolved murders. Some of these you may of heard about and some of these you might not of. I always find it intriguing and interesting how they got away with it.
The Black Dahlia.
This is one of the most gruesome and disturbing mysteries on my list. The black dahlia is the nickname for the Elizabeth Short case, born in 1924 and murdered in 1947. She was discovered on the night of the 15th January 1947. There has been many film and book adaptations made about her due to how gruesome the nature of her body was in when the police found her. Short was discovered mutilated with a cut across her waist so deep she was sliced in half and nude. Her mouth was ripped and had been slashed up to her ears. Over the years many people came forward to confess about the crime, however they were proven not guilty. One of the most puzzling factors on this story is when the news died down, the killer sent in an envelope containing some of her items and he would do this every time the case died down. To this day there has been no evidence or further accusations to find out who was guilty. Who knows they’re probably dead now.
Jack The Ripper.
What list would be complete without Jack the ripper? it’s by far the most famous unsolved case ever known to man. Ripper is known from for his activity in the areas of the Whitechapel district in London in 1888. His victims were mostly known for being female prostitutes. Who had their throats slit before having their abdomens completely mutilated. The police who investigated the cases thought to have believe it was the work of a nearby doctor or surgeon. Someone who knew how to remove the specific arts of the body. Leaving the other parts intact. There were 5 well known victims of jack the ripper and they were Mary Ann Nichols, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Catherine Eddowes and Mary Jane Kelly. After these murders there was several other attacks but they were so different to these cases that they assumed Jack The Ripper wasn’t involved. Over the years there have been many speculations as to the identity of Jack the Ripper, but they were never proven guilty. The curiosity has lasted more than 129 years and I don’t think it’ll ever stop. The legend of Jack The Ripper will always be known to man kind.
Axeman of New Orleans.
It was the night of March 19, 1919 and jazz played in New Orleans. But they weren’t playing for fun, passion or love. They were playing through fear. Ordered by an axe-wielding maniac who claimed to come straight from Hell. May the 22nd 1918, he committed his first murder. He used his chisel to remove part of the front door to get inside the house, the owners of the house were Joseph and Catherine Maggio. The very next day Joseph’s brothers who lived in the same house went to check on the couple, not hearing a sound out of them. When they went to the room they saw the indescribable. Catherine’s corpse was lay on top of joseph’s with their heads and faces gashed in with axe wounds. After that there were more bodies found. Luckily one victim who was attacked managed to survive even though they couldn’t give an identification statement. Weeks then went by with nothing, no sign of the axe man. Everyone around the city started to relax, thinking that Axeman of New Orleans had gone, well that was until a mysterious note landed up in the local police station saying.
‘They have never caught me and they never will. They have never seen me, for I am invisible, even as the ether that surrounds your earth. I am not a human being, but a spirit and a demon from the hottest hell. I am what you Orleanians and your foolish police call the Axeman… Now, to be exact, at 12:15 (earthly time) on next Tuesday night, I am going to pass over New Orleans. In my infinite mercy, I am going to make a little proposition to you people. Here it is:
I am very fond of jazz music, and I swear by all the devils in the nether regions that every person shall be spared in whose home a jazz band is in full swing at the time I have just mentioned. If everyone has a jazz band going, well, then, so much the better for you people. One thing is certain and that is that some of your people who do not jazz it on Tuesday night (if there be any) will get the axe.’ (Copied and pasted this note)
That’s when everyone was scared for their lives. The whole night every bar and club played jazz. Watching over their backs incase the Axeman was lurking behind them. A couple of weeks later there was 3 new murders, then all of a sudden he disappeared. Never to be seen or heard from again. With no leads or evidence the police could never find him, or discover who it was. The mystery of who the Axeman is will always remain for years down the road. Just like Jack the Ripper. This one too will never be solved.
All these stories still give me goosebumps. I’m so glad we have technology now that can hunt down monsters like these. Thank you for reading this and keeping up with my blog. Weird enough I’ve really enjoyed writing this. So thank you. Hope you’re well Darlings and I promise I’ll start updating more..