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  •  Wow, you met Bundy? (1+ / 0-)
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    Did you talk long?  What was he like?  Was there a creepy vibe?

    •  He had a ton of charisma (1+ / 0-)
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      Didn't talk long. I was with a friend, and he said he needed help with his boat. So I walked towards the parking lot with him and my friend, but when we got close enough to see the cars and he pointed out his car, I didn't see a boat anywhere.

      I asked him where it was, and he said it was at his house - only ten minutes away. I was so young, and he was so compelling that it never occurred to me to wonder why he would need help getting his boat on his car if he had an injured arm (he wore the sling all weekend, from what I've heard). I thought at first he had injured his arm after boating, so naturally his boat would be at the park.

      I still remember basically what he said to me - he said "It's only ten minutes away. Your parents won't even know you were gone."

      My friend pulled me aside and said "you can't get in a car with a stranger. Your parents would kill you." (Yeah, I know - funny in a scary way.)

      I wasn't about to ride with a stranger in any case, so I told him I couldn't do it. My father was not far away - within earshot. I told Bundy I was sure my dad would be willing to help, but he slumped his shoulders, looked really sad, and said something like "No, that's okay. I'll find somebody else to help me with it."

      He killed two women that weekend, and from what I've heard, approached many many more.

      There was no creepy vibe - I was young, and my radar for that sort of thing wasn't well-developed yet. As I said, he was good-looking, and had tons of charisma. I walked away feeling bad because I couldn't help. He PLAYED on that. He played on the willingness of people to help a stranger. How despicable is that??

      Very very glad my parents were strict about not riding with strangers.

      "We have only the moral ground we actually inhabit, not the moral ground we claim." - It Really Is That Important

      by Diogenes2008 on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 05:18:03 PM PDT

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