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  • they had one of the violist human beings in modern history behind bars twice and he somehow managed to escape it beggars belief that such a high profile killer could do this.

  • But as you'll now see, Theodore robert Bundy had quite a few tricks up his diabolical sleeve.

  • We don't think mr Bundy needs too much of an introduction.

  • So here's an abridged version of his crimes.

  • Bundy was educated, good looking and above all, manipulative.

  • He was charming when he wanted to be, which is why so many people, mainly young women, fell into his trap.

  • Bundy's specialty when it came to murder was cunning and deceit.

  • He would often fake having a broken arm, usually when trying to carry books and then speaking ever so politely, he'd asked for help his prey.

  • In these cases, he'd usually surveilled for some time.

  • His victims were usually educated and pretty and frequently they were picked up by Bundy on college campuses.

  • There he'd do his trick and get someone to help him carry his books, went close to his car, he find his moment when they turned their backs on him and bang, he'd hit him over the head with a heavy object.

  • Bundy would then finish his victims off, sometimes visiting the dead bodies.

  • Later, before you hear how he escaped from prison, you need to understand that this man thought he was way more intelligent than the police.

  • He was an avid reader of detective magazines, which he later stated, helped him employ techniques to avoid arrest the cops.

  • Thought Bundy were more servants of the state, He being a narcissist believed he was something far superior after all.

  • He worked for politicians when he wasn't killing moreover, unlike some of the cops that Bundy watched walking around his crime scenes, he was university educated.

  • He was so brazen that he even worked for the Seattle crime prevention advisory commission advising women how to not become victims of violence.

  • Meanwhile he was going out hunting for the same women he was supposed to be helping.

  • He would have coffee with his colleagues and articulately and emotionally expound on the dangers of the streets and then with a grin on his face, he drive to where he stored the head of a woman he decapitated.

  • Even when witnesses came forward and talked about a man they'd seen on campus with his arm in a sling Bundy didn't think he'd be caught, witnesses talked about a guy who was fairly handsome who drove a VW beetle and Bundy kept on killing knowing he'd likely been seen from 1974 to 1978.

  • He definitely killed 20 women.

  • Although he confessed to 30 murders, the real number of victims could have been much higher.

  • It didn't help cops that he moved around various states back in those days.

  • It wasn't easy connecting murders.

  • There was what police called linkage blindness.

  • There was also the fact that Bundy was a dab hand at hiding bodies on top of that just to look at him, talked to him and see his educational and work background.

  • Most folks wouldn't think he was a guy who would sleep with corpses and shampoo their hair.

  • Bundy killed in plain sight, but his demeanor and background kept him off the radar.

  • Around the time Bundy was baptized in 1975 into the church of jesus christ of latter day saints, people were finally getting ahead of the curve.

  • Now they had a new computer database to work with and that meant some connections previously obscured by linkage blindness were made.

  • Thousands of names were put into that database and one of them that was turned out was ted Bundy, one detective later said Bundy's name was top of the pile, but that's not why he was arrested on august 16th 1975 a patrolman named bob Hayward was driving around a suburb and Utah Salt Lake city in the wee hours when he noticed the Volkswagen beetle driving slowly as if looking for something.

  • When Hayward followed the car, the driver of the beetle hit the gas.

  • This happened about nine months after an 18 year old in Utah named Durant had been abducted by Bundy.

  • She was the only victim ever, at least on record to get into Bundy's car and get out alive.

  • She told the cops about the beetle and she clearly described what her attacker looked like.

  • So that night when Hayward saw a beetle crawling close to a house where he knew some young women lived, He was suspicious.

  • That's why he followed Bundy's car.

  • Bundy didn't put up much of a chase.

  • He was after all driving a beetle.

  • Such a car might have been slow.

  • But in terms of manipulating women into thinking you're nice guy.

  • It was an excellent choice of a vehicle.

  • Hayward became even more suspicious when he noticed the passenger seat of the beetle had been removed.

  • Bundy did that so he could shove women in easier.

  • Then on checking the car, Hayward discovered what you might call the serial killer starter kit.

  • He found a crowbar, some handcuffs, some rope and ice pick, some trash bags, a ski mask and another mask made from pantyhose.

  • Some of those items were not too suspicious.

  • Bundy told Hayward they were just regular old household stuff.

  • Maybe so, but the handcuffs and masks couldn't be explained away so easily as for why he'd been out driving so late.

  • Bundy said he'd been out to watch a late night movie called to the towering Inferno, even though it hadn't been playing that night.

  • He said he'd driven away because he'd been smoking marijuana back at the station.

  • It was detective jerry Thompson that really started to join the dots.

  • He not only remembered very clearly the Darren's case, but he recalled a phone call Utah police had received from a woman named Elizabeth clever.

  • She was Ted Bundy's girlfriend.

  • Someone who later wrote when I felt his love, I was on top of the world when I felt nothing from Ted, I felt that I was nothing.

  • That's why she wanted to believe Bundy when he made excuses to her about having things such as masks and a meat cleaver in the house.

  • Regardless, she told Salt Lake County Sheriff's office that the man they were looking for was Ted Bundy.

  • She told Bundy nothing about her words to the cops and at the time of his arrest was planning to marry him.

  • Police had originally failed to join the dots after hearing her say his name, but Bundy was at least put down as a possible suspect in the recesses of her mind.

  • Clifford knew he was to kill her, but after the cops didn't make an arrest, she just fooled herself into thinking that her lover must be innocent now her warm and loving boyfriend, the man that actually once tried and failed to kill her was sat in front of Detective Thompson.

  • When cops searched his house, they found some items linking him to being in Colorado close to where a woman had gone missing.

  • What they failed to find was a bunch of Polaroids he kept of his dead victims.

  • Had they seen those pictures Ted Bundy would not have been released Thompson just didn't have enough on Bundy to keep him locked up so he let him go and then he flew to Seattle there.

  • He talked to the police and they all had a word with Clifford.

  • She told them about some of the things Bundy kept at the home.

  • That always confused her.

  • Why she wondered, did he always have plaster of paris at home?

  • Why the crutches?

  • Police immediately thought that the description of the man with a broken arm or leg.

  • Clifford told the detectives about the hidden knives and also about the bag that contained a bunch of women's clothes.

  • She also told police that Ted had some funny ways about him.

  • He wouldn't let her cut her hair.

  • He loved to watch her sleep.

  • Sometimes she'd wake up and find him examining her body with a flashlight, Thompson had Bundy rearrested and stand in the line up.

  • Durant was brought in and hey presto, the man that had fooled her into thinking he was a cop and club her over the head was standing in front of her.

  • Not only that witnesses in colorado pointed Bundy out as the mysterious person who'd been hanging around where the woman had gone missing.

  • Now cops had enough evidence to charge Bundy with the garage crime, but not enough to charge him with any murders.

  • Bundy's parents bailed amount but from then on police followed him everywhere he went.

  • Bundy spent much of his time staying with Clifford who still suspected her boyfriend of being a maniac despite her love for him.

  • Police from various states where Bundy had killed got together, they met in Aspen and what's now referred to as the Aspen summit after some lengthy discussion and quite a few beers, they were convinced that ted Bundy was an interstate serial killer.

  • Still Bundy was only sent to prison at first for the kidnapping and assault a few months passed and they added a murder charge to that.

  • Meanwhile, the imprisoned Bundy spent some time in solitary confinement for trying to escape.

  • He'd been found hiding with a bag of tricks on him, A Social Security card, air flight details and some roadmaps in june 1977.

  • Bundy was transferred to Aspen to face his murder charge there.

  • He said he wanted to represent himself, which wasn't surprising to some people given Bundy's excellent understanding of the law and his boundless confidence, what not having an attorney also meant was not having to be shackled and handcuffed in court.

  • Bundy of course knew this stipulation very well.

  • He was already planning his great escape in his prison cell.

  • He conditioned himself to jump from a height.

  • He would sit on top of the bunk in practice jumping and landing in a way he thought would prevent him from any future injuries.

  • Bundy also spoke to reporters any chance he got this is what he told one such reporter.

  • There are a lot of police egos on the line.

  • The issue a long time ago was whether one was innocent or guilty.

  • The issue is now can we pin it on him back in court during a recess period.

  • Bundy asked if he could go to the courthouse library to look up something for his case.

  • He was given permission but a guard stood by the door watching him when Bundy saw an opening, he made his way to the window and jumped out.

  • This was the second story, so not an easy jump.

  • He injured his ankle in the fall despite his jail cell bunk bed jumps.

  • The Daily Sentinel newspaper wrote the next day that police had been aware that Bundy was an escape risk, although no one expected him to do a library lunch.

  • The authorities told the paper that Bundy was extraordinarily dangerous and by no means should be approached the story finished saying Bundy was last seen wearing a tan turtleneck shirt, beige corduroy trousers and brown loafer type shoes.

  • Now this extremely slippery man had slipped away from the cops and they were embarrassed to say the least.

  • The newspaper article said that Bundy had likely headed in the direction of smuggler Mountain which was fitting, but also true upon escaping.

  • Bundy had actually taken off his outer layer of clothes, managed to get past roadblocks and gone in the direction of the mountain.

  • He hiked almost all the way to the top whereupon he came across a cabin.

  • There he stole some clothes, a bit of food and a rifle, but he had trouble getting out of the mountain at one point becoming lost in the forest, feeling tired and hungry and still limping, he found another cabin on Marine Lake There he filled the stomach again and got hold of more clothes.

  • He hiked aspen golf course and stole a car but he was pulled over soon enough and was back in custody in the car.

  • Police found maps that have been used in his court trial.

  • Bundy had every right to use that evidence, but he also had used it for his escape plan.

  • It proved to police that Bundy had long been planning his escape back in jail.

  • Bundy worked on this case.

  • What he wasn't so aware of at the time was that prosecutors didn't have a strong case for the murder.

  • So had he have thought that he might have gotten an acquittal and just served a little bit of time for the garage case.

  • But Bundy knew full well he'd savagely murdered a lot of people and no doubt he thought he was going away for a long time.

  • That's why he made plans to escape again this time.

  • He was going to do a lot of damage once his free feet touched the ground while he was imprisoned again, the press had a field day with Bundy, many or even most people still thought he was an innocent man who was being set up by the police.

  • He was now a celebrity, a kind of Robin Hood character fighting the bad guys.

  • People walked around wearing t shirts that said ted Bundy is a one night stand in a restaurant, you could buy a Bundy burger.

  • Now he was kept in maximum security cells and given very little time for exercise.

  • Bundy even filed a complaint stating that he was being kept in inhumane conditions.

  • He told the court he had lost £20 because of such conditions.

  • But this was just Bundy lying again.

  • He lost the weight on purpose.

  • Suffice to say with the authorities still wiping egg off their face from the last escape.

  • The courts didn't sympathize with Bundy.

  • He was then transferred to colorado, which was known to hand down a lot of death sentences.

  • Speaking to a friend on the telephone.

  • Bundy said my christmas present from the court, a guaranteed death sentence.

  • There was nothing else left to do but escape again.

  • Bundy planned this one meticulously.

  • If his last escape left him hungry and cold in the mountains, this one was going to be a smooth ride.

  • First of all, he would need money and that was smuggled into him over a period of six months by those who still loved him, mostly his wife to be Carole ann Boone how he did it.

  • We don't know, but he managed to get his hands on the floor plan of the jail.

  • Once he knew where he'd get out of all he had to do was the cutting part for that.

  • He used a hacksaw blade to saw through the ceiling of his cell.

  • The cell was reinforced with bars so this took some time each night when Bundy knew other inmates were in the shower, he did a bit of sawing was eventually made a hole no bigger than one square foot that is tiny, but you already know that Bundy had been losing a lot of weight by the time he escaped he'd lost £35 and that was enough to get him through the whole, every night he went through the hole and beyond to better understand his surroundings.

  • Another inmate actually informed prison authorities that someone was walking around at night but that fell on deaf ears.

  • Bundy waited until around christmas time to escape knowing that the jail was low on staff for the holiday before he set off, he piled a bunch of books under his bed covers to make it look like he was sleeping If the guards past his sell once through the hole, he made his way to the jailer's apartment which was empty that night because the jailer was out celebrating the holidays with his wife.

  • Bundy opened up the jailers closet and got into his clothes, he then simply walked out the front door.

  • Now a free man again, Bundy plan to travel as far away as possible.

  • He stole a car but after that broke down, I hitched for a while, then he got on a bus that took him to Denver and later boarded a plane that took him to Chicago.

  • After a period of 17 hours guards at the jail sounded the alarm.

  • By that time Bundy was halfway across the country.

  • The fort Collins coloradoan newspaper ran the headline.

  • Bundy escapes, crawls through the roof of his cell as people celebrated the New Year, Bundy was traveling by train to michigan.

  • From there, he drove a stolen car to Atlanta and then got on a bus to florida.

  • There he spent one night in relative luxury at a holiday inn hotel and got himself a room close to the florida.

  • State University.

  • Ted Bundy living next to a college was tantamount to a fox.

  • Moving in next to the chicken coop, but he didn't kill right away.

  • He applied for at least one job on a construction site but quickly realized that landing employment without I.

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  • Was next to impossible.

  • So he stole to survive.

  • Then on january 15th 1978 he entered a sorority house and visited three rooms home to sleeping women.

  • He viciously bludgeoned all three victims, although two of the women survived the attacks.

  • Bundy walked eight blocks and attacked another student leaving her with lifelong injuries.

  • About three weeks later, a girl at Lake City Junior High School went missing.

  • She was the last of Ted Bundy's victims.

  • We won't tell you everything that happened after, but Bundy was soon picked up by cops again on a routine traffic stop and one thing led to another, he was back behind bars.

  • Meanwhile some people following the case, still thought the police were wrong.

  • How could such a charming educated man be guilty of murder.

  • This guy was an american success story, not a vile maniac.

  • The new york Times wrote a story with the headline, All american boy on trial.

  • The article said he seemed so relaxed in the courtroom with some onlookers explaining it was natural for a young man with two years experience in law school.

  • Bundy was said to have laughed and joked with people in court telling reporters at one point I want to clear my name.

  • I wanted all out in the open.

  • I wanted aired.

  • The story explained that still many people thought this nice kid with a winning smile had been entangled in a monstrous web of circumstances by a jealous fiance.

  • Nonetheless, Bundy eventually confessed to his crimes once he knew there was no way out of the death sentence.

  • He died in the electric chair at 7:16 a.m. On january 24th, 1989.

  • He was 42.

  • It was later noted that he was white as a sheet and obviously frightened as the metal skull cap was fastened to his head and the leather strap placed across his chin and mouth outside the building.

  • People screamed the words burn Bundy burn Just before he died.

  • He was asked if there was anything he wanted to say.

  • He thought for a minute and then said, I'd like you to give my love to my family and friends, a psycho to the last Bundy was still playing the nice guy.

  • Now you need to watch America's most evil serial killer, john wayne gacy or have a look at this.

they had one of the violist human beings in modern history behind bars twice and he somehow managed to escape it beggars belief that such a high profile killer could do this.

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