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Ted Bundy interviewed by Dr. James Dobson

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posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 05:30 AM
Ted Bundy imo was one of the most manipulative & dangerous people i have come across in crime, yes his crimes were heinous over 100 victims i believe. but what made him most dangerous to me was the fact that he was such a *normal* guy who had a normal life - at least on the outside. He could have been your son, brother, uncle, cousin, neighbour, friend. he was highly intelligent and successful - to a point, and he was extremely arrogant to boot.

was he sorry for his crimes? repented? hell no, he was a showman from the start - he loved the attention and the notoriety. The world is a better place without people like this but in a way he should serve as a warning, not everyone is who you think they are, i think there are plenty other ted bundys out there that we have no idea about. its a sad fact.

posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 05:33 AM
reply to post by ronishia

but what made him most dangerous to me was the fact that he was such a *normal* guy...

It's odd how so many serial killers are just that. Normal, when out and about and interacting with society as a whole. Yet once revealed as the killers they are, it's easy to see that it was camouflage.

posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 05:40 AM
reply to post by seagull

i think its because we can never believe that we could know such a person, we fool ourselves into thinking that evil like that doesn't exists, at least not in our own lil worlds, we just prefer not to think about it. we assume that anyone who can do those kinds of things are not right in the head, are insane - were as this can be seen as true in some cases, the scariest ones are the ones we dont want to see - and the sad fact of it is they are also some of the most intelligent, social, and at times church goers/community workers - people we would never assume would hurt a fly.

posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 05:41 AM
Thats guy is something else, that was an act from beginning to the end. Its obvious the only reason he was doing that interview was that he was hoping to get off the execution with some sort of last min reprieve. He tried to put all the blame onto 2 things that society has already demonized (porn and alcohol) in a hope for sympathy. He took no real responsibility for his actions. He knew that the general public saw his as the all American guy next door and he tries his best to play on that.

I agree he was one very dangerous man, a true psychopath.

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posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 05:54 AM
reply to post by ronishia

For the most part, unless your one of his victims, they don't give us reason to suspect anything untoward. The only thing I can think to call it is camouflage.

posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 06:08 AM
You were right about Ted Bundy's arrogance.

posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 07:16 AM
this Aileen Wuornos case makes me wonder if she was clinically insane but the psychiatrists were just too uneducated to see it. The director the two documentaries thought that Aileen was insane but apparently she thought she was perfectly sane, but she couldn't ever make up or mind - or what seemed to be like tell a truth is actually truth.

posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 07:34 AM
He is a psychopath, he doesn't feel remorse, not at all, not ever. This is hard to understand for normal people because our daily lives are filled with various emotions.

They are more common than you think, it's just hat not all psychopaths kill. My brother is a perfect example, he has destroyed many lives through criminal, hurtful acts and will look you in the eye and lie about it, about anything to get what he wants which is usually money.They are scary scary people and they do not change......

posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 07:38 AM
reply to post by jpaul

Yeah I saw a documentary about Ileen Wronos a couple of years ago, she definitely had some crazy dead eyes going on. There is no doubt that these kinds of people are insane but you can be insane and still know that what you are doing is wrong. If they didn't know that , they wouldn't cover it up.

posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 08:33 AM
Teds lack of direct eye contact is the biggest giveaway to the fact hes lying. Check out this Jeffery Dahmar interview and see the difference. Jeffery Dahmar is still a psychopath but i feel he is telling the truth here.

Jeffery Dahmar wasn't trying to get away with anything after he got caught. He asked for the death penalty. But in the end was killed in jail.

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posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 08:59 AM
I've always felt Dahmer shouldn't be on the same lists as Bundy et al. since he's one of the very few who
was totally sincere in his recountings and as confused/ shocked by his behaviors as everyone well
as the fact the killing was not his primary goal as it was for most serial killers.
I remember reading that he himself said he shouldn't be released since "the itch" or those thoughts were ALWAYS
in the back of his mind....that's why he originally drank so much as a teen hoping to pass out and escape those thoughts...but apparently just blacked out instead... I feel badly for him & believe his sickness might well have been primarily physiological in nature...

posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 09:35 AM
Bundy was full of crap. Many moons ago I read the book with these interviews. Any time he got close to confessing he would switch to third person, total cop-out. He really didn't admit to anything, for the most part, and I really didn't get much different from the video. There may be some truth in what Bundy says but I don't believe much of what he says.

Dahmer does seem more honest. He doesn't seem to really know, and that seems more honest than trying to lay the blame on porn like Ted did. It could be bs also, but it feels different when watching the two.

The mind of a serial killer, always a nice place to visit. I don't know if I could even kill someone in self-defense, yet these guys did it multiple times. I don't think I'll ever understand minds like these guys. Which is probably a good thing.

posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 10:09 AM

Originally posted by jpaul
So the thought had come to ask what many others thought to be a total bluff by Ted Bundy when he confesses in several instances and through several scenarios that he was sorry for what he had done and that he had accepted Jesus Christ - the savior figure mentioned in Christianity. For a brief overview of the interview - Dr. Dobson asks questions that prode to the reasons why Ted Bundy became the man who he was - he gives reasons such as pornography, drugs, etc, etc. The interview also discusses the horrors and memories that come to mind for Bundy. My overall desire for this thread is to discuss whether or not a lot of people here believe Ted Bundy's confessions. Just post your thoughts on Ted Bundy's supposed sincerity.

Having studied the psychology of serial killers, especially Ted Bundy, here is my own take. Bundy is an extremely intelligent man. If he could figure a way to get parole, and get out of prison, I think he would do most anything at all for that chance.

posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 10:21 AM
reply to post by autowrench

Anyone can study psychology, especially that of serial killers. Psychology is one of the easiest courses to do at University but very few clinical Psychologists and usually only specialist Psychiatricts get to interview the real deal.

posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 10:43 AM
Interesting interview and the message Ted Bundy is trying to get across is one that should not be ignored; pornography of all types should be stamped out. In my view, any man that seeks it out has a screw loose, quickly looses respect for women, and is eventually addicted no less than a drug addict or addicted gambler.

posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 10:53 AM
reply to post by SmokeyDawn
Ted Bundy was bad but Jeffery Dahmer is the one person that in my opinion encompasses pure evil.His very soul was infected with wickedness and depravity.He's right up there with John Wayne Gacy another depraved soul.

These killers are the only time I supported the death penalty...none of them could be rehabilitated.

posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 11:37 AM
reply to post by PhoenixOD

Notice how flat and monotone his voice is and how expressionless his face is.

That is quite characteristic of someone who's learnt to detach themselves from their emotions.

I've always believed he was genuinely disgusted with himself, but his need was so great he learnt ways in which to detach himself emotionally from the monstrosities he commited.

When he talks, his expression and tone is so indifferent it's like he's talking about someone else.

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posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 11:54 AM
I don't believe he found religion.....but I believe his confessions. I also believe that he did not tell all, and there are many murders not attributed to him. He was a master of manipulation, which is why his victims went willingly with him. I do believe violent porn contributed, HOWEVER....he already had a hatred of women, due to the fact that he found out his mother was actually not his mother. This combined with being shunned (in his eyes) by the girl he wanted, fueled by violent images in the porn he looked at sent him on the path he chose. I'm not saying porn caused it, but in an already unstable person, it can add fuel to the fire.

posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 12:04 PM
Very intelligent man, also very creepy. His semi-emotionless mannerisms just spoke a lot louder than his words to me.

Of course, being 16 hours away from your certain death may put one in a sort of shock, I have no idea, but would imagine so.

Overall though, I would say Bundy was sincere in trying to convey SOMETHING;just not sure exactly what. Not even convinced he was certain himself, honestly.

Anyway, very interesting interview.

posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 12:05 PM
I can remember when he volunteered his "services and expertise" to the Green River Killer task force. I think that they did meet with him, but declined any further contact because Ted Bundy requested that they send him pictures of the victims post-mortem. His reasons for wanting to see the pictures were only to feed his sick and twisted mind, not to really assist in helping them capture the killer. Bundy did volunteer information about the Green River Killer that more than likely mirrored what he did to his victims. He said that the killer was returning to the bodies and having sex with them. Bundy denied doing this to his victims. Ted Bundy is the guy next door. The person you sit beside in church every Sunday. I always expected him to morph into a hideous monster right before our very eyes, but it never happened. There are many more out there like Bundy who have never been caught.

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