reply to post by LadyGreenEyes
Well, the whole situation does sound very frustrating, and more than a little upsetting.
Yes. This overlap is causing me much anxiety.
I did speak with my sister last night. She said that she remembers me telling her the story of how I sold this freak small animals when I visited her
a few years ago. Then, I asked her if she remembers where she was living when these murders happened. She says that now that she thinks about it, she
is 75% sure that she was living at home when these boys were killed. That blows my time line out of the water. Since she remembers still living at
home, I had to have been 13 or 14 when the murders occured. Her husband really didn't recall many details around this time, but she said that she was
going to ask her mother-in-law this morning if she remembers whether or not my sister was living with them or not when the murders happened.
I'm truly baffled. I could understand if I recalled this kid coming in once
to buy a small animal, then I could write this off as a false
memory I invented. But, the fact that I remember him coming in several times and even remember him reusing the same box and seeing spots of blood in
the box in vivid detail are too much for me to wrap my head around. I wonder if the police found a pet store box in his room that fits the
description. I don't remember the police coming into the pet store to speak with any of us, but I guess this doesn't mean anything now. As far as I
remember (which is now questionable), the police were much more focused on the D&D aspect instead of where he got the animals and how many he'd
Also, the fact that this kid is now 37 when I'm now 34 cancels out the fact that I was working at the pet store. We'd both have to be the same age
since he killed those boys when he was 16.
So, I'm left to accept the fact that I couldn't have been there. So, what are the remaining options?
Is it possible that I had some wierd OOBEs when I was 13? Since I've always had a deep connection to animals and was frequenting the pet store during
the times leading up to the killings, could I have dreamt all of this as if I was an employee there? Placing myself in the body of an employee who
actually did work there and sold him animals? Is it possible that each time he bought an animal, I dreamt of it that night as though I was there in
place of the actual employee? Then, I'd also have had to have dreamt about driving into the shopping center and seeing the police on the day of the
murders. I'd also have had to have dreamt about speaking to my assistant manager about all the times he came into the store to purchase animals with
the reused, bloody box.
I just don't know anymore. I don't know if I could write to the VB police and ask the detective who worked the case if they ever found a bloody pet
store box in his room or if Novak ever spoke about getting animals at the pet store. I guess writing Novak and asking him if he purchased small
animals at the pet store would be a useless endeavour since his wife is still convinced that he didn't commit the murders. So, he must be continuing
to lie and profess his innocence in all of this, so I hardly think he'd admit to purchasing mice and other rodents to satisfy his urges.
Well, I'm simply beside myself here. I don't know how I could've been shaped by events I never experienced, but my memories of getting this close
to a potential serial killer certainly caused me to be the person I am today and how I never take people for face value.
I'll have to wait to hear back from my sister about what her mother-in-law recalls. I'll post whatever I find out.