Ted Bundy files on Netflix

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#5
The most troubling thing about the whole series was Ted referring to his college dating as "squiring women around town."

Real formal with the courtship was Ol' Ted.
 
#11
It is an old-fashioned English term for dating women/being seen out with them, somewhat like courting.
it was a well known fact that bundy liked College girls because they tend to be beautiful girls. Now, there is nothing wrong with that in itself...... Only problem was that he also liked killing them........ That is where the Problem came in....lol
 
#12
it was a well known fact that bundy liked College girls because they tend to be beautiful girls. Now, there is nothing wrong with that in itself...... Only problem was that he also liked killing them........ That is where the Problem came in....lol
Carol Bundy & her partner in crime kept a head in their fridge.
 
#13
it was a well known fact that bundy liked College girls because they tend to be beautiful girls. Now, there is nothing wrong with that in itself...... Only problem was that he also liked killing them........ That is where the Problem came in....lol
It was about power and control more than anything
The sexual release was connected to the violence

Back in those days they had no internet , no data bases and zero states and fbi working together and no dna .
They had him in Utah and let him escape in Colorado . They knew in Seattle his name and car type but let it go when he moved to Utah

Gacy did even more torture
 
#15
It was unheard of in the 70s but at the same In Chicago you had Gacey

Together they killed 70 people or so
Remember seeing one of those serial killers, probably Bundy, on the 700 club. He had become a Christian prior to execution. Pat Robertson said he would be going to heaven.
 
#16
Not until day before execution did he finally admit the truth
Finished the 4 hr Netflix show

He picked Florida because he wanted to die and purposely was sloppy at the end
 

Zara

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#17
Have just started watching Ted Bundy on Netflix and halfway into the first episode and one can already detect the serious conflict in Ted. Growing up he viewed himself as a normal kid whereas others perceived him differently. The woman, Ted's childhood friend, reveals quite a bit on that in the first episode. Good start to the episode.
 
#21
Have just started watching Ted Bundy on Netflix and halfway into the first episode and one can already detect the serious conflict in Ted. Growing up he viewed himself as a normal kid whereas others perceived him differently. The woman, Ted's childhood friend, reveals quite a bit on that in the first episode. Good start to the episode.
How can someone so smart and good looking be so nefarious
I only thought ugly folks were demonic
 

Zara

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#22
I finished watching the first 3 episodes and now in the middle of the 4th and I must say I am disappointed because it does not detail on the gruesome nature of murders he committed and focuses far more on other details, his looks etc. It evokes a certain kind of emotion where you almost feel sorry for him and I find that to be wrong.

It's in chronological order but that doesn't mean it covers everything. It leaves out much of his childhood where I feel all the mysteries are. Even he was in complete denial and said nothing caused him to become who he eventually became, but the fact that, he had no father or even worse, his grandfather was most probably his father who was an alcoholic and abuser tells a lot more about his very troubled childhood than his own confession which was nothing. His grandfather did a number of things that I found very disturbing and it makes sense the way Bundy turned out in the end. Also, he started killing as early as a teenager and might have killed more than 100 by the time he was finally convicted.

TB was manipulative, cunning, narcissist and a true psychopath. Women trusted him quite easily because of his good looks but a lot of the time, he simply kidnapped them and bludgeoned them to unconscious or death. Had a serious anger issue but he was able to control it where he felt it was needed, like, when he was with other people because he needed to show he was not guilty. It's evident in the documentary.

One person did say that while his eyes were blue, when he got upset or angry, they'd turn black. TB himself said that he always felt like as if he was possessed as something would come over him and take full control where he couldn't think of anything else but to driven by it. Killing that 12 year was really something I found very hard to digest. I wasn't aware of that.

I've always debated over the years if some people are born evil or the environments/circumstances especially the childhood lead them to become who they turn out to be in later life. But TB would peak through the windows to see naked women and would go through garbage to find any kind of X rated magazines very early on and played a different role in public. He was really clever that way as he already knew what was acceptable and wasn't by the society.

His mother was in complete denial as expected but his grandmother was very depressed throughout her life because she had to put up with that monster husband of hers who most probably molested his own daughter and impregnated her. And from what I know TB found out about it early on when he was 12 or something and that's a very impressionable age. In his mind back then, he must have thought it was okay because he really didn't have anyone to clarify that.

Also, he loved the attention and felt he was extra ordinary. Didn't like to be treated otherwise. Personally I feel he felt neglected a lot in his childhood and truly didn't have anyone to look up to and that angered him as he had the desire to grow up like a normal kid, but circumstances weren't as such so he channeled all that anger the wrong way and took it out on innocent women and obviously had a very twisted idea about sex. I don't think he ever fit it even though he really tried and he also didn't take that rejection very well where he failed to maintain his relationship with that rich girl as he wasn't really from a wealthy family.
 
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I finished watching the first 3 episodes and now in the middle of the 4th and I must say I am disappointed because it does not detail on the gruesome nature of murders he committed and focuses far more on other details, his looks etc. It evokes a certain kind of emotion where you almost feel sorry for him and I find that to be wrong.

It's in chronological order but that doesn't mean it covers everything. It leaves out much of his childhood where I feel all the mysteries are. Even he was in complete denial and said nothing caused him to become who he eventually became, but the fact that, he had no father or even worse, his grandfather was most probably his father who was an alcoholic and abuser tells a lot more about his very troubled childhood than his own confession which was nothing. His grandfather did a number of things that I found very disturbing and it makes sense the way Bundy turned out in the end. Also, he started killing as early as a teenager and might have killed more than 100 by the time he was finally convicted.

TB was manipulative, cunning, narcissist and a true psychopath. Women trusted him quite easily because of his good looks but a lot of the time, he simply kidnapped them and bludgeoned them to unconscious or death. Had a serious anger issue but he was able to control it where he felt it was needed, like, when he was with other people because he needed to show he was not guilty. It's evident in the documentary.

One person did say that while his eyes were blue, when he got upset or angry, they'd turn black. TB himself said that he always felt like as if he was possessed as something would come over him and take full control where he couldn't think of anything else but to driven by it. Killing that 12 year was really something I found very hard to digest. I wasn't aware of that.

I've always debated over the years if some people are born evil or the environments/circumstances especially the childhood lead them to become who they turn out to be in later life. But TB would peak through the windows to see naked women and would go through garbage to find any kind of X rated magazines very early on and played a different role in public. He was really clever that way as he already knew what was acceptable and wasn't by the society.

His mother was in complete denial as expected but his grandmother was very depressed throughout her life because she had to put up with that monster husband of hers who most probably molested his own daughter and impregnated her. And from what I know TB found out about it early on when he was 12 or something and that's a very impressionable age. In his mind back then, he must have thought it was okay because he really didn't have anyone to clarify that.

Also, he loved the attention and felt he was extra ordinary. Didn't like to be treated otherwise. Personally I feel he felt neglected a lot in his childhood and truly didn't have anyone to look up to and that angered him as he had the desire to grow up like a normal kid, but circumstances weren't as such so he channeled all that anger the wrong way and took it out on innocent women and obviously had a very twisted idea about sex. I don't think he ever fit it even though he really tried and he also didn't take that rejection very well where he failed to maintain his relationship with that rich girl as he wasn't really from a wealthy family.
so it was his maternal grandfather, i'm glad somebody was specific about that, so incest may have been a factor of some sort; perhaps.

nature vs nurture or what exact combination can lead to such an example as Bundy.

although physically, Bundy did not exhibit any of the stereotypical traits that are associated with incest. i'm not sure how much of that is folklore vs being based in fact.
 
#26
Saw it, the lack of empathy of some people is quite disturbing. Watching this man, who had murdered many women brutally, smiling in the court instead of showing at least a bit of repentance is scary to witness.
 

Zara

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#27
Saw it, the lack of empathy of some people is quite disturbing. Watching this man, who had murdered many women brutally, smiling in the court instead of showing at least a bit of repentance is scary to witness.
People who were close to him said Ted didn't lack empathy or at least he didn't appear to be so but what he showed in the presence of others is obviously was not something he was thinking about in his mind. He was probably plotting his next victim in his head if anything.

Psychopaths are great at mimicking emotion after all. Does not mean they feel it too. I'd say they are entirely void of empathy and compassion primarily. And all other positive emotion because they do feel all the negative emotion such as anger and are often filled with lust and greed. That much is evident. Even the killers of worst kind avoid killing children but he had no problem killing a 12 year old innocent girl and dumping her body in the woods on a roadside.
 
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Zara

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#29
so it was his maternal grandfather, i'm glad somebody was specific about that, so incest may have been a factor of some sort; perhaps.

nature vs nurture or what exact combination can lead to such an example as Bundy.

although physically, Bundy did not exhibit any of the stereotypical traits that are associated with incest. i'm not sure how much of that is folklore vs being based in fact.
Ted's mother Louise insisted that he had a father who was apparently a sailor went by the name ...well, I forgot but when it was investigated, they weren't able to locate anyone by that name and it was never found. And in the birth certificate, it said under the father name, 'unknown'.

Louise gave birth to Ted in some house where unwed mothers would give birth to their children. And she, in fact, left Ted there but it was her own father Samuel that told her to bring Ted back from the home and they, the grandparents, raised him as their own son and Ted's mother, Louise was seen as the older sister. It's some of the close relatives who insisted that Ted was the son of Samuel anyway.

Ted always held a grudge against his mother for not telling him who the father was but he was very fond of his grandparents. A lot of his dark nature actually resembles Samuel in many ways as he was an abuser who used to beat up his wife, threw his own daughter once down the stairs because she overslept and had a tendency to abuse animals. And despite all that, Ted was still very fond of him, and spoke highly of him. I think, not sure, Ted was the only son in the family. I will need to double check on it but if so, you could tell why they were fond of each other.
 
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