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Old 04-11-2021, 01:08 AM   #571
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I know I've said this before but I came up during the golden era of Robert Stack and that man was supremely talented at making nearly every UM segment seem scary. I have to say that the Dave Bocks case scared the hell out of me, lol. And just in case the idea of Bocks dying in that industrial furnace isn't creepy enough, UM made sure to mention the fact that Bocks' remains are too toxic to be laid to rest almost as a haunting afterthought. The Bocks segment made me lose a little sleep at night, lol.

For some reason I can't explain, the Michaela Garecht case creeped me out. I think it's probably because I was the same age as Garecht when she was abducted and frequently did things like ride my bike to the 7-Eleven up the street with my best friend. I was really a nervous thing when I was a kid and getting snatched off the street was one of my biggest fears back then. As a matter of fact, my mom used to tell me that I'd follow her from room to room when I was little and would nearly have a melt down if I couldn't have constant eyes on her. I kind of remember bits and pieces of that from my childhood and do know that I had an intense fear of being separated permanently from my parents. I eventually grew out of it and I never really did know where those fears came from. Segments like the one about Michaela Garecht's abduction gave me nightmares as a child.

And of course I've already mentioned up thread that the Amy Bradley segment put me off ever taking a cruise, and the Patsy Wright segment scared me away from cough syrup for quite a while afterward. The Matthew Chase segment taught me why it wasn't a good idea to hit the ATM alone at night.
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I know I've said this before but I came up during the golden era of Robert Stack and that man was supremely talented at making nearly every UM segment seem scary. I have to say that the Dave Bocks case scared the hell out of me, lol. And just in case the idea of Bocks dying in that industrial furnace isn't creepy enough, UM made sure to mention the fact that Bocks' remains are too toxic to be laid to rest almost as a haunting afterthought. The Bocks segment made me lose a little sleep at night, lol.

For some reason I can't explain, the Michaela Garecht case creeped me out. I think it's probably because I was the same age as Garecht when she was abducted and frequently did things like ride my bike to the 7-Eleven up the street with my best friend. I was really a nervous thing when I was a kid and getting snatched off the street was one of my biggest fears back then. As a matter of fact, my mom used to tell me that I'd follow her from room to room when I was little and would nearly have a melt down if I couldn't have constant eyes on her. I kind of remember bits and pieces of that from my childhood and do know that I had an intense fear of being separated permanently from my parents. I eventually grew out of it and I never really did know where those fears came from. Segments like the one about Michaela Garecht's abduction gave me nightmares as a child.

And of course I've already mentioned up thread that the Amy Bradley segment put me off ever taking a cruise, and the Patsy Wright segment scared me away from cough syrup for quite a while afterward. The Matthew Chase segment taught me why it wasn't a good idea to hit the ATM alone at night.
The one time I went to an ATM at night in the 90s, where I lived was a small college town but damn I was scared to death until I left it. Thankfully, debit cards can be used in grocery stores and other well lit areas.
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Leroy Drieth driving in his car with his throat slashed. Seeing that when I was young was terrifying.
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For some reason I can't explain, the Michaela Garecht case creeped me out. I think it's probably because I was the same age as Garecht when she was abducted and frequently did things like ride my bike to the 7-Eleven up the street with my best friend. I was really a nervous thing when I was a kid and getting snatched off the street was one of my biggest fears back then. As a matter of fact, my mom used to tell me that I'd follow her from room to room when I was little and would nearly have a melt down if I couldn't have constant eyes on her. I kind of remember bits and pieces of that from my childhood and do know that I had an intense fear of being separated permanently from my parents. I eventually grew out of it and I never really did know where those fears came from. Segments like the one about Michaela Garecht's abduction gave me nightmares as a child.
I think I know where those fears came from. If you were the same age as Michaela Garecht when she was abducted, that means you're a year older than me. So I'm sure you have many of the same memories that I do that were in the media at the time.

Being a very little kid in the late 80's and into the early 90's, stranger danger warnings went into overdrive. The commercials and PSA's were endless to the point where they really freaked a lot of kids out. The most common scenario they would always come up with would be a car pulling aside you while you're walking home from school and the driver offering you a piece of candy and then trying to grab you off the street.

This was so ingrained into our brains that by the time the UM segment of Michaela Garecht aired, we had already been trained to be scared and cautious. And seeing what led up to her abduction was also so very familiar because of how relatable it was. Basically, every child in the country has at one point gotten on their bike or scooter and gone to a nearby store for a piece of candy, a slurpee or something. It was an early teaching point that evil can lurk anywhere. It's no wonder you were extra attached to your mom.
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I think I know where those fears came from. If you were the same age as Michaela Garecht when she was abducted, that means you're a year older than me. So I'm sure you have many of the same memories that I do that were in the media at the time.

Being a very little kid in the late 80's and into the early 90's, stranger danger warnings went into overdrive. The commercials and PSA's were endless to the point where they really freaked a lot of kids out. The most common scenario they would always come up with would be a car pulling aside you while you're walking home from school and the driver offering you a piece of candy and then trying to grab you off the street.

This was so ingrained into our brains that by the time the UM segment of Michaela Garecht aired, we had already been trained to be scared and cautious. And seeing what led up to her abduction was also so very familiar because of how relatable it was. Basically, every child in the country has at one point gotten on their bike or scooter and gone to a nearby store for a piece of candy, a slurpee or something. It was an early teaching point that evil can lurk anywhere. It's no wonder you were extra attached to your mom.
This makes a lot of sense DG, and makes me feel a little less like the weird kid who clung onto Mommy's pant leg, lol. I do vividly remember the "stranger danger" campaign during my early childhood years...it was pretty much unavoidable back then. My mom was actually disabled and spent a lot of time in and out of the hospital during that time in my life as well, and my dad told me that it was always particularly hard on me at the time.

There was actually an incident when I was about five years old and we were living in a small unit of duplexes. I was besties with the little neighbor girl back then and we frequently spent days playing together. The man who lived in the duplex directly across from ours approached us one day while we were playing and asked if we'd like to come inside and play with his new cat. My mom had the window open and overheard the invitation. She called out to me that lunch was ready and it was time to come inside for a bit. I said goodbye to my friend and bounced on home, a bit disappointed but thinking nothing more about it. Sadly, later that day, we found out that my friend HAD accepted his invitation. I was later told that my little friend had been molested by the neighbor man during that encounter and was taken away by the police. I was only five of course, so my parents were careful to explain the crime in terms that I could understand. It wasn't until I was an adult that my mom told me she'd overheard the entire exchange through the window and had made up the "lunch excuse" to get me away from him. She had assumed at the time that my friend had gone home as well and didn't find out otherwise until later that day.
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I think I know where those fears came from. If you were the same age as Michaela Garecht when she was abducted, that means you're a year older than me. So I'm sure you have many of the same memories that I do that were in the media at the time.

Being a very little kid in the late 80's and into the early 90's, stranger danger warnings went into overdrive. The commercials and PSA's were endless to the point where they really freaked a lot of kids out. The most common scenario they would always come up with would be a car pulling aside you while you're walking home from school and the driver offering you a piece of candy and then trying to grab you off the street.

This was so ingrained into our brains that by the time the UM segment of Michaela Garecht aired, we had already been trained to be scared and cautious. And seeing what led up to her abduction was also so very familiar because of how relatable it was. Basically, every child in the country has at one point gotten on their bike or scooter and gone to a nearby store for a piece of candy, a slurpee or something. It was an early teaching point that evil can lurk anywhere. It's no wonder you were extra attached to your mom.
I remember those "stranger danger" warnings. We used to leaving the house in the morning during the summers where I grew up in Central MI and come home for lunch and dinner. However, we had "stranger danger" drilled into our heads, even though we were a small town. Whenever I went to the IGA for my mom on my bike, I'd always locked it somewhere where there were no cars around thanks to this case.
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The strange clicking noises when contact with Frederick Valentich was lost. Just really made you believe something otherworldly was happening to him.
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Well, there is no hard evidence that McDuff was involved in Angela Hammond's disappearance. In any case, he has been rotting "in that special place" since 1998, when then-Texas governor George W. Bush had the good sense to allow the state give McDuff the needle. When McDuff was executed, the mother of one of his victims said it best: "He's going where he needs to go. He looked like the devil."

Considering the circumstances of his murderous history, Kenneth McDuff became the poster boy for the death penalty.
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Any crime that took place in a small window of opportunity:

Steve Wilson killing his ex-wife's father and getting him off his ranch so quickly that when the daughter came looking for her father, his coffee was still hot.

Keri Lynn Nixon being kidnapped between greeting her neighbor and a group of boys walking down the street (less than 5 minutes). Obviously, we now know that her killer had followed her from the convenience store she'd just shopped at.

Deborah Poe being abducted between the last customer who saw her and the Megadeth Guy sighting.

Cheryl Kenney being abducted the short distance between her car and the convenience store she'd just locked up for the night.

Same for Jodi Huisentruit, though this one was definitely pre-planned by someone waiting well in advance, in my opinion. She had very little distance to walk between her car and building.
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Any crime that took place in a small window of opportunity:

Steve Wilson killing his ex-wife's father and getting him off his ranch so quickly that when the daughter came looking for her father, his coffee was still hot.

Keri Lynn Nixon being kidnapped between greeting her neighbor and a group of boys walking down the street (less than 5 minutes). Obviously, we now know that her killer had followed her from the convenience store she'd just shopped at.

Deborah Poe being abducted between the last customer who saw her and the Megadeth Guy sighting.

Cheryl Kenney being abducted the short distance between her car and the convenience store she'd just locked up for the night.

Same for Jodi Huisentruit, though this one was definitely pre-planned by someone waiting well in advance, in my opinion. She had very little distance to walk between her car and building.
I completely agree with you on this one WD. The Brian Foguth case is another perfect illustration of this IMO. Apparently, he was robbed at gunpoint and shot to death all within three minutes. The images of the crime that were captured by the store's security cams only heightens the chilling effect of that narrow timeline IMO.

And IIRC, the Matt Flores case also occurred within a short time frame. I still can't believe that the murder occurred in broad daylight, at a busy parking lot that was extensively covered by security cams and filled with potential witnesses, yet no one saw a thing! Adding even further insult is that the murder occurred in one of the very few areas not covered by said cameras. The assailant was either very skilled or just got sh*t house lucky if you ask me.

There is so little information to go on in both cases that I fear they may never be solved quite frankly.
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I completely agree with you on this one WD. The Brian Foguth case is another perfect illustration of this IMO. Apparently, he was robbed at gunpoint and shot to death all within three minutes. The images of the crime that were captured by the store's security cams only heightens the chilling effect of that narrow timeline IMO.

And IIRC, the Matt Flores case also occurred within a short time frame. I still can't believe that the murder occurred in broad daylight, at a busy parking lot that was extensively covered by security cams and filled with potential witnesses, yet no one saw a thing! Adding even further insult is that the murder occurred in one of the very few areas not covered by said cameras. The assailant was either very skilled or just got sh*t house lucky if you ask me.

There is so little information to go on in both cases that I fear they may never be solved quite frankly.
good points about matt flores. you previously mentioned Matthew chase, another one was Gretchen Burford. I would add Amy Wroe Bechtel. she was going about her day on a mountain run, not a place where there is usually crime, which is why many felt she died from exposure or animal attack. I'm convinced she was abducted. Tina Jefferson was abducted and murdered after being followed from a grocery store. Alicia S. Reynolds was abducted and murdered on the highway perhaps similar to Lisa Marie Kimmel and Dexter Stefonek. I think UM was scary because of all of the random violence.
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And of course I've already mentioned up thread that the Amy Bradley segment put me off ever taking a cruise, and the Patsy Wright segment scared me away from cough syrup for quite a while afterward. The Matthew Chase segment taught me why it wasn't a good idea to hit the ATM alone at night.
Patsy Wright's segment scared me because it was close to where I lived. but I never really understood the case and still to this day don't understand why it hasn't been solved or revisited by the media and authorities in Arlington. I know there is more to that case than what is out there.
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I completely agree with you on this one WD. The Brian Foguth case is another perfect illustration of this IMO. Apparently, he was robbed at gunpoint and shot to death all within three minutes. The images of the crime that were captured by the store's security cams only heightens the chilling effect of that narrow timeline IMO.

And IIRC, the Matt Flores case also occurred within a short time frame. I still can't believe that the murder occurred in broad daylight, at a busy parking lot that was extensively covered by security cams and filled with potential witnesses, yet no one saw a thing! Adding even further insult is that the murder occurred in one of the very few areas not covered by said cameras. The assailant was either very skilled or just got sh*t house lucky if you ask me.

There is so little information to go on in both cases that I fear they may never be solved quite frankly.
These are also great examples and extremely frightening. It's become my habit to sit in my car listening to the radio before going into work, but sometimes I think of the Matt Flores segment since that's what the eyewitness was doing. I still find it utterly terrifying that Matt was likely a victim of mistaken identity, and this crime was carried out just out of camera range. Even though the car footage is a recreation, it still freaks me out to see what is most likely the killer's car casually returning from the crime scene to leave.
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