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Crime In The 1970s

Amityville Horror: What Really Happened? A Mob Hit, A D...

October 29, 2019

The Amityville Horror was the second-highest grossing film in 1979, a terrifying tale based, we were told, on actual events. Part one of the story is a fact:...

The Story Of Rodney Alcala, The Charming 'Dating Game K...

March 30, 2019

Rodney Alcala, the "Dating Game killer," is known to many as the killer who appeared on The Dating Game. Unfortunately, there's much more to the story -- Alc...

How Ted Bundy Invented Reality TV In The 1970s

January 28, 2019

Ted Bundy's image on a television screen on the lawn of the Florida State Prison. | Location: Starke, Florida, USA. Source: Getty/Bettmann In 1979 and 1980, a nation sat ...

The 'Manson Girls:' Who Were They, And Where Are They N...

January 22, 2019

The young women known as the "Manson Girls" had been normal, pretty, bright teenagers, but they're remembered for the brutal murder of seven people. Susan At...

Scary Crime Scene Photos from the 70s

May 29, 2018

For some reasons, people are drawn and seem to gawk at dramatic, unpleasant and often gruesome sights; similar to the proverbial train wreck. Otherwise, why would police need to...

Hogan's Homicide: The Strange Life And Death Of Bob Cra...

November 9, 2017

As Colonel Hogan on Hogan's Heroes, Bob Crane played an American prisoner of war held by Nazi Germans during World War II. It was a strange premise for a sit...