Unsolved Mysteries of the 1970s That Will Give You Chills

By Sarah Norman | June 28, 2023

The Murders of Eve Stratford and Lynne Weedon are connected to an unknown serial killer

The 1970s were full of glorious parties at Studio 54 and post Vietnam celebrations, but it was also a decade full of chilling crimes that remain unsolved to this day. From gruesome murders to raucous heists and supernatural sightings, the mysteries chronicled here will leave you scratching your head and wondering exactly what happened in each of these stories.

Many of these stories are too upsetting for younger readers, so keep younger eyes shielded from the gruesome stuff. Keep in mind that many of these unsolved mysteries are cases that remain open, if you or someone you know can shine a light on these eerie crimes from the '70s don't be afraid to reach out... you could change everything.

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London, 1975 was a hot bed of crime but the brutal murders of Eve Stratford and Lynne Weedon remain unsolved to this day. These two women couldn't be more different - Stratford was a model and "bunny girl" who was killed in March of '75 while Weedon was a schoolgirl who was murdered about six months later on the opposite side of the city. Both murders were linked to the slaying of Elizabeth Parravincina in September 1977 with similar markings to the two previous deaths. Police believe that these three deaths are the handiwork of an unknown serial killer, but with no leads to go one they fear that this case many go ice cold.

The Bigfoot Killer only targeted ladies of the night

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One of the most inhuman killers was operating out of the Detroit area between February and October 1975. In that time seven young women, all living on low wages or working on the street were raped and murdered in the Cass Corridor neighborhood. Witnesses state that the killer drove a beige Oldsmobile and offered his victims $15 in exchange for sexual services before threatening the women with a knife before having his way with them and strangling them.

The unknown assailant became known as "Bigfoot" because of his immense stature. Even with all of this information available to the public only one suspect was ever named in the case, 29-year-old Carl Mayweather Jr., who was arrested in 1976 following an attempted rape of a woman. Even though his M.O. was similar to that of the Bigfoot Killer he had a solid alibi and no further charges were pressed. The case remains unsolved to this day.