I’m reading this book, The Cases That Haunt Us, and I’m in a chapter discussing a possIble scenario where an UNSUB (unknown subject) breaks into the victim’s house the brutally murder someone. My wife wakes me at 4:00 am because she heard the garage door open. I grab some clothes, my Mag light (one of the big ones), my phone and a baseball bat to investigate. Adrenaline now pumping as I advance and turn on ever light approaching the basement/garage…only to find it empty and the door closed. I turned to go back inside when the garage door opened on its own.
I know that’s a long intro, but it is telling in that author, John Douglas , takes us into the minds of the suspects or killers to the point where I felt much tensions in my own house. Douglas shares his insights on such cases as Jack The Ripper and The Zodiak, and JonBenet Ramsey. We get a peak into profiles he put together and he shares some opinions about these famous cases. If you were like me I heard a lot, but most was from the “media” and they’re ability to get facts right is poor at best. This fills in a lot of blanks.
This book is not for the squeamish and I confess to having some pretty weird dreams this week. I enjoyed it, but I’m glad I’m done. There are some pretty messed up people running around.
So I left off as the garage door suddenly opens at 4:00 am. This was not a comfortable situation for me. But there wasn’t anyone there! I closed it, unplugged it, and searched inside and out. I went back to bed, but didn’t sleep. By the way, my lovely wife was back asleep by the time I got back to our bedroom.