Crime and thriller are some of our favorite genres to watch. But have you ever thought if any of these stories could exist or occur in real lives? Well, if you turn the pages of history, you will realize that there have been some mysterious criminal cases in the history of the world that turned the world upside down for the police force and yet remained unsolved.
The zodiac killer:
In one year, “The zodiac killer” became the biggest nightmare of the citizens of San Francisco. A series of unsolved murders lined up before the police and strange phone calls, yet not a single lead to catch the criminal, but the entire state in a state of immense fear. During one of the cases, he called the police and said, “I wish to report a double murder. If you go one mile east in Columbus Parkway to a public park, you will find the kids in a brown car. They have been shot with a nine-millimeter Luger. I also killed those kids last year. Good-bye.” The police tried their best but could not catch him.
He even got one of his letters published in the newspapers that read, “I like killing people because it is so much fun. It is more fun than killing wild animals in the forest because man is the most dangerous animal of all to kill. It gives me the most thrilling experience. It is even better than getting your rocks off with a girl. The best part of it is that when I die I will be reborn in paradise and the people I have killed will become my slaves. I will not give you my name because you will try to slow me down or stop me.”
Tara calico Murder case:
Tara Calico left her home on the morning of September 20th, 1988. She went for a bike ride with her mom’s pink bike. Before leaving home, she had even asked her mom to reach for her if she does not return home till the evening, as the bike might stop working. She did not return home and mom kept looking for her everywhere she could. A complaint of her missing was filed in the nearest police station, but there were no leads in the case.
Sometime later a Polaroid photograph was found outside a departmental store, in which a girl and a small boy were seen, being tied in the back of a van. The girl was of Tara’s age but couldn’t be identified. When a mark on her body was noticed, her mother mentioned that Tara had a similar mark on her body. The boy in the image was recognized as the boy who went missing from the same area during the same time. Michael Henley, the small boy’s body was found in 1990, from the same place where he went missing. Tara’s body was never found nor was Tara. The case is still a mystery.
A Ghost story that solved the case:
Teresita Basa was a respiratory therapist, who was found dead under a burning mattress in 1977. The police tried everything but couldn’t conclude. They couldn’t even find her jewelry that was stolen. Remy Chua, a coworker of Teresita Basa, started having some dreams about her. In her dreams, she would see Teresita Basa being followed by a man. She had consecutive dreams in which Basa’s spirit tried to communicate with her and tell her the story of her death.
In her dreams, she saw that Basa was assaulted by Alan Showery, who later murdered her, stole her jewelry, and left her to burn under her mattress. She also saw that the jewelry was given to showery’s wife. Chua went and told everything to her husband, who then convinced her to tell the same narrative to the police. The police did not believe her at first but when the jewelry was found with Showery’s wife, they started believing her. The police put Showery behind the bars for 14 years based on all the proof they had. However, a ghost helping the police solve her murder case was quite a story.
The fox eyed man:
Ezaki was the CEO of a company named Ezaki Glico. A group of criminals who called themselves ‘The Monster with 21 Faces’, broke into his house, tied his mother, and stole the keys of his other house. They then tied his children and wife and abducted Ezaki. They held him hostage, for almost three days after which he ran away. They tried torturing him in several other ways and to stop the torture, they asked for a handsome amount. Two policemen pretended to be workers of the factory and went to the railway station to give them the money. They identified the man as a fox-eyed man and tried to follow him, but failed.
For five years Yamamoto, a policeman who tried to solve the case cut failed, in the end, he committed suicide. Referring to his suicide, the criminal group released a letter that read, “Yamamoto of Shiga Prefecture Police died. How stupid of him! We’ve got no friends or secret hiding places in Shiga. It’s Yoshino or Shikata who should have died. What have they been doing for as long as one year and five months? Don’t let bad guys like us get away with it. There are many more fools who want to copy us. No-career Yamamoto died like a man. So we decided to give our condolences. We decided to forget about torturing food-making companies. If anyone blackmails any of the food-making companies, it’s not us but someone copying us. We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life. Monster with 21 Faces.”
The murderer witches:
Jeanette Depalma was a 16-year-old high school girl who went missing in 1972. When the police started finding her body, they found it on a cliff in Springfield. The cliff was covered with signs of occult. It was suggested that the 16-year-old girl was used as a human sacrifice by a group of witches who worshipped Satan. The case could never be solved.