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  • blueribbonfair 2:02 am on October 23, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , dark, female killers, filicide, , homocide, killer nurses, , poison deaths, vintage killers, woman killing family members, women murders, women serial killers   

    The Thing Nightmares are Made of 

    When people of serial killers what comes to mind are guys like Ted Bundy, Jeffery Dahmer, Dennis Radar (BTK), John Wayne Gacy or Gary Ridgeway (The Green River Killer). The Latter one was from my state and was in prison for some time in my hometown. 

    What you may not know is that there are female killers you do not hear much about. Though they kill in different manners and usually for different reasons, about 10% of these kinds of killers are women.

    So since it is the season and month of Halloween I thought to add a few of these creepy evil spooky women for October 31st.

    If you wish to learn more I will leave a link at the bottom of the post since I will give a short synopsis of the facts.

    Left to right first row then 2nd row:

    • Jane Toppan: A nurse who killed dozens on her watch who had a sexual motivation she stated. She was found insane. Doubt if that would pass for a reason of a not guilty today (Boston, Massachusetts, Crime started 1885 until caught in 1901.
    • Genene Jones: Another nurse who may have killed up to 90 children and infants but only one was confirmed. She injected them so they would get sick and got praise for saving them. Something went wrong and she ended up killing at least one.
    • Marianne Nolle: Life in Prison for 7 murders. (1993) She may May have killed up to 17 people they could not pin on her. (Cologne Germany and also a nurse)
    • Marybeth Tinning: (1972- 1985) So horrifying to find someone who killed their own children. She got 20 years for the murder of at least 2, confessed to 3  but may have killed up to 9 of her kids.
    • Anna Maria Zwanziger: Bavaria. A housekeeper who poisoned her employers with arsenic. She would nurse them back to health for attention. Making mistake she ended up killing 4 and was beheaded for this. (In the early 1800’s)
    • Bertha Gifford: Another arsenic poisoner who killed 2 dozen friends and relatives. Killings happened between late 19th century to early 20th century. She died in a mental institution.
    • Marianne Nolle: Life in Prison for 7 murders. (1993) She may May have killed up to 17 people they could not pin on her. (Cologne Germany and also a nurse)


    Female Serial Killers

    • de Wets Wild 2:31 am on October 23, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      You’d certainly never guess what horrifying things these women were capable of by just looking at them!

    • slfinnell 6:46 pm on October 26, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      You’re right, we don’t think of women much. Good to bring the attention to it. And great timing for Halloween!

    • America On Coffee 9:39 pm on November 10, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      All of these insane acts puts me into many ponders about the human mind and spirit.

      • blueribbonfair 8:28 pm on November 12, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        I know it. How on earth do they get so Jaded?

        • America On Coffee 1:17 am on November 13, 2018 Permalink

          I don’t know. Some people confess to murders and.crimes they did not commit. And I believe the green river suspected, convicted murderer is not the real killer. I believe the real takes to different forms of insane pleasures. He is not. molesting anymore and neither is he killing any more… but is comfortable in another crime (has moved on)

        • blueribbonfair 10:36 pm on November 13, 2018 Permalink

          I lived in the area it happened at the time with the green river killer. I still have family there. But I do know people confess to things they did not do. But there was piles of evidence with Gary Ridgeway tht could not be disproved. Evidence trumps confessions. Years of investugative work and so much used in the Trial.

    • Gypsy Bev 1:37 am on November 15, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      They certainly don’t look like evil ladies. Guess you can’t tell a book by its cover.

      • blueribbonfair 9:25 pm on November 15, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Yes, you cannot. I read and study crime a lot and some of them as far as men go extremely good looking; It is so hard to catch them also because the outside appearance and their charisma make people think they are wonderful. They do charity work to look as exemplary citizens. (John Wayne Gacy as an example in Chicago as far as charity goes.) Thank you for commenting.

      • blueribbonfair 3:52 am on November 28, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        I am watching a show about one of them called Dark Angel on Amazon prime. Mary Cotton. There were many more listed where I got the info from. I cannot remember if I added her or not. Serial killers in the 1800’s so strange. She killed her own children sickening.

  • blueribbonfair 1:07 am on August 31, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: creepy, , dark, , horror, hustory, , museum of death, museums, , vice,   

    Creepy Vices via the Museum 

    Word Press Daily Prompt. This week for the subject of “Vice” I thought I would share a museum to visit if you are in the neighborhood of L.A.  or New Orleans.

    Vice is a failing or defect. I would put this museum display at the top of the scale for this.

    A vice House of Horror Rated 10


    Museum Of Death


    The World Famous Museum of Death was founded in 1995 to fill the void in death education in the USA. With locations in Los Angeles and New Orleans, the Museum of Death is a self-guided tour lasting approximately an hour, but those who can stomach it may stay as long as they’d like.

    Great reviews and warnings here: Yelp

    Not for the faint of heart and children according to reviews. Use common sense and wisdom before entering.


    museum of death






    • theeditorsjournal 5:01 pm on September 2, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Oh now this is interesting although the reviews I scanned didn’t tell me much. From what I gleaned I’d visit.

      • blueribbonfair 5:25 pm on September 2, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        I could not find much with reviews either. I would probably visit, but not 100% sure of it.

    • rommel 4:37 pm on September 4, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      That must be interesting. I always enjoy unique places so vthos is right my alley.

    • ghostmmnc 10:57 pm on September 19, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      That would be something I’d like to see! I do have a coffin keychain from the National Museum of Funeral History in Houston, TX. My daughter visited there, and brought it back for me.

    • lisadorenfest 12:33 am on September 22, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Sounds very interesting to me…albeit scary. I’d love to visit when I am back in the states. Great entryway!

    • Bun Karyudo 2:32 pm on September 22, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      The Museum of Death! Really? Wow! They should ask people to hand over all their money before exiting and tell them, “Well, you can’t take it with you.”

  • blueribbonfair 6:02 pm on June 21, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: dark, darkness, , , , ,   

    What the world looks like through my eyes: 

    surreal horsescity-greyground-dropped<img ground-struggle

    Weekly Word Press Photo Challenge. Depression has laid hold on me much this week.

    • sustainabilitea 1:18 pm on June 23, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      I’m sorry to hear that you’ve been battling with feelings of depression this week but you’ve certainly made something beautiful from it. I particularly like the top and bottom photos. Praying for a better week for you this week.


    • Author Catherine Townsend-Lyon 3:10 am on June 25, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      What a very IMPORTANT Blog you have!! I to suffer from depression, Panic & Agoraphobia and it’s way over due that we all SPEAK about these issues, to help Shatter the *Stigma*……I do the same on my blog, as well as about my recovery. THANKS YOU for a wonderful blog!! And I am following 🙂

      God Bless, *Author, Catherine Lyon* “Addicted To Dimes”…….

      • blueribbonfair 9:52 pm on June 26, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        Oh my yes, I have really been treated very poorly at times, even by the medical establishment. I am going over and looking at your blog.I am excited to see what you write. It is encouraging that I am not alone.

    • its-about one thing 4:04 am on June 25, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      I like this post because I see hope in the midst of darkness. Nice job with the flower on the dry cracked earth. It is a very powerful statement.
      The horse is directly looking at your camera and making a connection in this photo. Great shot!
      Not every day is the same. This too shall pass with your melancholy days.

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    • Suzanne 7:36 am on August 10, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Brilliant photo. Hope you are feeling brighter now.

      • blueribbonfair 2:44 pm on August 10, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        Thank you. I am. Just off and on bad hair days to extreme, but always a sunny day in there.

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