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Monday, April 24, 2023

AMERICAN BOOGEYMAN: The Ghosts & Recollections of TED BUNDY

It would appear that the ghost of Ted Bundy has appeared at the Florida State Prison in Raiford, Florida (now known as Union Correctional Institution) according to inmates at the facility.

I have included a few emails and accounts that were forwarded to me:

"I'm a resident of UCI in Bradford Co, FL. serving a life sentence. For many years I heard rumors of Ted Bundy's ghost appearing and didn't believe it. Now, my mind has changed. I and other residents (including staff) have witnessed the ghost on many occasions. It is definitely Bundy. It comes in the early morning before dawn in our housing unit and in different cells. He's always smiling. It's a white-blue mist but very detailed. Some of the other residents claim to hear him talking. I have not heard that yet. Any suggestions on how this can be taken care of?"

In 2008, the reports coming from the prison were very strange. It appeared that the ghost of Ted Bundy showed up and terrorized prison guards and inmates. A guard who asked not to be identified said that Bundy's ghost appeared in the area where he was executed and in his former cell where he spent his last hours before being put into Florida's electric chair.

Up until the end Bundy tried to save his life by offering to tell where more bodies were buried, but eventually, officials refused to give him any more time and he was executed. The 2008 reports of his ghost leaked out of the prison. It was reported that the Warden's staff even threatened to fire guards if they spread the story of Ted's ghost being at the prison. It is also rumored that some guards were scared into quitting their jobs because of Bundy's specter.

Now, out of the blue, I receive this email. I checked the address and it was definitely sent from the facility named. So is Ted Bundy back? Did it actually come from an inmate, or possibly a guard?


Here is another email that I received:

"Dear Sir - I told my story to another worker and they suggested I contact you. On August 3rd I was part of a construction crew at the Union Correctional Institution in Florida. We were replacing concrete paving. During the lunch break, I was sitting in the shade on a pile of form wood drinking pop. I noticed something moving to my left and instantly recognized the shape of 2 people walking toward me. I could see through them but could make out the body forms and facial details. When they got very close to me they started to fade, but then I noticed that the man on the right looked like Ted Bundy and he had a wide smile. On the left was a young woman with long hair and closed eyes. They moved through the wood pile and into the wall. I'd say this sight lasted about 15 seconds.

I've lived in this area all my life and I'm familiar with Bundy's face. I was 15 when he was executed. I've heard stories about his ghost in the prison and never believed it. Now I don't know what to think. If I wouldn't have seen it I would have never believed it. Stu"


Shane from Utah wrote to tell of a strange encounter he had with Ted Bundy in 1974:

“My name is Shane and I live in Utah. When I was 8 years old I lived in Salt Lake City, Utah. We lived in the Avenues area. We lived two doors down from the infamous serial killer, Ted Bundy. He lived in an older home that was a converted apartment. My friends and I knew Ted. We would toss the football around with him. Sometimes he'd give us candy and be really cool to us. Other times he was aloof and moody.

A couple of times he'd be working on his car, the tannish Volkswagen Beetle everyone remembers. Once he was pulled out of the passenger seat. I thought it was strange. He spotted me looking and I asked, 'What are you doing?' He explained that the seat was broken and he was gonna buy a new seat. He also removed the inside door handle and said that it was busted. He gave me a different look than he normally would. His eyes appeared to be completely black and he had an angry look on his face. He snapped at me: 'Shane, you ask too many goddamn questions! Now get the hell out of here, go home!'

A couple of days later, he saw me outside and came over and apologized for his previous behavior. Sometime later my friends and I were playing ball and the pass ended in Ted’s driveway where there was a cellar-type door. Ted came out of the house and snapped, 'Get the f*ck away from there!' He had that same crazed look on his face and said, 'It's full of bats and black widows. We wouldn't want anything bad to happen to you, now would we?' The way he said it creeped me out. When I joined my friends, I told them what he had said. My friend Chad said his father told him to steer clear of Ted, that he's weird. Chad's dad and mom used to be friends with Ted but his dad was kinda freaked out by the way Ted looked at his wife. She was a pretty woman with long brown hair, you know, that seventies style.

A few times, Ted would offer my mom a ride to work. She took the ride one time. After that, she told my dad that Ted had a darkness about him and he acted odd and was sweaty. This was October so it was strange. Needless to say, she never took another ride from him. After Ted was caught trying to kidnap that girl from the Murray, Utah mall he never returned to his apartment. When we would play outside that cellar door would bang like someone had dropped it. There was a padlock on it so it was like it couldn’t be lifted. There were no real windows so any of us could see, so it would be pretty difficult to get in or out of that cellar. Sometimes we'd hear faint screams and women's voices coming from that cellar, perhaps a disembodied victim of Ted's?

I still wonder about that. We moved to another house six years after Ted was caught in Florida. To this day I’ve never been back to my childhood home. It's still kind of creepy. I'm just glad my friends and family survived our neighbor's serial killer. I feel bad for all of his victims and families. For a while I carried guilt about his actions like I could have done something to stop this evil but, really, how can you stop an inhuman devil?”

Source: Beyond The Darkness, August 10, 2019



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