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When Ted Bundy Served As His Own Lawyer, He Couldn’t Always Keep It Together

Ted Bundy was America’s first “true” serial killer. A lot of the popular folklore about serial killers and their habits stems from his horrific crimes.

From 1974 until his final arrest in 1978, Bundy raped and murdered women all across the Pacific Northwest, Utah, Colorado, and Florida. Bundy was considered to be a master of disguise and a chameleon, meaning that while he was considered handsome, he was also generic-looking enough to blend in with the crowd and avoid attracting attention.

Watching footage of Bundy in action, it’s not hard to see how he came off as charming and was presumed innocent by so many people for so long. Even during jail interviews on the verge of his execution, he was suave and composed.

Officials in Florida tried to get Bundy to break in front of the cameras after his arrest, but he didn’t go down easily.

Bundy famously represented himself during his first Florida murder trial. It was only toward the end of the trial that his charming facade began to crack.

Bundy truly believed he was an innocent man and grew increasingly frustrated the longer the trial went on. This eventually resulted in a series of angry outbursts that finally showed the world the killer behind that cool, collected mask.

For the full video of the outburst above, check this out!

(via The Bandy Man)

Despite his defense of himself in court, Bundy was convicted and sentenced to death in 1979. However, through the appeals process, the killer managed to prolong his life until 1989.

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This Video Shows How A Deadly Spider Uses Its Web To Catch Reptiles

When it comes to the world of spiders, there are so many species out there that can cause you a world of pain. One of the freakiest spider species of all, however, is the Australian redback spider. To illustrate just how devious these critters can be, I present to you the following footage.

It was taken last year by Jennifer Fox and her husband as they were packing up to move. When they entered their shed to grab a few things, they saw several western brown snakes caught in the web of a little redback spider.

(via The Daily Mirror)

Well, I’m officially horrified. What’s even crazier is that these snakes are also notoriously dangerous creatures. Nothing is sacred, friends.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/redback-trap/

This Interview With A Rabies Victim Will Break Your Heart And Make Your Skin Crawl

As we’ve discussed here before, rabies is a disease straight from the bowels of Hell. It affects the body’s central nervous system, and it’s almost always deadly if people do not seek medical treatment immediately. One of the most terrifying things about rabies is that its incubation period is unpredictable. Sometimes you exhibit symptoms in a few days, and other times it can take years before you know you have it. By then, it’s usually too late.

When symptoms express themselves, physicians can do little more than make patients comfortable. The final days are extremely painful. The following interview with a rabies victim nearing the end of his life is heartbreaking and terrifying.

(source: TheFQALL)

If you ever find yourself in the midst of an animal attack, do yourself a favor and consult a physician immediately afterward. When it comes to fighting rabies, every second counts.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/rabies-victim-interview/

One Spider Didn’t Take Too Kindly To This Guy’s Attempts To Capture It

When your house becomes infested with massive spiders, the best course of action is to call a reputable exterminator. The absolute last thing you should try to do is catch them.

That’s a fact of life that YouTuber leokimvideo learned when he tried to catch the giant huntsman spider that wandered into his home during mating season.

All of the nope!

I think I’d just burn my house down and start over. Australia, you never cease to shock and amaze me with your unrivaled creepiness.

For more whacky videos, be sure to check out leokimvideo on YouTube!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/spider-attack/

She Was Out In The Woods With Her Dog When She Came Face-To-Face With A Nightmare

Anyone who’s seen the Terminator movie franchise has got to be at least a little scared of the idea of robots taking over the world. Of course, these fears are easily dismissed by the fact that the field of robotics is still pretty primitive in many ways.

Then again, that isn’t stopping companies like the Google-owned Boston Dynamics from experimenting with robots.

The Atlas is one of Boston Dynamics’ most sophisticated creations and is capable of traversing a variety of different terrains. As impressive as that sounds, imagine encountering this thing while out for a nice stroll in the forest…

Talk about a terrifying and unexpected encounter.

(via Unexplained Mysteries)

While the Atlas might be advanced by our current robotics standards, it’s nowhere near Skynet levels of intelligence…at least not yet.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/robot-encounter/

These Explorers Found A Makeshift Prison…Complete With An Electric Chair

Urban exploration isn’t a hobby without risks. Those who choose to explore the unknown can expect to encounter a variety of strange situations. Very rarely, however, do they come across homemade electric chairs in the abandoned places they explore.

In the middle of the desert, urban explorer Adamthewoo came across what looked like your average abandoned building. But strangely enough, it was surrounded by barbed wire on all sides. He went in for a closer look, which is when he made the bizarre discovery.

(source: Adamthewoo)

Well, that doesn’t look safe at all. Part of me really wants to know what exactly went on out there, but I know that whatever it was, I probably wouldn’t like it.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/homemade-electric-chair/

These Explorers Caught A Pair Of Evil Glowing Eyes Inside This Abandoned Asylum

By this point, if you find a former mental asylum, you can assume that it’s haunted. It’s really just a matter of how haunted the joint is. Is it plagued by playful ghosts, or overrun with specters of the angrier variety? When it comes to exploring the old Westborough State Hospital in Westborough, Massachusetts, the answers to those questions are respectively “yes” and “the latter.”

That’s at least judging by this video that was posted in December by a pair of urban explorers.

Upon reviewing the tape, they noticed what appeared to be a pair of glowing eyes watching them from the darkness.

(via The Paranormal Blog)

That is terrifyingly compelling. Normally, I would think it’s probably just a reflection. But what makes me think it could be authentic is that these eyes only make one appearance. It’s as if the spirit just wanted to remind the explorers that they definitely weren’t alone.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/ghost-eyes/

Alligators Have Learned To Ring Doorbells — Perhaps We Should Be Concerned

There is perhaps no creature that’s more universally feared than the alligator, and that’s especially true in the South, where these reptiles reign supreme. These scary buggers love going where they don’t belong just to prove that they can.

And that urge often brings them into close contact with humans. Earlier this week, a family in South Carolina learned that terrifying lesson when an alligator sauntered right up to their front door and rang the bell.

I know it sounds like the beginning of a terrible children’s movie, but the man who shot this video captured the whole ordeal.

He was quick to point out that the gator just wanted to find its way out of the neighborhood, and that it wasn’t feeling aggressive.

(via Metro)

That being said, if you live near alligators and your doorbell rings when you’re not expecting anyone, you should probably just run and hide. These gators are getting a little too smart for my liking.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/gator-doorbell/

Getting Too Close To This Massive Sandstorm Was The Last Thing They Should Have Done

For those of us who don’t live in or around deserts, it’s almost impossible to imagine the intensity and sheer scale of a real sandstorm. These things, while not as famously terrifying as tornados, can reach massive sizes and wreak their own special brand of havoc. For proof, just take a look at the video below.

It features the crew of a big rig truck somewhere in China (likely the Gobi Desert). They were transporting a large piece of machinery when they came across a massive sandstorm. Instead of driving through it or turning around, they stopped, got out, and shot some video.

I’ll agree that it looks pretty amazing, but I wouldn’t want to be out in the open when one of these things rolled in.

(source: Loser Laowai in China)

No word on what happened to the men after their encounter with the sandstorm. Hopefully, they made it out of there in one piece.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/sand-storm/

This Guy Took A Video Of His Eyeball Getting Tattooed…So There’s That

In 2016, having a few visible tattoos isn’t quite as shocking as it was 20 years ago. That’s partially why those in the body modification community have begun experimenting with even more extreme ways to up the ante…which is how eyeball tattoos became a thing.

Even though it seems really dangerous, you can actually tattoo an eyeball safely if you know what you’re doing. In the video below, one adventurous soul chose not only to have his eyeballs tattooed, but to document the whole thing on film.

I don’t suggest watching this video if you’re in the middle of eating lunch.

(via Reddit)

While it looks kind of cool, I have a feeling that he’s going to have a hard time finding a job after this.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/eyeball-tattoo-video/