The Boogeyman would come after me if I did something terrible or went outside at night. It was a habit that parents taught their children in the old days to help their kids be good and keep them from going outside without permission. The devil was known in Europe as the “Boogeyman,” and this myth has been around for centuries. Parents can make up a monster to scare their kids. But there are real, dangerous monsters in the world, too. Once, I was close to meeting one.
At a disco called Elephas in Queens, New York City, on June 26, 1977, I went there a few blocks from where I lived in Queens. I passed this club every day. That night, Sal Lupo and Judy Placido met at Elephas, and they had a drink together. Judy was bothered by a person who was not welcome to get attention. In her place, Sal posed as her boyfriend. So they went together because it was after 3 am. The windows of Sal’s car were rolled down because it was raining when they arrived at the party.
When the glass shattered, loud sounds came out of nowhere. Well-known. Judy and Sal had been shot with a 44 caliber murder weapon, and they had been killed. The intruder had left, and the firing had stopped. This is how it worked: They were both hurt, but they could still live their lives. Those who were terrible did not make it. David Berkowitz killed six people and injured nine others in eight separate attacks. He was caught on August 10, 1977. In the news, he was often called “Sam’s son.”
David Berkowitz said that his neighbor’s dog told him to kill. In his mind, the animal’s yelping at night was a sign that something was wrong. If the dog kept barking after Berkowitz attacked, the Son of Sam thought he had been told to kill more people. The dog’s name was Sam. Those attacks are not unique, even though they are terrible.
In the United States, there are at least 50 serial killers at work as of right now. They must have killed at least three people to be called a serial killer. The number of serial killers in the United States is thought to be at least 500. Why? They’re hard to see because they’re so small. Like the notorious Zodiac Killer, some of them haven’t been found.
Zodiacs killed many people in Northern California at around this time. Only five people have died because of what he did, with another 28 people suspected of being involved. Police and the media were told that he had killed 37 people in all. The death toll for some people is a lot higher. The “Red Ripper” killed 56 women and children between 1978 and 1990 in the Russian SFSR, Ukraine, and Uzbek SSRS.
Serial killers live in a strange world in the real world. In their world, they think killing is a good way to solve every problem or task they are given. They will do everything they can to hide their true identities from the rest of the world. People who can get away from the law are usually brilliant and can control their behavior to stay out of trouble. After they are caught, their most valuable asset is their propensity to kill indiscriminately.
As long as they don’t know how to connect the dots between the victims and where they live, police or federal investigators don’t have much else they can do. Many crimes can happen at any time, not just to police officers. These include rape and murder and physical assault to steal.
Killers with ASPD are good at hiding their identities, making people think they could be anyone. Don’t give up when someone new comes into your personal or professional life. Make sure you don’t answer any invitations from that person until you’ve been alone with them for a while. There are a lot of rapists and serial killers who are impatient.