Samples of Ted Bundy’s Handwriting
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Letter from John Wayne Gacy. It reads (errors in tact):
I just thought that I would drop a line to see how are doing? I trust that nothing new has happen to you. So what happen with the break-in, did the owner have to make good for what you lost? My last letter to you was on March 22nd, and that was just after that happen. Nothing new going on at this end, as you can see from the clipping they have ruled that the Illinois Death Penalty law is unconstitutional, which in not new as I think I told you about that a few years ago. They just haven’t been addressing that issue sliding away from it with each case. Now they had to address it. But it will be appealed by the state and go all the way up to the United States Surpreme court, which could take more then a year. Meanwhile all 121 men on the row just sit and wait for the final ruling.
Meanwhile I have a new team of civil attorneys and they are gun ho for going after everyone. They are the ones who filed the lawsuit against George Buah and have picked out ten more they want to go after as they feel they can win them. Like the ones who used Patches the clown on a record cover, Buried Dreams and Bantam books. Pandamonium II which used my letters without my approval. So win or lose at least they are going to make it known that we are going after them. the guy I want them to go after is that Joel Norris who claims to be an expert and I have never met the guy. He Goes on TV quoting me and puts word in my mouth which he knows are not facts. But then thats nothing new.
Trouble is if people ask me for permission for a project they are doing I have given more (?) often then not. Hey as long as its factual I have nothing against someone making money off it, you know what I mean. Its the ones who exploit me after I have been fair with them.
So how is Sandy doing? You never say too much about her nor have you ever said that you were thinking of marriage. I trust that the book store work is going along. Take care for now, write when you have the time. I’ve been sick with the flu and a chest cold but it seems to be breaking up now after nearly four weeks of it. Hell this isn’t the place to get sick. Medical attention is slower then a fish out of water.
Take care, always, John.
Letter from Jeffrey Dahmer, dated 1993 from RedRumAutographs. It is currently out of stock. The note reads:
Hi, I hope this letter finds you in good health and spirits. From your letter, it sounds as if you have friends in far away places.
I do have a job now. I sweep, mop and clean windows in the prison gym. I earn about $25.00 per month. After I pay for my cigarettes, I have about nothing left for writing material. The prison will not allow anyone to send in envelopes, stamps, paper, or books. However, they do allow money to be sent in, money orders are preferred.
I’ve been wanting to buy a word (over ->) processor (sp?) that retails for about $500.00. It would give me something constructive to do for a change. It would also make my letters easier to send. Seeing how much it costs, I’ll probably never save up enough for it on my $25.00 per month job.
Well Rich, say hi to all of your long distance friends.
No longer available for purchase at MurderAuction: Letter from Henry Lee Lucas dated December 12, 1993 to Phyllis Wilcox, a very close friend of Lucas’. She posed as his cousin/wife/victim, Becky Powell to help him avoid a murder charge in 1994. You may remember Becky Powell was the underage niece of Ottis Toole who ran away with Lucas. She was eventually killed and dismembered by Lucas. The letter, all spelling errors in tact, reads:
I send my love and kisses to you and pray you are doing alright and back to work. Sorry that Kurt hasn’t got back yet - he must go out and look if he wants work - it won’t come to him.
I am glad you are thinking about my picture it means a lot to me, and I will cherish it always. I might move to a norther block soon because they want me to cell with another inmate and I don’t want to. So I put in for a move to a single cell. Even if it means a lock down I don’t care anymore. I can see the work program is getting worse so maybe they’ll do me a favor. I have a lot of work ahead of me. I have less than two months till I leave for court in Feb.
They are trying to stop me from going but I’m pushing this time. I want the truth out. That lyeing no good Sherrif Boutwell got what God wanted. He’s “Dead” as he can’t lie on me any more. The next is Bob Prince who is continuing to lye his head off. He’s no longer a Texas Ranger - that good also.
Sweet Hart I love you and I’m sure that God will see me through all this and bring me Home to you. I won’t stop fighten for that time so be ready for me when I come. I won’t let you rest for a week or so - it’s been a long time so we will see.
I must go now and try to get things done before bed time. I love you,
All my Love, Henry
Letter from John Wayne Gacy, signed “John,” for sale on MurderAuction for $75.00. Gacy would often add prison pamphlets, flyers, pictures, copies of letters he received from people, drawings and other amusing little snippets with his letters. Here, he adds what looks like a light-hearted prison newsletter entitled “Con Crafts,” with gag crafts like carving “a bar of soap out of a gun” and how to create underwear from old socks.
Letter from Edward Gein asking for a few postage stamps. The note reads:
Dear Jeffrey, With the Holidays I have run short on postal stamps and as you can see I lost a few cents here. If you would be kind to send me a supply when next you write? Your kindness will not go unrewarded. Your friend, Edward Gein
Letter from Richard Ramirez currently on auction at MurderAuction for $75.00. The letter reads:
Nick, What’s happening? Received your letter. So now that they offed Gacy you figure you’ll write me, huh? No, just kidding. Got yr letter. You sent me two books of stamps? Well, I never got em. In fact when you sent me those pages of the drawing Hustler did, that’s why I didn’t send em back to you autographed, ‘cause I had no stamps and I wrote you back telling you this and I never heard from you til now. Did you put the right address and # when you sent me the two books of stamps? I have a problem with stamps. Can never get enough of em. Like right now, I’m out and I don’t know when I’ll get this letter out. You can certify a letter to me. Meaning I’ll sign for it and you get the green slip I signed back. How’s life? Sucks eh? Jim Good wanted me to answer some out of this world questions. Can’t at this time. A meteor is gonna hit Jupiter July 16. Maybe the world will end. As for those pages of what you wanted me to sign for you, they got confiscated in a cell search. I never even had a chance to use not fucking one. And they were cool too. Thanks for the effort. I didn’t mind you putting the drawing in. Answer me. Who gave you that idea? My girl might of minded and she voiced it to Dr. Sick I think. Have you heard from him? San Quentin sux especially when you’re at A/C. Where I’m at! Fuck em. Who’s being “tad (?) more discreet?” Not me. Just can’t go out there and say all you know. Yeah, I’ve heard of Jonny B! He has it good where he’s at I hear. They changed the whole policy as to how we can get books and mags here. Have you heard of this? Take it E-Z. I’ll send a drawing soon. R