I defy you to scroll through your social media feeds without seeing the name ‘Ted Bundy’ pop up. Go on, give it a try. Well I guess I already proved my point because here we are.
It might seem strange for a serial killer from the ’70s to be as regular a fixture on social media in 2019 as Ariana Grande but while the sudden fascination may be surprising to you, just think about how unnerving it is for a woman who once shared a bed with the convicted killer.
A 71-year-old woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, claiming to be the ex-girlfriend of Bundy has spoken out about her former lover in light of all the recent buzz.
“Who would have thought I’d be reading about Ted in the news again after all these years? All of a sudden I’ll hear the name and it seems so weird to realise just how long ago it all was because it seems to have not gone away,” she told Daily Mail TV.
The unnamed woman recalls meeting the handsome bloke when he moved to Utah in 1974 and how they dated for “several months” while living in the same building.
“He played the part really well,” she said. “I think that I was a respectable front [for him]. As long as he was with me he was all right because I looked nice, my family was nice.”
She recalls that he once told her, “there’s no difference between right and wrong,” and claims that he had a set of sharp kitchen knives that he was really proud of.
“He would talk about his collection of knives, and apparently that’s what he would use [on the women].”
She tells two particularly chilling memories of her then-boyfriend, the first being a time when she “escaped being killed” after sleeping over at his house for the first time.
“I’ll never forget one night I stayed overnight and I woke up in the middle of the night and I said, ‘Ted, where are you? What are you doing?’ And he was through in the kitchen and he said, ‘Oh just looking at my knives.’ I thought about that later and I thought, ‘Wow, I just escaped being killed. Except that he knew better than to do it in his own apartment.’”
The other terrifying story is her recounting of a night when Ted visited her home after he had murdered a woman.
“There was a girl who disappeared on Halloween night and was killed. And on Halloween night he came to my apartment when I was asleep because my door was partially opened because the rug was preventing it from closing. I was in bed and he came in and said, ‘I want to tell you that your door is opened and unlocked.’ He woke me up. And I said, ‘Oh thanks Ted,’ you know. He did a good deed and he also killed someone that night and I didn’t notice a thing.”
Apparently Bundy got a thrill out of watching the news and seeing the reports of the women he had murdered.
“We didn’t go out because we didn’t have a lot of money but he would make a nice hamburger and we would sit in his kitchen with a little TV on the table and he would like to make hamburgers and we would listen to the news about all of the girls that were being murdered and disappeared,” she recalled.
She also believes that he must have gotten a sexual “thrill” out of killing and that “it must have turned him on.”
She adds that Bundy had removed one of the seats from his car so that he could conceal the bodies of his victims.
“I would sit in the seat that would rock forward when he would come to a stop sign or a stoplight,” she said. “And I would think anything of it.”
Because he was such a “clean freak”, she never once spotted a single drop of blood.
“What was interesting to me [after],” she said, “was that I never saw any blood. I don’t know how he did it because the human body is full of blood.”
And as for the highly controversial Ted Bundy film and documentary, she has “no desire” to watch them as it took “a couple of years” to get over learning that her boyfriend was a killer.
“It had an impact. For a couple of years. I found it hard to trust people, if I was out I would be fearful, I’d have another drink to deal with it,” she said.
Adding, “I was very naïve when I met him. But once you’ve lost that innocence, once it’s gone, you can never get it back.”