Black widow Belle Gunness who killed their own children, husbands and lovers 42Pictolic
Some people just love to watch horror movies, because it's a great way to "tickle" their nerves and get the adrenaline rush from the comfort of home. However, after reading this article, you will see that in real life there are things far more scarier than fictional monsters and ghosts.
Today we want to tell you about Brynhilde of Starrett, known under the pseudonym Belle Gunness. This woman is also often called "Black widow" and for good reason, because at the time, she personally killed 2 of their husbands, 42 lovers and their own children in the bargain. And all this... for money. (Caution! Shocking photos)
Brunhilda of Starrett was born in 1859 in the small Norwegian municipality of Selbu. The girl was brought up in a family of a bricklayer and a peasant woman, and was the youngest of eight children.
Those who happened in the owl to communicate with the family of Corsetto say that Brynhilde initially, there was nothing strange or terrible. She was very ordinary girl, and when he grew up, turned into a real "dream farmer" peasant woman under 2 meters tall and weighing nearly 90 pounds.However, in this form of Starrett does not inspire horror in others, until not happened that incident... Once Brynhild, being in position, went to the local "disco" where it is a drunken brawl, hit in the stomach by the son of one of the village big shots. Yes I hit so hard that even far strong Brunhilda came off and fell on the floor. In the end, the woman had a miscarriage, and her assailant has not suffered a just punishment.
Since then, said a local, Brynhilde if changed. Her eyes became cloudy and dull, but she is indifferent to everything that surrounds her.
As for the guy who hit Brunhilda, soon he died from the excruciating pains in the stomach, allegedly caused by colitis. However, death from "colitis" more than once he met our heroine.
Belle with their children
In 1881 Brynhild went to the USA where he changed his name to the more euphonious bell. There she met her future husband — the Norwegian immigrant by Mads Sorensen. In 1884 they married, they had four children and opened her own business — a bakery shop. However, the work was going, I must say, quite bad. That's for debts they have had to take place, but the pair unexpectedly "turned up luck" — the shop burned down, and Belle and Mads got the insurance money.
Soon died suddenly two children of the spouses, presumably from "colitis". Belle and Mads again got insurance. And some time later from the same "colitis" and he died a man. The coroner who did the autopsy of the corpse of Mads, confidently stated that there is a deliberate strychnine poisoning. However, the family doctor of Sorensen told a touching story about wife Belle was very sick heart and then just could not stand the series suddenly pulled hard trouble.
And so convincing was his words that nobody even seemed suspicious the fact of receiving Belle double insurance. The fact that Mads died very "successful" — the day when the new insurance is in force, and yet continued to operate. As a result, the woman received a decent amount of luxury and bought a farm in La Porte, Indiana. Well, most likely, shared some of the money with the "good doctor".
However, a new residence Belle began to "chase trouble" — the barn burned down, the house addition, then boats, then the house itself. The only consolation for the widow was that every time she received compensation for the insurance. And in 1902, she met a new love — a butcher named Peter Gunness. The man had a pretty bad temper and two children from a previous marriage, but Belle was not discouraged, because soon the problem was solved by itself.
Youngest daughter, Vannessa died suddenly, as you might guess, from colitis. And some time later died and the man himself — on his head from the top shelf fell steel meat grinder. Wow, what luck! However, the coroner ruled that the wounds on his head are more like footprints from a powerful blow from behind, as surviving daughter Vannessa allegedly heard, as her stepmother cruelly scored their spouse in a meat grinder.
Belle was charged with murder and brought criminal proceedings against her. But send the Black widow in jail and failed. At that time a woman who have endured so much trouble, not long ago lost their children and second husband was carrying the baby. And when the jury found out about it, their hearts melted.
Pity that they even could not imagine that soon Belle will smother this baby with my own hands... But will get to that later.
When Belle went home her stepdaughter suddenly "went to school in California." The daughter, who witnessed the brutal murder of his father... In another version, the girl's taken uncle, because he was afraid that it might occur some trouble. In any case, she was gone, and Belle has lost its main burden.
Police searching the farm of Belle
At the same time, our "rustic beauty" started looking for a future spouse. The woman published the announcement that is looking for a life partner, and responded to the applicants wrote touching letters. However, not all, but only to those who have less family and more money. Bad health is welcome.
As you know, Belle herself was not beautiful, so sensual, emotional and believable was it that men were ready to move in to her from all over the world. In just a few years of this correspondence, Belle visited 42 lover. And none of them came back alive.
The skull of one of the victims, Belle
As we found out later, all of his victims Belle first abrade to the bone, and then "eliminated" — as a rule, fed to pigs, filled the remains nehalennia lime or simply dismembered and buried in the basement.
And, having a reputation for being twice widowed, poor mother, Belle was able to ward off any possible suspicion. Up to the moment until she met farmer Andrew Helgelien from South Dakota.
Andrew Helgelien, one of the latest victims of Hannes
Like her other potential husbands, Andrew dropped everything and went to his beloved, but there it was expected by a sad fate. Evening Belle by tradition drugged poor sleeping pills, took from him all the valuables, killed and dismembered.
Though Madame she was very weak, sometimes she needed help in the destruction of the traces of the killings. Therefore, under the hand of Belle Gunness always been a faithful servant ray Lamper perfect type of villain from a Gothic novel, which is also slightly not friends with his head.
Lamper was madly in love with his lady, so without question did everything that she told him. Cut the body into small pieces? No problem. To hide in the basement of the corpse and fill it with cement? It will be done!
But the most convenient is that for their work Lamper not received a penny. So insatiable and greedy Belle of Gunness appreciated his servant.
Inspection of the farm Hannesson after the fire
Belle Gunness used to kill men for 6 years — in the period from 1902 to 1908. But even she, with all their impunity, knew that sooner or later the luck will turn away from it. It happened when the brother of Andrew Helgelien began to look for him.
Received from the man a letter stating that he intends to come to the farm and find out details about the disappearance of his cousin, Belle began to operate. In this case it was pre-prepared plan, and the plan is very cruel, you might even say diabolical.
For a start, Belle was invited to the farm housekeeper from Chicago, which apparently was very similar to itself. Then it spread through the village the rumours about his inadequate servant, saying that he allegedly threatened her and her family, promised all to kill and burn. And in the end, April 27, 1908, Belle began to execute the plan.
A place where farm Hannesson
The woman drugged the maid sleeping pills, dressed in my clothes, killed and beheaded, and with the body left his false teeth. Own children she suffocated right in their beds, then burned the farm and ran away.
On the ruins of the burnt building found several bodies: supposedly the most Belle and her children. However, something of a serial offender miscalculated — the murdered servant girl was much shorter, so the police immediately became suspicious.
Dentures in Belle
Then began a detailed search of the site. For several days the experts managed to dig up the remains of more than 40 different victims. But anybody even in a head could not come that the mother would own hands to kill children and, especially, to deal with them so cruelly. So suspicion immediately fell on the maid — of ray Lamphere.
Ray was sent to prison and Belle, quite possibly, already exhaled with relief. But after a year behind bars, the man died from tuberculosis, and before his death confessed to the priest and told him about all the terrible crimes of Gunness that he helped her hide.
Lamper also said that over the years the "Black widow" was able to earn around 250 thousand dollars (in recalculation on today's money — 7 million). Unfortunately, police were unable to find a serial killer, but in 1931 in Los Angeles was arrested by a woman named Esther Carlson, looks very similar to Belle. And put her for sending someone with strychnine. But a few months later and awaiting trial, Carlson died. So now we will never know, was it she or some imitators.
Now, do you believe that in the real world there are people much worse than those monsters that show up in horror movies?