About R.L.M.

I have an interest in true crime, serial killers, cult killings and mass murders in particular.
This is not based in admiration, a want to ‘cure’ / save, or even in some want to get to really know them.
It is based in a fear. The same fear I have of tornadoes. They are random, vicious, and possibly more of a threat than we admit on a daily basis. Serial killers are the monsters under my bed.
As a young girl I had a severe fear of spiders. I started to read about them and that fear lessened quite a bit. I had hoped to be able to do that with serial killers but since I could never really understand them the fear never went away. As a matter of fact the more that I earned the more I realized that serial killers could hide better than spiders, you never knew until it was too late that you were in a web.
I know the chances of running into a serial killer is low, less than the chance of getting hit by lightning. If you do happen to cross one’s path though and you are his type your chance of survival is probably the same or less than that lighting strike.

This blog is being attempted to go along with a web site also called Real Life Monsters.

I do not claim to be an expert.

    • Bobby the Paranormal Skeptic
    • January 31st, 2011

    Man this is the first time I have read your blog…I didnt even know you had one. This is awesome.

  1. I love these subject matters, too! I love the whole psychology of these people, and trying to understand it. Thanks for liking my post, btw.

    Margarita

    • Thank you so much! The psychology is fascinating, even though it is dark. There is so much to learn and once enough is discovered hopefully society can better deal with serial criminals.
      I loved your post and I can not wait to read more! I love learning about different cultures and traditions!
      : )

      • Why, thanks to you too! Yes, I’m totally fascinated by it all. Lots of TrueTV, A&E, ID, Dateline. Yes, there is much to learn about the darkness, it teaches us a lot. See you around! Margarita

  2. Hi PW, I have seen you lurking around my site over in Australia and though I would pop in and say hi and thanks for visiting. I too am fascinated by the horrible crimes people commit and the victims they leave behind.

    I also know what an effort it takes to run a blog (on your own like me? lol) so keep up the great work and keep exposing the monsters in our society.

    All the best,
    Robbo for Aussiecriminals

    • Thank you SO much.
      I love your blog and yes, like you, I am the only one running this one.

      Please, keep doing what you are doing!

      Thanks again,
      Lisa

  3. I am a true crime junkie, and like you, I know that psychos masquerade themselves as perfectly normal and it scares the crap out of me. Love the blog

    • They scare me as well. Bogeymen should look like bogeymen not like people.

      Thank you.
      Your blog is so great. I sit and nod my head thinking about raising my son.

  4. Hi , nice blog . I have same interests and love to follow this subject . Probably for the same reasons , trying to learn about dark side of human beings. it is fascinating how “normal” looking people can do monstrous acts.

    take care

    • Thank you very much.
      Yes, it is worrisome when the monsters fit in with everyone else.

  5. Very fitting seeing as I just finished an episode of Dexter, Season 3. I have some catching up to do. Gruesome stuff, but very interesting!!

    • I love Dexter. Very unbelievable but still a great show!
      Thank you for reading.
      As a mom I love your blog by the way.

  6. Hi! I was just returning the visit and this is not at all what I expected to find. But I have to agree that I too am fascinated with the psychology aspect. I can understand a psychopath, in that there is something missing, something wrong in the brain that makes this person unable to empathize. There is no ability to empathize, no remorse, no nothing basically. But what about your garden variety crazy who just enjoys giving pain or killing. What about the ones who kidnap and keep these girls for years and years. I don’t get it. But I do think that there are many people out there in the world who care nothing for other people, many more than we think.

    And what makes some people turn into killers as a result of their terrible childhood? But so many people who have similar or equally tragic childhoods grow up to be perfectly normal, if flawed (as we all are) adults.

    As a side note, a former co-worker found out that her previous boss was a serial killer. He had killed something like 7 women and buried them in his father’s basement. He lived an otherwise normal life, was married and had at least one child. He gave my friend the creeps and she didn’t like being alone with him, but he had done nothing concrete to make her feel this way. She just got a bad vibe off him. The thing is, like you said, there’s no way to know until you know. And I never in my life would have thought to be even that close to a serial killer. It brings it home that these are not just people on the tv.

  7. This is a really interesting site you’ve put together. Great sense of focus and seriousness.

    I was just reading about a spate of “passion killings” in Paris in the late 1800’s, in which someone brutally killed a woman, and her image was sent all over France in an effort to ID her, and it was followed by a spate of similar murders. The courts had to explore the idea of people being swept away by fury and external influences to commit crimes that were “at odds” with their actual personalities. It’s an interesting account of courts trying to in some way quantify violent insanity and even media influence.

  8. Very interesting blog PW! By the way,I looked at the video of the dog. Our dog that just died smelled the house across the street on fire while the neighbors were out of town. She also scared off burglars trying to steal our copper gutters off the house. I love a good dog! And a good dog story!

  9. Just stopped by to wish you a very Merry Christmas, to you, your family, your friends and your loved ones.

    Peace and blessings. God bless you all.

    D.

  10. Congratulations! I have nominated you for the Kreative Blogger Award- http://allaboutlemon.com/2012/01/02/an-awe-inspiring-new-years-surprise/ Happy New Year!
    Enjoy!
    Dolly

    • Rachelle Roertson
    • January 3rd, 2012

    Very interested in serial killers: The workings of the mind has endless “whys” and thus very intriguing.

  11. I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award; check it out:

    http://prawnandquartered.wordpress.com/2012/01/12/p-and-q-presents-12-blogs-i-dig-and-you-will-too/

  12. Hey there…first thank you for always ready my blog and “like” it!! I am doing a piece that involves blogs I like…I’d like to feature yours. When I do this I like to say the bloggers first name but I can’t find yours. If your comfortable enough to give me just your first name,I would be thankful..if your not comfortable, it’s ok..I would still like to featurevyour blog
    Thanks! AJ

  13. Interesting focus. Great blog!

  14. Thanks for following my blog. I find yours to be interesting too.

  15. Hi! I love your site! I’m a big fan of forensic files, Dominic dunne’s pride, privilege and justice, and so with snapped. You are catering on the same genre, and I really thank you for that. And thanks for following me too 😊

  16. You Are Loved my dear friend! Please accept my gift for you here: http://allaboutlemon.com/2012/07/01/another-versatile-blogger-award-and-today-is-you-are-loved-day/
    Thank you so much for following All About Lemon and for your continuous support. I highly appreciate this very sincerely. Enjoy your gift and have fun!
    Dolly xoxo

  17. Hey, thanks for stopping by my place and for following.

    • P.S. Should be concerned that someone named Psychowatcher is keeping an eye on me?

  18. Good morning Psychowatcher,

    I just ran across this article that I thought would peak your interest over at the Daily Mail entitled, The Bluebeard of Quiet Dell, The Queen Poisoner and The Brownout Strangler: America’s most infamous and forgotten serial killers.

    As mentioned in the article, “…Author Harold Schechter has brought together some of the most deadly and notorious killers spanning several centuries and put them together in one chilling book called Psycho USA: Famous American Killers You Never Hear About….”

  19. I watch every type of crime show I can find on TV. I will admit though, that I kinda prefer the fictional shows because the villain always get caught in the end. I used to play with bugs of all kinds too – except for spiders – when I was a kid. Nowadays, I’m pretty much “phobic” of any kind of bug.

    I learned a lot about tornadoes as a weather observer in the Air Force. I even tried “chasing” them a few times. I became so obsessed with them at one point that I started having nightmares about them chasing me, and that’s when I decided it was time to focus on something else.

    The thing is, that the only way I know how to get good at anything is by getting all OCD over it… 😉

    • I watch all the crime shows fiction and non fiction, from Discovery ID to Criminal Minds (thank you again for the on-line link) to Law and Order and beyond. I have a habit of arguing with the shows when they go against what is real life protocol but that is part of the fun.

      I never played with bugs. Just nope there. Haha. I get freaked when ladybugs land on me nd I like them.
      Now I have a sort of respect for spiders and I make them a deal. They stay up in the corners and behind furniture and I won’t squish them. If they touch me or do that creepy hang in your face thing that the bolder ones do they must die. LOL

      Every time there is a tornado outbreak in the States I glue myself to the tv, it is horrifying. I could never imagine chasing one even though I watch the guys that do on tv. I have nightmares when they issue severe storm warnings on tv. I am in awe that you tried to chase them. 🙂
      I get the OCD thing, I really do. 😀

      • You sound like someone I’d get along with very well in the “real” world. Except for that spider thing of course. I visited my stepmother in Miami, FL. when I was ten, and she had this weird “spiritual” thing about not allowing any of the bugs in her house to be killed. Good grief, there were cockroaches two inches long and spiders as big as my hand in there! I’m sorry, but nature stops at my front door and any bugs unfortunate enough to wander inside will find themselves in the bug version of hell… 😈

  20. HI Psychowatcher,

    I just came over here when I saw that you’d followed my blog.

    I have a question — if Psychowatcher “watches” my blog, does that make me a psycho?

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