The Fred Valentich Disappearance

The Fred Valentich Disappearance

This article will be taking a look at the mysterious Fred Valentich disappearance of 1978 – could it be attributed to a UFO that numerous people reported witnessing that evening?

Let’s take a closer look…


The Disappearance

At approximately 7 pm on October the 21st, 1978, a young pilot named Fred Valentich mysteriously disappeared.

Due to his body and aircraft never being found – the young man is presumed dead.

But…many ufologists believe that Valentich did not simply crash and die…but rather he was killed or abducted by a UFO…


Fred

Born on the 9th June, 1958, Frederick Valentich live with his family in Melbourne, Australia. He had always had an interest in planes and when he was old enough, he joined up with the youth Air Cadets.

He attempted to get into the Royal Australian Air Force on two separate occasions, but unfortunately he did not hold enough qualifications to pass the entry requirements.

Fred

Valentich then decided to aim all his efforts towards becoming a commercial airline pilot. He was issued his student pilot license and then private pilot license in 1977.

Valentich’s family also claimed that their son was a bit of a ufologist, and regularly studied reports of UFO’s he’d picked up from the Air Force.


The Flight

On the day of his disappearance, Valentich handed in a flight plan that suggested he was heading towards King Island in the south-eastern state of Australia.

This journey would have taken him through an area known as Bass Strait – well known for maritime disappearances and shipwrecks (it was a section of sea between Tasmania and the mainland).

He took off at 6:15 pm and at about 7 pm he radioed in to Melbourne air traffic control asking about any other aircraft in the area – he was told that he was the only flight in that specific area.

He then informed traffic control that he was looking straight at an extremely large aircraft that had four large landing lights. He also noted that this air vessel was traveling at fast speed and had passed about 1,000 feet above him.

The Flight

Valentich then went on to describe the strange vessel in more detail. He claimed that it seemed metallic and had a strange green light shining out of it…

Then he reported that it had vanished!

Moments later he radioed back in to air control claiming the vessel had reappeared and was hovering right next to him – it was definitely NOT an aircraft.

He then reported that he was experiencing engine problems with his plane…

Air control then heard about 20 seconds of a strange scraping or scratching sound before the communication fell silent.

Valentich’s plane never made it to King Island.

A search was put together that combed the Bass Strait for over a week…but they never managed to recover Valentich or his plane.


The Valentich UFO Link

Twenty minutes before Valentich reported engine trouble, a man near Cape Otway managed to capture an image of a fast moving flying object leaving the water in one of his photographs.

When Valentich’s mysterious disappearance became public knowledge, numerous people came forward claiming that they had seen extremely bright lights in the sky, around about the time the young pilot radioed in to air control.

The Valentich UFO Link

A handful of witnesses even claimed to have seen Valentich’s plane in a steep dive with a strange bright light following it.

Authorities managed to keep the young pilot’s description of the UFO under tabs until 1982, when it finally became public knowledge. Many UFOlogists believe that this initial secrecy points to an extraterrestrial cover up.

What do you think?

Please leave your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below.

Could Dinosaurs Still Exist?

Do Dinosaurs Still Exist?

The blockbuster Hollywood movie Jurassic Park suggested that dinosaurs could live through our planet’s current conditions – many cryptozoologists even believe that certain dinosaur species survived the big bang.

Could dinosaurs still exist?

Let’s take a closer look…


The Mokèlé-Mbèmbé

Abbé Lievain Bonaventure was a French missionary who published works on his travels through the Congo River region in 1776.

Some of his writings told about a huge clawed monster footprint he had come across that was over three feet long.

It is thought that this is the earliest known reference to the western world of Mokèlé-Mbèmbé – a famous water beast that pops up in Congo folklore.

This beast tends to divide opinion – certain locals believe it is a real beast, of flesh and bone, whilst others believe it is a powerful spirit.

The Mokèlé-Mbèmbé

Over the last few decades, numerous cryptozoologists have taken an interest in this beast. After a lot of research, and interviews with the local tribe people – they believe that this creature is in fact a Sauropod dinosaur.

Numerous expeditions, dating back as far as over two centuries ago, have set out to try and capture the Mokèlé-Mbèmbé.

Over the last decade a number of television shows have filmed documentaries following attempted expeditions to find proof on the creature.

Unfortunately, none of them have been able to locate any concrete proof on the creature’s existence…but many of them have encountered large unexplained tracks near rivers.

Some expedition members have even reported hearing loud ‘demonic’ roars throughout the night.

Back in 1959, a group of missionaries stumbled across a tribe who told them that the Mokèlé-Mbèmbé had recently been captured and killed.

The tribesmen who slayed the beast, apparently devoured it’s meat and died shortly afterwards.

They believe that the creature’s meat still harnessed some of it’s amazing powers – and that’s what killed the men who consumed it.


Lake Tele

In 1988 a Japanese film crew captured some aerial footage over Lake Tele for a documentary…and it seemed to capture a beast that looked like the Mokèlé-Mbèmbé.

do some dinosaurs still exist

The footage shows some sort of object causing a disturbance and a noticeable wake in the water – it appears for about 15 seconds in total.

Numerous cryptozoologists believe that this could well be the fabled beast…whilst many skeptics point to the fact that it is probably some sort of elephant.


African Dinosaurs

Another breed of dinosaur, that natives believe still lives in Africa, is the Emela-ntouka species.

On top of this there are reports of the Ngoubou, which is said to have 6 horns on it’s head and the Nguma-monene – a dragon-like creature that also lives in the water.

In 1932 two photographs surfaced from the Congo that captured the beast known as Kasai Rex. This beast was apparently in the process of attacking, and killing a rhinoceros when the images were snapped.

do dinosaurs exist today

The photographs were eventually proven to be fakes, but there have been numerous other reports covering this Tyrannosaur over the years.

One of these reports claims that a man was killed when driving his jeep through the valley. Apparently Kasai Rex appeared from nowhere and snatched him right out of the jeep as it sped past!


Do Dinosaurs Still Exist?

These are just some of the modern-day dinosaur reports that are floating about – there are many, many more.

Australia has the Burrunjor, whilst Scotland has the world famous Nessie (The Loch Ness Monster)…

If you have any cryptozoology examples you would like to include in this article, please leave them in the comment section below.

The Firefighter Handprint

The Firefighter Handprint

This article will be covering the mysterious firefighter handprint that was visible on a Chicago fire station’s window for two decades. Was this the ghostly residue of Francis Leavy – a firefighter who predicted his own death, when he was cleaning that very same window in 1924?

Let’s take a closer look…


The Prediction

Career firefighter Francis Leavy, was working through his daily chores at the Chicago Fire Department, when his colleagues noticed him suddenly go silent. When asked what was wrong, he responded that he had the strangest feeling that he was going to die that day.

When he experienced this feeling, he was in the process of washing one of the Fire Department’s windows.

It was April the 18th, 1924, when Leavy made this spooky statement…and several blocks away, a building known as ‘Curran’s Hall’ suddenly caught fire.

firefighters handprint

Leavy was one of the firefighters that responded to the building’s blaze at 7 pm that night. The fire proved to be a worthy adversary for the fire crew of the Chicago Fire Department.

After about 30 minutes of the firefight, the roof of the building collapsed, killing the firefighters inside, and many of the firefighters outside as well.

In all nine firefighters were killed in the collapse, among them, Francis Leavy. On top of this, one civilian died and twenty firefighters were seriously injured.

Career firefighter Francis Leavy


The Ghostly Firefighter Handprint

A couple of days after the tragic events at Curran’s Hall, firefighters at the Chicago Fire Department noticed a strange stain appear on a window pane, in the engine house.

Workers to the area began trying to remove the stain by washing it, then scratching at it…but nothing seemed to budge it!

As each day passed, the stain became clearer and clearer – it soon became obvious that it was the shape of a handprint.

Many of Leavy’s work colleagues were disturbed by this handprint as it was in the exact same spot where the fireman had experienced his premonition. The authorities in charge of the fire station decided it would be best to get rid of the handprint.

They hired professional window cleaners and chemical solvents, to even trying to scratch it off – nothing would remove the ghostly handprint.

The Ghost Handprint

Some of the firemen suggested getting rid of the pane of glass completely…but by this point, many of Leavy’s friends had changed their tune. They believed it was best to leave this paranormal event alone – don’t mess with what you don’t understand!

So, the handprint was left in place for many years, as a reminder of Francis Leavy – the firefighter who knew he was knocking on heaven’s door.

Unfortunately, in 1944, an idiot paperboy managed to throw a delivery straight through the window…destroying all traces of the fireman’s ghostly handprint.

If you have any thoughts or opinions about the subject we have covered here, please leave them in the comment section below.

The Curse of the Superman Actors

The Curse of the Superman Actors

This article will be looking at the Hollywood curse of the Superman actors, thought to have taken the lives of two leading men that played ‘The Man of Steel’…


The Detective Comics Hit

The Superman character is believed to have launched the superhero genre back in 1933. Created by two high school students, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, the idea was eventually sold to Detective Comics in 1938.

The Man of Steel became an instant hit, and appeared in numerous comic book versions, radio and TV episodes, animated adventures and newspaper comic strips.

The character eventually got moved into the Hollywood big-time – having a list of feature films clinging onto his name and popular video game releases.

The Detective Comics Hit

But these Superman movies have slowly become associated with superstition and fear. In the darkest corners of Hollywood – rumors of a curse are whispered.

It is said that there is a powerful hex linked to the superhero character that attaches itself to the lives of any actors who have portrayed the hero on film or in television productions.

In fact, many agents complain that this curse has made it near enough impossible to find actors that will take the risk in playing the part…


Actors Who Played Superman Movies

The whole idea of the curse started off in 1951 with the film Superman and the Mole Men – the lead role was taken on by an actor named George Reeves, who went on to star in Adventures of Superman, a TV series.

Reeves was due to get married in 1959 but was found shot, in his home, days before.

Actors Who Played Superman Movies

The public thought it was an obvious, yet strange, suicide at first…until details emerged that the gun found at the scene did not contain ANY fingerprints from the famous Hollywood actor.

His death was eventually ruled as a suicide…but not many people believed this.

Christopher Reeve eventually took on the superhero role between 1977 to 1987. He ended up starring in four popular feature length movies.

Tragically, Reeve was thrown from his horse during a cross-country equestrian event in 1995, and ended up being paralyzed from the neck down.

Reeve went on to live a wheelchair-bound life for a decade after the accident…but eventually succumbed to heart failure due to the severity of his injuries.

Christopher Reeve as Superman

The curse is thought to be so powerful that it has even touched the cast around the main character of Superman.

There are examples of these side-characters developing severe mental issues, loss of career and in some extreme cases, loss of life.

Now it’s over to you – what are your thoughts on the curse of the Superman actors?

Please leave your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below.

The Carmen Winstead Story

The Carmen Winstead Story

This article will be covering the tragic Carmen Winstead story and the paranormal chain letter incidents that followed the 17-year-old’s death.


The Carmen Winstead Death

Carmen Winstead was a run-of-the-mill Indiana teenager who was tragically killed when she was pushed into a sewer by five other students. The incident happened when her school was in the process of completing a fire drill.

Carmen had been having a few problems with a group of female students – she stood out as a little different therefore she was picked on occasionally…and that is exactly what happened when she was pushed down the sewer entrance.

It was supposed to be a joke – a way of embarrassing Carmen in front of the school…but she did not reemerge from the sewer.

The Carmen Winstead Death

The police were brought to the scene and they soon located and recovered her body in the sewer. Her neck had been completely broken, probably happening when her head hit the metal ladder on the way down.

The students at the school were questioned but none of them witnessed what the group of girls had done – these girls did not own up to their actions. Instead, they told the authorities that it was a clumsy accident – Carmen had simply fallen through the open sewer cover.


The Carmen Winstead Chain Letter

A couple of months after the tragedy, numerous students at Carmen’s school started receiving emails and messages on their myspace accounts titled ‘They Pushed Her’.

These messages contained the truth about what really happened on the day of the fire drill.

The messages did not contain specifics on who pushed Carmen into the sewer…but they did warn that the guilty party needed to come forward…otherwise there would be horrible consequences!

The Carmen Winstead Chain Letter

Most of the students thought that this message was nothing more than a sick joke…but five girls got REALLY worried.

They had a right to be worried – within several days of the message going viral, each of the girls was found killed and disfigured in the same sewer Carmen had died.

Many now believe that Carmen is a very real entity, that is hell-bent on informing the world about her murder. Not content with the deaths of the guilty party, she will visit anyone who does not believe the story and forward it on to others.


Is the Carmen Winstead Story True?

Well yes, these events apparently happened in 2006…but the ‘entity’ of Carmen Winstead is regarded as a bit of an urban legend.

Some skeptics claim that Carmen never really existed – that this story started as a hoax and went from there. Many believe this…but if they receive an email entitled ‘They Pushed Her’…they always forward it…just in case!

Others believe that these events DEFINITELY took place, but they were in another part of the world. As a side note – this subject is often researched through search engines from various parts of the Philippines.

What are your thoughts on the Carmen Winstead story?

Do you believe in the Carmen Winstead chain letter?

If you do not forward the letter with the words ‘They Pushed Her’ in the title…will the spirit of Carmen come after you?

Please leave your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below.

The Westall High School UFO Incident

The Westall High School UFO Incident

This article will be covering the Westall high school UFO incident in Melbourne, Victoria, in 1966, when more than 200 students witnessed something strange in the skies above them…


The Westall UFO 1966

Mid-morning, on April the 6th, 1966, students of Westall Primary and Westall High School were busy at their work when the silence was broken by some sort of commotion outside the school buildings.

The students that were playing in the schoolyard were all looking up to the skies – tracking the progress of a strange flying object passing over the schools.

Westall UFO

The teachers noticed this disturbance, and one by one they joined the students out on the yard. Suddenly, the ‘craft’ descended behind a group of trees and seemed to land in an area known locally as ‘The Grange’.

The flying object was about the same size as a regular family car and it seemed to move silently – there was no sign of any engine noise. It was shaped like a saucer and it had a silver/blue/purple color to it’s body.

A young boy who’s parents owned some land in The Grange, was playing nearby and witnessed the saucer descend and touch down on the ground. He quickly went and got his father to the scene. The father examined the area where his son claimed the craft had landed, and found a circular pattern that had heat-damaged the grass somehow.

The Westall UFO 1966

Two girls from the nearby high school also managed to witness the saucer landing in The Grange. They apparently got within 6 meters of the strange object before feeling slightly ill. They returned to school and one of them starting vomiting violently – she was taken away by ambulance and was never seen again at the school.


The Westall UFO Incident

Many of the locals managed to witness the UFO taking off again. They claim that 5 military aircraft surrounded the saucer as it glided across the sky, circling it.

After the incident, the local military denied that these planes were present. The pilots never came forward and no official reports were penned by the army.

Within hours, the police and army officials had cordoned off the area in The Grange where the UFO had landed. They quickly got to work on the area and burned away the grass where the saucer had been seen landing.

The Westall UFO Incident

The two schools were obviously full of students that could not stop talking about the strange incident. The headmistress of the high school was taken aside by ‘men in suits’ and told she was not allowed to talk about what had happened to anybody. She was also told to address the students and make sure they kept their mouths shut!

The media did eventually manage to get hold of the story, and a TV news channel broadcast the story…but the footage has since gone missing. It simply vanished from the TV station’s archives and never returned…

Numerous explanations were put forward by the authorities – but nobody really bought them. First of all it was a weather balloon, then it was nylon target drogue…maybe it was a prototype aeroplane or a local military operation?

I doubt it…

If you have any thoughts or opinions on the Westall high school UFO incident, please leave them in the comment section below.

Is Kuchisake Onna Real?

Is Kuchisake Onna Real?

This article will be examining the Asian legend of The Slit Mouthed Woman, thought to have originated in the late 1970’s.

Is Kuchisake Onna real, and if so – where did she originate from?

Let’s take a closer look…


The Kuchisake Onna Myth

A teenager is walking down the street at nightfall and turns off a main road and into a smaller street. The noise from the city workers driving home soon sounds very distant.

The street he is now walking down seems near enough deserted…except for a young lady approaching him…wearing a surgical mask.

This may seem strange in the western world, but people frequently wear surgical masks in Asia to protect against the high levels of smog.

kuchisake onna wiki

The woman continues to walk towards the teenager, at first looking to walk past, but at the last minute, veering to stand directly in front of him.

“Am I beautiful?” the masked woman asks.

She has long dark hair that covers a lot of her face…but her eyes just shine out – she is clearly very beautiful.

The teenager tells her that he thinks she is indeed beautiful…

The strange woman then rips of her surgical mask to reveal a horrific grin, that has been cut across her face from ear to ear.

“How about now?” she asks.

The teenager has heard about the legend of Kuchisake Onna – The Slit Mouthed Woman, in school…and now she stands in front of him.

He turns to run in fear…but suddenly she is in front of him once again, holding a scissors.

The Kuchisake Onna Myth

The teenager is found stumbling around the street minutes later, after being cut from ear to ear, with a permanent smile.

This teenager is actually considered to be lucky – he survives the attack but he must carry the permanent smiling scars for the remainder of his life.


The Kuchisake Onna Sightings

Reports of The Slit Mouthed Woman first surfaced in the late 70’s, leading to the authorities in that part of Japan putting more man-power on the streets.

They were desperate to get a hold on the panic that these reports were creating among the public.

It even got to the point where schools would not allow children to walk home alone – they were forced into groups as soon as they left the school gates.

Teenagers were scared – they devised inventive ways to get away from The Slit Mouthed Woman. The most interesting of these was to answer her question with a question – never give her a definite answer.

The Kuchisake Onna Sightings

There were also a few ‘survivors’ from these incidents – apparently they simply told The Slit Mouthed Woman that they could not stop and talk, they were busy and were late for an engagement!

The stories and sightings died down in Japan, only to surface in South Korea through the 1990’s.

There are numerous ‘urban legends’ floating about on her identity – many believe she was a beautiful woman that was caught having an affair, and her husband cut her, to make sure she would never cheat again.

Another ‘origin’ points to her being the spirit of a woman who used to chase kids and scare them. She was eventually chased by the police and knocked down by a passing car.

The car managed to rip her face in half.

What do you think?

Please leave your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below.

The Boot Hill Cemetery Ghost

The Boot Hill Cemetery Ghost

Ike Clanton was excited to find out that his good friend was coming to visit him in Tombstone, Arizona, for the first time…and he knew where the first ‘tourist’ stop would be!

This article covers the Boot Hill Cemetery ghost image that Clanton and his friend captured during the visit…


The Cemetery

The infamous Boot Hill Cemetery used to be known as Tombstone Cemetery. It gets it’s name from an old-term, meaning that many who lie there died with their boots on.

Simply put – the people that were buried there did not exactly die of natural causes!

The cemetery actually closed down in 1884 to make way for another cemetery to open nearby. Unfortunately, this meant that a majority of the graves ended up being neglected and markers started to go missing.

There are now a number of anonymous graves at the location.

boot hill cemetery tombstone


The Famous Boot Hill Cemetery Ghost Photo

The photo shows Ike Clanton’s visiting friend dressed up in typical cowboy stuff, and was snapped in 1996.

Clanton was a regular visitor to the cemetery and knew a lot about it’s history due to one of his ancestors, Billy Clanton, being laid to rest there.

Billy Clanton was buried along with Frank McLaury and Tom McLaury – all three were gunned down in the gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

Clanton’s mate wanted the photo to look as authentic as possible, so they set the camera up to take a black and white image. The film/photo was then developed at a nearby local Thrifty Drug Store.

When Clanton’s friend returned home he finally had a chance to look at his holiday snaps properly…one stood out in particular.

The Famous Boot Hill Cemetery Ghost Photo

The shocked friend phoned Clanton up to find out if he had been messing with him – surely this snap was a setup?

Clanton had no idea what his friend was on about, and was also shocked at what he saw in the photograph. In the image, he could clearly see an extra person crouching down behind his friend. Ike Clanton knew no one else was in that part of the cemetery when he had taken the picture; the extra figure was a complete mystery to him.

On closer inspection, the two friends realized that the ‘extra’ in the photo was far too low down to the ground, as if he had no legs, or as if he was standing in a hole (grave).

Clanton re-staged the same photo several weeks later in an attempt to find out what had happened in the original image. It didn’t work out – the other person’s legs could be clearly seen in the staged image.

They decided to magnify into the photo to get a look at the ‘visitor’ and hopefully find out more about him. On closer inspection they noted that the male figure seemed to be holding a long knife – the tip of which was pointing up towards the character’s throat.

original boot hill cemetery


The Paranormal Boot Hill Cemetery

Over the years there have been numerous paranormal reports linked to the Boot Hill Cemetery, but this image is by far the most famous. Nobody recognizes the man in the photo and nobody has any idea where he came from.

It’s worth noting that this is not the only paranormal photograph that has been snapped at the cemetery…

If you have any thoughts or opinions on Boot Hill Cemetery ghost, please leave them in the comment section below.

The Three Men and a Baby Ghost

The Three Men and a Baby Ghost

This article will be covering the strange paranormal scene that turned up in the 80’s Hollywood blockbuster Three Men and a Baby…


Success

Three Men and a Baby was the biggest blockbuster of the year back in 1987 when it first came out. It made over $100,000,000 in America alone, which was Disney’s highest ever grossing movie at the time.

A remake of a French hit it even won a People’s Choice award the following year.

Its popularity peaked again for much eerier reasons three years later however. Creepy rumours started to spread about a phantom-like figure that clearly appears in the background of one of the film’s scenes.

The legend of the Three Men and A Baby Ghost was born…


The Phantom Figure

People flocked in their thousands to rent the video for the opportunity to see this ghostly apparition caught on film for themselves.

And it didn’t disappoint.

After around 60 minutes of screen-time Ted Danson’s character, Jack, and his mother are passing through the living room carrying the famous baby.

The Phantom Figure

The first hint of ghostly behavior can be seen in the window here. It has been claimed that the shape of a rifle can be made out, which is a dark precursor to what appears in that same window around 30 seconds later.

What appears next in that window is not the shadow of a curtain, but a solid and standing human figure.

A young boy, he appears to be looking longingly through the window, at the family life he could never have had.

Rumors quickly surfaced that he was the child of a family who had left the house in grief after the suicide of their son.

At first the story went that he had thrown himself out of a window, but this was soon updated to include the rifle, and nowadays people will tell you the boy shot himself.


The Rumors

No-one is quite sure why the boy would have killed himself, although further rumors whisper that his family sued to keep his story a secret.

These rumors seem unlikely to be true however. The movie wasn’t even filmed in a house, but a studio.

The fact that it wasn’t even a real house doesn’t affect the fact that the figure is real though, you can even see it here with your own eyes in the video below:

The Three Men and a Baby Ghost is clearly more than just rumor.


What is it?

But if it isn’t a ghost, what is it?

The answer is actually a lot simpler and less spooky than you might hope. It turns out it was simply a life sized cut out of Ted Danson that would have appeared in the film, but instead ended up on the cutting room floor during editing.

That’s the official story at least.

Other people are a lot less convinced by this explanation. Critics say they can clearly see the figure move, others that it is wearing completely different clothes to the tuxedo wearing cardboard Danson.

What the true story behind the Three Men and a Baby ghost is none of us may ever know, but most of us are happy to accept the official line.

Cardboard cut outs are much easier to understand than ghosts and the supernatural.

If you have any thoughts or opinions on the subject we have covered here, please leave them in the comment section below.

The Love Rollercoaster Scream

The Love Rollercoaster Scream

Good old 1975, the year I was born…and also the year that the Ohio Players album ‘Honey’ was released. One of the songs on this album contains a background scream which sounds like a woman in agony…

Let’s take a closer look at the Love Rollercoaster scream…


Love Rollercoaster

The song ‘Love Rollercoaster’, could be found on the b-side of the popular 70’s funk band’s album, ‘Honey’.

The song quickly became a worldwide hit, and numerous pop charts linked to numerous countries showcased it’s catchy melody…

But was there more to the meteoric rise of this popular song?

Did it have a little help from an urban legend that sprang up around it?


The Mysterious Scream

At approximately 2:32 into the song, a woman’s scream belts out from the background of the tune. Within months of the album’s release, the scream became a hot topic in the music industry.

Eventually, the show American Top 40 came forward with a theory…

The girl used on the front cover of the ‘Honey’ album was a Playboys Playmate named Ester Cordet. Her image has her spooning a large amount of honey into her mouth.

The Mysterious Scream

The photographers could not get the honey to flow in the correct manner for the image, so they heated it up…apparently a little too much!

The honey ended up dripping on Cordet’s body and severely burning her – the scream she came out with was somehow caught by a microphone in the recording setup.

Ester Cordet

But this explanation got changed and slightly twisted within months of it’s release…and eventually a new version surfaced….

Apparently, Cordet threatened to sue the band as she stood there in pain…and the band manager dragged her out of the studio and murdered her (and these are the screams we hear on the album).

The band witnessed this murder and decided to include her dying scream on the album, as a memento…

This would be a pretty cool version of events…but apparently Ester Cordet is still alive and well today!

A few more conspiracy theories rose from the musical urban legend – a female cleaner in the studio was murdered, it was the sound of a rabbit being ripped apart with a knife…or it was a sampled piece of audio that the band had picked up from a nearby asylum.


The Love Rollercoaster Scream

The band eventually came forward and claimed the scream was nothing more than musician Billy Beck performing an inhaling-type screech before he blasted out a line of lyrics.

The band had decided to keep quite due to the urban legend that the song had created – they would obviously sell more records with this ‘scream’ linked to one of the songs!

musician Billy Beck

But it was an explanation that came MUCH too late…and conspiracy theorists still claim that the scream is a very real female scream of terror.

No law enforcement agencies have ever looked into this claim.

What are your thoughts on the subject – a band member’s inhaling-type screech or a true scream of terror?

Please leave your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below.