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V.25 No.12 | 03/24/2016

Literature

Bad Clowns Investigated at Page One

Benjamin Radford, writer and skeptical investigator, will be at Page One Books at 4pm on Saturday, April 23, to talk about and sign his non-fiction effort, Bad Clowns.

The book is described as such: "Bad clowns—those malicious misfits of the midway who terrorize, haunt, and threaten us—have long been a cultural icon. This book describes the history of bad clowns, why clowns go bad and why many people fear them. Going beyond familiar clowns such as the Joker, Krusty, John Wayne Gacy and Stephen King's Pennywise, it also features bizarre, lesser-known stories of weird clown antics including Bozo obscenity, Ronald McDonald haters, killer clowns, phantom-clown abductors, evil-clown panics, sex clowns, carnival clowns, troll clowns and much more. Bad Clowns blends humor, investigation and scholarship to reveal what is behind the clown's dark smile."

Radford is a writer, investigator and columnist for Discovery News. He is the author of eight books, most recently Mysterious New Mexico: Miracles, Magic, and Monsters in the Land of Enchantment and Tracking the Chupacabra: The Vampire Beast in Fact, Fiction, and Folklore, both published by the University of New Mexico Press. Radford lives in Corrales.

V.23 No.41 |

news

The Daily Word in a Burger King attack, haunted houses and a scary teacher

The Daily Word

Feeling antsy? Head to the San Gabriel Mountains outside Los Angeles. President Obama just declared them a national monument. So they'll still be there.

A man from New York was released from prison after serving 15 years for assault, but he was shot 15 minutes later. He's currently recovering in the hospital.

Apparently, it's okay to have a haunted house. But it's not okay to have a room dedicated to serial killer John Wayne Gacy.

Hiker Paula Reuter, who'd been missing for three days after she went for a hike in the Washington Mountains, was found alive and well. She survived on mushrooms and tree bark.

MMA fighter Jason “Mayhem” Miller finally surrendered after an hours-long SWAT stand-off in Orange County.

This morning, a crash involving the Rail Runner left two people dead. This story is still being updated.

A Santa Fe teacher from El Camino Real Academy has been placed on leave after allegedly threatening to kill a student.

Many state employees are learning that just because the courts order back paychecks doesn't mean they're going to show up.

Two swatting incidents happened in ABQ in September. Authorities want the public to know it's not a prank and can be fatal.

A man is suing Burger King after the manager of one of its locations attacked him with a stun gun and switchblade for complaining about cold onion rings.

V.22 No.52 | 12/26/2013

news

The Daily Word in Peyton Manning, Pussy Riot and the AK-47

The Daily Word

Now you can erase your memories.

A man jumped off a building with his son.

Pussy Riot is free.

Peyton Manning set the record for touchdown passes.

Today is the deadline to get Obamacare for January.

The inventor of the AK-47 died.

There was a guy John Wayne Gacy didn’t kill.

Review the year in science.

See what drugs look like under a microscope.

Animals are cute.

Map the world’s winds.

SWAT vs. pellet rifle.

A man stabbed his allegedly evil stepson.

Noah Rodney climbed Mount Kilimanjaro.

I remember when a guy climbed Mount Everest.

Happy birthday Eddie Vedder.

V.20 No.50 |

news

The Daily Word in Ron Paul winning and Gary Johnson the Libertarian

The Daily Word

North Korea's Kim Jong Un may share power with his uncle.

Gary Johnson to leave the Republican party and run for president as a Libertarian.

Veteran calls Newt Gingrich a "Fucking Asshole" at an Iowa grocery store campaign stop.

Fire damages a Heights stripmall.

Canada may have found a vaccine to prevent AIDS.

People are starting to freak out about Ron Paul winning.

A man thought to be a John Wayne Gacy victim found alive and well in Oregon.

US Chamber of Commerce was hacked.

Earth has another moon?

Wendy's is about to overtake Burger King to become the second-largest fast food chain in terms of sales.

Surgeon removes a pen from a woman's stomach 25 years after she swallowed it.

Bored? Lonely? Unemployable? The Emergency Hall and Oates Line is here to help with whatever is ailing you.

Six steps to achieve your 2012 resolutions.

Bill Murray didn't care for the script to Ghostbusters 3.

Top 10 creepiest Santa Clauses.

The unexplained mysteries of 2011.

The most expensive apartment in Manhattan sold for $88 million to a 22-year-old.

How to Make It in America, Hung and Bored to Death all cancelled by HBO.

Sweet-Baby-Jesus it's the Hobbit trailer! Also, check out these leaked photos of the upcoming Lord of the Rings Lego sets.

Happy Birthday Samuel L. Jackson!!!

V.20 No.25 |

news

The Daily Word: Killer Clown For President, Baby Jumping, UFO over London

The Daily Word

Former Albuquerque Mayor Martin Chavez will run for congress.

Air quality alert issued for Albuquerque, so don't breathe between 4 and 8 tonight.

The Las Conchas fire is 3% contained.

Taliban attack luxury hotel in Kabul.

Hackers expose Arizona police officers personal info.

No one likes dollar coins.

Albuquerque named one of America's most sedentary cities.

Michelle Bachmann and John Wayne Gacy have a lot in common.

The company behind FarmVille and Mafia Wars is preparing for an IPO.

Some sort of devil jumping over babies party in Spain.

Read all about the first meteorite recorded in Egypt.

This Princess Diana issue of Newsweek is not at all weird.

Bill Clinton: Brony.

The Daily Beast could only think of eight appalling things about The Bachelorette.

Finally, a combination elliptical machine/office desk chair, and it's only $8,000!

Do gay bars make money?

Florida fishermen catch a 23-foot squid.

Your 4th of July menu.

Hipster Lord of The Rings is awesome.

One hundred mummies from the 16th century found buried in an Italian church.

Should we dig up Shakespeare to see if he smoked pot?

What is ganache?

The mothership is in London.

Happy Brithday Gary Busey!!!