Disturbing events you've been witness to?


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Mountain climber
Seattle WA
Jun 6, 2012 - 12:04am PT
My EMT friend has seen the aftermath of suicide by shotgun on several occasions. Scaring even by his standards.


Social climber
An Oil Field
Jun 6, 2012 - 12:49am PT
OK. Another type of disturbing.

I have a buddy who called me to come hang out at his ranch along the Red River at the Texas Border. The White Bass were in their spawning run and he knew a hot spot.

So we park and hike in throught the woods. Right as we got to the fishing hole, we see this massive fat white ass spitting out a turd as big as your forearm. The beast heard us and jumped up and pulled up its pants without even wiping.

Then it turned around and I saw it was a 300 lb. woman. Ugly to boot.

That was disturbing. I can still picture that log coming out of that monster butt.

I have more. Want to hear?

Trad climber
Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Jun 6, 2012 - 01:51am PT
...turd as big as your forearm.

That is "disturbing".

Was it a floater?

I have more. Want to here?
That would be good if, for no other reason, perhaps it would reduce your insesant posting to the "Politics, God and Religion vs. Science" thread and give it a bit of a reprieve from bumping everything off the front page!

Just kidding, it's all good.

If what people post here "disturbs" you, don't read it. Pretty simple, bro!

Trad climber
Jun 6, 2012 - 06:55am PT
saw a python swallow a doberman whole

Trad climber
Jun 6, 2012 - 09:51am PT
FOX News early this morning at the gym. Disturbing...

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 2, 2012 - 09:36pm PT
Desert climbing season style bump

Nov 2, 2012 - 09:39pm PT
I attended the Guvernator's first inauguration.

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 2, 2012 - 09:57pm PT
Roid shooters, in elephant glasses?

Nov 2, 2012 - 10:00pm PT
You got it--disturbing.

Trad climber
Cali Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Nov 28, 2012 - 08:31am PT
"I'm glad we left there when we did."

My parents moved to Seattle from Canada, since that was were all the cheap lumber was at the time, and bought a lot split it in two, built houses sold them and repeated the process, etc., and for a while all was well. My brother and I were born there. I can recall the last house, and two of my young neighbors that I was closest to, "friends" I suppose you could call them.

One was a boy my age who, like myself, had just turned six the day we left Seattle. As a matter of fact, him & his father & mother came to visit and say fare well to myself and my parents the night we left Seattle to return to Canada!

What I remember most about him was his penchant to cause harm, to do evil! The kid was just hell bent on causing trouble, ruining, destroying things, and hurting people. He wasn't a formidable type of individual, a big bully type of kid, he was just the type of kid you would NOT turn your back on.

I must have been around him a lot, because his parents bought half of our lot and the house on it from my father and they were our next door neighbors. I recall one afternoon we (myself, him and his brother) had a babysitter & she decided to separate us into different rooms for the express purpose of our taking a nap. The memory I have of this is thinking, "Big mistake, he will be all alone." and that meant trouble. I mean, why would I, a 5 year old kid at the time, remember something as simple as that all these years? Why? Because the kid was that devious, that bad, that EVIL, even that young ... and it was that obvious to me. That is why!!

As I was leaving to go back home that day he showed me a hand full of 16 penny framing nails. I new what they were because my father was a carpenter and I use to pick them up whenever he dropped them as he was framing our homes, and collect a hand full before giving them back. Anyway, this kid was all excited about sticking them behind and in front of each tire of his dads car. Sure enough my mom informs, me the next day, that I won't be playing with him anytime soon because it flattened several of his dads tires!

There were many things like that. I would never have intentionally harm my parents or their property, on the contrary, I respected and loved them. I recall that he particularly despised his mother.

One other thing that happened which really stuck with me involved the other person that I said I have memories of, who was a girl our age. I remember the last time I recall seeing her (although there were probably more). She had a cast part way up her calf, had broken her ankle/leg. She was very pissed, just vehement towards him for pushing her down a flight of stairs behind her house. That is how she broke her leg. He had done various other very mean things to her. And there were many other instances, and I was very wary of him in general, he had done a lot of mean things to me. LIke I said, you couldn't turn your back on him. But those are just a couple to give you an idea. Like I said, I last saw him the night before we left, and I had just turned six years old, BUT, i never forgot that kid!!!

SO, jump forward to around 2001-2006! I followed the trial of the Green River Killer, off and on (like most peeps) and one day (actually it slowly came together) I realize that he was the close to my age. He was born in early Feb 1949, myself five months later. He had lived with his brother and parents in Renton, Washington (suburb of Seattle) so did we. In fact, that is where my father bought the lots and built the homes we had lived in.

So I started doing some checking and they had moved to Renton from Salt Lake city when He was very young and bought a house on 169th Street in Renton, Washington. Yikes, that was our street, the last house we lived in that my father had built was on that street. The house next door to the kid I just told you about.

Yep, as you probably guessed by now, he was the kid I just told you about. I checked the address of his mothers house (what he/they referred to it as) and it was RIGHT next door to our house. The lot that my father had split and sold to them.


So, the quote at the beginning of this story, belongs to my sister who is five years older than me. I can understand her reasoning, eh?


I also have a brother, five years my junior, who was born in Renton (actually that is where I was born) just before we left for Canada. Gary Ridgeway's first victim was a boy younger than him that he brutally stabbed and left for dead when he (GR) was 16. When he was asked why he did it, his answer was "I always wondered what it would be like to kill someone!"


Sheeeeet! If that's the case, then, he had been wondering what it wold be like to kill somebody when I new him (most likely) or shortly thereafter! I mean, think about it, that "kid" was convicted of killing 49 women, and has confessed to murdering close to 100 women! And, they suspect, probably many more!


So, I agree with my sister, "I'm glad we left there when we did."!!

edit: I (actually it's in our family collection) have a picture of me and GR standing behind the last house that my dad built on 169th Street. The house that was next door to his. Standing, posing for the picture my mother was taking of us. It has never been published. Hopefully I can find it and get it scanned, etc!

BTW, this is the first time I have discussed this, told this story to anyone, other than my younger brother and older sister!

What a long, strange trip my life has been!!!!
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Nov 28, 2012 - 09:45am PT
Thats some scary sh!t Splitter,glad ya didn't live next to the monster later in life.

Nov 28, 2012 - 09:45am PT
Bluerings posts.

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 28, 2012 - 10:21am PT
Though Tad, someone did, and does!
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Nov 28, 2012 - 10:29am PT
So did this Gary Ridgeway get life in Prison or the death penalty?
maybe I'll google it.
Here we go,

from SoCal
Nov 28, 2012 - 10:49am PT
Amazing story splitter. Wow. This makes me wonder what, if anything, one could do as a parent of a defective child.

We were very close friends with a family who has a defective son. I have no doubt he will spend his life in prison. While not as bad as GR was when young, there is clearly evil and violence it this kid, who was a premie and has been on heavy meds all of his life. His parents work so hard, trying new doctors, new schools, new meds, everything. It is heart breaking.

The worst part of all this, the boy will not be put away until *after* he harms or kills someone.

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 28, 2012 - 11:20am PT
Splitter, the next time I move I'm gonna make sure it isn't next to you.
You're a jinx, man!

Trad climber
Placerville, California
Nov 28, 2012 - 12:34pm PT
i was totally there
when i happened.

man it was disturbing.
the total story has unfeld, is unfolding,
and will continue to aspire.

stay absent.

into the absurd i was borne.
within the absurd i find thrive.
beyond the absurd i die.

nowhere is is my couch.
tragedy is my pillow.
sorrow is my savior.
hope is my surrender.
stumble is my stride.
suicide is my spirtual orgasm.

not much of a
Nov 28, 2012 - 01:53pm PT
Disturbing event:
A man folding his parachute and wingsuit casually says "there s a hole in the wingsuit". Squamish august 2010- Dark Wizard.
I saw him fly a few times so indeed it was nt a problem but i remember my stomach rising into my throat wHen he said that.

Disturbing event:
A woman at Tennaya Lake asks if the plastic flower was in her hair when we topped 17 pitches of free solo. Well 16 pitches really , because i insisted on roping up on a wet pitch near the top. After the ascent she insists the descent should be a straight line because its already past 3 pm and she has to be in Los Angeles for dinner. She gets lost, puts both of us at risk, gets herself almost killed, waists 2 hours as she cannot find a path. Ffinal and ultimate nonsense, she complains that i did not notice when she lost the plastic flower that was in her hair. My advice to such people is : stay in LA.
Jebus H Bomz

Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Nov 28, 2012 - 01:57pm PT
plastic flowers for plastic people
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Nov 28, 2012 - 02:09pm PT
It is hard to get a stare of a recently killed person out of your mind.

It was very disturbing to see a beheaded guy get wrapped up by the police/ambulance etc in the morning from a local 'bazar' (farmer's market type of thing) in Ukraine.
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