JonBenet Ramsey Murder: The 6 Creepiest Things About The Little Girl's Death
From the pineapple and milk to Burke's interview with Dr. Phil.
There's a reason the JonBenet Ramsey case has held the world's attention for 20 years. Besides being one of the most famous unsolved murders of our generation, it's arguably one of the creepiest, too.
With The Case of: JonBenet Ramsey pointing fingers at Burke Ramsey as the little girl's killer, and with Burke hitting up Dr. Phil for a weird interview, I've got enough nightmare fodder to last me until Christmas.
Here are the most disturbing things we know so far:
- The voice at the end of the 911 recording.
The CBS special was able to clear up some of the noise around the last couple of seconds of the fated 911 call Patsy Ramsey made to report her daughter as missing. The most unsettling part? A child's voice, which investigators assume to be saying: "What did you find?"
The voice was attributed to Burke Ramsey, as there were no other children in the house at the time. Except for, of course, the body of his sister.
- Burke couldn't stop smiling during his Dr. Phil interview.
According to Dr. Phil, there's an explanation for this: Smirking is Burke's nervous tick. He wasn't smiling because he was weird, or a sociopath--he was just afraid to be on camera after all these years of being a super private person.
That doesn't make it any less scary, though.
- Burke acting super upbeat around the psychologist.
You can argue that everyone processes tragedies differently and no two coping mechanisms are alike. However, Burke's general peppiness and upbeatness was a little hard to ignore. He talked about video games, demonstrated how someone could've hit JonBenet with a "hammer or knife" and seemed cheery throughout it all. If that's not creepy, I don't know what is.
- The bowl of pineapple and milk.
First of all, that sounds like the grossest snack of all time. Can't these kids go for cereal or something?
Anyway, the fact that Patsy Ramsey insisted she wouldn't have made a bowl of pineapple and milk like that simply because the spoon was far too large for a bowl that size.
There was also a ton of emphasis on pineapple being a favorite among Burke and JonBenet, so for a bowl to go unfinished seems unlikely. We know JonBenet ate at least a little, based on the contents of her small intestine, and investigators assumed that's what might have caused an altercation between brother and sister.
- The ransom letter.
If an intruder really did break into the Ramsey home to write that three-page novel of a ransom letter, the experts explained that it would take at least 20 minutes to write it. That means the intruder would've had to be in the Ramsey home long enough to write the letter, kill JonBenet and sneak out. Unlikely, considering most kidnappers, burglars and the like would've wanted the job done as quickly as possible, not dawdle around with such a long letter filled with extraneous information.
- The spiderweb.
The CBS special took great lengths to explain the importance of the spiderweb in the open basement window. They insist that if someone was really breaking and entering through that window, the intruder would've had to disturb the spiderweb. The web, however, was in tact during the investigation and had collected enough dust to prove it had been there for quite some time.
In all, I don't think I'm ever moving to Boulder, Colorado--or getting much sleep tonight.