The Blair Bewitching Project?

Blair Adams was an … um, interesting guy. If only we knew much more about him.

There are some rather unusual, freaky, unexplainable crimes that have been committed over the years, and Blair Adams’ case is one that is about as mysterious as they come – especially the way he died and the fact that the case has gone cold.

Was Blair Adams paranoid? Or did the person he thought was following him, find him and did exactly what he thought would happen? Or was this some rather random, bad-karma situation in the old Confederacy?

The real mystery was Blair Adams’ death, though the events leading up to it were quite mysterious in themselves – we have nothing to go on since the primary witness to his behavior is him – and he’s not with us anymore.

Adams was found in a parking lot a half-mile from a hotel in which was supposedly staying – though he hadn’t checked in yet – in Knoxville, Tenn.  The autopsy revealed that he died because of a punch to the gut so powerful that it ruptured his internal organs.

Adams, a Canadian, got to Knoxville through a drive from Seattle – though he bought a plane ticket to Washington D.C. while in Seattle. He got into Seattle through the Canadian border, though it was his second attempt, as he was turned away the first time when he arrived at the border crossing with a briefcase full of money and no other bags and whatever possessions he could stuff in his pockets.

He had cleaned out his bank accounts and his safe-deposit box in Canada prior to this journey, claiming that he needed to leave Canada because he thought someone was trying to kill him. After being turned away the first time, he went back home.

The next day, he quit his job and asked a friend to smuggle him into America, but only after he had bought a plane ticket to Germany but changed his mind. When his friend decided that being caught as a human smuggler was not her idea of fun, she refused to help him. Out of desperation, Adams got a rental car and was successful in crossing the U.S. border a second time, and then he committed to moving on from Seattle.

He drove to Tennessee – not sure why exactly, other than it wasn’t a straight-line trip, which means he was behaving as if he was being followed – and entered a gas station in Knoxville. There, witnesses said he told the attendant that he couldn’t start his car. Turned out that he had the wrong keys, but the car was able to be driven to that gas station. He hitchhiked to a hotel and paid for a room but never went to it. He immediately left the hotel upon paying the money, and then his dead body was found hours later in that parking lot a half-mile away – with his pants removed.

As far as we know, that is all we know about Adams’ death, and this was more than 20 years ago. Was he mentally disturbed and wound up with a self-fulfilling prophecy? It seems we may never know

Who Killed Jon Benet Ramsey?

If you were around at all in the 1990’s, there are likely two cases or trials that stand out most prominently in your mind. One is likely the extremely lengthy and extremely publicized murder trial of O.J. Simpson. The other is the mystery surrounding the death of child pageant winner, JonBenét Ramsey.

Even to this day, theories can be found on the Internet proposing new thoughts on the matter as to who might be responsible for the young girl’s death, over two decades after the horrible incident had occurred. Some theories, despite a significant lack of evidence, seem as if they might be particularly sound in their thought process. Other theories seem as if people really just have too much time on their hands. But, whatever the case may be, the mystery that is the death of JonBenét Ramsey is still very much alive and open to debate, even almost 21 years after the fact.

Some of the most popular theories involve the parents of JonBenét, John Bennett and Patricia Ramsey. Motives notwithstanding, there was a lot of speculation surrounding the evidence of the case revolving around the potential involvement of either the mother, the father or both in tandem with each other. A ransom note was found at the crime scene where JonBenét had been murdered, detailing a demand to the tune of $118,000 in exchange for the young girl. This is especially pertinent due to a number of details.

  • The note itself was 2 and a half pages, deemed excessively long compared to a more typical ransom note according to the FBI.
  • The ransom note was written on a notepad within the Ramsey household. According to an interview with ex-police chief Mark Beckner of Boulder, Colorado, “no note has ever been written at the scene, and then left at the scene with the dead victim at the scene, other than this case.”
  • Handwriting tests taken by the parents showed “inconclusive” results regarding Patricia Ramsey specifically. Experts also noted several strange observations, including the fact that Ms. Ramsey wrote in full length the words instead of the number “118,000” during her test.

While John Bennett Ramsey’s handwriting test showed he had not written the note, some may argue that having discovered her body in the cellar and subsequently covered her with a blanket after bringing her upstairs had the potential for destroying crucial evidence to the case. Whether or not she was actually guilty, Patricia Ramsey passed away in 2006 due to ovarian cancer.

Other theories posit that JonBenét’s older brother, Burke Ramsey, was involved. This theory proposes that Burke threw a nearby flashlight at JonBenét, as evidence suggests that she died of a skull fracture. A flashlight was found at the crime scene where the children had allegedly eaten pineapple. JonBenét was discovered to have eaten pineapple shortly before being killed. This theory has since been called into question due to DNA tests proving that Ramsey may have suffered some form of sexual assault from someone outside of her immediate family.

Another popular theory proposed by one John Mark Karr (historically arrested for multiple charges including child pornography) suggests that he knew who the killer was. Karr claimed to have been at the scene when the murder took place, though he did not directly take part in it. Yet Karr also claimed to have staged the crime scene to pin the blame on himself and throw police off the trail of the actual killer. Karr has since been cleared of charges since DNA tests did not match his bodily fluids or tissue samples. Beckner also confirmed that, through routine checks, the police had determined that Karr was not even in the vicinity of Colorado at the time of the murder, but was in fact on the other side of the country in Georgia.

There are other, more farfetched theories regarding the death of JonBenét Ramsey, including the possibility that a wild animal had somehow killed her due to animal hairs being found on the duct tape that was used to cover her mouth. How a wild animal might have fashioned a homemade garrote or managed to duct tape Ramsey’s mouth shut remains a mystery. Or that JonBenét is actually alive and well as popular singer and songwriter, Katy Perry. This theory can be discredited by virtue of the sole fact that records indicate Perry was born six years before Ramsey.

Technically, the case is still open and on-going, but having been over 20 years since the horrific tragedy has occurred, it seems unlikely that authorities will ever determine who killed JonBenét Ramsey.

Weird Crimes: The Unsolved Disappearance of Paula Jean

There’s the old adage that “life was simple back then”. And perhaps that is the truth because many teenagers thought that hiking through the woods in Vermont would be a good idea.

After working a double shift at the campus’s dining hall, 18-year-old Paula Jean told her roommate, “I am all through with studies; I’m taking a long walk.” It was a chilly afternoon in December of 1946.

Dressed in her signature red parka coat with the fur lined hood and blue jeans, Paula embarked on Vermont’s Long Trail, a 272-mile trail that goes from Massachusettes to Canada.

Here’s what we do know: a girl who matched Paula’s description was spotted by Danny Fager at a gas station near the college around 2:45 pm (when Paula left her room).

A girl who matched Paula’s description was spotted by Danny Fager at a gas station near the college gates around the same time that Paula left the school.

Fifteen minutes later, a man named Louis Knapp picked up a hitchhiker near the college on Route 67A that also matched Paula’s description. He dropped her off on Route 9 near The Long Trail.

Around 4 pm, Paula was spotted in Bickford Hollow. One man recalled seeing her without her red parka and told her that it was too cold to hike without the appropriate gear.

She was never heard from again.

The next morning, her roommate telephoned her parents if she had somehow gone home that evening back to Connecticut. This was not the case. The father organized a massive search party with no luck. Local investigator offered a $5,000 award.

Days passed with no luck. A few leads that were not reliable came in including a waitress who claims that served dinner to someone fitting Paula’s description in Massachusetts. Here’s where it gets weird: Paula’s Dad believed this woman and flew all the way to investigate the lead. He mysteriously disappeared for 3 days until he showed back up in Vermont having “not found anything.” Some people believe that Paula’s dad is somehow connected to here disappearance.

Here’s where it gets weird: Paula’s Dad believed this woman and flew all the way to investigate the lead. He mysteriously disappeared for 36 hours until he showed back up in Vermont having “not found anything.” Some people believe that Paula’s dad is somehow connected to her disappearance.

As time progresses more facts came to light. Paula had a boyfriend who her father did not approve of. Paula and her father had a huge falling out over it and weren’t on speaking terms. Some speculated that this boyfriend must be the guilty party despite their being no proof (other than a fortune teller saying so).

About 9 years later, in 1956, a lumberjack came forward, claiming to know where Paula’s body was buried. But after being questioned, he said he made it up for his 15 minutes of fame. But in 1968, almost 22 years later, a skeleton was found. But after some testing, it was revealed the skeleton did not belong to Paula.

As of this day in 2017, this is still considered an active cold case.

Weird Crimes: The Watcher House

Well, this first story isn’t really a crime as it is more creepy, and could totally be adapted into a horror film. But according to Ranker.com, this was voted the weirdest crime on their website. There was an indeed a lawsuit though, let me explain.

In June of 2015, a couple named Derek and Maria Broaddus received a threatening letter in the mail from “The Watcher.” In response, the couple left the newly purchases home and filed a lawsuit against the former homeowner for not mentioning the history of “The Watcher” and his/her relationship to the house.

According to The Watcher’s first letter to the Broaddus family, this particular house has been in his family for decades starting with this grandfather in 1920, his father in the 60s and now himself.

In the second and third letters, he mentions oddly specific things like how he disapproves of the remodeling and how they won’t let their children play.

An independent investigator went on the hunt to see if he could get some answers. After some digging, there was something odd about the lawsuit filed. The Broadduses claimed they spent a lof of money on renovations (as did The Watcher describe) yet no neighbors saw any contractors nor did the Braodduses file any permits with the city. One local visitor claims that the Broadduses wrote the letters to themselves to get out of their mortgage which was evaluated at one million dollars.

Meanwhile, as of March of 2016, the former owners John and Andrea Woods, filed a counterclaim for defamation of character. Another update happened on September 26, 2016. A superior court judge rejected the motion to dismiss the defamation lawsuit against the Braudduses. As of

As of February 2017, a new resident of the Watch home has taken residence and seems to be “unphased” by the stalker threats. The alleged author of the letters has not been identified and the suit and countersuit are still pending in court.

Here’s the news coverage from ABC News about a 4th letter that was sent to the home: