3 – Bundy the Life Saver
In what a complete contradiction of everything Bundy was, he once saved the life of a 3-year-old boy. The incident happened in 1970 when the boy apparently wandered away from his parents and fell in Seattle’s Green Lake. Bundy was one of the first people to spot the child drowning and dived into the lake to save him.
It remains a mystery: Why did someone with no regard for human life save a boy? Perhaps he was just trying to âfit in’ like fictional serial killer Dexter. It should be noted at that point; there is a possibility that Bundy had yet to kill. He told different stories about his first killings over the course of his life. Bundy claimed that he did not kill anyone until 1971, yet he told a psychologist that he killed two women in Atlantic City in 1969.
If that isn’t odd enough, there is also the small matter of Bundy working in a Suicide Hotline in Seattle in the 1970s. Again, there is no doubt that he did it to gain sick sexual satisfaction. Bundy often helped talk young women through difficult situations, and he even wrote a rape prevention pamphlet. On top of everything else, he worked as the assistant director of the Seattle Crime Prevention Advisory Commission.
Clearly, he enjoyed working on the suicide hotline as it gave him power over life and death; this is something he craved. It is extremely likely that he enjoyed toying with vulnerable women on the phone just as he did in real life later on. While police have never found a connection between his killings and the women he spoke to while working on the hotline, Bundy suggested he committed other murders, so there is a possibility that he used his charm to meet, and kill some of these women.