Today's life-imitates-screaming-Gothic-nightmare comes from Florida. The story begins with a man arrested for possession of child pornography.
But not just any kiddie porn:
[D]ocuments and pictures that were seized by Homeland Security investigators at Brown's home... contained images of naked, bound, and dead children...
Which is bad enough, adding torture and murder to the mix. Until you see the man's motivation:
[T]ranscripts from chat lines that show Brown was planning to kidnap children for the purpose of eating them.
Yes, we can add cannibalism to the Gothic stew. In sum,
WTSP also reports that Federal documents show Brown was "planning to kidnap children -- specifically toddlers -- torture them, rape them, murder them, then cook their body parts on a stove."
But wait! There's more. It get worse.
Brown was best known for his appearances on the Christian Television Network kid's show, Joy Junction, where he and his equally creepy puppet, Marty, would warn children of the evils lurking in the world...
Brown ran a kiddie party business called Puppets Plus.
Puppets Plus indeed.
To sum up, a religious puppeteer who specialized in working with children fantasized about kidnapping, torturing, raping, murdering, then eating said children. It's a nice package of nightmare fuel, ready to stalk your sleep. Thank you, Florida.
(via Jesse Walker)