6 People Who Miraculously Escaped Serial Killers And Cheated Death

If you cross paths with a psychopathic serial killer, you’re pretty much dead, and it’s never pretty. 

Unless you’re one of the lucky people on this list who made it through hell and lived to tell the story.

1. Kala Brown

In August 2016, 30-year-old Kala Brown and her boyfriend, Charles Carver went missing.

Kala was found a few months later on the property of serial killer Todd Kohlhepp, where she’d been chained to the wall of a storage container like an animal.


Before that, however, she was forced to watch the love of her life die after Kohlhepp shot him for being “smart-mouthed.”

2. Kate Moir

In 1986, 17-year-old Kate was abducted by David and Catherine Birnie, the infamous killer couple.

Held at knifepoint, she was taken to their home in Perth where they raped her repeatedly.
The torture didn’t end when the night came – she was forced to sleep in the same bed as the couple, handcuffed to David.

Her lucky break came only the next day when David was at work and Catherine was busy with a drug deal at the door. Kate seized her chance and escaped through the window.

3. Rhonda Stapley

The only mistake Rhonda, a 21-year-old student at the University of Utah made was to accept a ride from a handsome stranger.

The stranger, however, turned out to be the infamous Ted Bundy, who took her to an isolated canyon area where he raped her repeatedly as she slipped in and out of consciousness.

When she came to, Rhonda somehow managed to jump into a nearby mountain stream and was carried away to safety by the powerful current.

4. Lisa McVey Noland

In 1984, Tampa Bay residents were terrorized by the eight-month-long killing spree of Bobby Joe Long, the “Classified Ad Rapist.”

One of his victims was Lisa McVey Noland, a 17-year-old who was abducted by Long and taken to an apartment where he raped her for 26 hours.

Under these excruciating circumstances, Lisa’s survival instincts kicked in and relying on lessons she’s picked up from crime shows, she attempted to build a relationship with her abductor to make it harder for him to kill her.

It worked. Long eventually dropped Lisa off in her neighbourhood and she was able to help the police apprehend him.

5. Anna Williams

Serial Killer Dennis Rader (aka BTK) terrorized the residents of  Wichita, Kansas, for decades, and would have added one more name – Anna Williams – to his list of victims if it wasn’t for sheer luck.

On April 28th, 1979, Rader was sitting in her home, waiting for her to return from square dancing.
Anna, however, decided to stop by her daughter’s house on the way and was delayed.

Sick of waiting, Rader left, but made sure she knew how narrow her escape had been by leaving her a poem titled, “Oh, Anna, Why Didn’t You Appear?”

6. Bryan Hartnell

By September 1969, the Zodiac Killer had already attacked two couples and begun sending his infamous letters and codes to San Francisco newspapers.

He targeted the third, Bryan Hartnell and Cecelia Shepard, while they were out on a picnic.

Tying the couple up, he proceeded to stab each of them multiple times and left them for dead.

Then, in his usual fashion, the Zodiac Killer called the police and reported the double murders, but he was wrong about one – because Hartnell survived.


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After spending pretty much all of my teen years waiting for a Hogwarts letter that never came, I gave up and settled for being a wizard with words instead. A hopeless romantic, when I’m not penning down short stories, I’m busy imagining my own happily ever after.

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