The Smiley Face Murders
The Smiley face murder theory (is a theory advanced by two retired New York City detectives, Kevin Gannon and Anthony Duarte, that a number of young men found dead in bodies of water across several Midwestern American states over the last decade did not accidentally drown, as concluded by law enforcement agencies, but were victims of a serial killer or killers.
The term ‘smiley face’ became connected to the alleged murders when it was made public that the police had discovered graffiti depicting a smiley face near locations where they think the killer dumped the bodies in at least a dozen of the cases.
The men, according to the former detectives, often fit a profile of being popular, athletic, and good students, and most were white.
UNPLEASANT FACT: Over 1,600 people have gone missing in US National Parks, never to be seen again.
And now, a story.
Not sure if this is considered paranormal, but when I get fevers as a child, I would always, in my fugue and pain-infused state, hear a man counting in a very deep voice. He would count from 1 and up; as the numbers get larger, the voice gets louder and more intense. It started to get less frequent as I grew older and now I do not experience it anymore. I've brushed it aside as a recurring nightmare until only recently, I've learned that my sister would experience the exact same thing when she was younger as well.
It's not the scariest thing, but it does send shivers down my spine trying to comprehend this.