In a chilling new interview with DailyMailTV, the woman tells all on her brief relationship with Bundy: how gentle and pleasant he was with her, how he boasted about his pristine knife collection, and how once, she saw the true him.
The now-71-year-old met Bundy back in 1974, when he was a law student in Salt Lake City, Utah. The two dated for several months and even slept in the same bed together, as they lived in the same apartment building.
At the time, the serial killer was a handsome and personable law student. Nothing about him seemed frightening, and even after he was thrown in jail for kidnapping of Utah teenager Carol DaRonch in 1975, his girlfriend — who does not want to be named — kept in touch with him.
Speaking to the publication, the woman says Bundy would cook them dinner and together they would watch the news — many of which featured stories about the women he brutally murdered.
“We didn't go out because we didn't have a lot of money, but he would make a nice hamburger and we would sit in his kitchen with a little TV on the table and he would like to make hamburgers and we would listen to the news about all of the girls that were being murdered and disappeared,” she recalls.
She says he never showed any emotion when watching the news about his killings. He didn’t react at all.
“I guess you can never know somebody for sure because who knows what's in somebody's head?” says Bundy’s ex-girlfriend. “He could hide in plain sight in any room. And these little innocent girls have no chance, no chance at all.”
The woman says she once made a comment about how scared she was that a man could grab her on the street and kill her, but all Bundy said to her was “you don’t have to worry about that.”
Now, years after finding out Bundy’s true identity, the killer’s former lover still cannot get over the fact that she escaped death — and missed all the signs.
“There’s no difference between right and wrong,” he once told her. Of course, the bizarre remark holds much more meaning to her now that his horrific crimes have been exposed.
The woman also recalls sitting in the killer’s VW bug. She says that when he drove, the broken seat would rock back and forth, but she never thought anything of it.
His ex says she also “never saw any blood” around his house or in his car, and in reality, she considered him a total “neat freak.”
The woman says one of the most horrific realizations she had after Bundy was arrested was that he came home to visit her on the Halloween night after he had just killed one of his victims.
“I didn’t notice a thing,” she admits.
Another horrific memory she has is of a night when they were sleeping in bed together and she woke up to find him missing.
“I'll never forget one night I stayed overnight and I woke up in the middle of the night and I said: ‘Ted, where are you? What are you doing?’ And he was through in the kitchen and he said, ‘Oh just looking at my knives,’” she recalls.
She explains that Bundy had a strange affinity to his knives and no one understood why — until they did.
Looking back at Bundy’s life now, the woman thinks her ex-boyfriend likely got a sexual “thrill” out of killing. She said: “It must have turned him on.”
And while she’s moved on from that period of her life, her relationship with the murderer will never fully leave her mind.
“One night… I knocked on the door and he answered, and he was holding a drink in one hand and a cigarette in the other. And he had this grin that was plastered, I would say, across his face. He wasn't drunk. It was forced convivial. And I just wanted to get out of there,” recalls the woman. “Later I wondered if that was how he looked when he worked himself into a murderous rage.”
Ted Bundy was put to death via electric chair in January 24, 1989. A documentary about his life and murders is currently streaming on Netflix.
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