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Kryso

Girl Kept in box for 7 years!

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Kryso

Young woman is a sex slave for seven years in the household of a married man with children.

Be warned, this is a very sad and disturbing story…

On Thursday May 19, 1977, 20-year-old Carol Smith (not her real name) left Eugene, Oregon to visit a friend in the Northern California town of Westwood, almost 400 miles away She had no car or money for a bus, but she was used to getting around with her thumb, so she hitchhiked.

"I just decided," Carol later said in an A&E documentary, "that I was going to go down and wish her a happy birthday."

Despite the fact that four years earlier, Edmund Kemper had stalked and killed female hitchhikers in San Jose, California most young women did not give the potential dangers of the practice much thought. Hitchhiking in the '70s was a way of life, part of a statement of freedom that the youth subculture had adopted in recent years. Eschewing material things or simply having no money, they got around based on their belief in the kindness of strangers.

So Carol figured she'd find a ride fairly easily down Interstate 5 into the next state. She never anticipated just what would happen when she did get a ride and was unable to get out. Her benefactors had no plans to kill her. They had something else in mind.

On the day she set out from Eugene, Carol made good time, catching rides that took her pretty far along her way. By afternoon, she had gotten 350 miles, to the town of Red Bluff. She had less then one hundred miles to go. She tried to evaluate each person who stopped to make sure they seemed safe, and had even turned down two potential rides when she did not feel right about them, so when a blue Dodge Colt stopped on the road with a man, woman and baby inside, Carol was relieved. They were young, clean-cut and friendly, so she got into the back seat. "I was thanking my lucky stars," she said later.

The family, whose last name was Hooker, kept up an amiable conversation with her, but after a short time, Carol noticed the driver, Cameron Hooker, staring at her through the rear-view mirror. It made her nervous. "He was checking me out," she said later. When they stopped at a gas station about a half an hour into the drive Carol went to use the restroom. "A voice told me to run and jump out a window and never look back," she recalled, but she calmed her fears and went back to the car. After all, this man wouldn't do anything to her in front of his wife and child, she reasoned. As she got in, they handed her a candy bar.

They drove for another mile or so until Cameron appeared to make up his mind about something. The Hookers mentioned that they were very close to some spectacular ice caves and they wanted to make a quick stop. Carol didn't object, so Cameron drove down a dirt road that seemed to take them to the middle of nowhere and then stopped the car, turning the key to shut off the engine. His wife Janice, seeming to understand what was about to happen got out of the car holding the baby. Suddenly Carol found a knife pointed end against her throat, as Cameron ordered her to put her hands above her head and asked her if she was going to do whatever he said. She froze in fear. She didn't know what else to say except, "Yes." Then he handcuffed, blindfolded, bound, and gagged her.

Now was the time for revealing his special creation. He placed a large, metal-hinged box made out of plywood over Carol's head. It was heavy and had dense insulation in between its double walls, and a neck hole that near choked her. The interior was carpeted, which impeded her ability to breathe. She was to learn that, wearing this, she could not eat, drink, hear, or see. She was in total darkness. She then felt Cameron cover her with something heavy that felt like the sleeping bag she'd carried with her. When the car started up again, she assumed that Janice had gotten back inside. She sensed them descending down a winding mountain road.

They stopped to get dinner at a fast food place while Carol waited to find out what they had planned for her. She wondered if she would ever see her family or friends again. Then she sensed the car moving for a while before it stopped altogether and Cameron removed her restraints and prodded her to get out.

Inside a house, he removed the box that he'd placed over her head. That was a relief, but it proved to be short-lived. Cameron led Carol down some steps into a cellar. He indicated that she was to stand on a Coleman ice chest. Terrified of what he might do to her, she obeyed. He told her to lift her hands over her head, which she did. Then he used a leather strap to tie her wrists to the overhead pipes. As he removed each item of her clothing, she felt him trembling. She was still blindfolded, but she could sense that he was building up to something. Uncomfortable as all of this was, it was nothing compared to what came next.

Cameron removed the chest that was supporting her weight, and she hung there, suspended in the air. She kicked and screamed to be let loose. "He told me to go ahead and scream," she said. He led her to believe that in other such situations, he'd just cut the vocal chords of his captive and if she kept it up, he'd do the same to her.

To her astonishment, Cameron walked away and then returned. He started to hit her with something that hurt, both front and back. Carol shrieked out for help, but that only made him hit her more. She realized he was using a whip. He then left her hanging, with her tiptoes just barely brushing something. She could see beneath the blindfold that a pornographic magazine lay on the floor, featuring a naked woman hung up just as she was.

Yet he was not about to just leave her alone. Cameron was so excited by his conquest and possession of a slave that he went out and soon returned with his wife. They removed their clothes and had sex right there at Carol's feet. To her it was a nightmare. She could not believe this was happening to her. She'd never heard of people doing such things and she could not understand what she had done to deserve this treatment.

To her relief, Cameron did take her down from her hanging position. Her arms were sore and her body hurt where he had beaten her. He made her sit inside another locking box, and when he closed it, she discovered that she could not move. Then he placed the head box back on her head. She was now completely immobilized and barely able to breathe. She began to scream, drawing her captor back. He placed a strap over her chest that constricted her breathing even more, forcing her to stop making noise. Then he left her like that for a very long and frightening night. She thought she was going to die.

Her simple wish that morning to surprise a friend had turned into the worst experience of her young life, and it had only just begun.

She ended up living in this twisted man and his wife for seven years! If you want to know the outcome, and how she escaped, click on the link below!

Complete Story!

The box she was kept in, under the couples bed!

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Thistle

That was truly horrific Kryso. I couldn't bring myself to read the entire story it was just too disturbing but I feel so sorry for that woman, how does someone get over something like that?

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Kryso

I’ve personally never hitch hiked, and after reading this story I never will. You just never know what psycho will pick you up, and what they will then do with you! crying.gif

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babyforrest

Hitch hiking is pretty much the stupidest thing a person (especially female) can do. Picking up a hitch hiker isn't a good idea either. It is one thing to be kidnapped by being grabbed and pulled into a car, and it is another to get into the car willingly. Stupid, stupid, STUPID!

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AncientLight

What a horrible nightmare , she must have gone through hell sad.gif

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AdrielKelsick

I'm not totally sold on this. If this was such an awful experience for Carol, why wouldn't she have tried to get help on one of the several occasions that she was presented with such an opportunity? The brain-washing idea isn't totally believable. Nonetheless, I'm glad that Cameron Hooker is in jail.

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The Nameless One

This is truly one of the sickest sadistic things Ive read, next to the Michael Jackson deal.

Humans somtimes can=Sick, Twisted, and Demonic or should I say just completely Insane!!!!!! sad.gifcrying.gifsad.gif

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Seraphina

Humans somtimes can=Sick, Twisted, and Demonic

Please don't call that thing human...it's an insult to our species. Certain acts eliminate you from the right to be considered human...

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Engulf

........that's pathetic mad.gif

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Nethius

i couldnt even imagine having to go through that whole odeal!

Glad she made it out! i couldn't read the whole story either... makes me sad, and thinking if anything like that ever happened to my GF!!! man oh man, i would catch that guy and tourture him until i got caught, and just before i went to jail, i would make sure to cut his throat!

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Nxt2Hvn

I read the whole story... Truly a sad case.

I don't know what to think about people being brained washed and scared to run away or get help.

I have of course never been in their shoes... but I believe I am strong enough.. that at first chance I would be able to escape or at least reverse the role and try to pretend that I enjoy it and possibly brain wash the one doing it to me.

... I don't know.. just trying to put myself in that situation.. hope I never am! sad.gif

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saxcatz

OMG! What a sick mother... Ugh!

I agree with Sera... certain things should exclude you from the human race!

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JLA369
Hitch hiking is pretty much the stupidest thing a person (especially female) can do. Picking up a hitch hiker isn't a good idea either. It is one thing to be kidnapped by being grabbed and pulled into a car, and it is another to get into the car willingly. Stupid, stupid, STUPID!

My father always told me that hitchhiking in the 70's was stupid. I've believed him after stories i've heard on the news,internet,and in the papers(newspapers LOL!)

So what I say it is: STUPID!

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Zillah

I believe they based an episode of "Law and Order: SVU" on this story a couple of years ago, and I remember how absolutely disturbed it made me at the time. It's horrifying to find out that it was based on true events (even though L&O always says that it is).

*Zillah*

Plus, Andrew McCarthy (of 80's Brat Pack fame) played the Hooker-character. And that was very creepy.

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whisper

I saw this story on an episode of American Justice on A&E. It was disturbing to say the least. What made it even more so were the pictures they showed that the guy had taken of her hanging naked from a hook in the wall or ceiling by her hands. Her feet couldn't even touch the ground. It was sickening to think that someone could do that to another human being.

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Ruthie

I truly can not understand how a living beeing can be so evil!

It's beyond sick!

This is horrifying!

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