" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

March 5, 2013

Being Jack Unterweger

"Johann "Jack" Unterweger (16 August 1950 – 29 June 1994) was an Austrian serial killer who murdered prostitutes in several countries. 
First convicted of a 1974 murder, he was released in 1990 as an example of rehabilitation
He became a journalist and minor celebrity, but within months started killing again. 
He committed suicide following a conviction for several murders."
 Why would John Malkovich want to play serial killer  
"Jack" Unterweger in a stage play?!
" In a 2008 performance, actor John Malkovich portrayed Unterweger's life in a performance for one actor, two sopranos, and period orchestra entitled Seduction and Despair, which premiered at Barnum Hall in Santa Monica, CA. 
A fully staged version of the production, 
titled The Infernal Comedy  
premiered in Vienna in July 2009. 
The show has since been performed throughout Europe,  
North America and South America
" In 1991, Unterweger was hired by an Austrian magazine to write about crime in Los Angeles, California, and the differences between U.S. and European attitudes to prostitution. Unterweger met with local police, even going so far as to participate in a ride-along of the city's red light districts
During Unterweger's time in Los Angeles, three prostitutes — Shannon Exley, Irene Rodriguez, and Sherri Ann Long — were beaten, sexually assaulted with tree branches, and strangled with their own brassieres."

Cecil Hotel (Los Angeles)

" The Cecil Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles (640 S. Main Street) 
is a budget hotel with 600 guest rooms (originally 700)
Constructed by 1927, the hotel was intended for business travelers but in the 1950s it gained a reputation as a residence for transients. 
A portion of the hotel was refurbished in 2007 after new owners took over.
The Hotel is known for its criminal activity to include three murders and also several suicides.
Most notably, the hotel was the reported residence for serial killers Richard Ramirez in 1985 and Jack Unterweger in 1991. 
Recently, in February 2013, the body of Elisa Lam, a 21-year-old Canadian girl, was found inside one of the water supply tanks on the hotel roof. 
The body was discovered after patrons complained of low water pressure."
" Law enforcement eventually had enough evidence for his arrest, but Unterweger was gone by the time they entered his home. 
After law enforcement chased him through Europe, Canada and the U.S., he was finally arrested by the FBI in Miami, Florida, on 27 February 1992 "
Not a serial killer, that's for sure.

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