That it’s a demon. A dancing demon! No…something isn’t right there. It could be bunnies? Or maybe witches…
Now that the whirlwind of shows has calmed down, I’m ready to offer up my theory on what happened to JonBenet. I had to take a hot second to calm down because there was one show that really really got to me. Studying forensics has been my life for so long. You start to notice the experts in the field and you begin to respect their opinions especially when you see them over multiple high profile cases. Seeing Dr. Henry Lee dismiss vital forensic evidence left me broken and questioning my opinions on other cases. Seeing him use faulty recreations as actual forensic testing broke my heart. Science should be respected. Forensic science is no exception to this. The things he and that team did for ratings under the guise of actual forensic investigation made me embarrassed to ever be a part of that field.
So here’s a warning to anyone coming to this debate armed only with that one horrendous CBS special. I will break out the memes.
Okay, whew, are we ready? It’s story time.
Obviously I’m a blogger and I’m not a detective so all this is me researching the crap out of the evidence already made public and coming to my own conclusions.
All accounts from family and friends say Patsy adored JonBenet. She was born in 1990 and in 1993, Patsy had ovarian cancer. Stage 4. I cannot imagine having a 3 year old and a 6 year old and having to go through cancer treatments. Worrying if you are going to leave your babies without a mom. Family and friends all have said her babies got her through it. And after the cancer went into remission, she spent her time living life to the fullest, enjoying every second with her kids. I’ve also heard JonBenet was a ham and a half especially when they had company. She loved performing and would put on skits and dances for everyone. Burke was quiet and he loved video games and trains. John worked a lot but loved his family very much. Loved that he was able to provide so well for them. They had a nice circle of friends and had settled into their neighborhood. Even 20 years later, there’s no teachers, friends, family, gardener, pool boy, random mom at Walmart that’s had any stories about Patsy or John being bad parents.
The pageants: I find it hard to believe people are so judgey considering Toddlers and Tiaras still has good ratings and is still on the air. Patsy herself was in pageants. JonBenet liked to perform. They found a fun way to bond and spend their time together. And from season after season of T&T, I can tell you if JonBenet didn’t like doing it, she would not have been prancing across the stage in every video that’s out there. She looked like she was having a blast and I would bet dance lessons would have been in her future. Maybe ice skating lessons too. Yes the glitz pageants are bonkers at making little girls look like grownups but it’s a few hours out of a day a weekend every couple of months. It’s no different than the red lipstick and red blush and boatloads of water proof mascara my mom piled onto my face for every single dance recital for 10 years.
However, I do wonder if her killer had been to her pageants or seen her at one and that’s where she caught his attention.
The pineapple: I fucking hate that bowl of pineapple. I think it’s super insignificant but it’s been given so much attention. I think Burke fixed it for himself and JonBenet snagged a few pieces as they played with their Christmas toys before going to the White’s party. I truly don’t think Burke remembers the stupid pineapple. It was Christmas and he was 9. His focus was on toys. To test this theory, I tried to remember two days from my past that had huge events and then I tried to remember what I ate those days. One event was 20 years ago, one was 12. Neither times can I remember a single thing I ate that day. Remember, Burke was 9 and immediately locked down as soon as they found JonBenet’s body. Probably for a good 10 years, he wasn’t privy to anything that was going on in the media when it came to his sister. I think he knew the accusations against his parents but I don’t think he sought out details until he was much older, if he did at all. So it was probably 5+ years before he saw the insane attention that has been spent on this stupid bowl of pineapple. He would have probably just forgotten he even ate any or asked for any. From the crime scene photos, the bowl looked fairly full anyway.
The bed wetting: It happens. Yes it can also be used as a red flag for an abused child but also she was 6 and sometimes kids wet the bed. There was no proof that she wet the bed that night at all. Which immediately discounts the theory that she wet the bed which put Patsy “into a rage.” Those theory people are the ones that piss me off the most.
A few things I do notice though, her pillow is moved to the end of the bed. And the bed ruffles on both beds are weird towards the head of the bed. Patsy comments during a police interview about another bed having it’s ruffle odd in a spot like these. Anyone with ruffles want to weigh in? I haven’t had one on my bed since I was a child so I don’t know how easily they get pushed in or pulled out. You couldn’t pay me to have one on my bed now.
To be continued….