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IN People ON 26 Dec, 2014
With one foot in the grave, these people had something important and shocking to confess.
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After several years of abuse Geraldine Kelly, shot her husband and hid his body in a freezer for seven years. Later, she got diagnosed with breast cancer. During final stages of cancer, she confessed killing her husband to her daughter following which the police found the mummified body of her husband at a California Storage Unit.
The media officer at the Roswell, where an alien space vessel probably landed in 1947, declared on his deathbed about what he actually saw on that day. He saw an alien spacecraft along with two alien bodies in Area 51. He also mentioned that a comprehensive cleanup session took place to keep everything a top secret.
Stradivarius was stolen out of Bronislaw's dressing room by 20 year old New York nightclub musician Julian Altman. Altman later became a violinist with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C. and performed with the stolen Stradivarius for years. 49 years after the theft, Julian Altman who was in prison for child molestation and was gravely ill, confessed to his wife that he had stolen the violin. He then instructed his wife to find the Stradivarius at their home. It wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t until 1987 that his wife returned the Stradivarius to Lloyds of London in exchange for a $263,000 finder fee. This violin is now called the Gibson ex-Huberman Stradivarius named after two of its previous owners. No love for Altman I guess!
In 2008, a woman named Diane Crawford confessed to the murders of two women, Constance Smootz Hevener and Carolyn Hevener Perry in 1967. The two apparently made fun of Crawford for being a lesbian, which led to an argument in which Crawford shot both of them.
In 1994, the step son of Marmaduke Wetherall, Christian Spurling, confessed on his deathbed that his famous photo was actually a bluff. Apparently Wetherall had Spurling created a model monster out of a toy submarine.
In 1983, a compilation of over 106 watches and clocks were stolen. This was the costliest theft in Israel's history and totalled to millions of dollars (with Marie Antoinette's watch alone priced at 30 million dollars). A man named Naaman Diller confessed to his wife before dieing that he stole the collection, advising her to sell it. She took the watches to a museum where they were confirmed stolen.
In 1978, Fritz Moen, a shy deaf man with a severe speech impediment, was wrongly arrested for raping and assassinating a 20-year old girl in Norway. It wasn't until 2005 when a man named Tor Hespo admitted to three nurses on his deathbed that he was the one who committed the acts, and Moen was subsequently released.
William Desmond Taylor, one of Hollywood's most successful film directors, was shot dead and authorities never found the murderer. 42 years later, an old woman called her neighbor over because she was dying and had a confession to make. She said she was an actress named Margaret Gibson and killed William Taylor.
E. Howard Hunt was a C.I.A operative involved in the Watergate Scandal. After his death, his sons claimed that they have recordings of their father on deathbed naming the people responsible for the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
In 1957, Moira Anderson of Scotland went missing. After Almost forty years later, Alexander Gartshore admitted on his deathbed to his daughter that he defiled and murdered the girl . Moira's remains were never found, even after Gartshore's death and confession.
Actor David Niven confessed to be the unlawful son of a well known British politician who was afraid of having his career shamed by Niven's birth.
James Brewer left the state of Tennessee after his arrest on suspicion of killing his neighbor, Jimmy Carroll. He jumped bail and fled to Oklahoma where he started a new life with his wife in Oklahoma and took on fake names. Three decades later, as Brewer was in the hospital after a stroke, he told his wife he wanted to confess his crime before he died. Fortunately or unfortunately Brewer didn't end up dying, and was taken in by the authorities.
The bitter truth is that we all have some dark secrets which need to be confessed well before our lives come to an end.