Friday, July 6, 2012
The Chilling Story of Addie Hall and Zachery Bowen
at 11:27 AM
Last night I watched the new series on ABC called Final Witness. Have you seen it? I love the show on many fronts. It details true crime stories where they interview actual people involved, but the twist is they tell the story from the victim's point of view.
I am endlessly fascinated with human behavior, and crime is an element of that. I am also fascinated to watch real people tell real story because the truth never compares to fiction. Furthermore, ABC did an awesome job finding actors to portray the real people they represented. It was notably superb which made the story so much more realistic for me as they acted it out.
The episode I watched last night was titled Graveyard Love. It was the story of Addie Hall and Zachery Bowen, pictured above in the French Quarter after Hurricane Katrina. They rode out Hurricane Katrina and when they emerged, they found few people around, but decided to live in a city abandoned. They liked it and the media captured them in photographs.
The story is simply fascinating. You just have to watch it, if you haven't, but be prepared its macabre. I haven't been able get these two people out of my mind since seeing it. I think its because mental illness doesn't show itself on our faces unless its severe, and no one could have ever predicted what Zachery did.
You can find many actual photos of Addie and Zachery online if you look, and there are lots of google entries about them. I read this one after watching the show and found it interesting.
Zachery Bowen's behavior is truly bizarre and fascinating for me. I seek to want to full understand what happened with him and why... It's the puzzle of life that drives my existence.
P.S. After you watch the story, you have to come back and read the latest development. It's simply mind-blowing.