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today i am going to talk about gary hyde nick
are you familiar
with this piece of crap
anyways i will shut up and just let’s get into it okay
so gary hide nick
he was born in november of nineteen forty three
he was the oldest of two children raised by michael and
ellen hide nick his parents
but the kids weren’t raised
in the home with both of their parents michael and
ellen divorced by the time gary was only
three years old
gary and his younger brother were raised by his
mother ellen
for about four years and then their father michael for
about seven years and then gary was sent to
a military academy
for about two years
it was just
hard upbringing i mean
kind of going back and forth between homes
gary claimed that he suffered a lot of emotional
abuse by his father
specifically due to his bed wetting
whatever reason gary continued to wet the bed for years
and years after moving in with his father
and according to gary it
would send his father into just
he was beyond livid he was so enraged so
pissed at gary for wetting his his sheets
that he would force gary
to take his sheets that he wet
and he would hang them outside
for all of the neighbors to see
so it was like a form of punishment but also
supposed to be like embarrassing to gary
so i guess he would stop wetting the bed
according to gary’s father he’s no longer
alive but when he was
alive gary’s father heavily denied any type of abuse
going on so then gary was sent to military
school which was probably somewhat
nice compared to his home life because of how like
toxic it was
and in military
school they tested
gary’s iq which was
between 130 and 148
so he was pretty
smart little cookie
and then in the army gary’s
drill sergeant
rated him as
excellent and he was very
successful at
his training he was then
trained successfully as a
medic in texas
and was transferred to germany
where he served at the 46th army surgical hospital
everything seemed to be
going really well for gary like
doing really well
since going to military
school and in the army
and then things just
started to go downhill for gary
he began to feel really unwell
gary would call in sick to work complaining of nausea
headaches blurred vision and dizziness
not much is known
about gary’s mental
state at this time
but by the time he saw a doctor
he was thought to have a full
blown mental illness and was prescribed anti
psychotic on drugs
it’s a little unclear as
to like how it went from feeling nauseous and dizzy to
a serious mental illness but
there’s really not much i
could find about it
it was just kind of like oh yeah he’s
dizzy nauseous
and then it was like mental illness i don’t know
i was confused on that part but
it is what it is
so once gary was prescribed
these anti psychotic
prescriptions i should say
he was then discharged from the military with
a full disability
pension and then
shortly after his
honorable discharge
gary went on to become a
licensed practical
nurse and he even worked at a va
psych hospital for a time before
being fired
and he got fired
because he had rude behavior
towards his patients
he was snapping and
he just he wasn’t
doing a good job
so from 1962 to around 1987
gary spent majority of his time
in and out of
psychiatric hospitals
but this time he wasn’t working he
was actually a patient himself he was prone to extreme
bouts of depression with
multiple suicide attempts
and it seemed
like depression
had run in the
hide nick family his
mother his brother i
think his father all had
struggled with
depression and all
tried to commit suicide at some
point which is
just awful in 1970 gary’s
mother she ended up committing suicide by
drinking mercuric
chloride i’m
laughing because once
again i can’t pronounce words we know this
right we know this by now
i have a speech impediment
okay and my mouth
doesn’t move in certain ways it’s very frustrating
but yes she made this poison mixture
she went down into like the basement she
drank it and then she died
things that i read
said that ellen the mother
she was in an abusive relationship and she wanted out
and she felt like the only way she
could get out was if she
killed herself
sadly so she
drank this poison
and ended it unclear
if gary was really
close with her at this
point but at the end of the day it’s still here
her family so i’m sure it still
is hard so then
later on gary went on to
marry and have children with several
women however the
relationships were
far from normal the first
marriage was to a woman
named betty some
reports say it was
she was a mail
order bride
she came from the philippines
how they met
not really sure but they were like writing letters
back and forth she really knew nothing about him
she came to the us from the philippines
they got married sadly she
entered into this very abusive relationship from gary
he would force
betty to watch as he had sex with
other women
and he repeatedly
would rape and assault her
numerous times until she
was able to escape
and she fleed back home to your country
at that time
when she fleed back home she was pregnant with his
child and this really
upset him so then gary had another
child with a woman
named an jeanette
and she was
mentally disabled
she had an iq of only forty
eight so she
was mentally disabled and he took advantage of her
um he got her pregnant and the
child was immediately
taken away they
found that she was too
unfit to take care of the
child so an
jeanette was more than just like a
sexual conquest for gary
she was his official
transition into the
crimes that would
becoming he liked the idea
of how he could control her because
she couldn’t think for herself poor
thing so an jeanette gary’s
girlfriend at the time had a
sister and she was staying in a mental hospital
or institution and in 1978 he signed
his girlfriend’s
sister out of the mental institution
where she was living
she was brought back to the home
where gary and an jeanette
were living now gary decided to just keep her here the
sister for 10 days and he repeatedly raped
sodomized and tortured her now an
jeanette didn’t like do anything because again she was
mentally ill
she wasn’t like fully
aware what was happening
or even like how to approach the situation and her
sister was the same way police went looking for
the sister because she was signed
out of this mental institution it was like a day pass
so you could take her for a couple of hours
normal ass people
would go out for
lunch or something
and he had her for 10 days so
the police were called
police went looking for her
gary was the
one that signed her out so of course they went to
his house and when police finally
found her she was
covered in blood and she was just
completely terrified and she was hiding in the basement
gary was charged with kidnapping rape
unlawful restraint
false imprisonment involuntary deviant
sexual and intercourse
and interfering with the custody
of a committed person
now when i read that i was like oh shit yeah he
would be locked up forever
right cause that’s a long list of like some
effed up schismitz
nene of course
not gary’s original sentence was overturned on appeal
and gary spent only
three years of his incarceration in mental institutions
so there’s that
so then in nineteen
seventy one gary was out
right and he moved
he moved to philadelphia
and while in philadelphia
gary was like you know what i
gotta like do something
right he really liked
controlling people
he was like i’m kind of good at it
i should like
stick with that
so in 1971 gary
started the united church of
the ministers of god i have to add a side note because
i guess cause
i was kind of like looking up united church of
the ministers of god
which is quite a name
but i guess it’s like an
actual church
right this is a
legit church
where people do
great things for one another it has
great community whatever
now gary took this
name and kind of created his own church so
if you see a church and it’s called tonight church
of the ministers of god it has nothing to do with
gary he considered it to be a church and
and at first he had
about five followers
and a fifteen hundred dollar investment
who he got the investment from
no idea i have no idea
but he got it
things grew
pretty quickly for gary gary
ended up raising
about almost um
five hundred thousand dollars for his church
slash cult i’m
gonna call it what it is
i’m not saying
churches are cults
but what gary was doing
was essentially a cult
so he raised up
about five hundred thousand dollars from
people donating
their money
and at this time he seemed
to really master and
learn how to
manipulate people
so according
to gary’s neighbors the members of this colt
church they showed up
every sunday
for service inside of gary’s home
and this is a quote from
the neighbor
in an interview they went on to say that everybody who
attended this
church they were usually
mentally ill
really sad okay
so gary did keep this church
cult thing going for
until he gets arrested
but he still like wasn’t
fully satisfied he wanted
those sexual
partners but non consenting partners he wanted that
again he wanted
new sex victims
but this time he wanted you know to not get caught
so gary went out
and in the area
where he lived there were a lot of sex workers
and he comes across this
woman named josefina
rivera and she was 25 at the time
she was heavily
addicted to drugs she was working as a sex worker for
quite some time
she had children as well but they were
taken into foster care i believe
because of her drug
abuse sadly
these are things that she she says
he lures her into his car by the promise of
money in exchange for sex
so while josephina was getting redressed
after doing whatever they did
sex i’m assuming gary came up and choked her
until she passed out he then takes her back to his home
dragged her down to his basement
shackled her limbs together with
chains he sealed the bolts with super glue
so she couldn’t
escape now at this time you know
of course naturally
like any of us would
josephino was like
screaming just being very very loud
hoping somebody hears her
but this obviously pisses
gary off so then he just like
beats her with a stick
until she stops
screaming for help now gary had built this
thing in his basement or like
dug it up it was called like a pit
a big hole in the ground
and his thought process was he was
gonna put people in
these things
and then like
board them up in these pits
so he had built
this pit already and he put josephina into
the pit or a pit
cause he had multiple
boarded it up and sealed her in there
so josephina was locked up there
for about three days
and then gary
shows up with another
woman named
sandra and she was 24
it was obvious
to josefina that she
sandra was mentally disabled
josefina asked
sandra like how did you get here
how did he get you
sandra said that she was
on a walk to the local
store like she wasn’t even that far from her home
when gary had offered her a ride
and then he
knocked her out and took her back to his home
so same thing gary took
sandra and he
chained her
in the same fashion as
josephina and then disgustingly he
would force
the other women to
watch as he raped
each other how
awful how awful
this is a lot of our fears like
on new year’s day in 1987
deborah was brought into the basement
now later it
would be said that
debra was more feisty
like she was confrontational
wasn’t afraid to
stand up to gary and like
spit in his face and
stuff like he deserved
and she would yell at gary she needed tampons
she needed a shower
but she wasn’t afraid of gary
and she was very confrontational
this forced gary to
make some changes so
he ended up purchasing a
portable toilet for the
women because
they didn’t have one he also finally gave the
women tampons because
they didn’t have any
since being in there
none of the girls had
taken a bath
he allowed them now to bathe
josephina she would
later say that
gary was very unpredictable
and you never knew what to
expect when he came down
the stairs one day
after gary realized that the girls
could hear him coming and
going out the front door
he didn’t like that because he knew
like as soon as
if they knew that he left they
would be really loud and they
would try to escape
so gary decided
to this part is horrifying
but he well all of it is shut up bailey
he shoved screwdrivers into
their ears and punctured
their eardrums so they couldn’t hear him anymore
so to the girls disobeying
gary was very dangerous
and they quickly
learned that
if you spoke back he would
beat them he
would rape them he was just
awful he was
disgusting and
they knew like to follow the rules or you’re
gonna pay the
price gary would put them on punishment if they decided
to disobey him
which meant that they
would be starved
beaten and tortured
so january 18th 1987
there was one more
victim that was now
added to the mix that gary somehow got
her name was jacqueline
when she was 18 years old
and it seemed like at this point gary
was a little content
with the amount of girls he had in the basement
but then sandra
somehow disobeyed him
not sure what
she did but she disobeyed him as punishment he then put
sandra into the pit
which was like this hole in the ground
right and he
boarded her up
while gary was
like upstairs doing whatever
she tried to crawl
out of the pit that
gary had dug so since
sandra was disobeying him he then took
sandra and he
got her by her
wrist and hung her from
like a beam that was across the wall with handcuffs
and he then
starved her for days as part of her
punishment sandra was
bound by her
wrist like hanging from this beam but she was
standing if that makes
sense like her feet were still
barely on the ground when she was hanging
and she was left like this
for a week all the
other ladies in that basement were also
um bound and like
chained and
stuff so they couldn’t help
her or like help her get down at all finally gary went
downstairs to take her off punishment i
guess he then was
going to give her food and finally
unchain her
so he takes her
down from this beam and
sadly she just like
fell to the
floor she was dead
once gary realized that
sandra was dead
he knew he couldn’t just dump a body
like he would get caught so he brought
sandra’s body upstairs
and he decided
that he needed to dismember
her body i’m not
clear as far as
which girls
it was from downstairs but he brought them upstairs
to help him dismember
sandra’s body and he
convinced the girls that if the police came
saw that sandra was dead
that the girls
would be in
trouble too because they were
an accomplice
to gary’s crime they
followed what gary had said and
they helped dismember
sandra’s body gary used like a power saw
dismembered her like awful
he then took
sandra her dismembered body now
and he cooked her ribs in the oven
and then he boiled her head on the
stove now at this
point neighbors had complained that
there was a funky
smell coming from his
place they ended up calling police
police go by to gary’s
house now i’m not sure if they
smelled anything or what because police just go by the
house they ask gary like hey what’s going on
your neighbors are complaining that there’s a
funky smell
and gary says oh i just i’m
i accidentally burnt a roast
and the police are just like okay well you know just
keep down the
smell and then they
leave so i’m not sure like how did they not
smell it i mean according to
every single
documentary you
watch your true
crime whatever they always say the
smell of a dead body is like so distinct and so
strong i don’t know
i guess i’m just
expecting too much
but it’s just frustrating because like
they were so
close so once like
he convinces the police that he’s just burning a roast
gary then goes back to his
cooking he then grounds
sandra’s body
like all the meat up and he fed
pieces of sandra
to his dog he then mixes some of
sandra’s body up with dog food he mixes it together
and then he fed
it to all of his captives that are down in the cellar
so one of the
other captives debra
she was punished and i
guess he would do this
with the other girls as well and he would
electrocute them
and he would create
in the pit that he dug up he would put
water in the pit
and then he
would have the girls like sit in the
water and he would
electrocute them so he
would put like some kind of wire in the water
and it would
electrocute them
so deborah wasn’t following the rules
he puts her into the pit
of water and then he
electrocutes her
sadly deborah
died so when deborah
died instead of dismembering her like he did
previously he
ended up just taking her body and
dumping it somewhere in
somewhere not that far away but he
yeah this compelled gary
to abduct another victim
and her name was agnes
and gary was familiar with agnes already
because she was a sex worker that he had hired before
so he picked up this new
victim and same
thing he brought her down there
chained her
now remember how i said gary had ran that church
i guess the church thing was
still going on
right and it was
going on up in gary’s
home they were down pretty far in his basement when
these people
would come over for
their sunday service
they didn’t hear anything
and it’s unclear if any of the people who were
attending the
sunday service if
any of them were in on it as well they’re not sure
about that but a lot of them were
mentally ill themselves so it’s
it’s hard to say
gary had expressed to his
victims that he wanted kids
and that his
goal was to get 10 girls down into his cellar
but he also wanted to get them all pregnant
and he wanted to have what he called
a baby farm
in his cellar
but at this
point one of gary’s victims
started to figure him out like gary she was clever
she was a quick
judge of character
and she was
just motivated
by her goal
to get the f
out of there and
based on gary’s behavior
patterns josefina
began to realize that gary had a desire for true
connection and he was just
like he was just lonely
he seemed to like
really want children and he just kind of wanted like a
sense of family like this is what josefina
the victim is noticing
so josefina had like a new goal okay she’s
stuck down here
she figured
he’s obviously not just
gonna like let us go like she’s
she’s realized that no matter how much she cries
screams there he’s not just
gonna let anybody go
so she needed a new plan
and josephina set out to befriend
and she needed
to convince him
that she was on his side
so she just did as he wished
she professed her
understanding whenever she had a chance eventually
gary allowed her to go upstairs and cook for him
and watch movies together before
chaining her back in the basement
so it was working it wasn’t
quick it was taking some time this is
over like a period of time she just needed to convince
gary that she was there
to help him
and she was on his side like that was her goal
so then gary made josefina
fina the boss of the
other women
and it was gary’s way of pitting the
women against
one another
if josefina did what he said
he would bring her hot chocolate
hot dogs and he
would let her
sleep outside of the hole
the dug up area gary
then decided to use josefina to lure in new victims
it’s unclear
if she was successful at doing that or not but
he and josefina did say that that’s what she was
doing like she was helping him
essentially so
could have josefina
escape during
those times when gary had allowed her up the stairs
probably maybe yes
but that’s not what
she did because
her goal wasn’t to save herself it was to save
all of the women
that were trapped in that house
and josephina knew that if she
escaped and gary was there he
would immediately
kill the other women
because most likely she was
gonna go tell
somebody and they were
gonna come in the
house and he needed to get rid of all
these ladies
and she just felt like she couldn’t take that risk
so that’s why
she just kind of went
along with it so
after some time josefina
convinced gary to take her to her family’s house and
to say goodbye because
she was now
gonna be staying with gary forever
have their baby farm whatever
right this is what she convinced gary of
gary agrees to
take josefina back into the city
to let her say goodbye to her family
and gary then
decides to park at a gas station that was several
blocks from her home
she told him
not to pull up in
front of the home in case family members
identified the car and like called the cops
that’s what she told him so she’s like park here
and then i’ll just walk
quickly over there say goodbye
and then i’ll come back gary
told josefina that she had 15 minutes or he was gonna
do something so josefina gets out of the car
and she walked calmly
she’s just like
i’ll be right back playing it calm
and then she walks like around this corner and as soon
as she was out of gary’s site she ran to the nearest
phone booth and called nine one
one luckily a
squad car was nearby
and she was able to convince
the officers that if they allowed gary to go home
the other girls would
most likely die on
march twenty fourth
nineteen eighty seven
gary was arrested in his
vehicle at the gas station where he
sat waiting for josefina
some say he went home
and then he was arrested
and then some reports
say he was at the gas station and was arrested so
not fully clear on that but he
was arrested
police then went into gary’s home
and a lot of them were just
sick because the smell the
house was disgusting but they went down to the basement
and they were
able to save
lisa who was 19
jacqueline who was 18
agnes who was 24
and at that
point they had been in four
months of imprisonment
and torture
these women were finally
free thank god
josephina oh
thank god for her so gary was arrested and he
was attempting to get off on an insanity defense
but he was convicted
in july of 1988
and he was sentenced to death
he tried to kill himself the following january
and his family
tried to get him off of
death row in 1997
but that it just didn’t work out for him
and then on july 6 1999
gary was executed by lethal injection
as for gary’s cult
slash church
it’s hard to say how much they knew
or if they knew anything at all
i couldn’t imagine that they didn’t know
as far as the
victims go josefina has been the most
vocal and open
about her experience
throughout the
trial and for years
afterwards josephina was
painted by the
press as gary’s
actual accomplice
which was infuriating
a lot of people
and the media believed
that josephina
was indeed like helping gary
was his partner that she
should be in prison
when i read that i was like
what and the way the
media had played
it they made it seem like she was indeed
helping him out but josephina
stood by the fact that no i did what i had to do so i
could get out of there
i hate people
this poor woman
had just been held captive
and raped and tortured
she finally is free
and people are like oh
no you’re actually the bad guy
could you imagine
so a lot of people were just
against her and did not believe that she was an actual
victim oh my god she ended up
having to give
up her two youngest children for adoption
when she came out of the cellar
because she wasn’t capable of caring for them
afterwards when she was free
sadly she picked up her drug habit
again for a number of years to cope with the ongoing
trauma and then finally in
2010 she says that she found the
right therapy
she was sober she was
clean she was reunited with her children
the latest article i
found was in
2013 and she was a
grandmother of six
she said she had
found peace
she married her long
term partner
josefina did
write a book
about her ordeal
she says she has been
clean for a number of years
she does say that she struggles with
nightmares and it’s a constant struggle to deal with
again this was back in 2013
said she was living by the beach
with her partner
and she said
since living by the sea she felt
at peace she felt
safe and she felt free
this story makes me tear up
don’t cry don’t cry joseph
is so strong
well all of them
it’s sad when these
victims are set free there’s no like
there’s nothing to set them up with like therapy and
like help they just set him free okay you’re good to go
and then they’re supposed to just go into normal life
like nothing happened like can we get some help for
these victims
sadly two of the women
their lives were lost by this
awful man and
just like i
would love to know your guys’
thoughts down below
thank you guys so much for hanging out with me
today and please please please be safe
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today please make good choices
please be safe out there i love and
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