Sunday, February 26, 2012

Angela Marie Hammond

Woman Grabbed in Phone Booth Boyfriend Hears Her Screaming

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: April 4, 1991 from Clinton, Missouri
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date of Birth: February 9, 1971
Age: 20 years old
Height and Weight: 4'11 - 5'0, 120 - 140 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Hammond's teeth were in excellent condition in 1991. Her nickname is Angie.
Clothing/Jewelry Description: A white button-down shirt with black spots, black slacks and white sneakers.
Medical Conditions: Hammond was four months pregnant at the time of her disappearance.

Details of Disappearance
Hammond was last seen in Clinton, Missouri at 11:45 p.m. on April 4, 1991. She was talking to her fiance, Rob Shafer, at a telephone booth in a parking lot outside the Food Barn Store in the center of town when he heard her scream, then the line went dead. Her car was later found abandoned in the parking lot.

Hammond had described a suspicious man circling the parking lot in his old truck during her conversation with Shafer. She said he parked his truck near the booth and got out of it with a flashlight, as if he was looking for something. Hammond described him as a "filthy, bearded man." Then she suddenly screamed and stopped talking. Before the call was terminated, Shafer heard a man's voice saying "I didn't need to use the phone, anyway."

Shafer immediately drove to the phone booth. On the way there, he passed a late 1960s or early 1970s model green Ford F-150 pickup truck and heard Hammond scream his name. Shafer followed the vehicle for about a mile on 2nd Street and Culvert Drive, but his own car's transmission failed and he had to stop driving. Shafer stated the truck he saw had a decal of water or outdoor scene completely covering the rear window, possibly a white top, and possible damage to its left front fender. Witnesses reported seeing a Caucasian male driving a similar truck near the telephone booth at time Hammond disappeared. The man, who has never been identified, was wearing coveralls and a dark-colored baseball cap. He had eyeglasses, a beard and a moustache.

Shafer himself was considered a suspect for a time after Hammond's abduction and was given a polygraph test. He was cleared of any involvement in her case, however.

Hammond's case may be linked to the deaths of two other Missouri women. Trudy Darby, a convenience store worker in Macks Creek, was abducted from her workplace on January 19, 1991, six weeks prior to Hammond's disappearance. The store was found robbed of $220 afterwards. Darby's nude body was found in the Little Niangua River two days later; she had been shot twice in the head with a shotgun. Her murder remains unsolved. Cheryl Ann Kenney, another convenience store worker, disappeared after locking up her store in Nevada, Missouri, 70 miles from Macks Creek, on February 27, 1991. Kenney's skeleton was found in a local field in 2000; her murder is also unsolved. There are similarities between Darby and Kenny's murders and Hammond's abduction, but there is no hard evidence to link the cases.

Hammond's abduction remains unsolved. There were several unconfirmed sightings of her several states and in Canada after her disappearance.

This case was sent to me by one of my readers, which is where I get almost all of the cases I analyze and post. This one is very old and very cold but it did grab me because it reads like a horror movie. Snatch and grab abductions where women are taken off and tortured and killed have always terrified me. Also, when I looked at the charts for the time frame I saw that this was very cut and dry, simple analysis that would be easy to finish. The post would be short and sweet, as well. But I have to admit that these charts are ugly. What they reveal is not for women who are easily frightened. I will not get graphic here and this post, like most of the others, is generally acceptable for all ages but if you are already paranoid you might want to pass on this one. The only good thing about these charts is that they describe a very quick death. Angela Hammond did not live long after she was last seen. But even so, if you are easily frightened by this sort of thing (I know I am) you might want to look over shoulder while you're reading.

The first chart I did was for the time when Angela was last seen in the phone booth in front of the food store, a phone call substantiated by her boyfriend, who was on the other end. The boyfriend did, in fact, hear the abduction and even made an attempt to catch up with the man who took her but failed. So we know she was in that booth and was taken from that booth at around 11:45 pm. Looking at the chart for that hour I see right away that the first house ruler, Jupiter, which is Angela's primary marker, was in the eighth house. The Moon in Sagittarius was rising and closing in on the first house cusp. Jupiter, which also disposes of the Moon, is the primary marker in this chart. It is disposed of by the Sun in Aries in the fourth house. The fourth house here is describing the food market. She is where she is because of the food market. Jupiter in the eighth may mean that she was calling her boyfriend about money. Or it may simply mean that she was concerned that she didn't have enough change for a long phone call. Now, you must also note Mercury in the fourth. Right away, it seems to describe the phone booth outside the food market. But you have to also note that Mercury rules the seventh house and describes the man she is about to meet (her abductor). So this man is interested in the phone booth as well. Perhaps he wanted to make a phone call. But the placement in the fourth house, disposed of by Mars in the seventh, tells a larger story. He had been to the food market, too, and was commonly there, perhaps to use the phone or because he was trolling for women. He most likely pretended to want to use the phone in order to hang around her while she was in the booth. I think this combination clearly shows his intentions and with Mars in the seventh, he either intended to attack or accost her (or any woman he found) or, at the very least, to confront her and this is why he was driving around outside. He may have wanted to use the phone but saw her and changed his mind. An unexpected opportunity perhaps.

Another important factor in this chart is that Mercury, the marker for her abductor, is in the last degree of the sign Aries. This means something about his situation is getting ready to change and I think Mercury points to a decision. I think he decides to grab her at the last minute. Mercury is starting to feel the influence of Taurus and Taurus is disposed of by Venus in the fifth house. There was a sexual attraction here, this was the reason he chose her. And with Venus in Taurus opposing Pluto in Scorpio in the eleventh, there was more involved that just ordinary sex. This even goes beyond rape. This is sexual chaos. Venus disposes of itself while Pluto is disposed of by Mars, showing the violence that was about to explode. Mars in Cancer is always disposed of by the Moon and is often powerful in forensic charts where the violence directed at a victim is the entire reason for the crime. Here, Mars in Cancer is not only angular but it works as a secondary marker for the murderer. Mars disposed of by the Moon means that she was targeted and everything that happened from here on in was designed for her. From these placements, I would have to say that there is little doubt that he raped her and committed physical violence on her, both during the rape and after.

There is a lot of fixed star activity in these charts and some of it is very telling. Although there is no fixed star in near proximity to the Moon, there are many nearby including Sinistra (6 degrees away), Sabik (4 degrees away) and Bellatrix (3 degrees away). Sinistra and Sabik point to lust, rape and perversities but the closest aspect, an opposition to Bellatrix, also describes obsessive lust and rape, which kind of underscores the overall theme. The strongest and most influencial aspect comes from Mirach, a fixed star indicating drunkenness or drugs. Mirach sits at 29 degees 01 minutes of Aries and in this chart the seventh house marker, Mercury, is sinister to an exact conjunction at 29 degrees 00 minutes of Aries. This would seem to indicate that the abductor in this case is either drunk or high on drugs. I was just reading an article about the speed freak killers who killed a number of women during a murder spree in the 1990s in California. While it is highly unlikely that this woman was murdered by Herzog and Shermantine, it is possible that someone like them did this to her. In this chart, it appears that this was one man and that he worked alone and that a use of drugs and alcohol had an influence on the event.

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In less than an hour after Angela was taken, the Moon has moved into the twelftth house and has formed a death pattern. Jupiter, still the first house ruler, remains in the eighth. This is a small pattern and seems to predicate on the movements of Saturn, now just edging into the first house. I don't want to be graphic here but there was an extended period of dieing before actual death with ongoing violence. Jupiter is opposed to Saturn from the eighth while Venus and Pluto remain in opposition from the fifth and eleventh houses. Mercury, the seventh house ruler, forms the short leg of a forming T square with the Jupiter - Saturn opposition. This looks like either a fight for life or a repeated release from death similar to intermittent asphyxiation, as an example. This type of torture is used in sex sometimes and was used by the hillside stranglers in their rape and murder spree. I am NOT saying that the charts are describing the exact same thing but something similar, where the victim comes close to death many times. This pattern is also seen in attacks where the victim fights for life and a real struggle occurs, causing the victim to be near to death many times. The chart opposition from Saturn in Aquarius (breath) and Jupiter in Leo (the heart) clearly describes a lack of oxygen and subsequent heart failure. And with Mercury in out of sign square to both planets, forming the short end of a T in a T square pattern, the inference is that it is up to the killer to force the end on the victim. In other words, her life was in his hands. He is directly responsible for ending the struggle and forcing her to die. I am pretty sure that the charts show us that he had begun to take her life as early as 12:20 am, not but an hour after she was taken, but that she did not actually pass until around 12:45 am, when Saturn entered the first house.

The charts give a clear description of her killer. Both Mercury in Aries and Mars in Cancer describe this man. Physically he is thin and wirey with a long face and a pointed chin. He would have a high forehead, wide at the temples, with prominent eyebrows. Also, a long, hooked nose. The eyes would be sunken and small, beady and shifty. Most likely green or blue eyes. He would have lots of brown hair, which could be either light brown or dark. Quick walker, fast talker, sharp in appearance and mannerisms. This man is cruel and sadistic with a quick, emotional temper. Very revengeful and would enjoy the act of exacting revenge. With Aries and Cancer, there is likely an addiction to drink so it is most probable that drinking fueled his rage. Aries can describe an outlaw personality, someone who lives by his own rules, and with the square to Mars, Mercury in fall describes a shifty, clever criminal who lives by his wits. A collector of handheld weapons like small handguns and knives. This man has always been inconstant and untruthful, with a horrible judgement that led him into dangerous things as a youth and since then he has been constant only in crime and other harmful activities. He would be the type that is always discontented, looking for a quick gain while giving nothing in return, and bitter about his failures. He was easily led into the criminal life as a youth and has become extremely dangerous with age. His anger is limitless.

After running charts for every hour after 1 am that morning, I beleive the chart for 3 am shows him disposing of her body. At this hour you can see that the first house ruler, Uranus, is in the twelfth house with the planet Saturn and there is mutual reception between the two. This shows burial in a place with freshly dug up ground. It also shows other graves in the area, such as a cemetary or graveyard, whether established or not. The north node is also in Capricorn in the stellium in the twelfth, showing us that he knew where this place was and had planned to put her there. In fact, he may have put other women in the same place. Capricorn describes the burial place as being bushy, dark and possibly near a pile of wood or lumber. Aquarius shows us that the ground was recently dug up and may always be dug up. Saturn describes gravel on the ground near a wooded area that may have an agricultural operation such as earth moving or excavation going on. And Uranus tells us this area is near a railroad depot, a station house, a length of track or a place where old train cars are discarded. This man's home is near the burial site, it is a temporary type of housing but it is not a mobile home. There is probably a garden for flowers or a natural growth of flowers nearby. This is an earthen type of housing made of wood and might be a cabin or cottage. He would not live here year round but would visit from time to time. Perhaps he brings the women here and no one else even knows about this place. Neptune among the planets indicates that the place is a mystery, perhaps even a secret, and is not easily seen from the main roadways.

From everything I've seen in these charts, I would guess this man was a serial rapist and murderer. A sexual sadist. Mars in Cancer as a prominent marker and poorly aspected as well as in fall indicates he has a weak character and engages in sleazy activities in his daily life. Alcohol is a real problem. He sees these women as belonging to him (Sun in Aries ruling the seventh from the second) and when he buries them he puts them in a place where he can visit them and remember their "relationship". Sun square Uranus in the burial chart shows us that he sees himself as an outlaw, someone who doesn't fit in and is teaching everyone else a "lesson". His ego is a huge problem for him and creates so much misery for him that he is constantly rebelling. Sun square Uranus shows the antagonism he felt for Angela. She represented something to him that his ego just had to conquer. Rape is a form of conquest and murder is the ultimate mastery. This is a deeply psychological chart, reflecting not only what this man was doing but also why.

Taking the burial chart on the face of it without considering other influences, I would say that the burial ground is north from where she was abducted. It is not a great distance, though, but maybe only about a 30 minute drive. With Venus in Taurus on the fourth house cusp with the cluster of planets in Capricorn in the twelfth, it is a safe bet to say that the area is wooded, overgrown and underdeveloped. Or, at least, it was in 1991. Since a lot of time has passed and many of the original markers would be gone today, I would also say it is a safe bet to say that this area is now a business district. The old cabin or cottage may still be standing and the graves may still be near it along a wooded area that may still be undeveloped but the area, in general, could very well be a business district now with city hall, a chamber of commerce and commercial businesses like banks and real estate offices. The placement of Uranus with Saturn in Aquarius also describes tall buildiings, some with radio towers or satellite dishes. There may be an airstrip nearby, for small planes or heliocopters, and the developed area would be well lit with state of the art lighting. And somewhere in this area, near to bhe woods and undeveloped areas, would be the cabin or the cottage and the graves.


  1. Forensics and astrology is indeed something unheard of in many crime fighting institutions. This blog presents a marriage of two spine-chilling fields of interests. Your long blog posts with specific details go on to show mastery of the subject matter. I will be looking forward to explanations about the Mayan Calendar, and tarot reading as well!

  2. I saw this case on Unsolved Mysteries and it is chilling...especially considering how close Angela's boyfriend was to the place of her abduction...he could have saved her! This is a very sad case.

  3. Have you tried contacting Angela's family with this information? I don't know how much they believe in this type of thing or if they believe in it at all. But maybe the family might want to know how to search for her and possibly get the closure and justice they deserve. I just hope he family wouldn't be offended.


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