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The world was shocked and sickened on April 20, 1991, when crazed students Dylan Klebold, 17, and Eric Harris, 18, slaughtered 12 students and one teacher at Colorado's Columbine High School. Dylan was remembered as a Cub Scout who attended church with his family. Eric played Little League baseball and once rescued a neighbor's lost puppy. But The National ENQUIRER revealed the racist roots of their homicidal attack, and dark secrets of their private journals — while revealing how shocking crime scene photos exploded the myth that the psychos ended their killing spree in a double suicide!
The two teens struggled to keep a facade of normalcy right up to the morning of the massacre. The night before the mass murders, Dylan discussed fantasy baseball trades with a friend. "My son Andrew called Dylan," said Jay Beard, a fast-food vendor in nearby Englewood, Colo., "and the two traded players for their fantasy baseball teams. Everything between them was perfectly normal."
Eric is shown in this surveillance footage buying gas on the morning of the shootings. At 6:15 am, both Eric and Dylan showed up for bowling class. At 8:15, they dropped in on a video production class. "There was absolutely nothing unusual about them that day," recalled junior Mike Beeson. "They both seemed in good spirits, just fooling around and laughing." But just hours later, the two sociopaths were dead in the school library — lost in the carnage of their own creation!
A shamed pal of Dylan and Eric (seen here in a senior class group photo) revealed to The ENQUIRER how the twisted teens were inspired by an underground manual called "The Jolly Roger Cookbook." "It tells how to make pipe bombs, hand grenades, napalm, explosives and other weapons," the source said. "Every single bomb they used at the high school, including the propane bombs and time bombs, they learned how to make from 'The Jolly Roger Cookbook.' When Dylan and Eric first saw it, they went nuts!"
This photo shows a failed propane bomb that the teens brought into the school. "Eric told me, 'Oh man! This is easy as sh*t!," said his pal. "You could blow up the world with this stuff!" In an internet chatroom, Dylan excitedly told the source: "I used polycarbonate plastic casing. It holds up under intense heat and then just disintegrates with the explosion and it's not there anymore." Before signing off, Dylan added, "I got the bomb, bomb, bomb! And the kids just love it!"
Eric had also discovered how to stir up a powder that made napalm more explosive. On-line, he bragged to his friend: "It's so cool, man! It blows sky high!" This photo shows some of the damage that their bombs did in the school cafeteria — although most of their explosives failed to ignite. Eric had already blown his cool in a chatroom earlier and fumed: "I can't wait till I blow your heads off!"
Dylan used "The Jolly Roger Cookbook" to get into a private KKK chatroom, and he and Eric began communicating with the racists. The two boys now had the knowledge to create weapons of mass destruction — and the Klan and similar groups would raise the hatred inside them to a fever pitch. "They were hanging out in chatrooms with such groups as ROTW [Rise of the Whites] and Whites for Violence," revealed the anonymous source. Their friend once contacted Dylan and Eric in a chatroom and asked what they were talking about. Eric typed back: "Talkin' about killen ni**ers as usual."
Disclosed the friend: "For the first time in their lives, they felt like they belonged to something. They said, 'These are our brothers now!' They became white supremacists. They started talking about how cool Hitler was and how cool the Nazis were. Instead of just agreeing with someone, they would say, 'Heil Hitler!'" The Columbine High Massacre would, in fact, take place on Adolf Hitler's birthday.
The ENQUIRER source also admitted to creating a website for Eric, who loaded it with Nazi hate. Columbine student Brooks Brown — who Dylan would later warn away from Columbine just minutes before the attack — called the website to the attention of his dad after Eric and Dylan threatened Brooks' life. The outraged father turned the information over to police over than a year before the shootings, but said that the authorities later lost the incriminating statements.
On the website, Eric spilled out his venom in his deranged diary: "No, I am not crazy, crazy is just a word, to me it has no meaning, everyone is different, but most of you f**kheads out there in society, going to your every day f**kiing jobs and doing your everyday routine sh*t things, I say f*ck you and die. If you got a problem with my thoughts, come tell me and I'll kill you, because ... god damnit, DEAD PEOPLE DON'T ARGUE."
Eric also offered this ranting vision of the future — quoting lyrics from the song "Son of a Gun" by popular rock band KMFDM: "Shockwave, Massive Attack, Atomic Blast, Son of a Gun Is Back. Chaos-Panic, No Resistance, Detonations in a Distance. Apocalypse Now, Walls of Flame, Billowing Smoke, Who's to Blame. Forged from Steel, Iron Will, Sh*t for Brains, Born to Kill."
Shockingly, the internet could have been the source for the killers' weapons, revealed their friend: "One time Dylan said to me, 'Dude, this guy has got some guns for sale. Really cheap!' He had gotten in touch with someone mentioned on a KKK site who was selling guns, and now I think that might be where they got the weapons."
Filled with hatred, the teens now put together their final blueprint for mass murder — and were disturbingly open about their intentions! Eric and Dylan were once given a class assignment to make a video for an economics class. "You had to make a tape about a business you'd like to run,' said Columbine senior Kevin Hofstra, who attended the same class. "The business they chose was 'Hit Men.' Their video was all about going to school and shooting people with white hats on." No concerns were raised by teachers, and the video helped to convince the teens that their plan of destruction could work.
Dylan produced another video that used special effects showing the entire school exploding into fiery pieces — like a scene out of "Independence Day," disclosed senior Ryan Shumer: "Our video production class loved the video so much it used it as the opening for the school news broadcast a couple of times." Janelle Behan, a senior, will never forget a class paper Dylan did extolling Charles Manson. "My best friend read it and said the whole paper was written on the premise that Manson wasn't really evil."
WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES: An exclusive ENQUIRER investigation also revealed that shooters Eric and Dylan did NOT commit double suicide. Instead, Eric shot Dylan! Death scene photos obtained exclusively by The ENQUIRER showed what really happened at the end of one of the nation's worst school mass murders. "It's obvious that Klebold didn't shoot himself, but was shot by Harris," a source close to the case declared. "Klebold was shot in the left temple, but his guns were on his right side!"
The ENQUIRER also showed the photos to one of the nation's top legal experts, Lawrence Kobilinsky, Ph.D., who agreed that the photos do not match the official findings released by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department. "The first thing that struck me when I looked at the photos is that Harris' left foot is on top of Klebold's right elbow," Kobilinsky told The ENQUIRER.
"It would seem that Klebold died first," said the Professor of Forensic Science at the prestigious John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. Kobilinsky concluded from the photos that Klebold's death was not from a typical suicide wound, noting that it wasn't a so-called "contact wound" in which the weapon is touching flesh when fired.
Mourning parents also now have to face each year's anniversary knowing that Sue Klebold — mother of Dylan — has published a book where she seeks sympathy for raising the cold-blooded killer! Mrs. Klebold appeared with Diane Sawyer on ABC News' "20/20" to declare: "I had all the illusions that everything was okay!"
Even worse, Dylans's mother made her own chilling admission while making the personal appearance to plug "Silence Broken: A Mother's Reckoning." She told Diane Sawyer in the exclusive interview: "There's never a day that goes by where I don't think of the people that Dylan harmed... I think it's easier for me to say 'harmed' than 'killed.'"
The parents of Eric and Dylan, however, aren't the only ones mourning the murderers every April 20. The two teen terrorists still have admirers to this day. There are several websites that serve as tributes to the killers, and fans can even go online to buy a black t-shirt with the word "WRATH" written in red — just like the one that Dylan wore on the day of the massacre!