TMZ, ever eager to disinter one the creepier, more lurid follow-up stories to the shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, has pulled a wriggly worm of an anecdote out of the ground and is waving it around for everyone to flinch at — a Colorado woman named "Diana" says that on Friday afternoon, Match.com paired her with James Holmes, the man accused of killing 12 people at the Friday midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises.
In what sounds a lot like the beginning of a really good (or awful, depending on how you like your creepy stories) urban legend, Diana says that she discovered Holmes' profile among her suggested matches, which freaked her out, obviously. She said it was "pretty scary getting matched to a mass murderer," especially one whose profile asked the eery question, "Will you visit me in jail?" Diana informed Match.com about the profile, then took a few screenshots before it was deleted. Holmes hadn't visited it in 24 hours, so it had been created before the shootings (seeming proof, in TMZ's estimation, that the profile isn't a hoax). Among Holmes' favorite movies and books — in case you glean some significance from the cinematic and literary tastes of a killer — are Star Wars and Where's Waldo?. Now we can all take a few moments to shiver about the murky, rock-quarry pool of strangers in the online dating universe.