Kickstarting the search for a 19th century serial killer ( link ) Martin Wagner thought it would never work. When he first heard of the crowd-funding website Kickstarter, he did not think people would trust strangers on the internet enough to give them money with no guarantee that they would ever get anything in return. I remember thinking to myself, thatll never fly, Wagner told HLN. Peoples natural skepticism would never allow sites like that to succeed. But the site has been very successful, and now the Texas filmmaker is seeking funding for his own Kickstarter project that he hopes will appeal to fans of true crime stories.