I believe I may have found an answer to my original question! When I went to rewind the film-I opened the back (bad idea) and started to rewind the film with the back open. So what I think may have happened is the film being exposed to all the light ruined the pictures.
I still have to confirm this but I am pretty sure thats what happened. Now I know how to rewind the film properly.
I am very excited to see how the pictures are going to turn out now!