22 Uncomfortably Interesting Facts About Serial Killers

‘Manson’s mother once traded him for a case of beer’
22 Uncomfortably Interesting Facts About Serial Killers

There’s a fine line to walk when it comes to consuming true-crime media: It’s natural to be curious about the lowest depths of humanity, but if you get too into it, people start suspecting that you’re a serial killer. After all, this isn’t just the intellectual concept of death we’re talking about here. These are real people who died, and it’s gross to get too wrapped up in a stranger’s death, whether it’s Ted Bundy’s victims or Marilyn Monroe (the Marilyn Monroe truthers are a whole different article).

But some serial killers are, well, there’s a reason they couldn’t function in society to the point of abiding its most basic rule. The details of their lives are a sort of biographical trainwreck — you want to look away, but you just can’t. So when user zimmy9921 asked r/AskReddit, “What are some serial killer facts/facts about serial killers that you find extremely interesting?,” it’s not surprising that plenty of Redditors had already done the research. But maybe don’t make friends with any of them.

CourtEmm 5y ago Charles Manson's mother once traded him for a keg of beer.
SweetestHoneyComb 5y ago How Jack the Ripper always cut the throats of his victims in a way that stops blood from getting on his clothes.
llcucf80 5y ago Edited 5y ago Mack Ray Edwards, he was a serial killer who worked for CalTrans. He'd kill his victims and then bury the bodies in places he would later help build the highways over. Not all his victims have been found, and many are very likely still under some of the California highways you may have driven over countless times.
Ayback183 . 5y ago The serial killer Bela Kiss liked to pickle people in barrels stored in his basement. Someone figured it out but they couldn't get him because he was fighting in World War I. By the time they tracked him down he had disappeared and left a dead guy in his hospital bed. Не supposedly joined the French Foreign Legion and deserted that too, and I think history loses track of him after that, with the exception of one possible sighting as a janitor in New York. The janitor disappeared before anyone could confirm it.
kemosabi4 5y ago Richard Kuklinski killed a man and left his body in an oil drum outside of a diner just to see how long it would take for someone to investigate. Не would order sandwiches from the place and sit on the drum while he ate. Не also made a clicking noise with his mouth when he was angry. If you heard that, you were as a good as dead.
hisokasworld 5y ago Issei Sagawa. A cannibal who was caught in France and pronounced insane, however after going to a mental asylum in Japan they declared him as being sane, he checked out straight after. He's still free to this day if I remember correctly, and in interviews has stated that he may kill and eat human flesh again. While I was watching the interviews I felt beyond unsettled, really doesn't make me feel better that he's still out there.
 5y ago Andrei Chikatilo was caught but was later released because his blood type didn't match the one found at the crime scenes. Turns out he has a one in a million genetic condition in which his blood type, taken from a blood sample, is different from the type found in his semen.
memeticengineering 5y ago Brazilian serial killer little Petey murdered over 40 people in prison. Не began by murdering the gang that killed his girlfriend and then stabbing his father, who was in prison for killing his mother, during a visit. Не was well liked because he was considered a sort of vigilante avenger, despite killing indiscriminately within prison (no difference between drug possession and a murderer). Because of Brazil's odd sentencing laws, he could only serve a maximum of 30 years, and is currently a YouTuber and ranch hand (I think)
 5y ago Richard Ramirez, AKA The Night Stalker, who killed 13 people in the 80s once tried escaping from prison and had shoved multiple things, including an I Luv Chocolate Sticker, up his ass for supplies.
retarded_gopher 5y ago Albert Fish would stick needles into his pelvis when he was masterbating. Stick em so deep sometimes they would get stuck. Не told this to police, they didn't believe him until they saw the xray
RedWestern 5y ago Peter Sutcliffe, the Yorkshire Ripper, was actually interviewed nine times during the investigation. But the police discounted him each time because he had the wrong accent. Some hoaxer had sent a number of letters and a recording claiming to be the Ripper, and the police were looking for a guy with a Geordie (Newcastle) accent rather than Sutcliffe's Yorkshire accent. The hoax is believed to have cost three more women their lives, because it was only when he confessed to the murders in 1981 that Sutcliffe was finally caught and the recording was proven to be fake.
PM-ME-A-SPICY-MEME 5y ago The golden state killer, known at the time as the east area rapist, would often break into the homes of couples, making the woman tie up the man. Не would stack dishes on the back of the man and threaten that if he heard the dishes fall, he would kill everyone in the house, then he would rape the woman repeatedly and ransack the house for hours. At a community meeting about the rapist a macho man stood up and went on a rant about how a real man would never let such a thing happen to
smarmageddon 5y ago Many years ago I read the entire police report on the Green River killer. I was fascinated by his attempts to cover his tracks by buying new car tires and destroying shoes and getting new ones after murders (to avoid leaving traceable tracks behind.) Also fascinating that he took the jewelry off his victims and left it in the ladies restroom at his workplace and got off on seeing the found jewelry on various woman around the office.
 5y ago Randall Woodfield, the I -5 Killer. was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the 17th round of the NFL Draft.
rustled_orange . 5y ago Almost every serial killer out there has had a traumatic head injury of some sort. Really sheds some light on the beatings/murders committed by football players.
ithran_dishon 5y ago That most serial killers have roughly average, often below average IQs, and their reputation as smart and difficult to catch is because of a couple of high profile outliers and the fact that their victims are usually the sort of people who cops and society don't pay as much attention to.
IkOvach 5y ago The fact that the ВТК killer aka Dennis Rader worked to install home security for people who feared the ВТК himself. So they basically let the killer in to their home.
goatywizard . 5y ago Dennis Rader, aka ВТК (Bind Torture Kill) started communicating with police after years of silence in like 2004ish? Не had gone decades without being caught and once again started sending taunting letters and items to them. Не asked them if he could be traced if he sent them his writings on a floppy disc and they assured him through a communication in a newspaper that no, they couldn't trace him. Не sent them a floppy disc and they found metadata linking to his church. Не was arrested shortly thereafter. Не was hurt that they would lie
 5y ago Edited 5y ago When police eventually came to the house of Ed Gein they found an absolute pigsty. Gein had been living alone since the death of his brother in a barn fire (it's speculated that Gein may have killed him) and had let much of the house go into disrepair. They found countless body parts from his various grave digging excursions, including a bag of wilted vaginas and, of course, the infamous skin lampshade and half-finished woman suit made of human skin. There were maggots living in old dishes in the kitchen. It was the type
Bossmantho 5y ago jeffrey dahmer didnt eat people with tattoos because he said the ink made the flesh taste weird. Be safe, get inked.
Trystand 5y ago In the John Wayne G case there were so many bodies crammed underneath the house that the bodies melted together and the bones had to be sorted for more than 2 years to put together the full skeletons.
SCCock 5y ago Edited 5y ago PeeWee Gaskins, most prolific serial killer in SC drove around in a hearse with a bumper sticker that read I haul dead people. Не told people that he needed it to take the bodies of people he killed to his private cemetery. Не claimed to have killed between 100 and 110 people.


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