Have you ever watched a few episodes of CSI or Criminal Minds back to back and then slept with a baseball bat beside your bed and woke up at every movement in the night?
If so this post is probably not for you. Seriously, you should click X in the top right-hand corner right now and go about your life. If you are easily creeped out and disturbed this post is not written for you.
Despite those two shows being fiction, they are based on one terrible reality: The Serial Killer.
9 Sickest Serial Killers Who Ever Lived
Known as the Moors Murderer this female serial killer was a particularly sick puppy dog in that her victims of choice were children.
Partnering with fellow killer Ian Brady the pair tortured and killed 5 children over a 5 year period, often torturing them and making recordings of their screams and cries for playback later. 3 of their victims were discovered in shallow graves after Hindley gave up their location. She died in prison in 2002 while Brady remains behind bars to this day.
The Hillside Stranglers
Cousins Kennith Bianchi and Angelo Buono created a year of terror inspired carnage in California between 1977 and early ’78. They abducted, raped, tortured and killed 10 girls, some as young as 12. They got their name because they preferred to finish off their victims by choking the life out of them by strangulation.
Buono died in 2002 of a heart attack in his cell. Bianchi is still locked up and will spend the rest of his life behind bars.
Fred & Rosemary West
British couple Fred & Rosemary West seemed like just another couple to neighbours and their fellow townsfolk. Fred worked in construction and Rose was a housewife. Little did they know the concrete slabs Fred was laying in the backyard held dark and disturbing secrets – the bodies of their victims.
The depraved pair would sexually assault and rape young women before murdering and burying many of them at their now infamous 25 Cromwell Street Residence.
Fred, being the coward that he was, decided he couldn’t face justice and hanged himself in his cell before being convicted. Rosemary received 10 life sentences. The house was demolished due to the large number of people visiting and collecting souvenirs from it.
Ricardo Ramirez – The Night Stalker
Take a serial killer, throw in a dash of psychotic violence, add a hint of mental instability and finish off with a smattering of SATAN WORSHIP and you have a recipe for absolute nightmares.
The Night Stalker caused terror throughout Los Angeles over a year-long period by going on a killing spree of epic proportions in which he beat, raped, stabbed, shot and ultimately killed his victims. He had no particular preference and killed victims ranging from a 9-year-old girl to an elderly married couple. His signature was painting pentagrams on the walls of their homes.
He was caught in 1985 and sentenced to death. He remained on death row for 23 years before dying of natural causes in his cell. He famously said “We all have the power to kill in our hands. Most are afraid to use it. Those who are not control life itself”.
We are sure he is now united with his master whom he worshiped, and hopefully, he has a red-hot pitchfork rammed right in the naughty place.
One of the most infamous serial killers of all time, Ted Bundy exclusively killed women who he sexually assaulted and raped before brutally murdering and decapitating. He kept 12 of his victims heads in his apartment as trophies.
Bundy was arrested and escaped police custody several times, going on to do further killings. He was sentenced to death and rode the lightning all the way to Hades in 1989.
Jeffery Dahmer was a homosexual serial rapist and killer who preyed on men and boys between 1978 and 1991. He raped, killed and dismembered 17 victims before being caught.
Particularly disturbing about this maniac was that he also cooked and ate parts of his victims bodies after he had killed them. This is real life Hannibal Lecter stuff!
Sometimes, in a strange and twisted way, serial killers get what is coming to them and after serving 2 years of his 15 life sentences Dahmer was beaten to death by a fellow inmate at Columbia Correctional Institution.
Dr. Harold Shipman
Harold Shipman was a British medical doctor with a kill count of at least 250 victims.
Shipman was a trusted and respected doctor in his community but concerns slowly grew over the large number of deaths of elderly ladies he has signed off on. Police exhumed some of their bodies and determined that Shipman had given them fatal doses of morphine, then forging their wills so that he would inherit large sums of cash.
Shipman was convicted of 15 murders and sent to prison with the judge’s condition that he never be released. He hanged himself in January 2014.
Sometimes a quiet county farmer is not all he seems.
Edward Theodore Gein lived a seemingly normal and everyday life in rural Plainfield, Wisconsin. The only thing that nobody knew was that there was nothing normal about him!
It is not known how many people Gein killed but he only ever confessed to killing two women. The real kicker about this guy was that he liked to dig up bodies, bring them home, skin them and make wallpaper, lamps and other ornaments out of their skin and bones.
He was convicted for the two murders he confessed to but was deemed mentally insane and confined to a mental health institution where he died of liver cancer and respiratory failure in 1984.
Richard “The Ice Man” Kuklinski
Kuklinski has come to be known to a much wider audience in the past few years after a Hollywood movie was made about his life titled The Iceman.
Kuklinski was a contract killer doing murder for hire who lived in a suburban home with his wife and children in New Jersey. He was dubbed The Iceman as a result of his tendency to freeze his victims and later dump the bodies to confuse police and mask the time and manner of killing.
Kuklinski was only ever convicted of 5 murders but in a series of interviews from prison, he claimed to have killed between 100 and 250 people, often describing in graphic detail how he did it and how he disposed of the bodies.
This is one 6ft5, 300-pound man you don’t want to meet in a dark alley. You can rest easy, however, because Kuklinski died in 2006 at 70 years old.