The phrase “serial killer” alone is enough to strike fear in the hearts of normal people in society. Dig a little deeper into their heinous crimes, and the atrocities these high-profile killers have committed are beyond the pale of human decency.
In an effort to understand the bizarre and completely twisted inner workings of these killers, we turn to their own words.
See what they said in the slideshow above. Continue reading below to learn more about their horrifying deeds.
Good luck sleeping tonight.
Richard Ramirez – “We’ve all got the power in our hands to kill, but most people are afraid to use it. The ones who aren’t afraid control life itself.”
Serial killer, rapist and burglar, Ramirez is infamous as the Night Stalker. He terrorized Los Angeles and the Bay Area, before
Albert Fish – “I like children, they are tasty.”
Known as the real-life Boogeyman, he was a convicted child killer and cannibal.
Carl Panzram – “His brains were coming out of his ears when I left him, and he will never be any deader.”
Serial killer, rapist, arsonist, and burglar. He confessed to at least 21 murders of young men, and to sodomizing countless others.
Jeffrey Dahmer – “I’ve got to start eating at home more.”
Convicted of raping, killing, and dismembering at least 17 men, and committing acts of necrophilia and cannibalism.
John Wayne Gacy – “A clown can get away with murder.”
Known as the Killer Clown, he performed as a clown at events and children’s parties, Gacy killed and sexually assaulted over 30 men and boys in Chicago.
David Berkowitz – “I am a monster. I am the Son of Sam. I love to hunt.”
Berkowitz commited a series of shootings in New York City, killing six people with a revolver and injuring many others. When he was finally caught claimed a demon made him do it.
Edmund Kemper – “The first good-looking girl I see tonight is going to die.”
Known as the “Co-ed Killer,” Kemper murdered his grandparents, six female hitchikers and own his mother. It is widely thought that Kemper had an astounding 140 IQ.
H.H. Holmes – “I could not help the fact that I was a murderer, no more than the poet can help the inspiration to sing.”
H.H. Holmes is widely popularized as “America’s First Serial Killer.” Holmes designed and built an elaborate hotel, now known as the infamous “Murder Mansion” that lured countless victims to their death during the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair Exposition.
Ted Bundy – “I just liked to kill. I wanted to kill.”
Bundy was a well-known killer, rapist and necrophile. While he confessed to at least 30 murders, the exact count is believed to be much higher.