Tagged: serial killers

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The Beasts of Satan

Satanic murders are always a hot topic for novels. What happens, then, when these dark rituals spill into real life? Many people who follow the Satanic path in the modern world simply ascribe to self-reliant, highly individualistic...

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The French Ripper

Death sometimes comes in strange ways. The victims of serial killers are people who often cannot predict their own demises. They have angered no person, they have committed no crime, and in many cases, it is only...

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The Notorious Axeman of New Orleans

New Orleans has always had a reputation as a lawless delta city, and during the early 1900s, that reputation received a dark taint as the Axeman’s shadow was cast over it. Serial killers have likely been with...

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The Moon Man Albert Fish

With a long list of names that ranges from the Gray Man to the Brooklyn Vampire to the Moon Maniac, it is easy to imagine Albert Fish as some kind of preternatural human monster, enormously powerful and...

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A Genius IQ and an Obsession with Murder

With an IQ score of 140, Edmund Kemper was a bona fide genius who could have done anything with his life. Instead of turning towards science or the arts, Kemper’s mind sought darker paths, ones that lead...

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Dorangel Vargas: The Terrifying Cannibal of Venezuela

When a country has no real history of serial killers, there is a certain dread and fascination when one appears seemingly out of nowhere. Though Venezuela has certainly had its share of strife, it was remarkably short...

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David Parker Ray: The Toy Box Killer

On March 22, 1999, a naked young woman identified as Cynthia Vigil ran down a lonely stretch of road close to Albuquerque. She was covered in blood, barefoot, and around her neck she wore a thick metal...