“I like children, they are tasty”, was the disturbing words of the Gray Man, Albert Fish.
5. Rudy Eugene
The case of Rudy Eugene is certainly disturbing to say the least and was caught live on a security camera. On the 26th May 2012, a 31-year-old by the name of Rudy Eugene, who was stark naked during the attack, brutally began to eat the face of a then 65-year-old homeless man in Miami, Florida. The homeless man survived the horrific encounter, however, 75-80% of his face above the beard was gruesomely gnawed off and eaten including his eyebrows, nose, parts of his forehead and cheek as well as his left eye. The vicious attack eventually came to end 18 minutes later when Eugene was shot dead by a police officer after ignoring requests to desist from the attack. Autopsy results revealed that Eugene had small traces of marijuana in his system and worryingly he was not on any other drugs.
4. Issei Sagawa
A Japanese man by the name of Issei Sagawa became a minor celebrity for his gruesome act of cannibalism over 23-year-old Dutch student, Renée Hartevelt. Sagawa experienced cannibalistic desires at an early age and sought out to fulfil those desires. Sagawa emigrated to Paris, France in order to pursue a PhD in English Literature and in 1981, he invited one of his classmates, Renée Hartevelt to come to his apartment to translate poetry as part of an assignment. What followed next was truly sickening. Sagawa shot Hartevelt in the neck with a hunting rifle and then proceeded to have sex with the dead body. Perhaps more disturbing, Sagawa started to eat parts of the corpse including the buttocks and thighs and over the course of two days feasted on various parts of the body. He was eventually arrested after being caught in the act trying to dump the body in a river. Sagawa was deemed unfit for trial due to insanity and was extradited to Japan, where he now walks a free man on the streets of Tokyo.
3. Joachim Kroll
Known as the “Ruhr Cannibal”, Joachim Kroll mainly targeted young female girls and had a paraphilic need for their flesh. Kroll strangled his victims and would strip the body before having sexual intercourse with it. Following this, he would then mutilate and cut up the body of his victims to devour later. The reason for this sick act of cannibalism you may ask. In order to save on grocery bills according to Kroll. After more than two decades of killing, Kroll was finally caught when it was discovered that his apartment waste-pipes were blocked with the internal organs of a 4-year-old girl. When Police investigated his apartment, the hands and feet of the 4-year-old was found cooking in a pan of boiling water and parts of the girl’s body was left in the refrigerator. Kroll was sentenced to life imprisonment and died in prison of a heart attack.
2. Jeffrey Dahmer
Dubbed as the “Milwaukee Cannibal”, Jeffrey Dahmer murdered at least 17 people between the years of 1978 and 1991. Dahmer would drug his victims and performed cruel and inhumane experiments on them while they were still alive such as drilling then injecting muriatic acid into their skulls. Not only this but the twisted serial killer also performed necrophilia, dismembered and consumed several of his victims, claiming that they tasted like filet mignon. Dahmer was eventually caught after one his victims escaped and informed nearby police. When police arrived at Dahmer’s apartment, they discovered polaroid photos of dismembered limbs as well as a severed head on the bottom shelf of Dahmer’s refrigerator. Dahmer received numerous life sentences and was killed in prison in 1994 by another inmate.
1. Albert Fish
American serial killer, child molester and cannibal, Albert Fish, was the epitome of evil and every parent’s worst nightmare as he boasted to have “had children in every state”. Fish tortured his victims and received sexual gratification from committing his sickening acts. His most infamous case which led to his downfall was that of 10-year-old, Grace Budd. Fish kidnapped and murdered the little girl before eating parts of her flesh. He then went as far as taunting the family of the little girl by sending them a letter detailing the murder and how much he enjoyed it. A part of the letter read, “First I stripped her naked. How she did kick – bite and scratch. I choked her to death then cut her in small pieces so I could take my meat to my rooms, cook and eat it. How sweet and tender her little ass was roasted in the oven. It took me 9 days to eat her entire body. I did not fuck her, though, I could of had I wished. She died a virgin.” The letter was traced back to Fish and he was arrested and convicted of his crimes. He was executed in 1936 by electric chair.