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The 5 most horrifying serial killers? Here they are

Juan Espinosa, reporter

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The Zodiac Killer and an artist’s rendering.

Serial Killers are the most horrifying, notorious, inhuman people to ever confront; they won’t think twice about killing you. Here are top 5 five serial killers that will run chills all over your body.  

The Zodiac Killer is well known in the Northern Part of California from the 1960’s-70’s. His identity remains unknown; he would send taunting weird letters to local Bay Areas. He claims to have killed 37 innocent lives; on Oct 30, 1966 he slashed one of his victims throats open gushing out blood on his face with a creepy smile as he continues to stab his victim several more times.   

Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer also known as the Milwaukee Monster or the Milwaukee Cannibal. An American serial killer & sex offender who committed the rape, murder and dismemberment of 17 men & boys. One day someone reported of a 19-year-old boy to be in shock and dizzy, but Jeffrey said that the boy was only drunk, and the police believed him as he carried on with the boy. The people who made the report tried telling the officers that the boy was bleeding from his buttocks, but the officers told them to “butt off”. Jeffrey then made the wound in the boys’ buttocks even worse by raping him and ended up killing him that same day. 

 Theodore Robert Bundy or as many called him Ted Bundy for short, an American serial killer, kidnapper, rapist, burglar and necrophile (a person who loves to have sex with dead bodies) whose main victims were young women and girls, during the 1970’s he’d fake injuries or disabilities to attract his victims and kill them for his own pleasure. He’s killed more than 30 innocent lives; Ted would knock out his victims and take their clothes off to rape them while unconscious and once he’s done he’ll begin to stab his victim to death and then begins to have sex with her lifeless body again, he’ll then slash their bodies into pieces to make sure he can bury them where he buries the other bodies. After being caught for the second time he was sentenced to death roll and died of execution by electrocution in Florida State Prison. 

 You will hate clowns even more after hearing about this guy. Taking place here in Cook County Illinois between 1972-78 John Wayne Gacy would dress up as a clown named Pogo the Clown to remind himself from his childhood and for little kid’s parties, but he was also a gruesome serial killer and rapist, sexually assaulted, tortured and murdered at least 33 young men and teenage boys in his Norwood Park ranch house. He would trick his victim and handcuff him and starts to take his victims clothes off him to sexually assault him; John will either stab or shot his victim to death. 

 These scary serial killers have been caught and punished for their horrific crimes but there is 1 serial killer who was never caught; he is the scariest of them all, till this day his identity remains unknown, not much is known personally about him, but he is famously known as Jack the Ripper; he is also known as Whitechapel Murderer and Leather Apron. His targets were mainly female prostitutes at the East end of London. He’d slice their throats so that he can instantly kill his victims prior to abdominal mutilations; he would then grab his sharpest knife to cut open their body open and with his bare hands he’ll reach inside to rip off their organs. 

 “They all seem to have deep phycological issues.” said Mr. Fischer  

Indeed, they really do, these kinds of people really need some serious help, but even after being caught many don’t agree so but there is some who do agree. 

“They need to be stricter, get some counseling, do more about it.’’ said Olga Alcantar. 

Many people would be terrified to confront any of these serial killers, some would try to fight back, and others would try to run away but what really is going to happen will be a terrible murder.  

“I would grab the nearest object and throw it at him and then I would try to kill him myself.” said Jasleen Vences.   

 

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11 Responses to “The 5 most horrifying serial killers? Here they are”

  1. Jocelyn Avalos on October 31st, 2018 11:38 pm

    I find this case very interesting because I’ve done other research besides this case because I have such a great interest in murder cases. I really enjoy documentaries. Its crazy how people can act a certain way a have desire in killing people. I don’t know how people have it in them to actually murder people. How people have it in them to hide things from the world how can they live with themselves. I find it fascinating so i really enjoyed this article.

  2. Rodrigo Reynaga on October 31st, 2018 11:51 pm

    Some of these serial killers do sound a little scary, especially if one of them was about to get me. The clown one, John Wayne Gacy, is no joke. Out of all of them, Jack The Ripper worries me the most because he might be right in front of me, and I might not even notice!

  3. Dayanara C Diaz on November 1st, 2018 7:07 am

    This article is really interesting, I have heard of all these serial killers but I’ve never actually cared to research about any except for Jack the Ripper as he seemed to be the most interesting and mysterious to me. Although Jack the Ripper killed murdered around 5 women whilst other serial killers would murder a couple dozen, why is he the most scariest serial killer to you? I don’t necessarily disagree as I find him to be the most interesting even with the little information on him, but why is he the most frightening even though his murders weren’t as brutal as others.

  4. victoria mata on November 1st, 2018 8:19 am

    these guys are super scary like it’s insane that people really think this is alright. or primarily don’t stop to think about what they’re really doing. its so gross to read but its really interesting.

  5. Jasleen Vences on November 1st, 2018 10:39 pm

    It’s honestly crazy to think about these serial killers from back in the day. Just makes me wonder if we have any today, now we really can’t believe what’s true on social media since most of it can just be made up or just misinterpreted information. I heard a lot about the pogo the clown story before and til this day i still get shivers up my spine.

  6. Johanna Marin on November 7th, 2018 6:23 pm

    It’s fascinating to see how someones mind can be so twisted to commit these crimes. This article does a very good job at creating an eerie tone and explaining why each of these serial killers deserve to be in their top 5 most horrifying serial killers.

  7. Javier on November 8th, 2018 10:37 am

    I think that its pretty shocking how these people can live like this , killing other people and enjoying it at the same time. Its obvious that these people had mental problems that didn’t get taken care of and resulted in many innocent lives being taken brutally.This shows that dangerous people can live right next to you and not even have a clue about it which makes me wonder how many serial killers live around us till this day.

  8. Andres Perales on November 8th, 2018 10:40 am

    Reading this article, I felt goosebumps due to how messed up these situations were. These people are sick and wicked for their actions. I can’t believe someone would have a mentality as crazy as this to just carelessly murder and rape innocent people. I feel horrible for the victims of these serial killers, no one deserves to go out like that. Great Article.

  9. Sonia Ranirez on November 9th, 2018 2:19 am

    It honestly fascinates me to read about these serial killers. It’s insane what these people were willing to do. Poor innocent lives lost in the hands of these killers. Jeffrey Dahmer is one of my favorites to read about. This article capsule have been better with more info/explanation, but other than that I truly enjoyed reading it!

  10. Sonia Ramirez on November 9th, 2018 2:22 am

    It really fascinates me to read about serial killers. You never know what could be going through a person mind to understand what they do. Do they do it for pleasure? Or some other reason? Poor innocent lives lost in the hands of these killers. No innocents person deserves to die this way. This article was pretty interesting to read, I truly enjoyed it.

  11. Melissa on November 9th, 2018 7:58 am

    I saw videos about the zodiac signs.

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