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The Scariest Serial Killers in History

The scariest serial killers, with info about their methods, victims, and more. Serial killers are among the most terrifying people imaginable, partially because of how unfathomable their crimes can be. Most serial killers kill randomly, looking for a specific type of victim in the dead of night, whether they’re tall, blonde women or short, elderly black men. Any type of person can be prey to a certain type of serial killer. Many of these heinous evildoers have been known to rape and torture their victims. Some have even made meals out of their victim’s dead bodies.

 

One of the things that make serial killers so scary is that anybody can be a victim, and anybody can be the culprit. Many of the worst serial killers were friendly neighbors or easy-going coworkers that one would never suspect of secretly having human heads in the fridge. The serial killers on this list are among the scariest villains in history due to their methods, their motives, and their personalities.

 

Who are the scariest serial killers in history? What did these serial killers do to make them so terrorizing? What were their motives, if they had any? And what became of the serial killers that haunt many people’s nightmares? Vote for the scariest serial killers.

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    Between 1974 and 1978, Ted Bundy kidnapped and killed 30 women, although the actual number of victims is likely much higher. He tortured and raped his victims, sometimes even keeping their dismembered heads as keepsakes. He was caught in 1979 and sentenced to death by electric chair.         



    Born: 1946
    Birthplace: Burlington, Vermont, United States of America
    Institution: Woodrow Wilson High School, University of Washington, University of Utah, University of Puget Sound, Temple University
    Major/Field Of Study: Psychology
    Died: 1989
    Cause Of Death: Electric chair, Capital punishment
    Place Of Death: Florida State Prison, Florida, United States of America
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    Jeffrey Dahmer became one of the most famous serial killers in the U.S. when he was caught for the murders of 17 young men who he raped, dismembered, and ate. Dahmer had been attempting to create a mindless sex slave by drilling a hole in the heads of his live victims. He was caught in 1994 and beaten to death in prison. 



    Born: 1960
    Birthplace: West Allis, Wisconsin, United States of America
    Institution: Ohio State University, Revere High School
    Died: 1994
    Cause Of Death: Craniocerebral Trauma, Murder
    Place Of Death: Portage, Wisconsin, United States of America
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    Ed Gein famously inspired a plethora of the most horrifying Hollywood serial killers of all time, including Norman Bates, Jame Gumb ("Buffalo Bill"), and Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Although Gein only allegedly killed his brother and two local women, he was also known to dig up the dead bodies of women similar to his mother and use their skin to make a suit. He also used the body parts to make masks, bowls, lamps, and more. He was caught in 1957 but died in a mental hospital of respiratory failure in 1984. 



    Born: 1906
    Birthplace: Wisconsin, United States of America
    Died: 1984
    Cause Of Death: Cardiovascular disease, Respiratory failure
    Place Of Death: Mendota Mental Health Institute, Wisconsin, United States of America
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    In the 1900s, Albert Fish kidnapped, raped, killed, and cannibalized young children. While only three victims were ever proven, he claimed to have killed many, many more. Fish was often known as The Gray Man, along with a few other nicknames. He was caught in 1934 and sentenced to death by electrocution. 



    Born: 1870
    Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America
    Died: 1936
    Cause Of Death: Electric chair, Capital punishment
    Place Of Death: Sing Sing, Ossining, New York, United States of America
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    Richard Ramirez, aka The Night Stalker, terrorized the people of Los Angeles when he went on a year-long crime spree in which he broke into people's homes to rape and murder. He killed 13 people and injured more. He was sentenced to death but died of cancer in June 2013. 



    Born: 1960
    Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, United States of America
    Institution: Jefferson High School
    Died: 2013
    Cause Of Death: Liver failure, B-cell lymphoma
    Place Of Death: Greenbrae, California, United States of America
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