True Crime 14 Real-Life Crimes You Should Never, Ever Google Image Search  

Chuck Stern
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It's a no-brainer that searching for gore on Google can only lead to gross things. Blood and guts, gruesome photos, and portraits of suffering will only remind you of the true and horrifying nightmares out in the world. 

And when it comes to crime scene photos, that's especially true. There are just some things you can't unsee. These things stick with you, cause you to doubt your fellow humans and your own happiness. How can you be happy knowing what others have faced? From the BTK Killer trapping and humiliating his victims before their death to Jeffrey Dahmer keeping his victims' organs and bones as trophies, these killers were visual in nature and made a mess of their prey. Some left refrigerated gifts behind, others carved their victims into punctured objects. These crimes were intended to be seen and to be appreciated in all their heinous physicality - which is exactly why the photographs will haunt you long after you've turned away. 

**WARNING: Following the links mentioned in this list will lead to extremely graphic imagery.**


Jeffrey Dahmer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 14 Real-Life Crimes You Should Never, Ever Google Image Search
Photo: Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department

Google image search "Jeffrey Dahmer gore," and you will be inundated with pictures of heads in refrigerators, torn-open torsos sprawled out, bodies arched backwards on beds, and other horrific intake. Dahmer took his time with his victims, often keeping them alive in the process of dissecting them and always documenting them in perverse ways. 

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Andrei Romanovich Chikatilo Was A Cannibal


Andrei Romanovich Chikatilo Wa... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 14 Real-Life Crimes You Should Never, Ever Google Image Search
Photo:  Georges DeKeerle/Contributor/Getty Images

Chikatilo killed mostly women and runaways, although he murdered a few men as well. He confessed to 56 total slayings. Chikatilo lured his victims into the woods, tied them up, and stabbed them with a knife. He would then gouge their eyes, cut their stomachs, chew off their noses, and cut out their tongues and genitals. Occasionally he ate those as well. If you search "Andrei Chikatilo bodies," the results are horrendous.


Charles Manson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 14 Real-Life Crimes You Should Never, Ever Google Image Search
Photo: Yahoo News/Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain

A cursory glance at "Tate Labianca killings" on Google image search will yield nothing but nightmare fodder: images like a bloodied, strangled, nude, and pregnant Sharon Tate, wife of director Roman Polanski; a close-up of Leno LaBianca's belly with the word "WAR" carved into it; or other guests sliced up beyond recognition. Whether in black and white or color, these photographs stand the test of time as testaments to a particularly nasty crime scene. 

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Jack the Ripper is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 14 Real-Life Crimes You Should Never, Ever Google Image Search
Photo: holl7510/flickr/CC-BY 2.0

Searching for "Jack the Ripper victims" online may result in a new and far worse worldview. Warning: there are mangled, eviscerated corpses, faces of horror (even after death), faces that aren't even faces anymore, and a whole bunch more. All black and white, of course, these images illustrate the menace he or she posed. "Jack" was known for mutilating women - specifically slitting their throats, skinning them to the bone, and tearing out their wombs, uteruses, and kidneys. 

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