Jack The Ripper is one of the most famous serial killers of all time, and his short-lived reign of terror in London's East End is one of the most theorized and talked about in history. However, when compared to the horrifying deeds of other brutal killers throughout history, those of Jack The Ripper can't even hold a candle to the black magic practicing, mass-murdering, dark and sadistic serial killers of antiquity.
From insane landowners who abused their servants in bizarre ways to the leaders of murderous cults that killed hundreds with their own hands, history is full of monsters. Some killed for personal gain, others for pleasure, and others allegedly to gain supernatural power. Especially in Europe, dark magic practitioners would target pregnant women, fetuses, and infants to use in their twisted rituals. To learn more about some of history's most horrifying psychopaths, take a look at this list.
Big And Little Harpe, America's First Serial Killers
The Werewolf Of Dole, A Cannibal Possessed By The Devil
La Voisin, The Black Magic Practitioner Who Sacrificed Babies
La Quintrala, The Beauty Who Escaped 15 Documented Murder Charges