Spanning as far back as Jack the Ripper's reign over London in the late 1880s, people have had a fascination with serial killers. Despite their crimes, many people likely wonder what it would be like to strike up a conversation with one of them. If you had the chance to become pen pals with one of these infamous serial killers (living or dead), would you take it? Would you write to Charles Manson about his crimes, or ask Dennis Rader – the BTK Killer – why he did it?
We asked our audience which serial killers they would write to if given the chance. Vote up the killers you'd want to strike up a conversation with, and vote down those you'd rather never hear from.
Birthplace: Burlington, Vermont, United States of AmericaTheodore Robert Bundy (born Theodore Robert Cowell; November 24, 1946 – January 24, 1989) was an American serial killer and necrophile who kidnapped, raped, and murdered numerous young women and... more
Birthplace: West Allis, Wisconsin, United States of AmericaJeffrey Lionel Dahmer (; May 21, 1960 – November 28, 1994), also known as the Milwaukee Cannibal or the Milwaukee Monster, was an American serial killer and sex offender who committed the rape,... more
- 370258Jack the Ripper was an unidentified serial killer generally believed to have been active in the largely impoverished areas in and around the Whitechapel district of London in 1888. In both the... more
Birthplace: Rochester, Michigan, USAAileen Carol Wuornos Pralle (; born Aileen Carol Pittman; February 29, 1956 – October 9, 2002) was an American serial killer who murdered seven men in Florida between 1989 and 1990 by shooting them... more
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of AmericaCharles Milles Manson (né Maddox, November 12, 1934 – November 19, 2017) was an American criminal and cult leader. In mid-1967, he formed what became known as the Manson Family, a quasi-commune based... more
Birthplace: Pittsburg, Kansas, United States of AmericaDennis Lynn Rader (born March 9, 1945) is an American serial killer known as BTK or the BTK Strangler. He gave himself the name "BTK" (for "Bind, Torture, Kill"). Between 1974 and 1991, Rader killed... more
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of AmericaGary Leon Ridgway (born February 18, 1949), also known as the Green River Killer, is an American serial killer. He was initially convicted of 48 separate murders. As part of his plea bargain, another... more
Birthplace: Washington, D.C.Hamilton Howard "Albert" Fish (May 19, 1870 – January 16, 1936) was an American serial killer, child rapist and cannibal. He was also known as the Gray Man, the Werewolf of Wysteria, the Brooklyn... more
Birthplace: Evergreen Park, Illinois, United States of AmericaTheodore John Kaczynski (; born May 22, 1942), also known as the Unabomber (), is an American domestic terrorist, former mathematics professor, and anarchist author. He was a mathematics prodigy, but... more
Birthplace: Selbu, NorwayBelle Gunness, born Brynhild Paulsdatter Storset (November 11, 1859 – possibly April 28, 1908), was a Norwegian-American serial killer. Between the years 1884 and 1908, Gunness is thought to have... more
Birthplace: Jacksonville, FloridaOttis Elwood Toole (March 5, 1947 – September 15, 1996) was an American drifter and serial killer who was convicted of six counts of murder. Like his companion Henry Lee Lucas, Toole made confessions... more