Many serial killers become so enamored of their own crimes that they take souvenirs and trophies from their victims. Sometimes these are as simple as an item of clothing, other times it's a body part or a piece of personal identification. Occasionally, it's something completely bizarre and disgusting - even for a torturing, raping, monstrous serial killer.
The killers on this list have taken everything when they've taken lives. Heads, eyes, organs, clothes, property - even pets. But what they rarely take is money. For serial killers, the point of the murder is the murder itself, not something as base and filthy as financial assets. And how do they commemorate the glory of their kill? By taking something by which to remember it.What are the weirdest serial killer trophies and serial killer souvenirs kept by some of the most prolific serial killers in history? This list includes many famous murderers, and what they took from their victims. In many cases, these items were used as evidence when these horrible killers were eventually put away. But if you asked them (and please don't), they'd say it was all worth it.
In terms of trophies, sadism, and sheer butchery, Ed Gein wins the prize. The notorious killer started his reign of terror as a grave robber and necrophiliac. He then moved on to murder in the late '50s, and by the time he was caught, had racked up an array of trophies that’s still legendary. Among the horrors found at his house were a wastebasket and chairs made of human skin, bowls made of skulls, a corset made of a female torso, masks made of human faces, numerous sexual organs in a box and a belt made of nipples. Gein’s crimes would inspire the fictional serial killers from Psycho and Silence of the Lambs, among others.see more on Ed Gein
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