List of serial killers who seemed the most normal. To the outside world, these men and women were just as average as the next person. These kinds of characters are fascinating, often the inspiration for criminals on legal TV shows as their seemingly normal nature seemed bizarre in comparison to their crimes. They were neighbors, friends, family, parents, children, classmates, and peers in every sense of the word. They went to church, had common jobs, and even participated heavily in their community. Anybody who took a quick glance at their lives would see nothing out of the ordinary. But take a deeper look into their lives and you’d see a dark, sinister person lurking underneath the mask of normality. These men and women secretly took pleasure in killing innocent people.
This list covers some of the most run-of-the-mill seeming people who turned out to be cold blooded psychopaths. Some of these serial killers actively tried to improve their community by working in churches and outreach programs. A few of these serial killers looked like upstanding family men and women, with smiling-faced children and seemingly perfect marriages.No one suspected them. That’s why the revelation that they were secretly murderers was so shocking.
This list answers the question, “What are the most normal looking serial killers in history?” These killers did the best job of hiding their true nature from the outside world.
H.H. Holmes is famous for murdering tourists during the World's Fair, with anywhere between 27-200 victims to his name. However, was a respected doctor of his time. Surely none of the patients that depended on his services had any idea that he had a torture dungeon in his basement.
Age: Died at 35 (1861-1896)
Birthplace: Gilmanton, New Hampshire, United States of America
Profession: Physiciansee more on H. H. Holmes
Ted Bundy was known to all who knew him as a charming man. He was a volunteer at a suicide hotline and a college graduate. However, he was executed for the murder of 40 women in the '80s.
Age: Died at 43 (1946-1989)
Birthplace: Burlington, Vermont, United States of America
Profession: Criminalsee more on Ted Bundy
When Jeffrey Dahmer's actions came to light, it was quite the shock to those who knew him as a thoughtful, active citizen. Dahmer supported gay rights in his hometown, but was secretly killing young men in the dark. He was murdered while in prison in 1994.
Age: Died at 34 (1960-1994)
Birthplace: West Allis, Wisconsin, United States of America
Profession: Criminalsee more on Jeffrey Dahmer
John Wayne Gacy was a shoe salesman, active in his community, and even entertained children as a clown. Little did the community (and his wife) know, Gacy was raping and murdering young men in his spare time. He was executed in 1994.
Age: Died at 52 (1942-1994)
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Profession: Clownsee more on John Wayne Gacy