Graveyard Shift

People Who Didn't Know They Were Eating People  

Katherine Ripley
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Imagine you go to a barbecue and enjoy some delicious burgers and sausages, then find out later than you ate more than just pork and beef. This list is full of people who ate humans unintentionally. They were the secondary victims of people who served humans as food.

A lot of serial killers ate their victims, but only a handful went the extra mile to serve those victims to their friends, their neighbors, or unsuspecting customers who just thought they were buying delicious meat pies. These instances are rare, but still, after you read this list, you might want to think about becoming a vegetarian, just in case.
Customers of Joe Metheny's Meat Stand
Customers of Joe Metheny's Mea... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list People Who Didn't Know They Were Eating People
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Joe Metheny is a serial killer who murdered 10 people between the 1970s and 1990s. He was nicknamed "The Cannibal Killer" because he opened a meat stand during his killing spree and served human meat mixed with pork. Whether his customers ever figured out what they actually ate is unknown.
Customers of a Cafe in Moscow
Customers of a Cafe in Moscow is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list People Who Didn't Know They Were Eating People
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According to the Daily Mail, in 2011, a Russian chef killed his father-in-law after an argument, and then used meat from the body to make pies, which he served to customers in a popular cafe. Neither the suspect nor the cafe was named, but it was located about two miles from the Kremlin. Apparently, dozens of pies were sold before police figured out what the chef had put in them.
Nathaniel Bar-Jonah's Neighbors
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Nathaniel Bar-Jonah was a serial killer who investigators believe kidnapped and killed a 10-year-old boy, and then served meat from his body to guests at a neighborhood barbecue. He was eventually sentenced to 130 years in prison for multiple crimes.
Residents of Quetta, Pakistan
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Two years ago, the European Parliament published a report about news of human meat being served in multiple restaurants in Quetta, one of the largest cities in Pakistan. Apparently, people began to realize that something was wrong when they noticed the meat they were served was difficult to eat and smelled bad. The owner of the restaurants where this strange meat was served, Asghar Hannan, apparently received tons of human bodies from an unknown supplier. Some people think this bizarre story is connected to the fact that thousands of people have been missing in this Pakistan province for decades. No investigation has been done because the Pakistani government has suppressed the story.