8 Of The Most Infamous Serial Killers

The world is full of creepy serial killers. Is it possible that how dangerous a serial killer is, is actually a competition? Well apparently it is. This list will make you go through some of the most deranged serial killers the world has ever seen. From cases of child killings, rape, and even cannibalism, these people have done it all.


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People who have never heard this name should consider themselves lucky. Ted  Bundy was a notorious American psychopath who is easily one of the most dangerous criminals ever. He was a necrophile who was active around the 1970s and had assaulted and murdered multiple women. He confessed to at least 30 murders. However, the number is believed to be more than that. When he was sentenced to death by the electric chair in 1989, his Attorney, Polly Nelson wrote:  “Ted was the very definition of heartless evil.”


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Dr. Harold Shipman, also known as Dr. Death was an English general practitioner. He got the name Dr. Death after a jury convicted him of murdering his patients. In his lifetime he had apparently killed 218 patients. Moreover, about 80% of his victims were elderly women. He usually used lethal doses of diamorphine which resulted in deaths of his victims. Dr. Harold was sentenced to life imprisonment and later hanged himself in 2004 in his prison cell.

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Albert Fish was an American serial killer, active for about 8 years from 1924-1932. He gained a lot of nicknames like The Gray Man, the Werewolf of Wysteria, the Brooklyn Vampire, the Moon Maniac, and The Boogeyman. He was convicted for raping, murdering, and cannibalizing of 3 children. However, he has gone on record to state that the number was more than a 100. He once boasted that he “had children in every state.”


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Known as the ‘Beast of Birkenshaw,’ Peter Manuel was a Scottish man known to have killed at least 9 people. However, the number is rumoured to be around 18. He confessed to his murders because his mother confronted him when he was held up in a prison. The infamous killer was also one of the last people to have been hanged in Scotland before they banned capital punishment.


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Jack the Ripper is one name everyone might have heard of, but never knew who he or she was. There are over 100 hypotheses about Jack the Ripper’s true identity, however it still remains unknown. He was known to be active around 1888 and committed 5 murders. Most of these murders revolved around female prostitutes whose throats were slit. He even has several novels written about him, and the term ‘ripperology’ was coined to study and analyse his murders.


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Andrei was a Soviet serial killer, nicknamed the Butcher of Rostov, the Red Ripper, and the Rostov Ripper. He was known to have sexually assaulted, raped, and murdered 52 women. Moreover, his list also included small children including his first ever recorded murder of a 9 year old girl named Yelena Zakotnova. When he was caught he said: “When I used my knife, it brought psychological relief. I know I have to be destroyed. I was a mistake of nature.” Andrei was finally executed in 1994 by a firing squad.


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Ed Gein was probably America’s most deranged and strangest serial killers. He was the inspiration behind movies like Psycho and Silence of the Lambs. When police went to his house to investigate the missing of one Bernice Worden, they were in for a shock of their lives. Ed had human body parts around his house which he had converted into furniture. Moreover, he had a vest made up of a human torso. Ed was declared mentally unstable and remanded to a psychiatric institution.  


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Herman Webster Mudgett, also known as his alias H.H. Holmes was convicted American serial killer. While he confessed to 27 murders, only nine could be plausibly confirmed. Moreover, he was possibly mad, because several of the people he claimed to have murdered were alive. Holmes led many victims to his lair and asphyxiated them with poisoned gas. Moreover, he performed horrible experiments on his victims in his basement.


By Abhishek Aggarwal

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