There are some really, really, really bad people in the world. What is dumfounding is that sometimes you have a very strong desire to get into their heads just to see if you can figure out what made them go through with the crimes they did. Unfortunately, they’re more disturbing than anything…heads up, some are pretty graphic:
It’s like coming out of some kind of horrible trance or, or dream. I can only liken it to – and I don’t want to overdramatize it – but to have been possessed by something so awful and so alien and then the next morning wake up from it and remember what happened and realize that basically in the eyes of the law and certainly in the eyes of God, you’re responsible.
I remember there was actually a sexual thrill…you hear that little pop and pull their heads off and hold their heads up by the hair. Whipping their heads off, their body sitting there. That’d get me off.
None of us are Saints
Dear Editor, I am the killer of the 2 teenagers last Christmass [sic] at Lake Herman & the girl last 4th of July. To prove this I shall state some facts which only I & the police know.
1 brand name of ammo – Super X
2 10 shots fired
3 Boy was on his back with feet t car
4 Girl was lyeing [sic] on right side feet to west
4th of July
1 girl was wearing patterned pants
2 boy was also shot in knee
3 ammo was made by Western
~First half of the first letter from the Zodiac Killer, 1969
Hurry up, you Hoosier bastard, I could kill ten men while you’re fooling around
~Carl Panzram – while being executed
I can’t dislike you, but I will say this to you: you haven’t got long before you are all going to kill yourselves, because you are all crazy. And you can project it back at me, but I am only what lives inside each and every one of you.
~Charles Manson (crazy, but not a serial killer)
Serial killers do, on a small-scale, what governments do on a large one. They are products of our times and these are bloodthirsty times.
~Richard Ramirez, The Nightstalker
She was giving me oral sex and she got carried away. So I choked her.
I thought, ‘God, what have I done?’ I realized I would be in serious trouble. I thought the best way out of the mess was to make sure she could not tell anybody.
I don’t lose sleep over what I have done or have nightmares about it.
Take your worst nightmares and put my face to them
~Tommy Lynn Sells
I’m a murderer, not a rapist
~Gary Ridgway, the Green River Killer
When this monster entered my brain I will never know, but it is here to stay. How does one cure himself? I can’t stop it, the monster goes on and he hurts me as well as society. Maybe you can stop him. I can’t.
~Dennis Rader, the BTK killer