He believed that if he got deep enough into the occult, he would gain supernatural powers and become free to do what he wanted. Discover the backstory of one of the most well known villains of the 's, The Unabomber. A mathematical genius with a Harvard degree, Ted stay ahead of the FBI for almost 20 years until he was caught through a single phrase in his infamous manifesto.
Learn the story of the "Poet of Death" who went to jail as a convicted serial killer, but got out after just 15 years based on the popularity of the books and poems he wrote while in prison. Unfortunately, Jack was a true killer and his new fame, fortune, and television jobs did not stop him from committing several more killing sprees all over the world, eventually being caught in Los Angeles. This is an extremely unique true crime story that fits within another true crime story. The first tragedy being the fact that his younger brother Steven, was kidnapped by a child molester and held captive for more than seven years before escaping and being reunited with his family.
One of the worst monsters in history lured his young victims with free candy and parties. He also had two teenage accomplices that would hand over their peers to the psychopath for a little bit of money. One of the only serial killers to be active while living with his parents, Joel never had the motivation to pursue jobs or relationships. He did take advantage of his short time of as a landscaper to aid in disposal of his victims' bodies. Learn more about your ad choices. Killer Jobs was asked by a local library to give a presentation for a true crime series. This talk by Killer Jobs host Chris Stanfield covers an overview of well known serial killers and the significance of their careers.
Willie Pickton is most likely the richest serial killer in history. Discover how this truck driver used his profession to get away with many murders, trick his victims, and keep the cops guessing for years. Though, he may of been too good at covering up his crimes. Usually serial killers have a specific MO, victim type and odd fetish but, Arthur had it all.
During this episode we will learn that he raped, tortured, hunted, and practiced necrophila on his victims, as he was known for returning to the corpse. See how the wildly popular film about the life of serial killer Aileen Wuornos, that won Charlize Theron an Oscar, matches up to her real life story.
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Did she kill in self defense? We dive into the profession and murders of America's most well known female serial killer. Discover how her work as a prostitute became a source for her killings. Tsutomu was born with physically deformed hands that made him look like a vampire, but that wasn't his only resemblance to the evil creature.
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Find out how your favorite monsters were created! Dennis Nilsen wanted company and didn't care if they were dead or alive. Learn about this former police officer's bizarre acts with the bodies of his victims including posing them around his house on furniture as he carried on conversations with the corpses.
The Killer Clown used his management positions to lure victims into his deadly trap. Learn how the one time KFC manager went on one of the most famous killing sprees in American history that ended with twenty-six dead bodies piled in his basement crawlspace. Robert Spangler murdered his family This was just the start of his killings. Richard Ramirez went again the grain of of society in everything he did including his horrible actions, drug use, his lack of personal hygiene, his worship of of satan, and even his choice in music.
Hear about his animalistic killing spree that terrified Los Angeles. Hear the brutal and shocking tale of the Coast to Coast Killer who murdered over 70 people across the United States. His work as carnival worker and truck driver helped him stay on the run for his entire life. You've heard of dogs bothering postmen, but this is ridiculous. See how David Berkowitz's jobs helped shape the serial killer that would terrify New York City in the late 70's. A grave digger on a mission from God. The Yorkshire Ripper terrorized several cities all while maintaining a job a truck driver.
An interview with Kate from the Ignorance Was Bliss podcast about the Pamela Smart case, in which a woman's husband is murdered by her teenage lover. Kate shares her special insight about the case, being in the area which it all occurred, and discusses meeting Pamela personally.
Killing was his job. Learn the horrible and bizarre experiments of Nazi doctor, Joseph Mengele. A serial killer who saved lives? Learn the interesting story of Ted Bundy who killed women coast to coast, while having ironic jobs including working at a suicide hotline and as a member of the Seattle Crime Prevention Commission. Ed Gein was a skilled handyman, farmer, and babysitter.
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He also cut up dead bodies to make household items, so I guess you can add carpenter in the mix. The Co-Ed killer ruined hitchhiking for everyone. Gary Heidnik is a smorgasbord of insanity. Just a few examples include the fact that he kept women in a pit in his own basement, created a church for mentally handicapped people in his living room, and forced his victims to eat each other. Gary Ridgway worked in the same truck factory for over 30 years. In addition to his stellar attendance record, he killed more people than anyone else in the history of America.
The Butcher of Rostov never cut any meat…off animals. Learn first hand what it was like to work with Andrei Chikatilo in his jobs as a school teacher, supply clerk and more! A home security system has never made you feel more unsafe. Discover the jobs of the famous BTK ranging from butcher to dog catcher. While there have been many speculations about his identity, the Zodiac Killer has managed to evade the authorities to this day. The Doodler is believed to have been responsible for no less than 14 deaths in the gay community of San Francisco.
He died of stab wounds to his front and back — a gruesome and painful death for sure. It is believed that they met at a gay club where The Doodler liked to pick up his victims. However, in February of , the authorities released more evidence a new police sketch and an audio recording to the public in hopes of finally moving the cold case forward. The serial killer responsible for the Santa Rosa Hitchhiker murders is credited with at least seven unsolved homicides involving female hitchhikers in the San Francisco area.
Their naked bodies were found almost a year later , in December of The cause of death could not be determined. When the police found the body of year-old Theresa Walsh, they were able to determine that she had been hogtied with clothesline rope, sexually assaulted and finally strangled to death. The Golden State Killer is the nickname of the San Francisco serial killer responsible for more than 13 murders, 50 rapes, and over a burglaries total. He usually tied up his victims with items found around their house.
He then proceeded to brutally rape them before killing them.
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His case seemed as unsolvable as the others on this list, but a possible suspect was finally discovered in So far, the suspect, named Joseph James DeAngelo, a year-old United States Navy veteran and former police officer, has been charged with eight counts of first-degree murder.
He also decided to start an anti-technology revolution — by mailing bombs to people involved in advancing modern technology. His first attack was aimed at Buckley Christ, an engineering professor at Northwestern, but ended up injuring officer Terry Marker. High Scrutton, a year-old computer store owner, was the first bombing victim who actually died of his injuries. The Unabomber was finally apprehended on April 3, , and is currently serving a life sentence in prison.
The reign of terror caused by a group of African-American murderers, known as the Zebra Killers, started in the early s. The Zebra Killers actually liked to call themselves Death Angels and, as far as we know, their crimes were racially-motivated. Between and , they killed at least 15 people and were implicated for 8 others — but the authorities believe that the body count could have been as high as An year-old janitor, a year-old college student… There seemed to be no rhyme or reason to these killings — except, of course, that all of their victims were white.
The Zebra killers were eventually caught with the help of Anthony Harris, their acquittance who admitted to witnessing all of the murders first-hand. For example, in , he bludgeoned a widowed grandmother with a lamp , then used a butcher knife from her own kitchen to repeatedly stab her. He then died in prison in If tales of ruthless criminals and gruesome murders are your kind of thing, you should check out our Haunted San Francisco Ghost Tour.
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