10 REPORTED HUMAN CANNIBALISM
Human cannibalism is the worst crime one can ever imagine. The reasons one would do such an evil act may be due to several reasons like survival or sexual fetish. Only read if you are strong enough to face the reality that this happened and if your heart can take it.
One of the renowned convicted cannibals in history is Alferd Packer. He worked as an American gold prospector who left with 5 other men on an expedition on the Colorado Mountains on February 9, 1874. He admitted that he had to kill them for self-defense and consumed them to survive the expedition. He was convicted for the crime since the judge didn’t find the story plausible. He was later granted parole since there was not much evidence that would prove that he did it intentionally.
THE DEMON ON A KINDLY OLD MAN: ALBERT FISHER
You’ll never expect a cannibal on a kindly old man but, Albert Fisher proved to be a monster. He derived sexual pleasure through sadism and had no remorse for his acts. His first murder was of a ten year old girl who had gone missing in Manhattan. The worst is that Fisher wrote to her parents the exact sadistic acts he has done to the innocent girl after six years. He was later convicted when the later was traced to him and later executed.
THE INSURGENT CANNIBALS
Well, we can say that cannibals not only work alone but sometimes come in packs. The Revolutionary United Front of Sierra Leone was despised during the 1990s because of their different war crimes like the many murders and using child soldiers. They tried to take control of the diamond mines in the country. This group believed that they receive supernatural strength by consuming other human beings. This also served as a psychological warfare against their enemies.
THE CANNIBAL IN THE CITY OF LOVE
Another story of a cannibal happened in the city of love, Paris. This happened when a Japanese student Issei Sagawa shot a co-ed student on the 11th day of June 1981 and consumed her flesh for two days. The cannibal was later arrested but was later deported instead since the court found him unfit due to mental disorder. You may wonder where he is now. Well, when you go to Japan, chances are you’ll bump on him. He was released after a year in mental hospital because of mistake on some paper works
SEXUAL FETISH AND ANDREI CHIKATILO
The story of Andrei Chikatilo is one that can link sadistic sexual fetish and cannibalism together. He had raped, murdered and consumed more than 50 women in his life. The surprising fact about this is that the wife of this cannibal had no clue about his activity despite the evidence she already has. He was later executed by the Russian on Valentine’s Day, 1994.
THE CANNIBAL FAMILY
It shouldn’t surprise you to hear a family of cannibals. Besides, what the parents practice is what the children will do. The Mauerova family led by the mother Klara has eaten the flesh of her sons along with other relatives and member of The Grail Movement Group. She, along with 5 others was convicted for this crime as well as torturing and sexually abusing the boys. The boys may be alive today but the sad part is that they are almost dead after the psychological trauma they had from the person who should’ve protected them.
ARMIN MEIWES AND THE WILLING PARTICIPANT
It’s hard to imagine that someone would “really” advertise on an internet site asking anyone who falls under his criteria and is willing to be consumed. The crazier fact is that someone indeed responded to this. The slaughtering happened on Christmas Day and had been documented on video tape. He was later arrested after and is serving his sentence in prison. When you look as this computer technician, it is hard to imagine how this kind neighbor (based on the accounts of those who lived near him) could do such an act.
THE AMERICAN SERIAL KILLER JEFFREY DAHMER
The Wisconsin Cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer killed young men, photographed their mutilated body with his Polaroid and dismembered them before consuming. As a matter of fact, three severed heads were found in his refrigerator when his house was searched. Luckily, Tracy Edwards was able to escape and report his to the police or this activity may have lasted longer since Dahmer’s killing spree is increasing as months come by. Poetic justice occurred and he was beaten to death in the correctional institution where he served his sentence.
THE CANNIBAL TRIBE
Well, we hear of a tribe in Papua New Guinea who commits cannibalism but there is another tribe that was discovered after Columbus’ discovery of America. The Europeans were terrified to discover that the Carib West Indies Indian tribes consuming human flesh. The word “cannibal” was coined on this tribe. However, there are still debates about this since it is also believed that these charges were due to the political propaganda of Columbus in the area. Nonetheless, this led to persecution and prejudice against this tribe.
CANNIBAL RUGBY TEAM
Accidents do happen and a plane crash can prove to be one of the worse accidents there is. The story goes that a plane contained the Stella Maris College Rugby Team had crashed on one of the mountains in the border of Argentina and Chile. This is known in history as the 1972 Andes Flight Disaster. Only 16 out of the 45 members of the rugby team survived and it was believed that the rest of the team consumed their team mates to survive the harsh weather of the Andes. The newspaper “El Mercurio” wrote that the team had resorted to cannibalism to survive the 72 days of being trapped on top of the mountain. Other literatures followed and some stories were based on the account of the Rugby team.