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The Story Of Issei Sagawa, The Japanese Cannibal That Walked Free

April 30, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Morbid |

He was a short man, just under five feet tall.  His hands and feet were small and even his voice was more like that of a girl.  He had mentioned in some interviews that he wasn’t the kind of man most women would find attractive, and he surmised that being acutely self-conscious of his shortcomings might have fueled his obsession with “the perfect woman.”

In Cannibal Killers, Moira Martingale describes how Issei Sagawa, a brilliant Japanese student, obsessed over tall women with Occidental features.  Eventually fantasy was not enough, so while studying for his degree in English literature at Wako University in Tokyo, he became attracted to a German woman who was teaching him the language.

“When I met this woman in the street,” he later said to British reporter Peter McGill, “I wondered if I could eat her.”One summer day, he crawled through the window of her apartment, intent on killing her.  To his delight, she was asleep.  Even better, she was wearing hardly anything at all.  He looked for something to use to knock her out or stab her and he spotted an umbrella.  However, before he could do anything, the woman woke up and saw him there.  She screamed, scaring him, and he fled from her apartment.

But he did not forget what he most desired.  It had been almost too easy to get close to a woman, and if he prepared himself better, he felt sure he could indulge in his fantasy.  He just had to plan it more effectively, so he began to look around for his next victim—one that would not get away.  It wasn’t until he went to Paris a few years later that he found the woman that he could not get off his mind.  Her white skin, the fleshy shape of her buttocks, and her beautiful features both repulsed and drew him.  He started to insinuate himself into her life.

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A Doctor Built a Suicide Pod That You Can Download And 3D Print

April 24, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Morbid |

sarco suicide pod

A new suicide machine offers users with a 3D printer the ability to kill themselves any time, anywhere within a pod that doubles as their coffin.

The machine, known as a Sarco Capsule, was developed in the Netherlands by Dr.  Philip Nitschke, a well-known proponent of euthanasia known as “Dr. Death,” and engineer Alexander Bannink. Nitschke said that the design for the machine, which allows users to kill themselves with the press of a button, will be made open-sourced and free, so that anyone with access to a 3D printer can download and assemble the instrument of their demise.

“Sarco does not use any restricted drugs, or require any special expertise such as the insertion of an intravenous needle,” Nitschke said, according to Lifesite. “Anyone who can pass the entry test, can enter the machine and legally end their life.”

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Life Isn’t All Sunshine And Rainbows

April 11, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Morbid |

The crowd at a lynching, 1920s 

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The Disturbing Artwork Of Serial Killers

April 10, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Morbid |

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Richard Ramirez

Born in El Paso, Texas, on February 28, 1960, Richard Ramirez was an American serial killer who, over a two-year rampage, raped and tortured more than 25 victims, and murdered more than a dozen—most of them in their own homes.

As an adolescent, Ramirez formed a strong bond with his uncle Mike Ramirez. Mike was a decorated Green Beret veteran of the Viet Nam War and would spend hours with Richard smoking pot and relaying horror stories about his time at war. He would show Richard Polaroid pictures of his victims whom he would rape and murder, some of them showing the severed heads of the women he abused. Richard witnessed the murder of Mike’s wife, Jessie, when Mike shot her in the face in his kitchen with a .38 caliber revolver during an argument. Mike was found not guilty for the murder of his wife by reason of insanity and was released after four years of incarceration at the Texas State Mental Hospital in 1977, continuing his influence over Richard.

Following a four-year trial, in 1989, Ramirez was convicted of 13 killings. He received the death penalty and was sent to San Quentin Prison in California. He died on June 7, 2013, at age 53.

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The Creepy Photographs of Serial Killer Rodney Alcala

April 10, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Morbid |

Rodney James Alcala (born Rodrigo Jacques Alcala Buquor; August 23, 1943) is a convicted rapist and serial killer. He was sentenced to death in California in 2010 for five murders committed in that state between 1977 and 1979. In 2013 he received an additional sentence of 25 years to life after pleading guilty to two homicides committed in New York in 1971 and 1977. His true victim count remains unknown, and could be much higher.

One police detective called Alcala “a killing machine” and others have compared him with Ted Bundy. A homicide investigator familiar with the evidence speculates that he could have murdered as many as 50 women while other estimates have run as high as 130.

Prosecutors say that Alcala “toyed” with his victims, strangling them until they lost consciousness, then waiting until they revived, sometimes repeating this process several times before finally killing them. Police discovered a collection of more than 1,000 photographs taken by Alcala, mostly of women and teenage boys, many in sexually explicit poses. They speculate that some of his photographic subjects could be additional victims.

In 2016, he was charged with the 1977 murder of a woman identified as one of his photo subjects.

He is sometimes called the “Dating Game Killer” because of his 1978 appearance on the television show The Dating Game in the midst of his murder spree.

If you have information about the people in the following images, call Huntington Beach, Calif., Police at 714-375-5066.
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