Getting a peek inside the mind of a serial killer is simultaneously fascinating and horrifying. These societal outcasts have a unique, twisted view of the world, and their words are often chilling.

5 of the Most Bizarre Details in the BTK Case

Before he was caught as the BTK serial killer, Dennis Rader was a Cub Scout leader and president of his church's council.

Posted by Investigation Discovery on Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Just try not to shudder as you read these creepy quotes from convicted serial killers:

1. Carl Panzram (1892-1930)

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“I believe the only way to reform people is to kill them.”

2. Jane Toppan (1854-1938)

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“That is my ambition, to have killed more people – more helpless people – than any man or woman who has ever lived.”

3. Albert Fish (1870-1936)

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“I always had the desire to inflict pain on others and to have others inflict pain on me. I always seemed to enjoy everything that hurt. The desire to inflict pain, that is all that is uppermost.”

4. Aileen Wuornos (1956-2002)

“To me, this world is nothing but evil, and my own evil just happened to come out ’cause of the circumstances of what I was doing.”

5. Dennis Rader (1945-)

“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.”

6. Edmund Kemper (1948-)

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“I remember there was actually a sexual thrill…You hear the little pop and pull their heads off and hold their heads up by their hair, whipping their heads off, their body sitting there, that’d get me off.”

7. David Alan Gore (1953-2012)

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“All of a sudden I realized I had just done something that separated me from the human race and it was something that could never be undone, I realized from that point on I could never be like normal people.”

8. David Berkowitz (1953-)

“I was literally singing to myself on the way home…The tension, the desire to kill a woman, had built up in me to such explosive proportions that when I finally pulled the trigger, all the pressures, all the tensions, hatred, just vanished, dissipated, but only for a short time.”

9. Gary Ridgway (1949-)

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“I don’t believe in man, God, or the Devil. I hate the whole damned human race, including myself.”

10. John Wayne Gacy (1942-1994)

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John Wayne Gacy aka Pogo the Clown, an american serial killer who lured, assaulted and killed at least 33 (that we know of) young male victims. Most of Gacy's victims were discovered buried underneath his Chicago home in the late 70s and Gacy was finally convicted in 1980. Gacy is often credited as an influence behind several on screen characters such Pennywise from IT and Twisty the clown from the American Horror Story.⁣ ⁣ Gacy adopted his famous clown persona in the mid 70s performing as Pogo the Clown at children's hospitals, fundraising events and various party functions hosted by democratic figures. As a side note, it is interesting that Gacy throughout his life was able to quickly promote himself in society and was known to be friendly with various officials and democratic figures. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣The whole Gacy story is fascinating, but terribly tragic for the victims and the victims families. One area of Gacy's story that I find particularly interesting is his execution in 1994 which didn’t exactly go according to script and the “conspiracy theories” that surround the execution are intriguing to consider.⁣ ⁣ On May 9th 1994 Gacy after his final meal of KFC (Coincidentally Gacy also managed several KFC restaurants), Strawberries and diet coke Gacy was taken to the execution room with an audience. For his final words Gacy snarled to the executioner “Kiss my a**e”. The IV tubes were inserted and the various execution chemicals began to flow, however the chemicals unexpectedly coagulated causing a blockage and the curtains were drawn. After 10 minutes the curtains reopened and the execution resumed.⁣ ⁣ What took place behind those curtains is interesting to speculate. I have seen several theories including a body swap, an occult ritual taking place (there are various occult symbols and coincidences throughout his life) and the more likely scenario of the executioners purposely botching the execution to ensure Gacy suffered like his victims. ⁣ ⁣ The tragic (for his victims) story of John Wayne Gacys has so many legs, I couldn’t possibly sum it up in one post but i thoroughly recommend a study of this despicable character. #johnwaynegacy

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“A clown can get away with murder.”

11. Henry Lee Lucas (1936-2001)

 

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“Sex is one of my downfalls. I get sex any way I can get it. If I have to force somebody to do it, I do…I rape them; I’ve done that. I’ve killed animals to have sex with them, and I’ve had sex while they’re alive.”

12. Ian Brady (1938-2017)

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Ian Brady – Carried out The Moors murders with Myra Hindley between July 1963 and October 1965. The murders occurred in and around Manchester, England. There were five victims, all of which were children aged between 10 and 17. Four of these five victims were sexually assaulted. Two of the victims were discovered in graves dug on Saddleworth Moor whole a third grave was discovered in 1987 more than twenty years after Brady and Hindley's trial. The body of a fourth victim was also suspected to be buried there, but despite repeated searches it remains undiscovered. Brady was apprehended on October 7, 1965 and was sentenced to life imprisonment. Brady died at the age of 79 on May 15,2017 from Cor pulmonale caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #crimes #cases #casestudies #psychology #murder #victims #psychiatrist #trial #trialcases #forensic #forensicpsychology #susansmith #edgein #andreayates #killers #serialkillers #scareycrimes #guilty #accused #murderers #murdercases #insanity #depression #suicide #car #lake #drowning #ianbrady

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“We do whatever we enjoy doing. Whether it happens to be judged good or evil is a matter for others to decide.”

13. H.H. Holmes (1861-1896)

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“I was born with the Devil in me. I could not help the fact that I was a murderer, no more than the poet can help the inspiration to sing…I was born with the Evil One standing as my sponsor beside the bed where I was ushered into the world, and he has been with me since.”

14. Jeffrey Dahmer (1960-1994)

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Jeffrey Dahmer — Convicted serial killer and sex offender who murdered 17 males between the years or 1978 and 1991. — Many would say as a child Dahmer was happy. After a major surgery that occurred, was when people began noticing changes. He became disengaged with the world around him and kept to himself. He didn’t have many friends and was bullied loads because of this. His parents began going through a divorce around his age of 14 which caused him to become an alcoholic. Dahmer’s issue spiraled out of control and led him to drop out of college. Afterwards he was majorly arrested for petty crimes and other things such as public nudity and disturbance. Dahmer himself said, “This has never been a case of trying to get free. I didn’t ever want freedom. Frankly, I wanted death for myself.” These findings of his rough childhood and traumatic experiences he faced were believed to have a huge impact on his psychological mind and in fact created the monster he became. #serialkillers #jeffreydahmer #serialkillersunday

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“My consuming lust was to experience their bodies. I viewed them as objects, as strangers…It’s hard for me to believe that a human being could have done what I’ve done.”

15. Peter Kurten (1883-1931)

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“After my head has been chopped off, will I still be able to hear, at least for a moment, the sound of my own blood gushing from my neck? That would be the pleasure to end all pleasures.”