bernd brandes

Most disturbing things on the deep web:

1.) Human Experiments- 

The people who run this particular page on the dark web believe that not all humans are equal and to prove their point they kidnap homeless people or get volunteers (yes, really) and do illegal and extremely painful experiments on them. Experiments range from starvation and water/fluid restriction to exposing infants to harmful radiation.

2.) Cannibal Cafe

This website, now banned by the German government, was used by literal cannibals: They would log onto the forum known as the Cannibal Cafe and share their fantasies, cooking tips, and even arrange to meet up for a meal. That’s what happened when Bernd Jürgen Armando Brandes, an engineer from Berlin responded to an advertisement written by Armin Meiwes, a computer technician with cannibalistic tendencies. The advert read “Looking for a well-built 18- to 30-year-old to be slaughtered and then consumed.” The pair met up and played out their fantasy, resulting in the discovery of the forum and the arrests of dozens of real-life cannibals.

3.) Pilots’ last words:

Someone somewhere has gone to the effort of finding the last words of pilots before their plane crashed. The words would have been recorded on the black box of the aircraft and the owner of the website would have had to go through high-security records to find them. The morbid website is updated frequently.

4.) Human Leather:

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any weirder. This company is dedicated to making leather made from real human skin. Their ideas were clearly too creepy for the mainstream web, so they have taken to the deep web to advertise their products.

5.) Hire a hitman:

Hitmen seem a thing of spy movies, but for a couple of grand you can hire one thanks to this website known as the Hitman Network. These assassins seem to have morals though, as they refuse to kill children or any major politicians.

A young Armin Meiwes with his Mother Waltraud Meiwes. His Mother was very strict with him and became very dominant when his Father left the family. Armin was just eight years old at the time. Out of loneliness, Armin created a imaginary friend called “Franky”, with whom he could talk to everytime. Franky gave him sort of comfort in his youth and was actually someone who would listen to him and his problems, something his Mother never did.

Armin Meiwes’ cannibalistic murder began on a fantasy cannibalism forum , cannibal cafe , which stated that anyone who has difficulty separating fantasy and reality should leave. Since Armin’s incarceration this forum has been taken down. But can still be found in archives , with Armin going under the name Franky in many posts. Meiwes wanted someone to eat. He posted several advertisements , he received replies and met up with one man who bailed out and left. A man called Bernd Brandes messaged Armin , he also had a cannibalistic fetish but his was to be eaten rather than to eat someone. When they met , Armin took Bernd to his room made specially for the event pictured above. He wanted to bite of Brandes’ penis but couldn’t so he cut it off. Brandes , still fully consenting, then requested to eat it , but couldn’t as it was ‘too chewy’. Armin left Bernd for 3 hours to bleed out in the bath tub and plied him with alcohol , pain killers and sleeping pills. Eventually Armin kissed Brandes on the forehead and stabbed him in the throat. Meiwes then hung and slowly cut up Bernds body. Over the next 10 months Armin is said to have consumed up to 20 kilograms of Bernds flesh. Police found a 2 hour tape upon search of the dismantling in Meiwes’ apartment. Armin Meiwes is still alive and serving a life sentence in Kassel prison , Germany. Screenshots of the 2 hour tape can be found.


In 2001, Armin Meiwes posted an advertisement on a website called The Cannibal Cafe which read: “looking for a well-built 18 to 30-year-old to be slaughtered and then consumed”. He received a response from Bernd Jürgen Armando Brandes, an engineer from Berlin. They met up on 9 March, 2001, and videotaped the event. It began with Meiwes amputating Brandes’s penis and then the two men attempted to eat it but as Brandes said, it was too “chewy”. Brandes had originally insisted that Meiwes bite his penis off but this proved to be too difficult. Meiwes then fried the severed penis with salt, garlic, and wine. Brandes, weakened from blood loss, was placed in the bath to bleed out for three hours while Meiwes read a book. Meiwes then gave him alcohol, pain killers, and sleeping pills, kissed him goodbye, and took him to his “slaughter room” which he had built for this occasion. Meiwes then stabbed Brandes in the throat, placed him on a meat hook, and began cutting off chunks of flesh that he froze and continued to eat over the next 10 months. He consumed as much as 44lbs of the flesh. Meiwes was apprehended in December, 2002, after he began posting online for another willing participant to consume. He was sentenced to life imprisonment and has since become a vegetarian. There are screenshots from the video available online, but not the video itself.

“I’m looking for a well-built 18- to 30-year-old Man who would want to be slaughtered by me.”

The second post Armin Meiwes, who called himself Franky, made in The Cannibal Cafe Forum on August 18, 2002 asking for another Man who would have agreed to be slaughtered and eaten by him.

The first post he made on February in the year 2001 included about the same kind of words he used for in his second post. Another incredible fact is that many would have actually agreed to be eaten by him and also responded on his post, asking for more details, but many who contacted Armin were not the way he wanted them to look like, until the right canditate, Bernd Brandes, responded on his post.


Armin Meiwes (The Master Butcher) is a German man who in March 2001, slaughtered and cannibalized on Bernd Brandes. Meiwes put an advertisement on a website called The Cannibal Cafè, which stated that he was ”looking for a well-built 18-30 year old to be slaughtered and then consumed.“ Brandes answered the advertisement, and the two men met on March 9, 2001. The whole process was videotaped (which is not released to the public.) After Meiwes cut off Brandes’s penis, he passed out from blood loss. Soon after, Meiwes kissed him goodbye and slit his throat. Over the next ten months, Meiwes consumed over 44 pounds of flesh. In December 2002, a college student saw new advertisements for victims, and called the police. Authorities searched his home and found various body parts and the videotape of the murder. Meiwes was eventually sentenced to life imprisonment.

In 2001, Armin Meiwes - the German ‘Rotenburg Cannibal’ or 'der Metzgermeister’ (which translates as 'the Master Butcher’, and this was his Internet pseudonym) - posted contact advertisements on websites asking, quite openly, for people who wanted to be killed and eaten, or killed by being eaten. He got more than 200 replies. After interviewing and turning down a number of applicants for various reasons, he killed and ate Bernd Jürgen Brandes, a Siemens computer technician from Berlin, with complete consent on both sides. Brandes had taken steps to orchestrate and then cover up his own murder in advance. He had actually advertised himself as a victim and even ate his own penis, which Meiwes had cooked before Brandes finally bled to death. At the trial, the juridical officials could not clearly decide what crime had been committed and what precisely Miewes was actually guilty of. When both killer and victim had consented and carefully planned the murder, it was only a matter of arrangements. The jury sent Meiwes to jail, though, just to be on the safe side.

Armin Meiwes and his willing victim, Bernd Brandes. Meiwes posted an add on a cannibal website, searching for a volunteering victim to be eaten alive. A few weeks later, Brandes answered the add, and they agreed to meet in Rothenburg, in Meiwes’ house. The morning following their encounter, Bernd Brandes was death, ready to be served as meat for the next 12 months. 

The crime was discovered when Armin Meiwes posted a new add, looking for more “volunteering flesh” since the last one had finished. A college student found it suspicious and reported it to the police.