Ordered by date of apprehension: Edmund Kemper (about watching TV and learning how not to get caught, through crime shows) - Ted Bundy (about remorse) - David Berkowitz (about finding religion) - John Wayne Gacy (demonstrating a rope trick he used on his victims and explaining it) - Richard Ramirez (about his thoughts on serial killers in general) - Aileen Wuornos (getting angry about the way she was treated by others) - Jeffrey Dahmer (about his motive) - Dennis Rader aka. BTK Killer (about dreaming about and planning the killing)
The FBI surmise that there may be as many as 30 serial killers who are active in the USA right now. Serial killers are often not the typical movie “psycho” as i is portrayed in horror movies like Halloween, but they are normal people living in our neighbourhoods and communities. One of America’s biggest serial killers, Ted Bundy, is famously quoted as saying “We serial killers are your sons, we are your husbands, we are everywhere… And there will be more of your children dead tomorrow.”Bundy’s quote is an eerie reminder that killers walk among us, and their charming demeanor and normal appearances make it impossible for us to detect the danger until it’s too late.
On November 18, 1978,
the leader of
the most deadly non-natural disaster in U.S. history until September 11, 2001 named Jim Jones lead an American cult called the Peoples Temple. More than 900 people died in this mass suicide-murder under the direction of Jones. This mass suicide commonly referred to as the “Jonestown Massacre” is still the largest cult suicide in history.
While Ted Bundy was dating Elizabeth Kloepfer, he got in touch with one of his ex girlfriends behind her back.The same girl had rejected him years before after he was deeply in love with her and, according to many psychologists, this rejection is one of the reasons Bundy harboured so much hatred toward women. All his victims resembled her, having long brunette hair parted down the middle. One day, she phoned Bundy and asked him why he had been ignoring her for so long. He replied with “I’m sorry Stephanie, I have no idea what you’re talking about.” and the two of them never spoke again. The killer later admitted that he had only got back in touch with Stephanie Brooks to show her how rejection felt. This type of extreme social manipulation was an early warning sign that Bundy had no empathy and was a true sociopath.