What I would have for my last meal if I was on
My interest in serial killers, inmates on Death Row, and the psychology behind their actions, (as well as my Death Row Dinner).
Let me explain why I’m writing about this. If you’re not interested in the thinking behind this post and my ridiculous interest in people who commit horrendous crimes, you can skip to the bottom where my Death Row Dinner will be!
Yes, I know that this is probably a super pointless post, but for some reason jail, Death Row, serial killers and criminals interest me. No, I have never been to jail, and it’s not necessarily the crimes that the individual has committed, I’m more interested in the reason why, the thinking behind it.
I’m a giant psychology nerd, I love everything about the brain. It’s what makes us who we are. There are so many things about the brain that we don’t know, and for me, that’s insane and incredibly interesting. I mean, every single person has a brain, and we have for thousands and thousands of years, yet there is so much we don’t know about this amazing organ that we own.
One of the things people find strangest about me, is I have favorite serial killers. I’ll name my top three, along with a brief description of what they did, a documentary or two, a picture, and my favorite quotes by each individual.
1. John Wayne Gacy (The Clown Killer).
Found guilty of raping, torturing, molesting and murdering 33 men and young boys. No one knows if there were more victims or not, only 33 bodies were found. He is known as one of America’s most vicious serial killer because of how he killed his victims. He killed in many different ways, experimenting each time.
No, that isn’t why he’s my favorite serial killer. He is my favorite because he buried the bodies of his victims under the floorboards in his own basement and no one found out until his wife noticed a horrible smell. (Yes his wife, he was married with children). He also lured the children in by dressing up as a circus clown.
He was sentenced to serve 12 death sentences and 21 natural life sentences. John Wayne Gacy died by lethal injection on May 10, 1994, at the Stateville Correctional Center in Crest Hill, Illinois.
Want to learn more about Gacy? I’ve linked a couple of videos below! If you enjoy documentaries or just like creepy things, I suggest you watch them!
Quotes from John Wayne Gacy.
1. “I should never have been convicted of anything more serious than running a cemetery without a license.”
2. “The dead won’t bother you. It’s the living you have to worry about.”
3. These were Gacy’s final words before he was given the lethal injection. “Kiss my ass”. Well said, I think.
2. Jeffery Dahmer.
Found guilty for sex offences and the murder of 17 males. Again, only 17 bodies were found, there could be more out there that were never uncovered. In addition to killing the men and teenagers he lured home, he mutilated, photographed and performed sexual acts on the victims’ corpses, keeping body parts as mementos.
The thing I love about Dahmer, is he kept his victims skulls and/or genitals as souvenirs. Better yet, he would keep them in jars and place them in his fridge at home. Could you imagine opening your fridge to get some butter and seeing a skull or penis sat next to it? Its’s strangely fascinating. Dahmer would often stop at different stages of the mutilation and murder of his victims to take photos of what he was doing, this was so he could relive the experience over and over again. Often he would masturbate to the photos of the mangled corpses he created.
Oh, did I mention he was a cannibal?!
When the police came to investigate, they were welcomed to surprise after surprise in Dahmer’s apartment. The searches revealed a head in the refrigerator, three more in the freezer and a catalog of other horrors, including preserved skulls, jars containing genitalia and an extensive gallery of macabre photographs.
Dahmer was sentenced to 15 consecutive life terms in prison, with a 16th term tacked on in May. However he never lived those years in prison out. On November 28, 1994, Dahmer was assigned to work with two other convicted murderers, Jesse Anderson and Christopher Scarver. After they had been left alone to complete their tasks, guards returned to find that Scarver had brutally beaten both men with a metal bar from the prison weight room. Dahmer was pronounced dead after approximately one hour, with Anderson also succumbing to his injuries days later.
If you’re interested, I’ve linked a few videos about Dahmer below.
Quotes from Jeffery Dahmer.
1. “[It became] an incessant and never-ending desire to be with someone at whatever cost. It just filled my thoughts all day long.”
2. “If it all happens naturalistically, what’s the need for a God? Can’t I set my own rules? Who owns me? I own myself.”
3. “My consuming lust was to experience their bodies. I viewed them as objects, as strangers. It is hard for me to believe a human being could have done what I’ve done.”
4. “I was completely swept along with my own compulsion. I don’t know how else to put it. It didn’t satisfy me completely, so maybe I was thinking, ‘Maybe another one will. Maybe this one will.’ And the numbers started growing and growing and just got out of control, as you can see.”
3. Ed Gein (The Godfather of Serial Killers)
Now, let me begin by saying, Ed Gein isn’t a real serial killer. He only ever killed two people, the rest of the bodies were the work of his grave robbing. Gein was not a well man, he had schizophrenia and had an obsession with the human body.
He inspired many horror movie and book characters such as…
Norman Bates (Psycho and Bates Motel)
Leatherface (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre)
Buffalo Bill (The Silence Of The Lambs)
Ed Gein is probably one of the most interesting and most famous of the serial killer world. He robbed graves and made furniture out of the bodies. His collection was everything from lamps made from human skin, to bowls made out of human skulls. He also made himself clothing. He had a necklace made out of female nipples, tights made out of human legs (he just took out all the bone and kept the shape of the leg), and he also cross dressed by making himself a full female suit out of female body parts and skin. This suit had everything, including the breasts and vagina. You can’t say he wasn’t creative. If you’re squeamish at all, I suggest you scroll past these pictures, as I am going to post a slideshow of some of the things Ed created.
There’s so many different factors that makes Ed Gein and his case so fascinating, and if you’re interested, you can research him, or click on the videos below, which are a couple of documentaries on him. If you’re into psychology and serial killers, it’s an interesting watch.
Okay, lets stop rambling. Ed Gein was found guilty for the murders of two women.
He died of respiratory and heart failure due to cancer, on July 26, 1984, at age 77.
Quotes from Ed Gein
1. “When I see a pretty girl walking down the street, I think two things. One part wants to be real nice and sweet, and the other part wonders what her head would look like on a stick”
2. “She isn’t missing. She’s at the farm right now.”
3. When Ed Gein was asked if he wore the skin face masks over prolonged periods of time, Gein simply said “Not too long, I had other things to do”.
My Death Row Dinner
Okay, now lets get down to why we’re all here. What would I have for my last meal if I were on Death Row?
Fajitas made by my mum.
Holy sh*t you guys, she makes the best f*cking fajitas in the world.
Main Course Drink
A big glass of coke
a cup of tea.
As many orange creamsicle ice lollies as I can eat
Strawberries with whipped cream.
A cup of milk with sugar in it
A cup of tea.
I was born British, so my last drink must be British.
I hope you found this post interesting, maybe learned a thing or two. I like to post things I’m passionate about, and yes, serial killers are something I’m interested in and passionate about.