The internet is a weird place. Sometimes it’s strange in a good sense, and sometimes it’s strange in a very, very disgusting sense.
Do you want to buy an old T.V. from someone? Got it. Do you want the latest photos of raccoons wearing hats? Sure thing.
But also, you want to look for accomplices to the most depraved of crimes? Sadly, that’s also online.
And that’s what Alexander Nathan Barter, a twenty-one-year-old man from Texas, knew when he posted an advertisement in the Dark Web stating that he would like to find someone to rape, kill, then rape again. And he thought that he had found someone for this sick purpose.
If you think that this is more than enough to turn off your computer and never go online again, then wait a bit before you do that and keep reading as we revise ten disturbing facts on the case of Alexander Barter, the would-be cannibal of the Dark Web.
10 Online Advertisement
It was October of 2018 when Alexander Barter, a normal (if a bit socially awkward) young man from Texas entered the Dark Web with equally dark intent.
In the advertisement, he stated: “I’d like to try necrophilia and cannibalism, and see how it feels to take a life. If you’d be willing to let me kill you, are in the U.S. (preferably in the south) and can travel by car, contact me.”
Just like that, as if posting an ad looking for a rare action figure or a house in Miami, he laid back and waited to see who replied.
9 Catfishing A Killer
It didn’t take long before he got one. A father, who claimed to have a thirteen-year-old daughter living with him, contacted him about his advertisement and told him that he would be willing to give him his child for what he wanted her for.
Unbeknownst to Barter, this “father” was, in fact, a Homeland Security agent whose eye Barter’s ad had caught.
Online agents learn to recognize the most severe menaces after some years of experience, and, for some reason, he decided to tread down that path and see where it would take him.