With a name that has come to be synonymous with evil, Jeffrey Dahmer was one of the most horrific and disturbing serial killers of the past century.
Having killed at least seventeen young men as young as fourteen years old between 1978 and 1991 (taking advantage, to a reasonable extent, of the undergrounds of the gay scene during those years), Dahmer was finally caught in early 1991 and received in 1992 a sentence of fifteen life terms or 957 years in prison, whatever came first.
He was beaten to death a couple of years later while serving his sentence by a fellow inmate.
Before that, however, Dahmer was able to do all sorts of sickening things that still today shock the most experienced investigators: necrophilia, cannibalism, the fetishization of his victim’s bones, and some crude, brute experiments with “zombification.”
Please don’t go away and stay with us, as we revise some of the ten most shocking facts about a murderer that horrified the nation.
10 The Young Jeffrey
According to all testimonies of his family and those who knew him then, Jeffrey Dahmer was an average, happy child until the age of four.
Strangely enough, a surgery to which he was subjected at that age to solve his troubles with a double hernia seemed to have an everlasting impact on this normal boy.
As his hypochondriac, he became more withdrawn all the time; his depressive mother started to demand more attention from his father.
By his early teens, his parent’s marriage ended after years of constant fighting, and teenage Dahmer was a mediocre student without friends, tense around people, and burgeoning alcoholism.
9 Early Fantasies
It was around this time (when he was fourteen years old, or so) that, according to his admission, Dahmer noticed himself having sadistic fantasies about having an utterly submissive partner; dreams that came to be intermingled in his twisted mind with the lessons on dissection and cleaning bones that he had been receiving as part of his high school education and from his father, a chemist, who believed his son to have a healthy interest in the chemical processes involved.
He played with animal carcasses and liked to see how beings “fitted together.”