Who could believe that a seemingly friendly, jovial gentleman could be capable of the most barbaric killings!
This article walks you through the life of John Wayne Gacy who was not as he otherwise portrayed to be. A harrowing tale of murders that will surely shook you to the core.
How Did It All Start For John Wayne Gacy?
It was January 2, 1972, when Gacy brought 16-year-old Timothy McCoy at his residence after they bumped into each other at the Chicago bus terminal. He was going Iowa after celebrating Christmas in Michigan.
As a gesture to express gratitude, McCoy woke up early to prepare breakfast for his host. He set the table for two with eggs and bacon.
When he was done, he decided to go upstairs to wake Gacy up to join him for the breakfast.
He did not realize that he carried the knife upstairs he had been using while preparing breakfast.
What happened next set the direction for Gacy’s future! His life took a 180-degree turn for forever!
Upon encountering McCoy with a knife in him room, and not realizing that he meant no harm, Gacy ended up stabbing him in the chest.
He buried the body in the crawlspace available beneath his home and covered it with concrete so no one could spot it.
While the murder had purely been a mistake, it gave Gacy a thrill that he had never felt before.
From then on, his thirst to feel the same thrill became unquenchable. All he ever wanted was more of it!
The next six years of Gacy life remained all about pursuing his thirst. He killed around 32 more young boys and the cravings only grew.
Who Was John Wayne Gacy?
People who knew Gacy would never buy the narrative that he was being associated with these harrowing tales of killings. All of his acquaintances always described him as a well mannered and an affable man.