Ever wondered how people turn normal acts to abominable acts? Ever wondered why things that were normal in the past became abnormal and weird in the present?
Just as you try to reason what seemed like a mystery, many people have also wondered how the common, fun-filled foot fetishes that had been around since the Victorian era turned to a slaying fetish for Jerry Brudos.
Jerry Brudos’ foot fetishes began when he was five years old. He was in the neighborhood junkyard when he found a pair of women’s heels and fell in love. Rather than overlook it, since he wasn’t even a girl, he took the shoes home and tried them on himself.
While enjoying the fantasies formed at those instances, his mother humiliated him and destroyed the shoes. While that could have suspended his love for women accessories, Jerry developed an obsessive desire for them.
From a growing fascination with violent fantasies, Jerry began to steal from women in his neighborhood. He reportedly stole his teacher’s high heels and a couple of women’s undergarments.
Youthful Lust Develops Into A Murderous Lust
Everyone thought that John’s s*xual fetish was not more than a harmless random fixation on women’s shoes, but that wasn’t so as his obsession turned to a murderous lust.
While looking through Jerry Brudos’s life, authorities found that his mother would have most likely fueled the intersection of hatred for his s*xuality due to her unending disappointment in the gender she birthed.
Jerry’s mother, who already had a boy, hoped to give birth to a girl as the second child. But to her surprise, she gave birth to another body.
Not only was she disappointed in the gender of her child, but she also turned her disappointment to open hostility. She dressed her son as a young girl and humiliated him for things he didn’t cause.
While such a s*xually repressive atmosphere may have triggered no response from another kid, it took a deep toll on Jerry Brudos. Much more, it formed in him a wrong identity. In this reversal identity, pain and anger are turned into a hatred for his mum and twisted, vicious misogyny.
Jerry Brudos Psychiatric Evaluation
At a teenage age, Jerry had begun to transform his violent fantasies into a reality. He stalked local women and knocked them down before stealing their shoes.
On another occasion, he attacked a woman and forced her to let go of her possessions. At age 17, he reportedly attacked a woman with a knife, threatened to kill her, told her to pull off her clothes and forced her to pose to snap her naked body.
Some witnesses stated that he beat her to comply with his s*xual demands while another set stated that he only threatened to beat if she didn’t listen.
Although he didn’t kill her, he was arrested for assault and sent to the mental health ward of Oregon State Hospital. At the mental health facility, he underwent a deep psychiatric evaluation.
With the evaluation in place, he was diagnosed with schizophrenia and rage directed towards his mother. His psychiatrist then advised him to get out of the bonds of the rage and start a life.
To everyone’s surprise, Jerry Brudos listened, graduated from high school, became a mechanical and electrical engineer, and served in the military. However, his military service was short-lived as he was discharged for his “bizarre obsessions.”