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Cannibal killers

Updated on March 17, 2013

What is a Cannibal?

A cannibal is a person who eats other peoples or their own flesh. Some cook it , some eat it raw. Below are some examples of some male cannibals.I am currently working on female cannibals . There is one example of a family of cannibals here as well. I am working on a series.


Mr. Packer was a gold prospector back in 1874. In 1874 Mr. Packer and five other prospectors went on a gold prospecting excursion. Mr packer returned alone. When he was questioned about the whereabouts of the other five men, he claimed he had to kill them all. His reason? Self defense. Then claimed after he killed them he had to eat them all in order to survive the elements.

The officials did not believe his story, he was convicted and given 40 years for the murders.He was paroled due to too many doubts in his case.

Albert Fish :

Mr. Fish could be the boogeyman nightmares are made of.This sadistic man enjoyed his crime so much, he sent a letter to the family of his victim. His victim a 10 year old girl. Mr. Fish described in this letter, in great detail, how much he enjoyed the kidnapping, molesting,torturing and then consuming this poor child. Gleefully describing his great sexual pleasure at his crime to the poor family of this child.

the cruel act of sending that letter was his undoing, the police traced it back to him. He was arrested and executed for his crimes in 1936 in sing sing prison.

Issei Sagawa

Mr. Sagawa's crime was killing another university student at the university he was attending as an exchange student.There he met another student killed her and ate off her dead body for two days!

He was declared mentally incompetent to stand trial. In one of the worst travesties in the judicial history, a technical paperwork error allowed Mr. Sagawa was allowed to sign himself out of the mental institution in a year. He is now free residing in Japan. Free to kill and consume again.

Andrei Chikatilo

Mr. Chikatilo was born in the UK.He also did his killing there. Mr Chikatilo would make friends with his unsuspecting victims, earn their trust. Then when he earned their trust, he pounced. He would at that point kill and eat his victims.

he declared to everyone he did it purely for sexual gratification.He admitted to 50 murders to satisfy his sexual need to kill and eat his victims.He was also a rapist.

He only stopped killing because he was arrested for these crimes.He was sentenced to death and executed in 1994,after killing and eating people most of his life.

Armin Meiwes

Mr. Meiwes was born in Germany,he committed his crimes there as well. Mr. Meiwes was interesting as a killer to me. He didn't "hunt" for victims. He didn't go about murder as most do.

Instead of taking a person to consume against their will, he came up with this idea. He placed ads on the internet asking for a victim . The ad read "18-30 years old, well built,to be slaughtered and then consumed". Incredibly he got a serious response.

The two men arranged a meeting on Christmas Day.That day they video taped the gruesome act along with other despicable acts. Mr. Meiwes bragged about his crime and was caught. The tape was found and instead of clearing him as he meant for it to do, by showing his partner was really willing to die and be eaten the sexual despicable acts were all consensual. Instead the tape got him convicted. He is currently in a German prison

The Mauerova Family

I was only going to limit this article to male cannibals. However, its very unusual for families to all be cannibals. This family is that family. Their crimes were so horrendous.

Klara and her sister joined a cult that called themselves "The Grail Movement." Klara had 2 boys aged 8 and 10 years old. In an attempt to break the boys's wills they were brutally tortured. Grooming them to be slaves to the cult ,obedient to the movement and never ask questions.The torture these boys endured at the hands of their own mother and family ranged from locking them in the basement for days with no food or water, locking them in cages,they were made to stand in their own urine for days at a time.They were almost drowned, they were forced to cut themselves with sharp knives. Klara and her sister skinned one of the boys arms, and it is believed they made the child eat his own flesh and other cult members ate some too.

Incredibly their crimes were found out by a neighbor who had just had a baby and bought the same baby monitor Klara used to watch her sons ,so they couldn't escape the house. Images of a naked bound, and gagged young boy appeared on the monitors video screen. The neighbor called the police and the kids were rescued. After the scandal the cult disbanded.

Klara was sentenced to an outrageous 9 years only for her crimes, her sister received 10 years and other cult members received 5 years. Sadly those children received life sentences. They will forever remember the horrors of those years. It is this writers hope that the children are in a safe and loving home.


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    mylindaelliott 4 years ago from Louisiana

    Oh my, fascinating. Sort of like zombies with brains...

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    epigramman 4 years ago

    Good morning Ruth - I love this kind of writing , lol, and you certainly took me into another world - I am familiar with some of these people as I am an avid reader of the dark side of life - it even 'creeps' up in a fair amount of my own 'creative' writing. Thank you for this awesome read and I am sending to you warm wishes and good energy from Colin and his cats Tiffy and Gabriel at lake erie time ontario canada 11:49am and I feel a 'cannibal' piece coming on, lol, let me walk along my beach and come up with something, lol. Have a wonderful day and be well and be happy

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    Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

    Hi Rusti, very interesting article about these monsters who roam this earth. Well done !

    Vote up and more !!! Sharing !

    Have a great weekend my friend !

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    Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

    Omg, This is scary as hell. What happens to people who goes down this horrible track? Interesting..

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    Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

    Just goes to show, the human animal is a strange creature. We should be careful when accepting dinner invitation from strangers :).

    An interesting read.

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    Ruth McCollum 4 years ago from Lake Oswego, Oregon

    Thankyou , I frankly was surprised this was going on, don't know why. Studied cannibals before but these guys are the worst. Sagwa is free.. scares me but people can't hide from these things to know our fears is to figure out how to rid ourselves of them ,if we could just find a way to spot them... Profiling is a very darn good start!

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    torrilynn 4 years ago


    this just reminded me of how cautious I should be of other people

    this is very scary indeed to think that people can really take cannibalism to the extreme

    I think the judicial system is crazy for giving the kids life but the parents a few years??

    and the fact that there is a cannibal running around Japan makes me not want to visit anymore

    this is real terror

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