Murder is the single worst act any human can commit. There’s no such thing as a good murderer, but there are some who make the others look like upstanding citizens by comparison. Take the killers in this list for example. What they did to their fellow man is so sick, twisted, and cruel, that it’s easy to forget that they are people themselves.

The pictures below serve as haunting reminders that anyone could turn out to be a homicidal maniac. Take a look.

1.) “The Beast” – Luis Garavito

Rapist and murderer who claim to have killed 147 boys.

2.) “The Trash Bag Killer” – Patrick Wayne Kearney

Kearney confessed to killing 32 men, all of whom were targeted for being homosexual.

3.) “The Giggling Granny” – Nannie Doss

Doss murdered 11 people and was known to laugh about the killings.

4.) “The Scorecard Killer” – Randy Kraft

Kraft sexually assaulted and murdered at least 16 men, but is thought to be responsible for an additional 51 murders.

5.) Christopher Wilder

Wilder abducted, sexually assaulted, and murdered eight women over a six-week span.

6.) “Cannibal Killer” – Jeffrey Dahmer

Dahmer raped, murdered, dismembered, and ate portions of 17 men and boys.

7.) “The Green River Killer” – Gary Leon Ridgway

Ridgway was convicted of 49 murders. He was known to have sex with his victims before disposing of their bodies.

8.) Aileen Wuornos

Wournos killed seven men while working as a prostitute in Florida.

9.) “The Butcher of Rostov” – Andrei Chikatilo

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The former schoolteacher sexually assaulted and murdered 52 women and children.

10.) “The Monster Killer” – Yang Xinhai

The most prolific Chinese serial killer, Yang murdered 65 people over a four-year span.

11.) “The Yorkshire Ripper” – Peter Sutcliffe

Sutcliffe was sentenced to life in prison after murdering prostitutes all across northern England.

12.) “BTK Killer” – Dennis Rader

The murderer whose motto was “Bind, Torture, Kill” is currently serving ten consecutive life sentences.

13.) Donald Henry Gaskins

Gaskins was convicted of murdering 8 hitchhikers and killed an inmate while serving his sentence.

14.) Tommy Lynn Sells

Sells claims to have killed at least 70 people. He was caught after a victim he mistook for dead was able to provide police with an accurate description.

15.) “The Casanova Killer” – Paul Knowles

Knowles murdered 18 people (men, women, and children) in only four months.

16.) Charles Manson

Manson ordered his followers to murder people in an attempt to start a race war.

17.) “The Night Stalker” – Richard Ramirez

Ramirez broke into random California homes to rape and murder people.

18.) Dennis Nilsen

Nilsen murdered 15 men between 1978 and 1983.

19.) Ted Bundy

Bundy murdered 30 young women and girls he tricked into helping him by pretending to be injured.

20.) “The Lonely Hearts Killers” – Raymond Fernandez and Martha Beck

The couple strangled, drowned, and shot as many as 20 women they found via “lonely hearts” ads.

21.) “Son of Sam” – David Berkowitz

Berkowitz terrorized New York City by shooting people in parked cars and writing cryptic letters to the media.

22.) “The Freeway Killer” – William Bonin

Bonin sexually assaulted, tortured, and murdered of at least 14 young men.

23.) “Genesee River Killer” – Arthur Shawcross

Shawcross served 14 years in prison for raping and killing an eight-year-old girl. When he was released, he killed 12 prostitutes.

24.) “The Co-Ed Killer” – Ed Kemper

Kemper murdered his mother, grandparents, and six hitchhikers.

25.) “The Boston Strangler” – Albert DeSalvo

DeSalvo murdered 11 women between 1962 and 1964.

26.) “Acid Bath Murderer” – John George Haigh

Haigh claimed to have murdered 9 people. He would dissolve the bodies with sulfuric acid after killing them.

27.) “The Atlanta Child Killer” – Wayne Williams

This killer murdered 29 people from 1979 to 1982.

28.) Velma Barfield

Barfield, who blames her killing on her addiction to prescription drugs, went to all six of her victims’ funerals.

29.) “The Angel Of Death” – Charles Edmund Cullen

From 1984 to 2003, the former nurse killed 40 of his patients.

30.) “Killer Clown” – John Wayne Gacy

Gacy, who really did make appearances as a clown, murdered 33 young men.

(via Radar, list25)

Putting a face to those horrific murders was even more chilling than I thought it would be. Real people were responsible for some of the most horrific murders known to man… it wasn’t a faceless regime or accident. These people used to be someone’s neighbor or friend. That thought is absolutely terrifying.

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