Notorious Cannibals In History
9:53 AM, May 31, 2012
Jeffrey Dahmer - Jeffrey Dahmer was convicted of multiple killings in Wisconsin. He's known to have killed 17 victims and often tried to turn his victims into “zombies” by drilling holes into their heads and injecting acid into their brains. When he was captured, his apartment was filled with corpses stored in acid-filled vaults, a human head was found in his refrigerator among other findings. (Photo Source: The Associated Press)
Andrei Chikatilo - Known as The Rostov Ripper and the Butcher of Rostov, Andrei Chikatilo was responsible for dozens of murders in Russia in the 1970's and 80's. He confessed to more than 50 killings and said he often tasted the blood of his victims and admitted to chewing on cut off sex organs of several victims. (Photo source: Wikipedia)
Ed Gein - Ed Gein murdered several women in Wisconsin in the 1950's. Police who searched his house found multiple masks made of skin, heads in a paper bag, skulls on the bedposts, After his mother died, he allegedly tried to create a woman suit to pretend to be female. He would often wear the tanned skins of women he had either killed or dug up from a grave. He would be the inspiration for killers in the movies Psycho, The Silence of the Lambs, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. (Photo source: Wik
Armin Meiwes - Armin Meiwes received international infamy after he placed an ad looking for a willing participant to be killed and eaten by Meiwes. He found a participant in Bernd Jurgen Brandes and the two cut off Brandes' penis and tried to eat it. He would eventually kill Brandes and later ate up to 44 pounds of flesh. He videotaped the killing of Brandes. (Photo source: The Associated Press)
Albert Fish - Known as the Gray Man, the Werewolf of Wysteria, and the Brooklyn Vampire among others, Albert Fish (born in 1870) was a pedophile and cannibal. He admitted to drinking the blood of his victims and cooking their parts with specific recipes he shared with authorities. (Photo source: Wikipedia)
The Donner Party - The Donner Party started out as a group of 87 people in a wagon train heading for California. But, they were trapped by snow in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and many died from starvation, exposure and other causes and many of the survivors turned to cannibalism to survive.
Andes Plane Crash - The Andes flight disaster saw the survivors have to resort to Cannibalism in order to survive their several months stuck in the Andes Mountains near the border of Argentina and Chile. The story was turned into the movie, “Alive.” (Photo source: Wikipedia)
Hannibal Lecter - Hannibal Lecter may have only been a fictional character, but his persona terrified millions around the world in several movies including the Silence of the Lambs. The psychiatrist was known to eat his victims, sometimes with fava beans and a nice chianti. His character was built off several real-life cannibals. (Photo source: The Associated Press)
It's a shocking story: Police shoot and kill a man after he's found eating another man's face. Our partners at CBS4 in Miami have put together this gallery of other ghoulish tales of modern-day cannibalism.