Number Seventeen: Jeffrey Dahmer
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Above is the longest, and most interesting interview with Jeffrey Dahmer (which aired on NBC at the time), arguably the most famous American serial killer who ate 17 people.

Chocolate factory employee and seemingly mild-mannered gentleman, Jeffrey Dahmer was accused of killing, raping, torturing, dismembering, and even in some cases, eating, a total of 17 victims between 1978 and 1991.

Dahmer’s calm, controlled, and polite attitude throughout this 1994 interview with Stone Phillips shows no indication of a man capable of committing the crimes he’s describing. Though evidently aware of his mistakes and regretful of his actions, he gives us and Phillips an idea as to the sort of satisfaction and sexual gratification he felt while dominating and subduing his victims.

A chilling recount of his first murder in 1978, in a hotel room involving a man he met at a bar, is vaguely described at the three-minute mark of the clip. “When I woke up in the morning, my forearms were bruised,” Dahmer said. “And his chest was bruised, blood was coming out of his mouth, he was hanging over the side of the bed, and I have no memory of beating him to death, but I must have.”

Dahmer admits to striving for total control over his victims, a large part of the reason why he committed the crimes, and when Phillips questions him about the pleasure he acquires from the actual act of killing his victims at the 6:06 mark, Dahmer replies, “the killing was just a means to an end, that was the least satisfactory part, I didn’t enjoy doing that. That’s why I tried to create living zombies with muriatic acid and the drill. But it never worked.”

There’s no telling what kind of zombie apocalypse would have occurred if Dahmer’s intricate zombie scheme did work out, but let’s just be glad that he wasn’t as proficient in his zombie manufacturing skills as he was in manslaughter.




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