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  • It was July 22, 1991. Two cops named Robert Rauth  and Rolf Mueller were driving around close to the  

  • end of their shift. It had been a quiet day so  far, but things were about to get strange, very,  

  • very strange. It was around 11.30 pm, with only  another 30 minutes left until they could clock off  

  • when suddenly a half-naked man ran out into  the street. His face was the picture of intense  

  • fear as he waved them down. Attached to  his left wrist was a pair of handcuffs

  • Their first thought was that this was some kind  offreakwho was out of his mind on drugs or  

  • alcohol, but that was far from being the caseThey tried to calm him down and also attempted to  

  • remove the handcuffs with their own set of keys. The guy told them in tremulous tones that some  

  • crazed man had just kept him as a prisoner in  an apartment. The cops didn't think much of it  

  • at the time but followed the guy to 924 North  25th Street. They were hoping things could soon  

  • be resolved and so wouldn't have paperwork  to do. What they didn't know is that they  

  • were about to meet one of the criminals of the  century. Both their names were someday going to  

  • go into the history books, not to mention play  a starring role in an Infographics Show video

  • When they got to apartment 213 they  did actually become suspicious.  

  • This building was known for being a low-rent  type of place, so why did this apartment have  

  • expensive double locks and a modern alarm systemAs they pounded on the door, they also agreed that  

  • there was a smell of decaying flesh in the air. A man appeared at the door. He said his name  

  • was Jeffery Dahmer, and to prove it, he showed  them his ID card for the place where he worked,  

  • which was the Ambrosia Chocolate factoryHe was a bit scruffily dressed, but he was  

  • polite and well-spoken, informing  the cops that his job was a mixer

  • The man didn't appear to be dangerous, far from  it, but when they got into his room that smell of  

  • rotting flesh became overwhelming. It seemed as  though someone had tried to hide the smell by  

  • spraying large amounts of body deodorantbut the place still smelled pretty awful

  • They looked around the apartment. It was in  pretty good shape, decorated with colorful plants,  

  • with an electric-blue aquarium standing  as the centerpiece in the living room,  

  • alongside several erotic posters. Mounted  to the wall was a surveillance camera,  

  • which was certainly out of the ordinaryLooking further, the cops noticed quite a  

  • large quantity of beer cans in the kitchenAlso in the kitchen were boxes of chemicals

  • Things were starting to look a bit weird, so they  asked Dahmer why he'd handcuffed the victim. In  

  • a very calm voice, he said he did that kind of  thing all the time. It was just a game he liked  

  • to play with guys he'd picked up. The cops kind  of looked as though they didn't want to talk too  

  • much about this, intermittently looking at  the gay erotica posters and jumping to too  

  • many conclusions. When they started to look  just a little too unconcerned the victim told  

  • them Dahmer had threatened toeat his heart.” You'd think this would have pricked up their ears,  

  • but according to what was later said in evidencethey rolled their eyes giving off the impression  

  • that they were dealing with some kind of  “gay dramaand this was just an argument  

  • between lovers that had gotten out of hand. That couldn't have been further from the truth

  • Mueller told Dahmer to hand  him the key to the handcuffs,  

  • to which Dahmer told him it was in the bedroom  on the table next to the bed. Mueller headed to  

  • the bedroom and Dahmer tried to stop him, saying  he'd get the key. Rauth then pulled Dahmer back,  

  • now thinking something was not right here. When Mueller entered the room he was taken  

  • aback by what looked like a large chemical drum  standing next to the wall. The light was dim and a  

  • TV was switched on, which gave the place a spooky  kind of look. Mueller then noticed blood on the  

  • bedsheets. The walls also looked like they'd  once had bloodstains on them, and someone had  

  • unsuccessfully tried to clean them off. On his way to the bedside table,  

  • he noticed a drawer was open and there were  Polaroid photos inside. He picked them up,  

  • and what he saw were some of the most shocking  crimes in US history. In fact, at first, he told  

  • himself this can't be real. He thumbed through  them hoping it was some kind of art project,  

  • or possibly stills from a movie. He saw bodies that had been dismembered.  

  • He saw body parts and severed heads. One of the  photos showed a head that had been sprayed with  

  • gold paint, and it was being held by two severed  hands. There were photos of dead men, handcuffed,  

  • with bits of them missing. Another image showed  a gutted and skinned body in a bathtub. Worse,  

  • he realized that these photos had  been taken in the apartment he was in

  • When he walked out of that bedroom he was almost  shaking. Rauth could see something was up,  

  • and so could Dahmer. He tried to get away but  was soon held down and handcuffed. On further  

  • investigation of the apartment, they discovered  the grizzly truth behind that horrible smell.  

  • This wasn't just a murder case. This  was something you couldn't even make up

  • Rauth looked in the fridge. There he saw a bottle  of mustard, some relish, some honey, and then when  

  • he looked in a box, he saw a human face looking  back at him. He also looked in some pans on the  

  • stove. It seemed as though Dahmer had been doing  some cooking, but with human meat. In the freezer,  

  • there were fillets of flesh. It was then that  Dahmer shouted, “For what I did I should be dead.” 

  • Let's just say that the two cops didn't get to go  home at 12 and they faced a fair bit of paperwork.  

  • Police found many more horrors in that apartmentbut we won't go into them all today. Jeffery  

  • Dahmer's crimes were so obscene they were barely  believable. In short, he'd lured men into his  

  • apartment. He'd done unimaginable things to their  bodies. He'd eaten parts of them and it would  

  • become known that he even tried to make zombies  out of some victims. There were 17 victims in all

  • You all know the story, but you don't know  what was going on inside the mind of Dahmer.  

  • Let us now go back in time to  see how that mind of his ticked

  • Most serial killers, or even the majority of  them, suffered major traumas during childhood,  

  • often along with serious head injuries. It's  sometimes been said that Jeffery Dahmer was  

  • one of the more unique killers in that he came  from what looked like a very normal household

  • But it really wasn't all that normal, with  Dahmer later telling investigators that  

  • while his parents were educated and the family  had money, they were hardly ever not at each  

  • other's throats. According to Vronsky's book,  “American Serial Killers, The Epidemic Years”,  

  • the family certainly was professional in terms  of work. Dahmer's father was a research chemist,  

  • and his mother was a teletype machine instructor. But then she got pregnant, and after Jeff was born  

  • she seemed to suffer a very severe form of  postnatal depression. She became so anxious,  

  • so depressed, that she would stay in bed  for days. According to her husband, Lionel,  

  • Her legs would lock tightly in place, and  her whole body would begin to tremble. Her  

  • jaw would jerk and take on a similarly  frightening rigidityher eyes would bulge  

  • like a frightened animal, and she would begin  to salivate. Literally frothing at the mouth.” 

  • But get this, Lionel admitted that when he  was a kid he also had fantasies about murder,  

  • saying that he could understand the origins of  his son's perverse behavior. His mother was sick,  

  • very sick, and his father it seems was a little  on the unique/dark side. The two never got along,  

  • with Dahmer growing up watching  them fight and on one occasion  

  • his mother taking a knife to his father. It got so bad that Dahmer's teachers got involved,  

  • saying that this kid is being neglected  at home. This is the same kid that will  

  • years later tell police that he hated sleeping  alone, that he couldn't be alone at any cost,  

  • and that's why he kept the bodies around  him. That's why he ate parts of them

  • His peculiarities started in childhood, first  with him finding roadkill and dissecting it,  

  • but at the age of around 16, he started thinking  about doing that to humans. This was not a happy  

  • child. He already drank pretty much all day, even  at school, where he was seen as quite the oddball

  • He would just start bleating like a sheep  in class, or sometimes to the disgust of  

  • his fellow pupils, eat his own snot. This was  all to get a laugh out of them, but it wasn't  

  • healthy in terms of his mental health. He was  in so much need of attention that he would  

  • purposefully humiliate himself, with one of his  more well-known tricks being his fake body spasms.  

  • Between his school friends, this was known as  “doing a Dahmer.” But he also had his funny  

  • moments which got him some kudos from others. One time he phoned the White House and convinced  

  • the receptionist that he was a person who should  be listened to. He didn't quite get President  

  • Jimmy Carter on the phone, but he got the next  best thing, Vice President Walter Mondale. He  

  • then managed to get Mondale to give him and  his classmates a tour of the White House

  • By the time he finished high school, he'd been  picked up by the cops on a few occasions. It was  

  • usually for public drunkenness, although at least  once for indecent exposure. He was a troubled boy,  

  • but no one really saw just how troubled. After  high school, he became pretty much alone because  

  • he hadn't really ever made any close friendsAlone, and with his parents now divorced,  

  • Dahmer was preparing himself for  something far worse than any prank

  • He picked up an 18-year old hitchhiker named  Steven Mark Hicks, who was on his way to a  

  • rock concert. Dahmer, who at this age was aware he  was homosexual, said he was attracted to the guy,  

  • especially as Hicks was walking barechested. Dahmer later told police this, “I had been having,  

  • for a couple of years before that, fantasies of  meeting a good-looking hitchhiker, and, sexually  

  • enjoying him…I asked him if he wanted to go  back and smoke some pot, and he said, Oh yeah'.” 

  • They went back and smoked and drank some beersDahmer said he hadn't actually planned to kill  

  • him, but since he was attracted to him and from  the conversation he knew the guy wasn't gay,  

  • he wondered how he might get him  to stay with him. Remember that  

  • abandonment was Dahmer's biggest fear. In his own words, he said, “I didn't know  

  • how else to keep him there other than to get the  barbell and to hit him over the head, which I did,  

  • then strangled him with the same barbell.” In an interview between Dahmer and the man  

  • said to have invented serial killer profilingRobert Ressler, he explained how he felt after  

  • that first murder. He said, “I was frightened at  what I had done.” He told Ressler that the sight  

  • of the body aroused him sexually. Not only thatwhen he dissected the body and bagged bits of it,  

  • this aroused him to the point of orgasm. What's shocking is that Jeffery Dahmer could  

  • have easily been arrested after this first crimeWhen he was driving down the road with the body  

  • in several bags, the cops pulled him overThey shined a light in the back of the car  

  • and ask him what all the bags were for. He told  them it was just garbage. He later told Ressler,  

  • They believed it, even though there's a smell.” He admitted that he felt incredibly nervous during  

  • this traffic stop. Still, this was a man, a young  man, that seemed to go from being hesitant to kill  

  • to being seemingly fine chopping up a dead bodyHe took the bags back home after the stop and  

  • took off the head for the purpose of more arousal. He later tried university, but his boozing got the  

  • better of him. He then tried the army, and again  due to his heavy drinking, that didn't work out.  

  • He returned to Ohio after, and while he dug up the  remains of Hicks and smashed his bones to ashes,  

  • he wouldn't go near another dead body for years. What exactly made him kill again

  • There's no easy answer, but it seems Dahmer  did try and suppress the urge to kill. He would  

  • sometimes drug people he met and not kill thembut those people would always leave at some point.  

  • He even tried to inject chemicals into the brains  of people he'd drugged because he wanted a kind of  

  • zombie-like presence next to him that wouldn't  complain, wouldn't leave, and wouldn't rot

  • These Frankenstein experiments of course didn't  work and should have led to his arrest after one  

  • guy woke up and escaped in a haze. The cops  actually helped bring him back to Dahmer's  

  • place where he was subsequently murdered. If you want to understand more about how  

  • this maniac thought, you need to know what movie  was cued in his VCR player when his last victim,  

  • the survivor, arrived at his apartmentIt was The Exorcist III, a film that  

  • Dahmer played for many of his 'guests'. While the movie was playing Dahmer would  

  • chant things under his breath and at some  points look as though he was in a kind of  

  • trance. When the cops arrested him, they asked  him about the movie and why he liked it so much.  

  • This is what the police report said: “He felt evil and thoroughly corrupted,  

  • body and soul, because of the horrible crimes  he had committed against people. Every time he  

  • would try to overcome his feelings of wanting  to kill and dismember people, they would haunt  

  • him and overcome him, almost like an addiction.” It was that addiction, that craving, that made  

  • him think he must be possessed by the devil. The  police report said, “Because of that he watched  

  • The Exorcist III, almost on a weekly basis.” He told cops he could relate to the devil  

  • because he believed that his own life on  this Earth was condemned. He could relate  

  • to any character that was possessed and  full of evil thoughts. The police wrote,  

  • He felt that his life was driven by evil.” It gets even weirder when you hear what that  

  • survivor said in court. He said when Dahmer was  on top of him and told him he was going to eat  

  • his heart, he saw his face transform into what  looked like the devil. Thankfully, the victim  

  • managed to later punch Dahmer in the facemake a run for it and find those passing cops

  • Dahmer confessed to his crimes and could  almost explain in detail each murder,  

  • where it happened, and what he had done to the  body. He told police that his family life hadn't  

  • been bad in terms of him being abused, but he  said his mother's mental illness had played a  

  • part in his downfall. He was told as a kid that  she became that way after she had him, so his  

  • immature brain took that to mean it was his fault  she spent days in bed and had vicious seizures

  • He said it was at around the age of 17 that  he started having issues with abandonment,  

  • which was the same time he started having murder  fantasies. Dissecting animals was one thing,  

  • but what he really wanted was to do it to a humanHe said it was only because he could satisfy his  

  • urges with animals that he hadn't killed earlier. Even after he left the army and went to live with  

  • his grandmother, the urges to kill  were always there. It just took him  

  • a few years to go through with the actHe went to church with his grandmother,  

  • saying he tried so hard to walk thestraight  and narrowbut all the time he was just thinking  

  • about dominating someone and keeping them. Still, it seems that for about nine years he  

  • killed no one. He went to church and he helped  his grandmother. It was all façade, though,  

  • part of him just couldn't be suppressed. He was  arrested for exposing himself to strangers in  

  • 1986 and ordered to have a psychiatric evaluation. It seems the doctor was aware of what Dahmer might  

  • become, writing that he was a “sociopathand if  he doesn't get help hisdeviant behavior will  

  • continueif not get worse. He wrote that without  treatment, his substance abuse would get worse and  

  • so would hissadistic tendencies.” In another  report he said Dahmer had Schizoid Personality  

  • Disorder, adding, “He is definitely SPOOKY!” One year later, Dahmer killed his second victim.  

  • He stored the body in his grandmother's cellarkeeping it there while people came over for  

  • Thanksgiving. It was after this second murder  that he learned how boiling heads in certain  

  • substances made everything gomushyand this  was one way to dispose of people bit by bit

  • Believe it or not, Dahmer was arrested again  but his worst crimes were still not known.  

  • He'd drugged a young man and the guy  ended up in hospital. After that,  

  • a psychiatrist wrote that Dahmer was a “very  psychologically problemed man.” He said Dahmer  

  • was in urgent need of long-term psychological  treatment. Another expert said Dahmer's behavior  

  • pointed to something very serious, and that he was  “seriously disturbed, impulsive and dangerous.” 

  • But these warnings it seems went unheededDahmer killed again and again and did things  

  • beyond any normal person's understandingWhen he met Anthony Sears he said he fell  

  • in love and never wanted Sears to leave. It was  Easter Monday when he drugged and strangled him

  • After Dahmer ate breakfast with his  grandmother and waved her off to church,  

  • he returned to be with the body. After some  time hugging and kissing the victim, he drained,  

  • flayed, and dismembered him. But because he  liked this one, he wanted to keep some parts.  

  • Dahmer later said, “Him, I liked especially well.” So, he did what anyone would have done and called  

  • up Ace Hardware Store. He asked what the  best way was to preserve flesh and bone,  

  • obviously pretending this was for taxidermy  purposes. He was then given a set of instructions  

  • and what he needed to buy. Dahmer later toldpsych doctor, “If I could have kept him longer,  

  • all of him, I would have.” He met another guy that he later said  

  • he liked a lot. This is what the police report  said, “He indicated that he had eaten the thigh  

  • muscle of this subject, but it was so tough he  could hardly chew it. He then purchased a meat  

  • tenderizer and used it on the bicep. He stated  that it tasted like beef or a fillet mignon.” 

  • When asked by police why he only ate certain  people, Dahmer told them that he only did it  

  • to the people he was really fond of. He said  he usually kept parts of the arm or leg,  

  • but he also had a heart he was planning to eat. The police report said he would fry the meat  

  • lightly after it had been tenderized. He never ate  it plain, but sprinkled the fillet with salt and  

  • pepper and dipped it in A-1 steak sauce. He said  it wasn't about the taste, or filling his belly,  

  • but to keep them with him longer. The cops  asked him why he hadn't told them at first  

  • about the details of his cannibalism. They wrote: “He stated that he did not want to talk about it,  

  • because it was not very appealing, and he  did not want us to think less about him.” 

  • That's a good place to finish. Now  you need to watch, “Serial Killer  

  • With More Victims Than Any Other Killer  in American History.” Or, have a look at

It was July 22, 1991. Two cops named Robert Rauth  and Rolf Mueller were driving around close to the  

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