10 Most Evil Serial Killers In History

‘’Someone who commits two or more murders with “cooling-off” periods’’. That’s how FBI defines a serial killer. Although the concept of a serial killer has been around for centuries, the term “serial killer” was not coined until the 1970s. It has been a while since we haven’t posted another interesting list about crime topic. So here is one. Check out 10 Most Evil Serial Killers In History. Most of them end up with death or life sentences, but sadly their acts do not die with them…

10 – Jeffrey Dahmer

Jeffrey Dahmer
Jeffrey Dahmer

Jeffrey Dahmer was known as the Cannibal Killer because he feasted on his victims. He murdered at least 17 men and boys between 1978 and 1991, with the majority of the murders occurring between 1989 and 1991. Dahmer was eventually caught in 1991 when one of his would-be victims managed to escape and flagged down a police car. When police searched Dahmer’s apartment, they found evidence of his crimes, including human remains and photographs of his victims.

09 – Andrei Chikatilo

Andrei Chikatilo
Andrei Chikatilo

Andrei Chikatilo was a Soviet serial killer, nicknamed The Butcher of Rostov. He was convicted of the murder of 53 women and children between 1978 and 1990. His victims included women who were prostitutes who were easily lured and children from both gender.

08 – Luis Garavito

Luis Garavito
Luis Garavito / By NaTaLiia0497 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Luis Alfredo Garavito Cubillos is a Colombian rapist and serial killer who had admitted murdering 147 boys. He is also known as ‘The Beast’. The number of his victims, based on the locations of skeletons listed on maps that Garavito drew in prison, could eventually exceed 300.

07 – Albert Fish

Albert Fish
Albert Fish

Albert Fish; also known as the Gray Man, was an American cannibalistic serial killer. He admitted to molesting over 100 children, torturing and killing many of them. He was handed the death penalty and executed in 1936 by electric chair at Sing Sing Prison in Ossining, New York.

06 – Gary Ridgway

Gary Ridgway - Evil Serial Killers
Gary Ridgway / By King County Sheriff’s Office [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Gary is an American serial killer who was convicted of 49 murders of women and girls during the 1980s and ‘90s in Washington State. He was arrested in 2001 for 4 murders though confessed to killing at least 70 women!

05 – Richard Trenton Chase

Richard Trenton Chase
Richard Trenton Chase

Richard Trenton Chase was an American schizophrenic serial killer who killed six people in a span of a month. He was also known as ‘The Vampire of Sacramento’ because he drank his victims’s blood and ate their remainining parts.

04 – Pedro Alonso Lopez

Pedro Alonso Lopez
Pedro Alonso Lopez

Born on October 8, 1948; Pedro Alonso López, a Colombian serial killer was accused of raping and killing more than 300 girls across South America. He used to capture his young victims and wait until sunrise to rape and murder them, Lopez has been released from prison for good behaviour. His whereabouts are unknown.

03 – Harold Shipman

Harold Shipman - Evil Serial Killers
Harold Shipman

Harold Shipman is one of the most evil serial killer in the UK’s history. He is believed to have murdered over 250 people and 80% of the victims were female. The well respected doctor drew suspicion when his colleagues and local doctors grew concerned over the high death rate in the area.

02 – Ted Bundy

Ted Bundy - Evil Serial Killers
Ted Bundy / By Florida Department of Corrections (https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/144978) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Born in 1946, Ted Bumdy was an American serial killer and rapist, one of the most notorious criminals of the late 20th century. He had confessed to the brutal murders of 36 women, although it is believed that he killed many more. He was executed Jan. 24, 1989 at age 42. In the years leading up to his execution, Bundy became something of a celebrity, with many women sending him letters and even proposing marriage. Despite this attention, Bundy remained defiant and continued to insist on his innocence until the end. He is still one of the most popular evil serial killers to date.

01 – Gilles De Rais

Gilles De Rais - Evil Serial Killers
Gilles De Rais / Éloi Firmin Féron [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Gilles De Rais (born 1404), was one of the richest men in France and also served as personal guard for Jeanne D’Arc. He was accused and ultimately convicted of torturing, raping and murdering dozens, if not hundreds of young children, mainly boys. He was known for his “endless ambitions.” About 140 children died, sacrificed to demons and Satan or to satisfie his sexual lust.

The world has seen some of the most evil serial killers in history, from the likes of Ted Bundy to John Wayne Gacy to Jeffrey Dahmer. These individuals committed heinous crimes that left a lasting impact on their victims and their families. While we may never fully understand what drove these individuals to commit such atrocities, it’s important to remember the lives that were lost and the families that were affected by their actions.