20 Chilling Quotes From Serial Killers

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It’s not just serial killers’ actions that are downright terrifying; the things they’ve said or written are sometimes just as creepy. Take these murderers, for example, all of whom have gone on record to either explain their motives, express their lack of remorse or attempt to deliberately confuse the authorities. Their weird words will send shivers down your spine.

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20. Carl Panzram

“In my lifetime I have murdered 21 human beings, I have committed thousands of burglaries, robberies, larcenies, arsons and, last but not least, I have committed sodomy on more than 1,000 male human beings. For all these things I am not in the least bit sorry.” Serial killer Carl Panzram, who claimed to have killed 21 people during the 1920s, wrote these chillingly remorseless words from death row at Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary.

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19. Jeffrey Dahmer

“My consuming lust was to experience their bodies. I viewed them as objects, as strangers… It’s hard for me to believe that a human being could have done what I’ve done.” This was how Jeffrey Dahmer – who raped, killed and dismembered 17 boys and men, mainly during the 1980s – explained his motives to police. In November 1994, Dahmer – the so-called Milwaukee Cannibal – was bludgeoned to death by fellow inmate Christopher Scarver at Wisconsin’s Columbia Correctional Institution, where both men were serving life stretches.

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