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I Find Serial Killers Fascinating

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    Currently reading a book called "Why Kids Kill"

    and it's about children who have gone on school shootings. The author discusses their past history, and theorizes on what made them go on a shooting rampage. Really interesting book for those curious about what makes serial killers serial killers.
    blazeee blazeee 22-25, F 6 Responses Jul 16

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    Giving In

    I was watching House of 1000 corpses last night and it was hardly a cinematic masterpiece. I know it's just a movie but I kept asking myself what sick individual would bring an image so focused on torture, fear, and the depths of human depravity to the screen? Don't we have...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 21, 2011

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    It's Not Weird

    I'm sure many of you have experienced people being a little tacken aback if you happen to mention your fascination with serial killers, but it's not as weird as some people make it out to be. In fact, I'm sure majority of people find it fascinating to some extent, I think a lot...
    lastscion lastscion 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 25, 2012

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    From Bundy to Mason to Jack the Ripper (and

    even fictional serial killers), I find them absolutely fascinating. No I'm not crazy; yes i get it. They went around and murdered people; well people die everyday, it's kind of inevitable...anyways What I find fascinating is the question of What went on in their lives, in...
    Lokilover49 Lokilover49 16-17, F 12 Responses Jul 16

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    Do most serial killers have a messed up

    childhood? Like abusive relationship with parents, broken families and missing parents. How do all these factors affect them psychologically as children?
    LucidVoid LucidVoid 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 4

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    Oh yes they are! I'm totally embarrassed to

    tell anyone irl that I find them really fascinating, cos they'd probably find me really weird :D and they'd possibly assume I am one.. I just LOOOVE pshycology, and Serial Killers are obviously really ******* messed up, which makes them very interesting to study! I love...
    Qriztina Qriztina 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    Morbid Curiosity?

    i'm so glad to see that i'm not the only person out there who is fascinated with serial killers and the like. each day i find myself watching court tv, discovery channel, discovery times, biography, etc.  i'm sure the vast majority of you reading this know what i'm talking...
    AbbyNormal AbbyNormal 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 25, 2007

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    Serial killers are probably the most

    interesting people to ever live.. from Dahmer to Gacy, Manson to Fish. The more gruesome the more interesting.. I'd give anything to talk to someone so enthralling. :)
    krorenae krorenae 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 24

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    There's an old saying,

    "You can't fight what you can't see." Although this is all good and true, it leads me to question something. What can't you see? You can see psychos, serial killers, and other "evils" of the world. Have you ever stopped to think, "Why do they kill?" The truth is, that these poor...
    ImminentDomain ImminentDomain 16-17, M 6 Responses May 6

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    I Find Serial Killers Fascinating

    I have read nearly every article on crimelibrary.com. I guess I just have a lot of morbid curiosity concerning the subject. On the other hand, maybe it runs deeper, because I am also studying to be an embalmer. Yes, I am an odd cookie. :)
    deletedsoul deletedsoul 26-30, F 11 Responses Oct 9, 2006

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    I am a psych major and I love doing research on

    serial killers. Looking into their past and figuring out why they did what they did. It's fascinating, especially when most of them are very smart - it blows my mind.
    Miller2011 Miller2011 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 14

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    I do. I find any type of killers fascinating to

    be completely honest with you.☺️
    Krystal666 Krystal666 13-15, F Sep 6

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    Jeffrey Dahmer, Albert Fish,

    Delphine LaLaurie and Elizabeth Báthory have to be my most favourite serial killers to study.
    LittleBeelzebub LittleBeelzebub 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 16

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    I always think how did these people manage to

    function in society? Live a normal life yet have these dark urges. I am especially fascinated by serial killers who have families and lead a double life. It really is quite intriguing for some weird reason to read about these people who are so unrelatable to ourselves or to...
    Ann922 Ann922 18-21, F 5 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I started Hannibal Season 1 a month go

    and am on Season 2 now. It is incredible. I watch it solely for the psychological ride it puts you on.
    Sgm51ngc5194 Sgm51ngc5194 22-25, M Sep 4

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    I don't like the thought of killing I just like

    to learn and read about serial killers and narcissists.
    lovenicolexo lovenicolexo 18-21, F 3 Responses May 5

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    Omg this is so true about me.

    I don't know why but I think they're so interesting. (Not good, just fascinating.) They're always so smart. They get away with, well, murder for so long. They just do whatever they want. They don't love by society's rules. I loved Dexter too. Lol
    Haybaybee Haybaybee 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    I don't know why, but they are fascinating.

    I want to know why they do what they do. Maybe lost family member, bored with life, completely insane, revenge on the world, believes he/she/? is giving people salvation and saving them from them selves. I want to know their motive, what made them that. Who made them like that...
    LuckyGuy001 LuckyGuy001 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 10

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    The People, Not So Much The Crimes

    Serial killers, which is just yet another label like emos, preps, jocks, etc., are people. Just people. Generally, the way the media portrays serial killers annoys me by saying they're monsters, they're this, that, and the other thing. I know many people will disagree with me...
    BlankPage123456787 BlankPage123456787 70+, F 4 Responses Jan 7, 2012

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    Again on the topic of human psychology,

    serial killers such as Jeffrey Dahmer, Ted Bundy, Edd Gein, John Wayne Gacy etc interest me because although they are human but they're not like us.... They have no sense of compassion or emotion, they feel nothing but the pleasure of feeling powerful... Many people talk about...
    HowLongWillWeBeWaiting HowLongWillWeBeWaiting 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 11

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    Like if you like pop artist you start acting

    like them, looking like them dressing etc, but if you like serial killer...?
    Anna16urk Anna16urk 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 29

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    I love a whole lot of creepypasta characters.

    My fav r Jeff the Killer, Eyeless Jack, Rake, and Slenderman. I wish I had friends like them r have a bf like them because that would be amazing!!!!!
    ChiyoStorm14 ChiyoStorm14 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I want to study them.

    They're always so smart and have like no conscience what so ever. It intrigues me greatly.
    xAnonxx xAnonxx 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 29

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    I wonder what criteria require to become

    criminologist? I saw ppl written study law, psychology can specialize in criminology, is that meaning every field can further their study into criminology?? Forgive my stupidity
    fallenangle fallenangle 22-25 3 Responses Jul 18

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    Why?

    im not crazy.  it's not like im trying to take ted bundy or richard ramirez's tips on serial killing and go try to become a serial killer myself but i find them absolutely fascinating.  i can go to crimelibrary.com and read about them all day.  why?  because i...
    snobunny826 snobunny826 21-25, F 4 Responses Jun 25, 2007

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    I Find Them Fascinating

    Call me weird or whatever but i love researching true crime and serial killers. I have watched numorous documentaries on the likes of Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, Ed Gein, etc on ID channel, YouTube and Netflix. I also have read numorous accounts of them on the internet and...
    Mysteriouslovely Mysteriouslovely 26-30, F 20 Responses Oct 21, 2013

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    Interest but never ever get addicted.

    .lol. never thought that I would give such a dumb answer haha, guess those who mark my answer sheet will laugh his *** off.. Vividly recall one exam question. OSCE question showing one suicide note with 4 ques underneath it. One of d ques states that this person who wrote d s...
    fallenangle fallenangle 22-25 Jul 20

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    One can learn a lot about how the human mind

    works, bends, gets twisted and breaks. And that's it. Of course I like a good scare and they are modern times Boogie Men, but there's no way you'll find me praise, applaude, admire ore adore them. Those guys are sick, need help and to be locked in. I've joined this group in...
    LiShenBao LiShenBao 36-40, M Jan 28

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    As the title says, I absolutely enjoy learning

    about serial killers, watching documentaries, and movies. My favorite is Ted Bundy. I do not condone anything he did, but I find him incredibly attractive. :)
    persephone100 persephone100 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 10

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    After spending an entire semester writing a

    research paper over serial killers and psychopaths I can fully appreciate the existence of this experience.
    Annapie Annapie 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 11

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    Hannibal Lector,Jeff the Killer,

    Eyeless Jack,Berry the Chopper,Beyond Birthday! I can name so many serial killers. I am just interested with serial killer and how they think. The serial killers I named are all fictional characters but I like to read about real serial killers as well. Such as Ed Gein or Jeffry...
    Inlovewithtecher Inlovewithtecher 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 5

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    Why?!?... I love them,

    I guess it's because most of them are sociopaths or psychopaths <3... Intelligent, alluring, intense... the new sexy... I know... I'm crazy, my taste in men ((badboy)) has completely gotten out of hand... I'd marry dracula for all I know...
    gabscaussigh gabscaussigh 18-21, F 1 Response May 5

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    Is It Odd?

    My friends always get really freaked out because I'm so fascinated by killers. I've been know to spend hours researching them, watching specials on them, reading biographies and so on. Not only that, but I love to write horror stories and murder mysteries. My friends admit they...
    possibly possibly 18-21, F 14 Responses Jan 2, 2008

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    bubblegumgirl666 bubblegumgirl666 16-17, F Apr 8

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    Seriously I have a problem every Friday night

    after work I curl up in bed and watch a serial killer documentary or a fiction like Hannibal series. I love criminology I just love the mind I have an ALevel in criminology and I even watch Americas hardest prisons an try an psycho analyse the prisoners lol
    MissLorii MissLorii 18-21, F 3 Responses May 22

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    'Silence of the Lambs' inspired me to study

    psychology and criminology at university. I really wanted to go into forensic psychology. I never did, but I still have a library of books and studies on serial killers. Such an interesting area or study!
    salix75 salix75 36-40, F 7 Responses Jan 11

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    Serial Killers Are Sooo Cool

    I have really been into studying serial killers forever.  Way back in the 80's my government class had to write a paper on a famous person.  I perused the list and nobody looked interesting.  I begged her to let me do Charles Manson.  She was like Nobody has...
    josie josie 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 18, 2007

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    I obviously don't like what they do to people

    but I wonder why they want to kill others. I really like psychology of the mind.
    WhatTheFrenchToast WhatTheFrenchToast 18-21, M Aug 13

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    Not that's id want to kill anyone

    but I find serial killers to be the most interesting of people to watch programmes about or read about
    Leilajames Leilajames 13-15, F 3 Responses May 22

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    I have always had a fascination with serial

    killers and the macabre. My family has always considered me the black sheep, they hate the time I spend researching and reading about killers
    Kissanrse Kissanrse 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 29, 2013

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    Would you kill close family members

    for a mountain of wealth?
    LucidVoid LucidVoid 18-21, M 5 Responses Sep 4

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    I'm looking for diagnosed psychopaths in need

    of companionship/friendship. I am a lone wolf.
    EagerWolf EagerWolf 18-21, M 2 Responses May 2

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    Deadly Obsession?

    Growing up, my favorite shows were Forensic Files, The New Detectives, and all the other forensic shows and such. When I was eight years old, I told my mother I wanted to be a Forensic Scientist. Yes, Serial Killers... or all killers really... fascinate me. When I was nine, I...
    PoeticRejection PoeticRejection 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 14, 2007

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    Fascinating. Yes.

    They are extremely Fascinating. I find reading about Serial Killers, and different other Psychopaths to be a very intoxicating read. Some find it strange and or weird to read about them. When it's not strange at all, it's not even weird. I always find it so odd when someone says...
    RivoltaSilenziosa RivoltaSilenziosa 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 3, 2013

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    I find them fascinating from a psychological

    standpoint. The fact their brains are wired entirely differently than most people is interesting. Not commending anything they have done, of course.
    MyDarkestDesires MyDarkestDesires 36-40, F 6 Responses May 2

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    I am obsessed with the brain

    and how it works and makes people who they are. I find serial killers fascinating because I want to know how and why they are wired differently and do what they do. I want to research it so I can help people with those urges overcome them and make the world a better and safer...
    LittleMissLily LittleMissLily 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 5, 2013

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    Fascinating in the sense

    that I want to study their minds, not fascinating in the sense that I want to be like them lol
    xoMegan xoMegan 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 28

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    Related Experiences

    I am always reading about the psychological study of serial killers and murderers. Do you think killers are born or made? I think both. Others argue however that they are only born...
    marilynnrox marilynnrox 18-21, F 11 Responses 5 days ago

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    I sometimes think it would be pretty cool to be a psychopathic serial killer. Free to execute my most horrific desires and exercise my most brutal lusts. Psychopaths are so cool...
    DeadHeratic DeadHeratic 26-30, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    There is a serial killer going around.. He eats all of my family .. He almost got me .. Took a bite out of my head, luckily I survived to tell this story. Please help the chicken...
    GenericChickenNugget GenericChickenNugget 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    Was he right about teeth. Does removing one give mental health. Will i know soon.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Sep 8

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    I really do find it fascinating how we change from year to year, relationship to relationship, experience by experience...how we all grow and mature, how our thinking changes and...
    ConfusedAgainAlways ConfusedAgainAlways 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Your results for this quiz have been calculated and are presented below: What kind of serial killer are you? Your Result: Hitchiker 78% You seem kind at first,but then you turn...
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F Aug 27