Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer Part 1

Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer was born May 21, 1960 in West Allis, Wisconsin to parents Joyce Annette and Lionel Herbert Dahmer. His mother was a very tense, and argumentative. She needed constant attention, and in Dahmer’s younger years, she spent a lot of time in bed recovering from some unknown illness.

reallyyongdahmerAround the time the Dahmer family relocated to Doylestown, Ohio, Jeffrey was suffering from a double hernia, which required surgery. This happened to coincide with the birth of his younger brother David in 1966. Prior to his surgery, Jeffrey was described as a happy, bubbly child. After the surgery, Jeffrey started to become more introverted, and started to exhibit peculiar behavior. The Dahmer family relocated once more, and settled down in Bath, Ohio in 1968.

Jeffrey was always a little strange even during his childhood. He had a fascination with dead animals, and would collect them avidly. His father was a chemist, and taught Jeffrey how to preserve the bones.

dahmeryearbookWhen Dahmer entered high school, he didn’t have many friends, and was found drinking heavily before, during and after school. When confronted with his drinking, he simply replied, “It’s my medicine.” This is also around the time Jeffrey discovered that he was homosexual.

dahmerfunnyfaceJeffrey was constantly pulling pranks, and doing ridiculous things to gain attention from his peers. Eventually, when pulling a prank, the other students would refer to it as “Doing a Dahmer.” Jeffrey’s grades and started declining throughout high school, probably due to his excessive drinking, and also the deterioration of his parents’ marriage.

During Jeffrey’s senior year of high school, his parents divorced. This may have been a breaking point for Jeffrey, because two weeks after his graduation in 1978, Jeffrey killed for the first time.

stephenhicksSteven Mark Hicks was bludgeoned to death in Jeffrey’s home after a night of drinking. Hicks informed Dahmer that he was ready to leave, to which Dahmer replied by knocking him unconscious, then strangling him. After Hicks was dead, Dahmer stripped him of his clothing, and proceeded to masturbate above his dead body.

Dahmer disposed of the body the next day by dismembering him, then burying him in a shallow grave. Several weeks later, he dug up the grave, dissolved the flesh with acid, and pulverized the bones with a hammer.

So there it is! Dahmer’s history up to his first kill. I find it really interesting that after his surgery is when he seemed to have a change in personality. This just so happened to coinside with his brother’s birth. I wonder how much of these two factors had to do with the change he went through. Jeffrey was just 6 when David was born. I don’t understand how his birth would have upset Jeffrey so much, so was it the surgery? It’s said that after the surgery, Jeffrey seemed smaller and more frail than he had prior. Maybe it was a mixture of his recovery and his parents lack of attention to him when his brother was born. Who knows…. I still don’t think that’s enough to drive anyone to do what he did.

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Don’t forget! You’re gonna DIE!!!

Do you want to know exactly when you’re going to die? The Tikker death watch company claims they can calculate down to the second exactly when you will meet your demise. 

I was told about this strange device a few days ago. I think it’s really creepy, but the idea is that it forces you to live life to it’s fullest.


“Forget all about ‘smart watches’ that will keep you connected to your work email 24/7. How about a watch that is designed to actually make you happier, and help you get a better life? A happiness watch. That’s what TIKKER is designed to do.” – Fredrik Colting, Tikker founder.

The way this thing works, is the watch wearer takes a survey, I’m assuming about habit, lifestyle, medical conditions, etc. The company then determines how long the person has left until their demise, based on their answers. They cannot, of course, account for freak accidents, if you get murdered, changes in lifestyle etc., so it’s not 100% accurate. I know there are going to be a bunch of stupid people thinking they’re invincible just because a damn watch says they aren’t supposed to die for another 20 years…

The watch itself will cost you $59 (£36), and custom bands and things of that nature will cost you extra. The watch also comes with a book called “About Time” which is the instruction manual and “manual to time itself.” The Tikker company is trying to raise $25,000 to help with research, and to further improve the product.


This is the kickstarter website. There’s a creepy little 3 1/2 minute video about the watch, and a little more in depth explanation of the device.

And here’s their actual website

It’s quite possible that I am reading way too into this, but there are too many variables, and it is too inaccurate. I’m not convinced that I require a device to number my days in order to appreciate life, and I’m pretty confident that I could calculate my time just as well as the surveyors. Either way, I do see the appeal.

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John Wayne Gacy Part 2 The Monster

This is going to be a post on the monstrosities John Wayne Gacy committed, and up until his death. These entries are usually the hardest for me to write about. This man had at least 33 victims all of which were under 25 years of age. It truly hurts to think of how many lives he affected and ruined.

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After Gacy’s homoerrotic experience during the birth of his first child, it seemed that he hungered for more. Now that he had become a political icon within his community, there was no chance of him admitting to his homosexuality.

I often wonder if he were free to admit that he was a homosexual, that things would have been different. If he didn’t have to hide who he truly was, and was allowed to live as he wished. While I do not sympathise with this psycho, I do wonder if contributing parties had anything to do with the way things went.

gacyfirstoffensemugGacy’s first offense was on a 15 year old boy named Donald Voorhees. He gave the boy alcohol, and got him to perform oral sex. Half a year later, Voorhees told his father what had happened, and his father went to the police. Gacy was charged with oral sodomy, on both Voorhees and another boy by the name of Edward Lynch who was only 16.

Gacy denied the charges on both counts, and offered to take a polygraph test which he failed.

Gacy hired an 18 year old Russell Schroeder to intimidate Donald into not testifying at the trial. Russell carried out the plan, and was caught after Donald went to police. Gacy was ordered to go to a hospital where they determined that he had antisocial personality disorder, but was competent enough to stand trial.

Gacy was released with 1 year parole after serving only 18 months of his 10 year sentence. While incarcerated, Gacy’s father died. he was denied leave to attend the funeral.

carolehoffGacy was married twice. Once before he was incarcerated, and once after. It’s known that he beat both wives, and was described as “mysterious” by both women. During his second marriage to Carole Hoff, he admitted that he was bisexual. He would come home in the early mornings with the excuse that he was working late. She found gay pornography, and would even catch him in the act of inviting boys into the garage.

In 1972, Gacy had invited 15 year old Timothy McCoy over from the greyhound station and promised to bring him back the next morning. After their night together, Gacy said that he awoke to find McCoy in the doorway with a knife. There was an altercation, and Gacy’s forearm was cut. After Gacy pinned the boy, he stabbed him repeatedly, then buried him in the crawlspace of his home, and sealed the grave with concrete.

It turns out that the table was with a breakfast for 2, and when McCoy came in with the knife, it was because he had been cooking. Gacy thought he was trying to kill him, and killed McCoy instead. He later stated that he realized killing was the ultimate thrill. While he was completely drained and tired after killing the boy, he was able to achieve orgasm.

I found that bit of information to be incredibly interesting. It’s almost as if he already had the idea in his head that no one would ever willingly go along with his sexual demands. Although he achieved orgasm, and did get a thrill from killing the boy, I don’t think his initial intention.

After the unintentional murder of Timothy McCoy, Gacy’s next murder would be 2 years after. He killed an unidentified teen between the ages of 14-19. He hid the boy in the closet before burying him in the same crawlspace that McCoy was buried in.

After his second murder, he started killing more frequently. Here is an identified victims list that I obtained through wikipedia. They list the dates which gives you a better understanding of the frequency at which he killed.

  • Timothy McCoy (15) January 3, 1972

  • John Butkovitch (17) July 29, 1975

  • Darrell Sampson (18) April 6, 1976

  • Randall Reffett (15) May 14, 1976

  • Samuel Stapleton

                (14) May 14, 1976

  • Michael Bonnin (17) June 3, 1976

  • William Carroll (16) June 13, 1976

  • Rick Johnston (17) August 6, 1976

  • Kenneth Parker (16) October 24, 1976

  • William Bundy (19) October 26, 1976

  • Gregory Godzik (17) December 12, 1976

  • John Szyc (19) January 20, 1977

  • Jon Prestidge (20) March 15, 1977

  • Matthew Bowman (19) July 5, 1977

  • Robert Gilroy (18) September 15, 1977

  • John Mowery (19) September 25, 1977

  • Russell Nelson (21) October 17, 1977

  • Robert Winch (16) November 10, 1977

  • Tommy Boling (20) November 18, 1977

  • David Talsma (19) December 9, 1977

  • William Kindred (19) February 16, 1978

  • Timothy O’Rourke (20) June 16–23, 1978

  • Frank Landingin (19) November 4, 1978

  • James Mazzara (21) November 24, 1978

  • Robert Piest (15) December 11, 1978

Robert Piest was Gacy’s final victim. Rob Piest worked at a pharmacy in Des plaines, Illinois. He was approached by Gacy and asked if he would be interested in working for Gacy’s company. Rob needed the money, so he went with Gacy, and was never seen again. After his family reported his disappearance, they hounded their local police. Eventually a search warrant was served to Gacy, and upon searching his home, officials discovered the crawl space under his house. Robert Piest wasn’t found on the property because GAcy had run out of space, and started dumping bodies in the Des Plaines river, and that was were Rob’s body was discovered in 1979.

robpiestOn March 13, 1980, Gacy was convicted for 33 murders, and sentenced to death for 12 of them by lethal injection. The initial execution date was set for June 2, 1980, but was later changed to May 10, 1994. This is a link to his public record/information on the sentencing and and the victims he was charged for.

After the confirmation of his death by lethal injection on May 10, 1994 at 12:58am, his brain was removed for research pertaining to the brain function of serial killers. There were no abnormalities found.

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