Psychopaths are disturbing. Such people are often callous and uncaring; have low levels of empathy and remorse; experience shallow emotions; are insincere in their dealings with others; maybe violent, and have a grandiose sense of self. Such people are out there and we may know, or have met some of them. And even worse, we may have suffered from their actions.
Here are five psychopaths that you would certainly never want to meet their like. Ever!
5 – THE MOORS MURDERS
The names Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, would likely send a shiver down the spine of many people, especially those who hail from Manchester, England. These pair of psychopaths, who were in a relationship together, were also responsible child murders that became known as the “Moors Murders”. Their victims were five children aged between 10 and 17: depraved sexual abuse was involved.
This hideous pair, who were described by the trial judge as “two sadistic killers of the utmost depravity”, photographed the torture and recorded the terror and pleading of their victims who were murdered between July 1963 and October 1965. Most bodies have been discovered buried on Saddleworth Moor.
The pair wrote to each other in prison until 1972, using a kind of code to disguise their debased thoughts. After this, Hindley began a relationship with a prison guard who was a former nun, who later helped Hindley plan an escape. Luckily, this attempt was foiled. Hindley died in 2002. Bradley was pronounced criminally insane in 1985, and has been confined in the high-security Ashworth Hospital. He is waiting to die.
4 – THE BLOODY COUNTESS
It is fitting, that the father of the notorious killer, Countess Elizabeth Báthory, was the brother of the Voivod of Transylvania and her mother was the daughter of another Voivod of Transylvania. The fact that she came from a family of nobility in the Kingdom of Hungary, protected Báthory for a long time from facing trial for the serial killing and brutality which she perpetrated. When she was finally arrested, the evidence was overwhelming. There was testimony from around 300 witnesses and survivors of her crimes. And the physical existence of mutilated, dead bodies and dying and imprisoned girls.
Báthory was bricked into rooms in Čachtice Castle. Small slits only, were left open for ventilation and food. She remained imprisoned for four years, until her death on 24 August 1614.
3 – SNOW TOWN PSYCHOPATHS
John Bunting, was said to be the ring leader of this evil group, which included Robert Wagner, James Vlassakis and Mark Haydon. Bunting on the outside seemed to be a polite and charming man, but, this hid a sadistic and twisted core.
Eight bodies were found in six barrels in a disused bank vault in Snowtown, which lies 140 kilometres north of Adelaide, Australia, in 1999. There were, however, 11 victims altogether.
Bunting as a teenager “enjoyed weaponry, photography and anatomy”, he also worked in an abattoir and reportedly “bragged about slaughtering the animals, saying that’s what he enjoyed the most.” This violent and debased propensity revealed itself in the torture of his victims, using: electric shocks, cigarettes, hammers, garrottes and pliers. The group also cooked and ate the flesh of one victim. The eight bodies found inside the barrels had the flesh removed and were dismembered. A film called Snowtown was made about these disturbing horrors in 2011.
2 – FATHER BLUEBEARD
Hungarian born, András Pándy (1927 –2013) fled to Belgium with his first wife after the communist takeover of Hungary in 1957. He was said to be an articulate and calm person, however, this protestant clergyman would later become known as “Father Bluebeard.”
Pándy’ accused his wife of infidelity and she moved out taking her sons Dániel and Zoltán. Left behind, was daughter Ágnes, who would become the victim of an incestuous relationship with her father at the age of 13. Pándy, then seduced a married woman with three children. Later in 1984, Pándy attempted to start another incestuous relationship his step daughter, Tímea, but Ágnes, overcome by jealousy, tried to bludgeon Tímea to death. Tímea fled the house and immigrated to Canada.
In 1986, family members began to disappear. In 1992, Ágnes went to the police and accused her father of sexual abuse and conspiring with her to murder six members of their family. At their house, in the rundown area of Brussels, known as Molenbeek, body parts would be pulled from the mud of Pándy’s basement. The stench and decay was overpowering. Unidentified “meat” also came out of the freezer. During the later trial, Ágnes said, ‘”It was my task to take out the organs while Pándy was cutting up the remains, “The only feeling, she later recalled about this gruesome task, was that, “It felt cold.”
1 – LYDIA TRUEBLOOD: THE BLACK WIDOW
Lydia Anna Mae Trueblood (1892-1958) was born in Missouri, USA. She became known as the “Black Widow” after she poisoned five of her husbands, her brother-in-law and her infant daughter.
Trueblood, it seems, was motivated by money. Her five husbands had expensive life insurance policies. She used arsenic poisoning, or rat poison and made a career out of marrying and murdering for monetary gain.