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user banned 17 kids; Boston, MA, United States 9473 posts
Dec 22nd '12

they say three signs are someone who hurts animals/powerless people, pyro-maniac and wet the bed are the three main indicators.



i like that first responce, only hindsight is 20/20. if we locked up every kid that wet tbe bed or wanted to play with fire well idk man. thats a lot of kids.



as for molestation i did some research on this a while back for personal reasons, more people than you would ever imagine are involved in molestation or some sort of juvenile incest.




i think a serial killer would be a really special combination of these, even someone who shows all these traits could be okay in society.
you never do know, thats the thing.

☆OGTattedmama07☆ Due March 6; 2 kids; Ghetto, Ca, United States 36666 posts
Dec 22nd '12

I always got worried about this because my dad used to torture animals as a kid, and as many of you know, my dad snapped our pet cat and rabbits necks when me and my sister misbehaved...




I always wondered if he would end up in the news for murdering someone...



once as a pizza delivery guy, some dog got off the chain after he delivered the pizza, and lunged at him I guess... my dad strangled the dog and hung the dog by the chain off a tree... I wondered about that familys reaction for years...

user banned 2 kids; New York 34017 posts
Dec 22nd '12
Quoting Ur Local Frnt Desk Clrk:" I always got worried about this because my dad used to torture animals as a kid, and as many of you know, ... [snip!] ... my dad strangled the dog and hung the dog by the chain off a tree... I wondered about that familys reaction for years... "


:shock::shock:

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 23103 posts
Dec 22nd '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Ur Local Frnt Desk Clrk:</b>" I always got worried about this because my dad used to torture animals as a kid, and as many of you know, ... [snip!] ... my dad strangled the dog and hung the dog by the chain off a tree... I wondered about that familys reaction for years... "</blockquote>




I'm sorry but your dad is screwed up in the head if he thinks that's acceptable. I hope he won't do anything to any person :/

user banned 17 kids; Boston, MA, United States 9473 posts
Dec 22nd '12
Quoting Ur Local Frnt Desk Clrk:" I always got worried about this because my dad used to torture animals as a kid, and as many of you know, ... [snip!] ... my dad strangled the dog and hung the dog by the chain off a tree... I wondered about that familys reaction for years... "


wow....
im wondering about your reaction after your pets were killed!



sorry man, you dad sounds intense. i would be terrified of him...

user banned Nassau, BA, Bahamas 5125 posts
Dec 22nd '12

The Zodiac Killer is my favorite, it was so mysterious the way his mind worked. I also favor the Green River Killer, very close to where I live now. As I'm reading furthur into the Gacy case, it's strange to me that he was a very successful man before turning around and beginning to kill. He had a 15k a year job in 1966, that's a LOT of money. He had a wife and two kids and described his life as perfect. But I think that the denial from his father and not feeling able to talk about being molested by a male made him react outwardly. I don't know. I have been angry before and went through a pyro phase but I can't even look at dead people that AREN'T gorey.

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 23103 posts
Dec 22nd '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jas ♥:</b>" I agree. I think if more people didn't ignore the signs/were more aware of the signs of mental illnesses, ... [snip!] ... all. A lot of doctors are quick to hand out pills like they are candy rather than helping people get to the ROOT of the issue."</blockquote>




I agree completely

user banned Nassau, BA, Bahamas 5125 posts
Dec 22nd '12
Quoting Ur Local Frnt Desk Clrk:" I always got worried about this because my dad used to torture animals as a kid, and as many of you know, ... [snip!] ... my dad strangled the dog and hung the dog by the chain off a tree... I wondered about that familys reaction for years... "


What a traumatic thing for you to go through, especially as a child. Like someone said, if mental health care were more easilly accessible these events would happen less. I hope your dad gets an evaluation.

Turtley Mikey Due October 31; 2 kids; California 50611 posts
Dec 22nd '12
Quoting Loka Lokita:" The Zodiac Killer is my favorite, it was so mysterious the way his mind worked. I also favor the Green ... [snip!] ... I don't know. I have been angry before and went through a pyro phase but I can't even look at dead people that AREN'T gorey."


And what's crazy about him is he was never caught! No clue who he is, so he completely scammed every single person in law enforcement. It's crazy.

Turtley Mikey Due October 31; 2 kids; California 50611 posts
Dec 22nd '12
Quoting Loka Lokita:" The Zodiac Killer is my favorite, it was so mysterious the way his mind worked. I also favor the Green ... [snip!] ... I don't know. I have been angry before and went through a pyro phase but I can't even look at dead people that AREN'T gorey."


What about the BTK killer? The man was married for a couple decades, had a family, worked at the church, and then all of a sudden, BAM.

user banned 2 kids; New York 34017 posts
Dec 22nd '12
Quoting Mrs. God of Thunder:" What about the B2K killer? The man was married for a couple decades, had a family, worked at the church, and then all of a sudden, BAM."


BTK*

Turtley Mikey Due October 31; 2 kids; California 50611 posts
Dec 22nd '12
Quoting JiLLiAN.:" BTK*"



Why thank you, Jillian.. what would I do without you... LOL

☆OGTattedmama07☆ Due March 6; 2 kids; Ghetto, Ca, United States 36666 posts
Dec 22nd '12
Quoting HopingforaMiracle:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Ur Local Frnt Desk Clrk:</b>" I always got worried about this ... [snip!] ... I'm sorry but your dad is screwed up in the head if he thinks that's acceptable. I hope he won't do anything to any person :/"

He's been diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic, and honestly he's not even that bad now, much tamer than he ever was when I was a kid.



As long as he takes his medication, he's fine to be around and have discussions with, HIGHLY intelligent, he has a freakin library for a living room, wall to wall books he's read over and over, the problem is he still has these aggressive moments where he becomes very agitated if he doesn't like what he hears, so I limit our time together.. we can't be around eachother for too long because he starts in on me.

user banned 2 kids; New York 34017 posts
Dec 22nd '12
Quoting Mrs. God of Thunder:" Why thank you, Jillian.. what would I do without you... LOL"


psh, idk! i always liked Dennis Rader. I didn't see the movie they made about him, though. I watch all this stuff and then i get super creeped out and can barely stay home alone.



I was watching one tv show, the guy was a clown! he loved to make people laugh and was a great "family" man - he was killing and burying teenage males, under his house for decades. no one knew. they always said it smelled kind of weird. and he knew exactly where they were buried, in what order, even what way they were facing. and BTK was the same way, he told in such great detail how he committed all of the murders.

Iron Man 6 kids; 1 angel baby; 1700 posts
Dec 22nd '12
Quoting Loka Lokita:" I was reading up on Jeffrey Dahmer. It says on his Wikipedia page that as a child he mutated and killed ... [snip!] ... be prevented? ETA: also, john gacy, dahmer etc were all molested at a young age. perhaps this correlates with their behavior?"


I've taken courses on everything for Forensic Sciences to psychology to studying serial killers, so hopefully I can provide a bit of insight.



Yes, killing and mutating animals is a sign of mental instability that is easily linked to a serial killer. Think about it this way...A very typical attribute of a serial killer is a lack of emotion/remorse. When a child is senselessly killing or mutating an animal, the child is removing themselves from the emotions, basically ignoring or disregarding the animal's feelings. (If that makes any sense?) Another way to put it is the child is training himself to seperate emotion from action.



What happens with this is a child is training himself to seperate emotions...when that child gets older, he is capable of seperating his emotions from his actions, or basically not feeling anything. And that's where the connection is between killing animals and people. It's like taking baby steps up to murdering people.



In Jeffery Dahmar's case, we can see what can be called "training" occuring in his childhood, where he is basically taking his baby steps into becoming a serial killer. He would bike around his neighbourhood, looking for dead animals to dissect, even putting a dog's head on a stake. And when we look at what he did to his victims...we see eerie patterns occuring.



Now, to your question on Dahmer being sexually abused...again, we see eery, eery patterns, and it's totally linked to how a serial killer chooses his victims. Sometimes the killers themselves do not even realize how they choose their victims...they are just looking for their trigger characteristic. And it generally is linked to some negative experience. Jeffrey Dahmer was sexually abused by a boy his age. His targets? Young men in his general age range. Not women, but young men.



There is so much more I could say on this, but I believe I've talked enough..As far as signs of a serial killer, though...there is so much more I could go into. Everything from physical actions to social interactions can give clues to who these people are, if you know what to look for.