Do cannibals still exist? Well, as hard as this information may be to digest (excuse the pun) yes, even in Western civilisation we still have cannibals, even today, whether as murderers who wish to devour tasty souvenirs of their victims (as with serial killers; Jeffrey Dahmer, Andrei Chikatilo and Albert Fish), isolated families like Sawney Bean of Scotland, numerous religious cults across the world and even in incidents such as Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 which crashed in the Andes and the survivors were forced to eat their recently deceased to survive. Cannibalism exists.
What follows is a small sample of various incidents of cannibalism over the last twenty years which you may or not have heard about, and which I hope you'll find interesting. Warning: don't click on any of the links (in red) if you are squeamish.
July 2002, three men and one woman, all resident of Zhytomir in west of Kiev (Ukraine) were arrested for killing and cannibalising an eighteen year old girl, having lured her to a forest on the outskirts of town. Black magic book's were found at the couples flat and this murder is believed to be part of a satanic ritual. Read more here.
Other incidents of cannibalism include South Korea's Yoo Young-Chul aka The Raincoat Killer, rap artist "Big Lurch", Indian child serial-killer Surinder Koli, Turkish serial-killer Özgür Dengiz, Russian serial killer Alexander Bychkov, and Chinese serial killer Zhang Yongming. As well as a few instances where couples and friends have eaten each others face off, including Florida's Austin Harrouff and South Wales' Matthew Williams.
If you "enjoyed" this blog post, why not take a peek at my other articles: such as serial killers and their diets, favourite drinks, height, IQ, star signs, lunar cycles, dates of birth, reasons for killing, music, nicknames, last meals and whether they're alive or dead... to name but a few.
Michael J Buchanan-Dunne is a writer, crime historian and tour-guide who runs Murder Mile Walks, a guided tour of Soho’s most notorious murder cases, hailed as “one of the top ten curious, quirky, unusual and different things to do in London” and featuring 12 murderers, including 3 serial killers, across 15 locations, totalling 75 deaths, over just a one mile walk.
Michael J Buchanan-Dunne is a crime historian, writer and tour guide of Murder Mile Walks, hailed as one of the best "quirky curious and unusual things to do in London".