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There are murderers and then there are murderers in cold blood. The ones who plan carefully, the ones who love to play with the people hot on his trail, the one who leaves behind calling cards and let the law sneak in closer. Here are 10 such chilling manifestos by murderers and serial killers that left the world at it's wits' ends.
David Berkowitz, known as the Son of Sam, wrote threatening letters to the media and the police that usually spoke of the Sam. This psycho killer who wrote left notes and cards for the police was caught through a parking ticket.
Unabomber, the pseudonym for Theodore Kaczynski, was due to the fact that he sent bombs to the police through letters. He wrote letters to the FBI that mocked the Bureau and eluded the police for 18 years until his handwriting from one of his manifesto was recognized. He stays in prison to date.
The Zodiac Killer haunted Northern California between 1968 - 69. He sent four encrypted messages to the police and the media of which only one has been cracked. The messages are said to contain information about who he is.
Heriberto "Eddie" Seda, also known as the copycat zodiac was a killer who wrote handwritten letters to the police and newspaper agencies, hinting them about himself. He was mentally disturbed and was finally caught in his sister's apartment following a brawl with her.
The anthrax killer who has still not been caught, sent notorious letters to congressmen saying 'We have anthrax. You cannot stop us. Allah is great.'
Albert Fish was a child-murderer and a cannibal from New York city who wrote a letter to the mother of one of his victims about how he butchered her daughter. The letter read : 'My dear Mrs Budd, In 1894 a friend of mine shipped as a deck hand on the steamer Tacoma, Capt John Davis. They sailed from San Francisco to Hong Kong China. On arriving there he and two others went ashore and got drunk. When they returned the boat was gone. At that time there was a famine in China. Meat of any kind was from $1 - $3 Dollars a pound. So great was the suffering among the very poor that all children under 12 were sold to the Butchers to be cut up and sold for food in order to keep others from starving. A boy or girl under 14 was not safe in the street. You could go in any shop and ask for steak - chops - or stew meat. Part of the naked body of a boy or girl would be brought out and just what you wanted cut from it. A boy or girls behind which is the sweetest part of the body and sold as veal cutlet brought the highest price. John staid there so long he acquired a taste for human flesh. On his return to N.Y. he stole two boys one 7 one 11. Took them to his home stripped them naked tied them in a closet then burned everything they had on. Several times every day and night he spanked them – tortured them - to make their meat good and tender. First he killed the 11 yr old boy, because he had the fattest ass and of course the most meat on it. Every part of his body was cooked and eaten except head - bones and guts. He was roasted in the oven, (all of his ass) boiled, broiled, fried, stewed. The little boy was next, went the same way. At that time, I was living at 409 E 100 St, rear - right side. He told me so often how good human flesh was I made up my mind to taste it. On Sunday June the 3 - 1928 I called on you at 406 W 15 St. Brought you pot cheese - strawberries. We had lunch. Grace sat in my lap and kissed me. I made up my mind to eat her, on the pretense of taking her to a party. She said yes she could go. I took her to an empty house in Westchester I had already picked out. When we got there, I told her to remain outside. She picked wild flowers. I went upstairs and stripped all my clothes off. I knew if I did not I would get her blood on them. When all was ready I went to the window and called her. Then I hid in a closet until she was in the room. When she saw me all naked she began to cry and tried to run down stairs. I grabbed her and she said she would tell her mama. First I stripped her naked. How she did kick - bite and scratch. I choked her to death then cut her in small pieces so I could take my meat to my rooms, cook and eat it. How sweet and tender her little ass was roasted in the oven. It took me 9 days to eat her entire body. I did not fuck her though I could of had I wished. She died a virgin.' He was caught due to the return address written on the letter that led the police to him.
Known as the Weepy Voice Killer, Stephanie was a murderer who rather than writing letters or leaving messages, chose to call the police and plead them to catch him before he killed more women. He was then caught and sent to prison.
Richard Ramirez, The Night Stalker, was a handsome man who was also a sexual criminal and murderer. He was known for drawing pentagrams on his victims' bodies after murdering them. He was caught after a little effort and imprisoned.
The Washington Area Sniper who threatened kids and appeared to be a potent danger to everyone left a tarot card that said, 'Dear policemen, I am God.' He later also claimed that he had been molested by Muhammad.
Also known as the Lipstick Killer, William Heirens was given the name because of the message he wrote at a crime scene using a lipstick. He particularly killed women and was believed to be mentally disturbed as his message on the wall read: 'For heaven's sake catch me before I kill more. I cannot control myself.' He was eventually caught and served prison for 65 years, before dying behind the bars.