Belle Gunness stood six foot tall and had a hard look to her strong face. She was a giant of a woman, with a bloodthirst so strong it led her to kill upwards of 25 people. Even her own children weren't safe from her murderous rages. But where did it all start? Where did one of America's most prolific serial killers develop the pathology that would end so many lives? The answer to that is … Continue reading Human Monsters: Belle Gunness, Mistress Of Murder Farm
Imagine if you will that you are a young child, asleep in your bed. You then wake up outside with a strange boy. Groggy, scared and confused you follow him to what you think is safety, only to be met with torture and agony at the hands of a sadistic monster. That was the reality for 13-year-old Thad Phillips when he was abducted by Joe Clark on July 29, 1994. Thad Phillips in an interview … Continue reading Human Monsters: Joe Clark, The Bonebreaker Killer
They say Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, but what if life had scorned you? Nannie Doss was a woman of quiet fury. Having dealt a rough hand from the start, she found that death could better her life in a variety of ways, much to the horror of those closest to her. Doss was one of five children born to Louisa and James Hazel in Blue Mountain, Alabama on November 4th, 1905. … Continue reading Human Monsters: Nannie Doss, The Female Bluebeard.
“The reason I killed those girls was because they asked me to...They said they would rather be dead than be with me.” Those are the chilling words of Harvey Glatman, a sadomasochist who murdered at least three women. Glatman lived in Colorado and showed a deviant mind at an early age. He was caught when he was 12 by his mother in the bathroom of their home with a rope around his neck. He expressed … Continue reading Human Monsters: Harvey Glatman, The Glamour Girl Killer
There are few things worse than a betrayal of the heart. Lovelorn souls will seek comfort where they can find it, sadly those lonely hearts can become prey to silver tongue monsters. Such is the case of the poor women, and their children, who fell victim to Harry Powers, West Virginia's first serial killer. Powers was born Herman Drenth in 1889. He used a variety of aliases over his life other than Harry Powers such as … Continue reading Human Monsters: Harry Powers, West Virginia’s Bluebeard