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Albert Fish held the genuine belief that the murders he committed were upon instruction from God. Peter Stumpp, who started practising the "wicked arts from twelve years of age", was convinced he was a werewolf. There are many more murderous individuals like them. Supernatural Serial Killers explores the association between serial killers and the supernatural. The crimes committed by these men and women usually involved sexual deviance, cannibalism and violence toward children. In sixteenth century Europe, the problem became so significant that 'Werewolf Witch Trials' were conducted many have no idea that it was possible to be tried and convicted for the crime of being a Werewolf, but Lycanthropy was a serious and major social concern in the 1500s. In this book, approximately twenty supernatural serial killers are discussed, including their background, crimes, trials and defences.Using the latest scientific research, this book explains such phenomena as blood drinking, sadomasochism, the borrowing of other people s identities, how killers come to believe they are supernatural beings and much besides. Fully illustrated. Written in easy, approachable English.
- ISBN-13: 9781785992117
- ISBN-10: 1785992112
- Publisher: Arcturus Publishing
- Publish Date: April 2016