Chilling Artworks By Serial Killers That Offer An Insight Into Their Minds
Some serial killers like to boast, while others take their dark secrets to their graves. Either way, figuring out what makes their warped minds work is sometimes beyond even the best psychologists. But the paintings and cartoons produced by some of America’s most infamous killers can offer a chilling glimpse into the inner workings of their psyches…
From April 1995 to February 1998, Alfred Gaynor cold-bloodedly killed a total of nine women, all in Springfield, Massachusetts, and all in horrific circumstances. The former handyman was finally apprehended, though, and he is currently serving eight life sentences, giving him plenty of time to work on his macabre art.
Paintings such as Murder Beach, seen above, give a disturbing insight into Gaynor’s mind. It is perhaps easy to see the twisted imagination that saw him leave his victims’ bodies in grotesque poses, often for their loved ones to find, at work here.
As the “Night Stalker,” Richard Ramirez terrified Los Angeles in the mid-1980s. Indeed, during his sick spree, he showed “cruelty, callousness and viciousness beyond any human understanding,” according to the judge who sentenced him to 13 death sentences. His crimes? Shooting, raping and bludgeoning dozens of victims.
The stark black-and-white pictures produced by Ramirez – who spent 23 years on death row – are testament to his identification as a Satanist. In fact, during his trial, the serial killer shouted “Hail Satan!” and he never expressed any remorse. Ultimately, Ramirez died from an illness in jail.