The Most Notorious Serial Killers In History

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Sometimes the biggest threats to our life are just outside our doorstep, lurking in the minds of depraved individuals. Here are some of the most notorious serial killers in history.

Ted Bundy

  • Ted Bundy: Bundy was active during the 1970s. He killed over 30 young women and he was infamous for his charm and good looks. He used these assets to gain the trust of his victims.




John Wayne Gacy

  • John Wayne Gacy: Known as the “Killer Clown,” Gacy sexually assaulted and murdered at least 33 teenage boys and young men in the 1970s.

Jeffrey Dahmer..

  • Jeffrey Dahmer: Dahmer was active in the 1980s and early 1990s. He was responsible for the rape, murder, and dismemberment of 17 young men and boys.

Gary Ridgway

  • Gary Ridgway: Also known as the “Green River Killer,” Ridgway confessed to killing 71 women in the Seattle area during the 1980s and 1990s.

Aileen Wuornos

  • Aileen Wuornos: Aileen was a female serial killer. She murdered seven men in Florida between 1989 and 1990. She claimed that she acted in self-defense during her trials.




Pedro López

  • Pedro López: Pedrowas known as the “Monster of the Andes”. López confessed to the rape and murder of over 300 young girls in South America.

The Most Notorious Serial Killers In History

Harold Shipman.

  • Harold Shipman: Shipman is one of the most prolific serial killers in history. As a doctor he killed over 200 of his patients.

Alexander Pichushkin

  • Alexander Pichushkin: Pichushkin was a serial killer in Russia and was convicted of killing 48 people. He did claim to have murdered over 60.

Luis Garavito

  • Luis Garavito: Garavito is a Colombian serial killer known as “The Beast”. He was convicted of murdering at least 138 young boys.




Yang Xinhai

  • Yang Xinhai: Also known as the “Monster Killer,” Yang was a Chinese serial killer. He confessed to murdering 67 people between 2000 and 2003.

It’s important to remember that these numbers are based on confessions and evidence available at the time of their trials.


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