Human cannibals, where we often seen and thought to have been only happening in movies, and cannibalism, where we actually or generally refer to animals, are real and that people who eats human flesh truly exist.
1. Ratu Udre Udre – Fiji
Udre Udre was tagged as the number one human cannibal. It was believed to have eaten 872 up to 999 people. Based on the testimony of Udre Udre’s son, the Rakiraki chief often proceeds to the combat zone along with his father. They would give him each body part of the casualties, particularly their heads. Udre Udre kept the flesh for his consumption. Udre-Udre believed that immortality will be granted to him once he gets through the 1000th body.
2. Ottis Toole – United States
Toole submitted himself in cannibalism. He admitted to accompany Lucas in doing the 108 killings. On the 15th of September 1996, Toole lost his life in prison due to liver failure.
3. Fritz Haarmann – Germany
Haarmann was tagged as human cannibal when he was involved into 24 killings during the periods 1918 to 1924. He would tempt men for sex and bring to his apartment. His victims were killed by biting them in the throat. His victims were seen dismembered, since part of their body was already eaten. Haarmann was eventually apprehended. He admitted his actions. He was found guilty and was sentenced with death penalty.
4. Alexander Spesivtsev – Russia
Spesivtsev was exposed to a violent environment. He killed his girlfriend which brought him to conviction – leading him to psychiatric institution, but was later on freed. Year 1991, he started killing children whom he thought were not fit to the society. The bodies of his victim were brought to his house. The flesh was cooked and eaten, with the assistance of Lyudmila, Spesivtsev’s mother. Police eventually captured Spesivtsev and was put to a psychiatric institution.
5. Yoo Young-chul – South Korea
Young-chul was seen to do violent acts, as he killed dogs and disfigured animals. During the periods of 2003 and 2004, Young-chul killed 21 people. He murdered these people with the use of a hammer. He decapitated his victim and simply leaves the head in the construction site. He ate the flesh of his victims. On the 19th of June 2005, he was sentenced with death and still in the line of death row.