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    15 Unsettling Serial Killer Confessions That'll Literally Send Chills Down Your Spine

    "You'll be silent forever and I'll be gone in the dark."

    We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which serial killer quotes scared the hell out of them. Here are the bone-chilling results.

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    1. "We [serial killers] are your sons, we are your husbands, and we grew up in regular families." — Ted Bundy


    Perhaps the most notable on this list, Ted Bundy was an American serial killer active during the '70s, with more than 30 confirmed victims, potentially more. In his last interview, the day before his execution, Bundy told Dr. James Dobson serial killers do not stand out in a crowd and, if gone unnoticed, look just like the average person.

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    2. "You'll be silent forever and I'll be gone in the dark." — The Golden State Killer

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    From 1974 to 1986, the Golden State Killer raped and murdered 13 people, and committed more than 100 burglaries in California. While speaking to a victim after breaking into her house, he uttered the words, "You'll be silent forever, and I'll be gone in the dark."


    3. “Grace sat on my lap and I made up my mind to eat her. How she did kick, bite, and scratch. I choked her to death, then cut her in small pieces so I could take the meat to my rooms, cook, and eat it." — Albert Fish

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    Know as "The Gray Man," "The Werewolf of Wystoria," and "the Brooklyn Vampire," Albert Fish raped, ate, and murdered three children in New York City from 1924 to 1928, with several more suspected victims. In a letter to 10-year-old victim Grace Budd's family, Fish stated it took him "nine days to eat her entire body" as well as saying she tasted "sweet and tender."


    4. "It was a man and he was begging and pleading, and praying, I guess. And he was ‘Please, God’n all over the place. So I told him he could have a half an hour to pray to God and if God could come down and change the circumstances, he'd have that time." — Richard Kuklinski

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    Hitman Richard Kuklinski, known as "The Iceman," murdered six people in New York and New Jersey and is suspected of killing several more. In a 1991 interview with the History Channel, Kuklinski spoke on one victim he regretted murdering, saying, "But God never showed up" and "that's one thing, I shouldn't have done that one."


    5. "If it's the last thing I'll do, I'll finish the job." — Lawrence Singleton


    Lawrence Singleton is suspected of killing more than a dozen women, but is most notable for the hatchet attack of 15-year-old Mary Vincent. He raped her, chopped both of her arms off with a hatchet, and then pushed her off the side of a cliff. Miraculously, Mary was able to pull herself up the cliff by her stumps to get help and was later able to identify her attacker. As she walked out of the courtroom after testifying against him, Singleton whispered to her, "If it's the last thing I'll do, I'll finish the job."


    6. "I had a box in my bedroom closet and it contained the mummified head and genitals of a young man I met in one of the bars down in Milwaukee." — Jeffrey Dahmer


    Jeffery Dahmer raped, mutilated, and murdered nearly 20 men and boys from the late '70s to the early '90s. Once convicted, he sat down for an interview with MSNBC and, while sitting next to his father, shared extremely gruesome details about his victims and what he did with their bodies afterward.


    7. "I like hurting people." — Mary Bell

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    At only 10 years old, Mary Bell strangled and murdered two young boys in England. After she was arrested, Mary told police she "likes hurting things that can't fight back because then I can stick needles into people."

    8. "I was born with the devil in me. I could not help the fact that I was a murderer, no more than the poet can help the inspiration to sing." — H. H. Holmes

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    In the 1890s, H. H. Holmes bought a drugstore in Chicago near the World's Fair fairgrounds, revamping the place as well as constructing an on-site hotel. After a few poor business decisions, Holmes was arrested and later confessed to the murders of 27 people.


    9. "In my lifetime I have murdered 21 human beings, I have committed thousands of burglaries, arsons, and last but not least I have committed sodomy on more than 1,000 male human beings. For all of these things, I am not the least bit sorry." — Carl Panzram

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    From 1920 to 1928, Carl Panzram raped and murdered 21 people in Connecticut and New York. In November of 1928, Panzram wrote about his life, going into graphic detail about his murders, as well as saying, "I have no conscience, so that does not worry me. I hate the whole damned human race, including myself."


    10. "I want the world to know I killed these men, as cold as ice. I've hated humans for a long time. I am a serial killer." — Aileen Wuornos


    From late 1989 to mid-1990, Aileen Wuornos was a prostitute in central and northern Florida and, when face-to-face with her suitors, she'd shoot them at point-blank range. After being arrested, Wuornos confessed to killing seven men, going on to say, "I killed them in cold blood, real nasty."


    11. "Big deal, death comes with the territory. See you in Disneyland." — Richard Ramirez, The Night Stalker


    Infamously dubbed "The Night Stalker," Richard Ramirez murdered 14 people from April 1984 to August 1985. Prior to being sentenced, Ramirez said in court, "Lucifer dwells within us all."


    12. "I don't believe in hitting children. I don't believe in spoiling a child, either." — John Wayne Gacy

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    For six years in the 1970s, John Wayne Gacy, a construction contractor living in Chicago, lured 33 men and boys into his home where he strangled, murdered, and buried their bodies. In an interview with CBS, Gacy claimed he did not commit the majority of the murders he was accused of. He said, "If you want to charge me with anything, charge me with the complicity in two of the murders," insisting he only helped dispose of two victims' bodies.

    13. "After his death I washed him and when I laid him naked on the bed, there was a conciliatory comfort in seeing him at peace.’" — Dennis Nilsen

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    In the late '70s and early '80s, Dennis Nilsen murdered 12 young men in London. In a letter written by Nilsen titled "Mental Condition Notes," he says he's not entirely sure as to why he killed as many people as he did and that he's felt like a "creative psychopath" since his teenage years.

    14. “After my head is chopped off, will I still be able to hear, at least for a moment, the sound of my own blood gushing from the stump of my neck?" — Peter Kurten

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    Peter Kurten was a German serial killer known as "The Vampire of Dusseldorf." Kurten had an odd, erotic fixation with blood. Right before his execution, when speaking about hearing the blood coming out of his neck, he said "that would be the pleasure to end all pleasures.”


    15. “One side of me says, ‘I’d like to talk to her, date her.’ The other side of me says, ‘I wonder what her head would look like on a stick?’” — Edmund Kemper, the Coed Killer

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    Between 1964 and 1973, Edmund Kemper murdered 10 people, mostly college coeds, thus earning the name "The Coed Killer," in addition to his mother and grandparents. While speaking with Front Page Detective magazine, Kemper explained his thought process when finding his victims, as well as saying, "The first time [I had sex with a dead body], it makes you sick to your stomach."


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