Category: Strange encounters with mental illness

DID, Schizophrenia, Bipolar, etc.

Katherine Knight, Australia’s Cannibal Killer

In February 2000, Katherine Knight – a mother of four – stabbed her long-term boyfriend, John Price, in the home the couple had shared in New South Wales. She impaled him approximately 37 times while he was asleep, then used her skills as an abattoir to remove his skin. She dismembered his body and used parts in a dinner recipe. Reportedly, she intended to serve the meal to Price’s adult children. Knights actions shocked Australia, and […]

She Drove 950 Miles In A Diaper To Confront Her Romantic Rival

Nowak’s life came crumbing down in 2007 after she was arrested in Florida. At the time, she was a well-known Navy captain and her arrest came as a shock. Her crime? Attempting to kidnap US Air Force Captain Colleen Shipman. Shipman had recently begun a romance with William Oefelein. Coincidentally, Nowak was also romantically linked of Oefelein – she was having an affair with him while she was still married to her husband. Oefelein broke off […]

Issei Sagawa

This cannibal became a local celebrity after signing himself out of a Japanese mental institution in 1986. Issei Sagawa came from a wealthy family and had exhibited cannibalistic urges from an early age, even engaging in beastiality. At 23, he made his first attempt at eating human flesh, breaking into a woman’s house to cut off some of her flesh. He was caught and charged with attempted rape. Later, he would move to France to […]

Florida Teen Killed Mom & Buried Her In Fire Pit After Arguing Over Bad Grades

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Authorities say a 15-year-old Florida boy strangled his mother after getting into an argument over a bad grade he received. Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood told CBS affiliate WKMG-TV Gregory Ramos was arrested early Saturday after the body of 46-year-old Gail Cleavenger was found buried under a nearby church’s fire pit. Investigators say Ramos killed her after they argued about his school grades. Chitwood said the boy is one of the “top three sociopaths” […]

The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

This West Virginia facility served as a sanctuary for the mentally ill beginning in the mid-1800’s. This 160 year old asylum holds fascinating stories of Civil War raids, a gold robbery, the “curative” effects of architecture, and the efforts of determined individuals to help better the lives of the mentally ill. Tour this nationally recognized historic landmark and see how it left a lasting impression on local and national history. The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, Constructed […]

MK ULTRA

MK-Ultra was a top-secret CIA project in which the agency conducted hundreds of clandestine experiments—sometimes on unwitting U.S. citizens—to assess the potential use of LSD and other drugs for mind control, information gathering and psychological torture. Though Project MK-Ultra lasted from 1953 until about 1973, details of the illicit program didn’t become public until 1975, during a congressional investigation into widespread illegal CIA activities within the United States and around the world. In the 1950s […]