Unscientific nº01

 Currently Reading: Filhos do Diabo (Devil’s Sons)

Hey guys, welcome to my blog!

I decided to start a blog because I’ve always wanted to. I did tried a couple of times before, but always ended up giving up, mostly because I was trying too hard, and writing things that didn’t actually matter much to me.
This time I hope to change that.

I’ve decided to start the blog by talking about Serial Killers. (Because what better way to start a blog than to write about blood and horrors, right?)

A while ago (like last week) I finished reading another one of Tess Gerritsen books (which I’ll probably praise later,  because I’m a hardcore fan of them). After finishing several of her books, I found myself wondering: Are Serial Killers addicts?

It’s a weird question, I know. But, we all make weird questions once in awhile (Honestly I’m the champion of making stupid and weird questions).346_big

I actually never studied the subject. But after reading Tess’s books, I couldn’t stop myself. And this is how I ended up here – Devil’s Sons: Serial Killers, satanics and vampirists. *

I haven’t finished reading this book yet, but I will (Soon, I hope).

Anyway; by the end of the first chapter, I found myself asking the exact same question I did before – Are they addicts? My answer to this question (at the moment) is yes. Serial Killers are addicted to killing, just like a drug addict is addicted to drugs and a alcoholic addicted to alcohol.

Most drugs addicts goes to rehab, comes out and does drugs again. Most Serial Killers goes to jail and when he/she comes out, they end killing again.

Another thing that’s similar between serial killers and addicts is the reason to why they do it:

  1. Boredom;
  2. To cover Painful memories from their past;
  3. And to chase the high they once experienced.

Now let’s go back to the book I was talking about. According to the author you can divide Serial Killers in 4 groups:

Visionaries – they see and hear things that “force” them to kill. In this group I would say that there is a pathology behind, and so I don’t consider them addicts.

Missionaries – this group attacks a specific groups with intention of erasing what is, for them, immoral.

And finally, Emotional and Libertines. Is in this two last groups that I believe that we’re in a presence of addicts.

Why does this matter? I think it matters more than people know. After all you can only act upon something, after you truly know what you’re dealing with.

If you have any idea on the subject I would love to hear it =) I’m always open to learning and discussing weird theories.

*Portuguese Book by José Martins Costa. I believe it doesn’t have an English translation. This book is a sociological and Anthropological study on the mind and behavior of Serial Killers, Satanic and vampiric.