How many people do you trust on a daily basis? We all want to give others the benefit of the doubt, believing at the core they’re basically good people. However, once in a while, we might run into a wolf in sheep’s clothing, a person who seems innocent but is secretly doing horrific things. Curious about a few examples? Here are 25 Seemingly Innocent People Who Were Secretly Monsters.
Thomas Mair was born in Scotland in 1963 and was raised by his maternal grandmother. For most of his life, he was just an average person, seemingly innocent, until he brutally attacked and killed the British politician Jo Cox over the Brexit referendum. When police raided his house, they found a slew of Nazi and White Supremacist propaganda.
In Victorian Britain, Amelia Dyer trained as a nurse but soon grew tired of it and found an easier way to make money. She took in unwed mothers and their illegitimate children and farmed out the babies for adoption. She started adopting babies herself as well, but for a price. After a while, she started to starve out the babies, strangle them, or murder them in other ways to get rid of them. She’d dispose of the bodies carefully to not gain attention. Eventually, she was caught, convicted, and sentenced to death. She’s believed to have murdered over 300 babies and some believe she may have been Jack the Ripper.
Jerry Sandusky was a well respected Penn State football coach and founded a foster care program called Second Mile. He seemed like a stand-up guy until it was discovered he molested and raped eight boys over a period of fifteen years. Despite several whistleblowers coming forward and investigations, it took years before anyone prosecuted him for his actions.
Born in 1915 in Hungary, Laszlo Csatary immigrated to Canada and became a citizen with his wife in 1955. He worked as an art dealer for most of his life, but many didn’t know about his dark, insidious past. A manhunt was underway by the Simon Wiesenthal Center, an organization that hunts down former Nazi war criminals. Csatary was one of those criminals who regularly beat German Jews with a dog whip and participated in deporting 15,700 Jews to Auschwitz. He was awaiting trial when he died at the age of 98.
Ahmad Suradji was a mere cattle-breeder in Indonesia before anyone knew the truth. Claiming to be a shaman who could cure any disease, people came to him for help, believing he was a good man. They were very wrong. He would bury their bodies sometimes up to their necks, pretending this was part of the cure, and then strangle them. He’d face their heads toward his house because he believed it would increase his power. He was arrested and admitted to murdering 42 women.
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