Chikatilo: The Russian Cannibal


On this episode of Those Conspiracy Guys we talk about one of the craziest and most prolific murderers the world has ever seen; and one who was left roam the Russian countryside for almost 30 years without conviction, killing and eating his way through 56 victims in the most brutal and gruesome murders either side of the Iron Curtain, Andrei Chikatilo – The Russian Cannibal

Also known as the Butcher of Rostov, Chikatilo had a messed up childhood in a famine torn Ukraine. With maternal sexual abuse and some questionable choices in his early teens, Chikatilo resigned himself to the fact that he would never be normally sexual. He got away scot-free with the murder of a young girl near a hut he owned, and despite clear evidence, another man was arrested and convicted. Chikatilo, the killer, was born.

After a shameful youth and a bogus career as a teacher where he was consistantly ridiculed by the students, Chikatilo finally snapped and attacked one of his students and the wave of attacks and sexual nightmares began. He got a job that would keep him mobile throughout the country without much suspicion and he would attack and kill at will.

After capture Chikatilo would become one of the most famous murderers in Russian history and officially their first ‘Serial Killer’. his courtroom shenanigans made it seem like he was crazy, but he was still tried and convicted. Mark and I discuss the upbringing and the psychopathic tendencies of this Soviet mad man and decide if it was his destiny to become this monster to dissuade so many more from going down this very dark path!

Presented by Gordo and Mark Mangan



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