The terrifying case of cannibalism of Armin Meiwes, who murdered and ate a stranger
Acts of cannibalism, those in which individuals eat human flesh, have occurred throughout history in different cultures or peoples. The two main causes of this phenomenon are: survival, that is, situations in which it is necessary to feed on other human beings so as not to die of hunger, or different rituals or ceremonies of sacrifice. But eIn the modern world there are very few cases of this type of behavior . In today's article, we will review the terrifying and famous story of a character who, after hanging an ad on the Internet, managed to eat his victim, who voluntarily agreed to this macabre act.
First of all, it is necessary to mention that throughout the history of humanity, isolated cases of cannibalism have been described, generally carried out by individuals with serious mental disorders such as schizophrenia. Cases of cannibalism have also been reported due to the use of drugs, such as the one in 2012 in the United States, in which Rudi Eugene was gunned down for attacking and attempting to eat the face of a homeless man. If you want to know more about this shocking case, you can read our article: "Bath salts: discovering the terrible cannibal drug".
How the events occurred
The event that we are going to tell today happened in Germany, and its protagonists are Armin Meiwes Y Bernd-Jürgen Brandes . Armin posted an ad in an internet forum where he was looking for someone to swallow him. The text was not very long, it was rather simple. It said: "A young man, between 21 and 40 years old, who wants to be devoured, is looking for." Although many took this as a joke, Brend-Jurgüen contacted Armin.
When they were, Brandes drank some drinks, had intimate relations with Meiwes, and then the latter cut his throat to let him bleed to death . Before dying, Brades asked his killer to cut off his penis in one bite once he had died. Meiwes tried but could not, so he used a knife to cut it off. Then he tried to eat the piece of meat, but since he could not eat it raw (it was impossible to chew), he cooked the Brades member. Apparently he did not like the taste, and ended up giving it to his dog. All this happened with the consent of Brades himself, who fulfilled his desire to die and someone to eat his flesh.
The history of cannibalism did not end here, because Meiwes kept the body of Brend after cutting it. He ate it little by little, and after a few months, he posted a note in the forum where he could read that his dream had come true and that the pieces of meat were running out. Therefore, I was looking for a new victim to be able to do the same with her.
A user, worried about the writing, contacted the police who, in 2002, stopped him.
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Who is Armin Meiwes
Armin Meiwes was a computer scientist who was born in the city of Kassel (Germany) and lived a very lonely childhood.
His father was a hard man who was disinterested in his son and did not pay attention to him. When the Meiwes parents separated, he was only eight years old. His father then abandoned the family so as not to contact them again. Later, when his son Meiwes was being tried, he told the court that, despite everything that had happened, his son had always been a good child as a child and was very well behaved. But that obsessed with the story of Hansel and Gretel, in particular with the chapter in which a witch fattened them and tried to eat them.
A childhood with cannibalistic thoughts
When his father disappeared, he made his mother become both father and mother. She punished him and shouted at him in public and accompanied him everywhere. Lacking the father figure, Meiwes created an imaginary brother called Franky, with whom he shared his cannibalistic thoughts . Franky was his escape route because he listened to him, something his mother never did.
At age 12 Meiwes began to fantasize about eating his friends, this way, he believed that they would become part of him and stay with him forever, a desperate solution for an only child who felt very lonely and misunderstood.
In 1999 Meiwes' mother died and left him a huge mansion located in Amstetten, which belonged to his family. Without a close family, with no one with whom to have an intimate relationship, and now without the vigilance of his mother, he built a sanctuary in the house. According to police reports, there was a plastic mannequin in the mansion that kept him company.
Totally alone and isolated, He developed a great interest in adult films through the network , especially for those sadomasochistic contents that included torture and pain. Thanks to these communities, he found a refuge in the chat rooms. There he began to devise his history of cannibalism.
Another macabre story that became famous: the case of Carl Tanzer
Another scary story that became known is the case of Carl Tanzer, a radiologist who met a sick woman and took care of her. When the woman died, Tanzer exhumed her body to continue having sex with her. He was able to rebuild his rotten body to continue to maintain his human figure. If you want to know this shocking story of necrophilia, you can visit our article: "The famous and macabre case of necrophilia of Carl Tanzler".