Articles from Gothopotamus

  1. Ed Gein - The Butcher Of Plainfield

    Edward Theodore "Ed" Gein (August 27, 1906 – July 26, 1984) was an American murderer and body snatcher. His crimes, which he committed around his hometown of Plainfield, Wisconsin, garnered widespread notoriety after authorities discovered Gein had exhumed corpses from local graveyards and fashioned trophies and keepsakes from their bones and skin.
  2. The Byford Diving Bell Disater

    On 5 November 1983 at 4:00 a.m., while drilling in the Frigg gas field in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea, four divers were in a decompression chamber system attached by a trunk (a short passage) to a diving bell on the rig, being assisted by two dive tenders.
  3. Aokigahara - The Suicide Forest

    Located at the base of Mt. Fuji, Aokigahara is perhaps the most infamous forest in all of Japan. Also known as the Sea of Trees, Suicide Forest, and Japan's Demon Forest, Aokigahara has been home to over 500 confirmed suicides since the 1950s. Called "the perfect place to die," Aokigahara is the world's second most popular place for suicide (the Golden Gate Bridge being the first).
  4. Death Erections or "Angel Lust"

    Is It Real? The answer, quite simply, is "yes", and it happens more often than you realize.
  5. Why Condoms Are Your Buddies

    This is Syphilis...Syphilis is transmitted by sexual contact. It can also be passed at birth from mother to child as the newborn rubs along the birth canal.
  6. The Cremation Process

    Cremating a Human Body: Getting Down to the Nitty Gritty
  7. The Hillside Stranglers

    The Hillside Stranglers were two cousins who lived in California and were active serial killers during the period 1977-1978. They killed a total of 10 victims. Their names were Kenneth Bianchi and Angelo Buono. They were both very good looking and successful with woman to whom they referred as “Broads”. Both of them had an extreme hatred for “Broads” and they liked to torture and kill them.
  8. Junko Furuta - 44 Days Of Hell On Earth

    Unfortunately, child abduction is nothing rare in many societies. Especially three decades ago, before the dawn of the 24-hour news cycle and Internet, a story involving a missing child would only rarely make it to the evening news. However, the story of Junko Furuta is quite different.
  9. Hiroshi Ouchi - 83 Days Of Death

    A 35-year-old-man lies unconscious in a University of Tokyo Hospital intensive-care unit. He has been irradiated. Losing up to 20 liters of body fluids per day, the skin on half of his body is blackened, blistered, and falling off, his internal organs have failed, he is being kept alive by machines.
  10. Armin Meiwes - The Rotenburg Butcher

    On the 9th of March, 2001, in Rotenburg, Germany, then-39-year-old Armin Meiwes (an IT technician) and Bernd Brandes (an engineer of roughly the same age) met after organising over the internet to have Brandes killed and eaten by Meiwes, who had developed a fetish for cannibalism over his lifetime.
  11. Purre Fucking Mayhem!

    In 1988 in Oslo, a young Swedish singer by the name of Per "Pelle" Yngvay Ohlin joined the Norweigen metal band "Mayhem" and Black Metal, as we know it, was born.
  12. David Parker Ray - The Toy Box Killer

    In 1999, Cynthia Jaramillo thought she was going to die. She had been drugged, kidnapped and shackled to a chair inside a small motorhome in rural southern New Mexico where she was tortured and sexually abused for three days by a vicious man and his female accomplice. However, after the monstrous man left for work, she was able to break free of her restraints, stab the woman who was guarding her and make her way out of the deadly trailer to find help. Little did she know that she had just...