Cannibalism (Anthropophagy) usually refers to the act or practice of humans consuming human flesh. It is usually caused by some cultural reason, famine when no other options remain, or by insanity.

On Beyond Borders Edit

  • Antonio Cayetan ("Love Interrupted") - A delusional man believing he was an Aztec warrior. As a result, he emulated one of their rituals, in which they would remove the heart, hands, and feet of their male victims; cook them; and eat them.
  • Ian Wilson ("Abominable") - A mountaineer who suffered brain damage during an earthquake-triggered avalanche in Nepal. He regressed to a "primitive" state of mind in which he would kill animals and people, take their bodies to the cave he lived in, and feed on their flesh raw.

Real World Edit

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Annecdotal Edit

Suspected Edit

  • Jack the Ripper claimed to have eaten half of a kidney in the "From Hell" letter, but its authorship is disputed.
  • The FBI's BAU put forward a theory that the Monster of Florence's reason to remove the genitals from his female victims was in part his desire to eat them.