Which Serial Killer Shares Your Zodiac Sign?
Serial killers share a sick and twisted pathology, but what about their astrology? One zodiac sign is shared by no less than four serial killers, while another zodiac sign appears to have no serial killers at all. Coincidence?
Take a look into the astrology of serial killers and see which psychopath shares your sign. Then, check out the 10 Deadliest Serial Killers You’ve Never Heard Of.
Aquarius (born January 20 – February 18)
The Green River Killer
Gary Ridgway (born February 18, 1949) was the “Green River Killer,” so named for dumping some of his victims in the Green River in Washington state. Known for killing runaways and prostitutes beginning in 1982, he wasn’t caught until 2001 with the development of new DNA-testing technology. He is known to have killed at least 49 women before he caught, though he has confessed to killing even more. He is currently serving a life sentence.
Pisces (born February 19 – March 20)
Pisceans are known for being artistic and compassionate, so you may be surprised to learn that Pisces is the top sign for serial killers.
Aileen Wuornos was born on February 29, 1956. A sex worker-turned-serial killer, she murdered six of her male clients along Florida highways from 1989-1990 before she was caught in January 1991. She was executed in 2002.
The Night Stalker
Not only was Richard Ramirez (the “Night Stalker”) a Pisces, he was also born on a leap year February 29 like Aileen Wuornos, in 1960. He went on a home invasion crime spree in Los Angeles and San Francisco that spanned over a year, during which time he tortured dozens of people and killed at least 14 before he was caught in 1985. He died of lymphoma complications in 2013 while awaiting execution.
The BTK Killer
Dennis Rader, the “BTK Killer” so named for his letter signature “Bind, Torture, Kill,” was born on March 9, 1945. He killed 10 people between 1974-1991 and was finally caught in 2005 after sending taunting letters to the police.
John Wayne Gacy
John Wayne Gacy (born March 17, 1942) plied his trade of killing boys and young men. He dressed in a clown suit. He had 33 known victims and buried 26 of them in the crawl space under his house in Cook County, Illinois. He was executed in 1994.
Aries (born March 21 – April 19)
The Chessboard Killer
Alexander Pichushkin (born April 9, 1974) got the name “The Chessboard Killer” because he wanted one victim for each square on his chessboard. He was known for killing homeless old men with hammers by luring them with vodka. He killed at least 48 people from 1992 to 2006, when he was caught. He is currently serving a life sentence in Moscow.
Taurus (born April 20 – May 20)
H.H. Holmes was born on May 16, 1861. One of America’s first serial killers, he was also a con artist, bigamist, and arsonist. When his schemes started to unravel, people in his way would disappear. He operated in Chicago and is believed to have killed up to 200 people, many of whom died in his specially built “Murder Castle,” as his hotel came to be known. (His story is the basis for the fictionalized plot of American Horror Story: Hotel.) He hanged for his crimes in 1896.
Gemini (born May 21 – June 20)
The Son of Sam
David Berkowitz was born on June 1, 1953. Best known as the Son of Sam, he liked to shoot people in cars and blame it on his dog. In 1976, New York City truly experienced the Dog Days of Summer. Berkowitz killed six people and wounded eight others before being caught in 1977. He is serving six consecutive 25-years-to-life sentences but has the possibility of parole. Thus far, he has been denied parole 15 times and will go up for parole again in May 2018.
The Milwaukee Cannibal
Jeffrey Dahmer (The Milwaukee Cannibal) was born on May 21, 1960. Known for collecting roadkill as a child and later murdering 17 young men, Dahmer practiced cannibalism, necrophilia and preservation of body parts. He was killed in prison by another inmate in 1994.
Cancer (born June 21 – July 22)
Cancerians are said to be moody and defensive, but they aren’t known for serial killing. If you insult someone they care about you may be “dead to them,” but breathing all the same.
Leo (born July 23 – August 22)
The Beast of Ukraine
Anatoly Onoprienko was born on July 25, 1959. Known as “The Beast of Ukraine,” his first murders were a family of 10. Between 1989 and 1996, nine other families were unlucky enough to encounter him. He died in 2013 while serving a life sentence.
Virgo (born August 23 – September 22)
The Boston Strangler
Albert DeSalvo was born on September 3, 1931. Known as the “Boston Strangler,” he was sentenced for murdering 13 women. DeSalvo was clearly guilty of some of his crimes, but many think he took credit for crimes committed by George Nassar, the man DeSalvo confessed his crimes to in prison. Many think Nassar was the real “Boston Strangler.” DeSalvo was found killed in prison in 1973 while serving a life sentence.
Libra (born September 23 – October 23)
The Angel of Death
Born on October 4, 1968, Beverly Allitt is a female serial killer known as the “Angel of Death.” While working as a nurse in an English hospital in 1991, she murdered four children and attempted to kill nine others. She is currently detained at a high security psychiatric hospital and is not expected to ever be released.
Scorpio (born October 24 – November 21)
The Butcher of Hanover
Fritz Haarman was a German serial killer born on October 1879. Known as “The Butcher of Hanover,” he specialized in sexual assault, murder, mutilation and dismemberment. His head was severed from his body in 1925 as part of his death sentence.
Sagittarius (born November 22 – December 21)
Infamous American serial killer Ted Bundy was born on November 24, 1946. He murdered at least 30 women in the 1970s and was known for decapitating victims and keeping their severed heads. He was arrested in 1975 but escaped police – twice – in 1977 before being caught again in 1978. At his trial, he acted as his own lawyer and was sentenced to death. His execution was carried out in 1989. (Ted Bundy may be infamous, but here are the 10 Deadliest Serial Killers You’ve Never Heard Of.)
Capricorn (born December 22 – January 19)
Harold Shipman aka Dr. Death was born on January 14, 1969. He was a British doctor who murdered up to 250 of his patients via lethal morphine injections. He also forged cremation papers to get rid of the bodies and forged the will of one of his victims so that he would be the beneficiary. He hanged himself in prison in 2004 while serving a life sentence.