Curious case of Armin Meiwes

While sifting through the internet to find shock stories, one doesn’t need to go further away from the Wikipedia. Yeah, you’ve read that right, Wikipedia. Today I was randomly reading articles there and I stumbled upon a story about Armin Meiwes, the Rotenburg Cannibal. You get two guesses what made Armin famous.

Curious case of Armin Meiwes

Armin is a computer repair technician from Rotenburg, Germany. What made him famous is his unusual sexual fetish, of wanting to eat people as a way to get sexual gratification. To that end, he made an ad on the internet that he was looking for a young man, who is to be eaten by Meiwes. Apparently he posted the ad on a website that deals with unusual sexual fetishes that people have.

Several people answered the ad, believe it or not. Everyone backed out of the deal, except one, Bernd Jurgen Armando Brandes. The two met at Meiwes apartment and made a video where both parties agreed to the terms. First Meiwes is to bits of, or cut off Brandes’ penis, and then they were both going to share it. They did that, but then Meiwes proceeded to murder and cut up Brandes and eat him slowly over the course of 10 months. Currently Meiwes serves a life imprisonment. What an horribly morbid story, that makes you wonder about the world we live in.