Mar 12

The Confessionals Podcast: Serial Killer John Gacy – Life After Death

On Episode 116, guest James shares stories of his personal interactions with the infamous serial killer John Wayne Gacy. During the last two years of Gacy’s life, James spoke with Gacy one-on-one multiples times, as he gained insight into the mind of a serial killer. When the time came for Gacy to be put to death, James chose not to oblige a last request from him, a decision that seems to have a spawned a haunting from the dead Gacy himself.


8 Responses to “The Confessionals Podcast: Serial Killer John Gacy – Life After Death”

    • Denise F

      I believe that brain damage at birth (wide variety of conditions including genes) and childhood abuse or trauma are the ingredients for a potential serial killer.

      • Asheim

        Indeed!! I saw a documentary on his life as told through his sister. Their father was just awful to him growing up. They did some reinactments of certain life events and it was heart breaking.

  1. Denise F

    Oh and last week’s show was a trip, really spooky and hard to believe people can live through years of those experiences… 😟

  2. Amy H

    You’re onto something Denise. Lots of research is pointing to “what you’re born with”. Perhaps we’ll learn to pity homicidal killers because they literally have genetic problems. If it is a brain/ gene issue, then free will is non-existent. There have been studies that prove you make decision before you even have a conscious thought about them. Neuroscience has done experiments on the topic of free-will and what they are discovering will rattle the world. That is of course, after the science deniers cry that free-will is given by omnipotent beings, and therefore these people cant have genetic problems predicating their aberrant behaviors. Ugh… why…why…why…

    • Denise F

      I often work with patients that are ‘mentally ill’ and that covers a WIDE range of diagnosis.

      I can say that I don’t think people are born evil (purely nature) but if they are predisposed to certain traits and the first 3 yrs of their lives include trauma/abuse (nurture) , we have an extremely dangerous individual!

      • Amy H

        I read many books on serial killers in the 90’s and 2000’s. They run the gamut. Abuse, neglect, lack of love, really could exacerbate people with possible genetic problems. Maybe someday we can be better at determining whose high risk for developing dangerous characteristics. Maybe we can do preventative measures?

  3. Denise F

    Keep up whatever you’ve been doing, the shows have been great 😀

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