10 Disturbing Stories Of Human Cannibalism

In eighteenth-century France there lived a man who was one of the most gifted and abominable personages in an era that knew no lack of gifted and abominable personages.” The opening line of Patrick Suskind’s classic novel Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer is both terrifying and deeply disturbing, and so is the plot of the book that deals with a human to who is driven to kill to satisfy his powerful sense of smell. However, cannibalism isn’t just a tale but a real thing that occurs every day. We’ve gathered the ten most disturbing stories of real human cannibalism in our list below.

Enfant Terrible

In 1770s, a child by the name of Tarrare was born in France that had such great hunger for human flesh he ran away from home at an early age in order to satisfy his craving. Tarrare was known to eat amounts of food that would have killed a normal man but the hunger still bothered him constantly. He even ate wax and corks. However, there was nothing he craved more than human flesh and is thought to have scavenged whole towns, killing dozens of people in search for food.

Cooking Your Own Genitals

If you thought cannibalism was bad, what about self-cannibalism? In 2012, a Japanese man had his genitals removed and then prepared them as dishes for five paying dinner party guests. The cost? $250 per person. The man who calls himself HC first wanted to eat his penis himself but then decided it’s better to make some profit off it.