This little child looks innocent enough, but grew up to be one of the most infamous terrorists of recent times. Can you guess who this is? Here is a hint: he was the founder of al-Qaeda.
Osama bin Laden
Osama bin Laden was one of the most notorious terrorists to have ever lived. He founded the militant organization al-Qaeda and at one point, the FBI had a $25 million bounty on his head. After years of searching for him, he was shot and killed in 2011 by the US Naval Warfare Group.
This kid looks like your average five year old. Sweet face with a sunny disposition. Yet, he’s far from it and would grow up to be one of the most notorious serial killers of all time.
The notorious cult leader was convicted of 3 charges of first degree murder, among many other heinous crimes. He created the Manson Family cult and convinced his followers to kill seven people, and was in motion to start a race war. He died in prison in 2017 of cardiac arrest.
This cute little school boy has a deceiving look on his face. He wasn’t your average little one, but instead had a future that would impact the lives of many.
Kim Jong-il took over as the leader of North Korea when his father Kim il-sung passed away in 1994. He made life for millions of North Koreans hell, being accused of numerous human rights violations. He died in 2011of a suspected heart attack.
This child grew up to be a notorious killer and leader who earned the title of terrorist. He played a huge role in the deaths of thousands who believed ideologies other than his own. Can you guess who this child grew up to be?
Sadam Hussein was the President of Iraq from 1979 until April 2003. During his reign as leader he suppressed many movements of the Shi’a and Kurdish parties who sought freedom over a harsh government. He vehemently opposed the United States and was notorious for brutality, including the death of 250,000 Iraqi’s. He was sentenced to death by an Iraqi court for crimes against humanity in 2003, and hung in 2006.
This happy-go-lucky kid was far from your average Milwaukee teen. He was your average child until the age of four when his parents noticed a distinct difference in his personality. Little did they know, their son would commit some of the most horrific crimes America has ever witnessed.
Jeffery Dahmer was one of the most vicious, horrific, and brutal serial killers to have ever terrorized American streets. He not only tortured his victims, he also ate them. All of his 17 victims were young men, some of them underage. He even attempted to zombiefy one of his victims by drilling into his head to create a half alive half dead state. He was convicted of 17 counts of murder, receiving 15 consecutive life sentences. While in prison, Dahmer was murdered by another murder, Christopher Scarver.
These two kids would start life as loving children of very normal parents. They were born in Kyrgyzstan and would immigrate to the US only to commit a hideous crime that would scare America forever. Do you know who they are?
Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, better known as the Boston Bombers, attacked marathon runners in 2013 by setting off two pressure cooker bombs. Three people died, 264 were seriously injured, and countless others were terrorized by memories of bloodshed. They believed in a radical form of Islam, and planned to set off even more bombs in Time Square. During their escape they killed an MIT policeman and engaged in a shootout with police.
Tamerlan was captured by police during the shootout, but died due to injuries received when his brother ran him over with an SUV while fleeing police. Dzhokhar was later arrested after a four day manhunt and given a death sentence for his crimes. He currently resides at ADX Florence Prison in Colorado.
This picture may look like a snapshot of an average teenager, but he would grow up to be far from it. In fact, he would become responsible for over 70 million deaths. Guess who?
Mao Zedong is a controversial figure. Supporters believe is one of the most influential visionaries of modern times, while others believe he was full of evil. He was the founding father of the People’s Republic of China, as well as the chairman of the Communist Part of China, and also a dictator. During his reign, millions died, many historical and religious artifacts were destroyed, and millions starved. He died at the age of 82.
Within a five year span this serial killer and rapist tortured 33 young boys and men, becoming one of Americas most notorious criminals. You wouldn’t be able to tell by this picture, but this child was about to grow up to be a true monster.
John Wayne Gacy
Cook County, Illinois is home to John Wayne Gacy, a man only nightmares could conceive of. He buried 26 of his victims within his home, while the others were either buried in his yard or dumped into the Des Plaines River. During this time, he worked as a clown. He was convicted of all 33 murders and sentenced to death on March 13th, 1980. In May of 1994 he was executed by lethal injection.
Happy little cowboy, isn’t he? Well, this baby would grow up to be a horrific monster that would learn to use that smile to lure in women before murdering them.
Ted Bundy has many names that describe him, including, murder, rapist, burglar, torturer, and kidnapper. He tortured and murdered over 30 young women before being captured and sentenced to death. Before being electrocuted, he escaped twice, killing three more people. He died on January 24th, 1989.
Just your average looking kid, huh? Try again. This tike would grow up to change the way people experience movie theaters, as he terrorized hundreds.
James Holmes is a mass murderer that killed 12 people at the Century 16 movie theatre in Aurora, Colorado on July 20th, 2012. 70 people were injured during the attack, which he would later plead guilty to by reason of insanity. Although the motive is unknown for the horrific attack, it is known that his goal was to kill as many people as possible. He now sits in prison serving 12 consecutive life terms. His location is kept a secret for his safety.