Serial killers are terrifying, but inherently interesting. Many enjoy podcasts and documentaries trying to figure out what made them commit their unspeakable deeds. More often than not, you're left with no answers, only chills.
Joseph Roy Metheny is a particularly brutal serial killer from the '90s. As if killing so many wasn't enough, he gained even more infamy the more that was learned about him. Specifically, what he allegedly did with his victims' remains.
Metheny's killing spree began in 1998. He confessed to seven murders all together, though, the first occurring when he was 21. He was eventually convicted of two, 23 year-old Kathy Spicer and 39-year-old Cathy Ann Magaziner. He was also charged in the murder of two homeless men, but the charges were dropped due to insufficient evidence.
He was asked why he did what he did. He responded that taking lives gave him a sense of power when he felt like he didn't have any. “I had no real excuse why other than I like to do it. I don’t know how to describe it.”
He claims to have sold the human meat to strangers. When asked why, he said he thought it was funny, adding, "Next time you’re riding down the road and you happen to see an open pit beef stand that you’ve never seen before, make sure you think about this story before you take a bite out of that sandwich."