Is a person born evil, or is it something that they become? This question has been asked for hundreds of years, and yet we seem no closer to an definitive answer.
Take a look at these photos of some very evil men in American and world history and see if you can detect the mayhem they would later unleash.
This man was personally responsible for the deaths of millions. He does seem to have a menacing glare in his eyes.
His name will forever be linked with some of the most profound suffering, death, and evil in the history of the world.
Osama Bin Laden
Once the most-wanted man in the world, his childhood photo seems to suggest a focus and resolve that would later captivate Al Qaeda members across the globe.
Though he confessed to only 30 murders, he may have been responsible for the deaths of hundreds of young women.
Raped, murdered, dismembered, cannibalized 17 young men before meeting his death in prison at the hands of another inmate.
John Wayne Gacy
Gacy raped and murdered at least 33 teenage boys over his lifetime, and finally met his end by lethal injection in 1994.
Manson and his so-called “Family” hoped to set off a racial war in America–“Helter Skelter”–by murdering wealthy socialites in Los Angeles. Now 80, Manson remains incarcerated in California.
Head of the brutal Nazi SS, Himmler was one of the chief architects of the “Final Solution” which led to the deaths of over eight million human beings during World War II.
All photos Via BrainJet