Has studied astrology/historical seismology since the late '70s in San Francisco. Published in the ISAR International Astrologer in 2012.
The "Ultimate Serial Killer"
In the first chapter of this two part series I proposed many of the qualities that a true serial killer should not possess. After doing more research, I have decided that, at least some of the time, two of my scenarios were in error. I stated that a true serial killer is not motivated by hate and does not kill only to cover up a detestable crime such as pedophilia. However, the most detestable of the lot, who usually worship evil, are also the cruelest. Exceptions can be made when the killer is aligned with the darkest of forces.
In paring down my list of serial killers from 101 to 65, I threw out one European serial killer because I felt that he and his accomplice were actually more like terrorists since their motive appeared to be hatred of their victim's ideology. But when one looks closer and sees how unspeakably cruel they were when they went about their grizzly acts, one gets the impression that they were not killing just out of duty or an allegiance to a greater cause. Their apparent alignment with the worst of the Nazi philosophy was perhaps just a smoke screen or self justification for something they enjoyed perhaps better than sex or the best that life has to offer.
Conversely, I kept in my list a serial killer of teenage boys because he did not just kill the young men, he tortured them while he snuffed out their life. He enjoyed the act too much to explain it away as just a method of covering his tracks to an act of pedophilia.
As a result of further pondering on this topic, I have come to the conclusion that the ultimate serial killer represents the worst aspect of a hunter. They are not hunting for sustenance, but for a perverse enjoyment of the kill. To put another notch on their gun or whatever instrument they use to carry out their heinous acts. And they can never achieve total satisfaction until they have attained the trophy of a human sacrifice; not once but as many times as they can get away with doing so. Not all of them are satanists, at least not at first, but the ones that consciously seek approval of the dark forces are also the most malevolent forces on the face of the earth.
In all three of the examples that I will give here, all had deadly earthquakes occur somewhere in the world within no more than 48 hours before or after the birth of the serial killer. These heartless beings also happened to have their Sun in earth signs; two Capricorns and one Taurus.
Two out of three serial killers explored in the last chapter had their Sun in Gemini. That sign is tied with Capricorn for the Sun sign that comes up the most for serial killers or 10 for each out of the 66 total reviewed. Taurus happens to come up the least for Sun signs, but the only example given here had Sagittarius rising which is also a high ranking influence (showing up also in 10 out of 66 charts of serial killers).
Evil Team Named "Ludwig"
The mastermind in the featured serial killer team of this article was the only one out of the 66 that had both the Sun in the sign of Capricorn and the Ascendant in the sign of Sagittarius. His birth was 19 hours after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake centered on the coast of Peru that took the lives of 62 people. He was born in Padova, Italy on 16 January 1960 at 0430 UT. At that time the Moon was within 10 degrees of a 150 degree aspect with the Sun. Eighteen other serial killers out of the 66 in the database have this aspect which adds further credence to the notion that he was a true serial killer. His accomplice however appears to have been born just after a Super Full Moon and curiously none of the serial killers in my collection that have birth times have the Moon within 10 degrees of an opposition to the Sun (In general, the accomplice' chart does not look like one of a serial killer).
The apparent leader of this killing machine which they called “Ludwig” was named Marco Furlan (in the center picture at the top of this article) and his team mate was named Abel Wolfgang (shown immediately above the last paragraph), who was born in Dusseldorf, West Germany on 25 March 1959 (time unknown). It is my educated guess that Abel was the inspiration for the many arson fires that they both set (another aspect to the killings that originally threw me off the track of seeing at least Furlan as being a true serial killer).
They both came from families of means who were well respected in the community. Both young men were excellent students. Unfortunately they also developed into first rate monsters. Together it is believed that they murdered at least 27 people in the early to mid '80s in the Netherlands, Italy, and Germany. They were caught as they were pouring gasoline on the floor leading to the exits of an Italian discotheque in preparation for torching the place. They received less than life sentences due to their perceived insanity at the times that the crimes were committed. They are now living outside of prison. They do however have to report to the authorities on a regular basis.
The "Candy Man"
Another of the numerous serial killers with their Sun in Capricorn, was also known for a vicious cruel streak that lurked within. On the surface he seemed well mannered and good-natured. He was nick named the “Candy Man” because he gave out free candy to children at his mother's candy shop in Houston, Texas (after his parent's divorced and his mother moved there from Indiana).
His killing began after his mother moved to Colorado and he remained in Houston as an electrician. He preferred the company of teenage boys and two of them became his accomplices in his sick world of brutal and sadistic rape and murder of other teen boys (he paid them to lure other boys to his house of horror).
His name was Dean Corll, and he sexually abused and tortured to death at least 27 boys during the early '70s (pictured to the left at the top of this article). Corll was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on 25 December 1939, at 0245 UT. On 26 December 1939, at 2357 UT, there was a magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Turkey that took the lives of 33,000 people.
Astrological aspects which came into play at the time of the quake and Corll's birth were Saturn conjunct the asteroid Vesta (1 degree orb) and Jupiter 48 degrees from Uranus (1.5 degree orb). The Saturn-Vesta aspect was shared with Jeffrey Dahmer (as shown in the first list given below). These aspects were also common during many significant earthquakes.
Corll never had his day in court because he was shot and killed by one of his accomplices after Corll nearly turned him into another of his victims.
The "Trailside Killer"
The last serial killer to be examined here was known as the “Trailside Killer” because his victims were hikers in the large parks available north of San Francisco, California, where he was born. He shot and/or stabbed at least 10 unfortunate people (mostly women). He would also attempt to rape the women and then rob them after the murders but the robberies were not likely the greatest motivating factor in the deaths. Many of the residents of the area would not hike alone in these parks during the time of the killings (late '70s and early '80s) and for years to follow because they feared for their lives.
The name of this serial killer was David Carpenter and he was born on 7 May 1930 at 0516 UT. On 6 May 1930 at 2234 UT, there was a magnitude 7.1 earthquake in Iran which killed 1,360 people and on 5 May 1930 at 1345 UT, there was a magnitude 7.2 earthquake in Myanmar which killed 550 people. Astrological factors related to both his birth and these earthquakes (and many other large and deadly earthquakes as well) were the Sun in a 36 degree aspect with Mars (1.25 degree orb), the asteroids Ceres and Vesta in a 38.6 degree aspect (1 degree orb), and Sagittarius rising. The Ceres-Vesta aspect was shared with Marco Furlan and Jeffrey Dahmer (shown in the last list given above). Carpenter is in the right side picture at the top of this article. He is currently on death row at San Quentin prison.
Astrological Influences for Serial Killers and Earthquakes
Link to Another Related Article by This Author
- Bundy and Cottingham: Natural Born Serial Killers
Separated by 250 miles and 18h15m astrologically, these killers had similar motivations and outcomes. Here we examine why both are seen as the standard to which serial killers are compared.
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