Spain’s First Recorded Serial Killer

Manuel Blanco Romasanta’s defense was that he was cursed to be a werewolf.

A sketch of Romasanta, CC BY 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons

Manuel Blanco Romasanta was Spain’s first documented serial killer nicknamed the “Werewolf of Allariz.” Born on the 18th November 1809 in Regueiro, Esgos, Ourense province of Spain, Manuel’s life was complicated from the start. His mother had a difficult birth, and he suffered…

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Ben Kageyama

Ben Kageyama

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