The lights cut off and the room was filled with darkness. On the projector screen, a video began to play. A voice spoke, welcoming the audience to a dark place where they would be shown five cases of lost media that is too classified or too grisly to ever see the light of day.
The first story was of a government facility in the middle of the desert that conducted human experiments. The footage of the experiments were so disturbing that it had to be kept hidden, and the only people to ever see it were the scientists involved.
The second was of a secret mission into a remote area of the Amazon rainforest to investigate a mysterious phenomenon that had been reported. The footage of the mission was so terrifying that the government ordered it to be destroyed.
The third story was of a series of videos from a psychological experiment conducted in a hospital. The footage was too brutal and disturbing to be made public, and only the researchers involved were permitted to view it.
The fourth story was of a military operation conducted in a war-torn country. The footage of the mission was so violent that it was locked away and only a few select people were ever allowed to see it.
The fifth and final story was of a secret research facility located in the middle of the ocean. The footage of the experiments conducted in this facility was so horrifying that it was kept hidden and never released to the public.
The video ended with the same voice speaking, saying that while these lost pieces of media are too disturbing to be viewed by the public, it is probably for the best. The lights came back on and the audience slowly made their way out of the room, feeling lucky to have never seen the footage that was too classified or too grisly to ever be released
It had been a year since Jeffrey Dahmer was convicted for his crimes and sentenced to life in prison. The authorities had seized a trove of evidence from his home, including CCTV footage of some of his most heinous acts.
The footage was abhorrent to watch. It showed Jeffrey brutally killing his victims, often in the most vile way imaginable. He would tie them up, strangle them, drill holes in their skulls, pour hot water or acid into their brains, and dismember their bodies. He would then store parts of them in plastic bags or jars as macabre trophies.
The footage also revealed something else - Jeffrey's cold, calculating, and emotionless demeanor. He showed no remorse for his actions and acted as though he was performing a mundane task. His looks and demeanor did not fit the typical serial killer stereotype and from the outside, he appeared to be an articulate, well-adjusted man from a middle-class background.
The footage was a stark reminder of Jeffrey's depravity and his reign of terror, which would have likely continued if he was not caught and put behind bars. It was a chilling reminder of the depths of human cruelty and depravity, and the fact that anyone, regardless of their background, can be capable of such monstrous acts.
Dharma was a monster, but no one knew it. He was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, schizotypal personality disorder, and a psychotic disorder, but was found legally sane. Unfortunately, this meant he was sentenced to 16 life terms for his crimes. However, he served less than three years before he was met with a grizzly end at the hands of a fellow prisoner, Christopher Scarver.
It all began on November 28, 1994 at the Columbia Correctional Institute in Portage, Wisconsin. When Dharma was arrested, the first evidence recovered from his Milwaukee apartment was a stash of Polaroids featuring his tortured victims. The pictures showed decapitated bodies, torsos ripped apart with viscera exposed, and human bodies contorted into bizarre, unnatural poses.
As the investigation continued, it was clear Dharma had an interest in video and photography. After his convictions, several home movie videos were released of his time with family members and friends which showed a happy and normal life.
The truth of Dharma's depraved acts were exposed to the world, and justice was served. But, it wasn't enough to make up for the horrors he had inflicted upon his victims. On that fateful November day, Christopher Scarver beat Dharma to death, ending his reign of terror and giving some peace to his victims and their families.