Why were so many serial killers active in 1974?

Josie Klakström
6 min readFeb 10, 2020
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Dubbed “the year of fear”, this specific year saw the birth of numerous serial killers, but why did this happen, and why 1974?

John Wayne Gacy (Killer Clown) was already two deep, and Ted Bundy, Dennis Rader (BTK), Coral Watts (The Sunday Morning Slasher), and Paul Knowles (The Casanova Killer) all…

Josie Klakström

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