When Jason Moss was an 18-year-old faculty freshman, he had an obsession with success. Moss’ objective was a profession in legislation enforcement, particularly the FBI. As a manner to make sure his future ambitions, Moss bought artistic.
For his honors thesis on the College of Nevada, Las Vegas, Moss turned pen friends with 5 of America’s most infamous incarcerated serial killers. These murderers together with John Wayne Gacy, Charles Manson, and Jeffrey Dahmer.
Moss reasoned that gaining the belief of a serial killer (and presumably studying about a few of their unsolved murders) was a approach to distinguish himself as a candidate for the FBI. With that is thoughts, Moss started to meticulously analysis America’s well-known incarcerated serial killers. To achieve their belief, in every letter Moss posed as somebody who he believed would curiosity the killers.
Over the course of some letters, Moss finally established relationships with Richard Ramirez, Henry Lee Lucas, Jeffrey Dahmer, Charles Manson, and John Wayne Gacy. In his letters to them, Moss assumed the roles of disciple, admirer, surrogate, and potential sufferer respectively.
Nevertheless, the killer that Moss established the most effective relationship with was John Wayne Gacy.
Gacy, also referred to as the Killer Clown, was one of the vital prolific serial killers in American historical past. Between 1972 and 1978, Gacy was chargeable for the deaths of no less than 33 teenage boys and younger males within the Chicago space.
Moss wrote to Gacy posing as a possible sufferer: a younger, naive, insecure homosexual man who may very well be simply manipulated.
From Moss’s viewpoint, he appeared to achieve success in manipulating Gacy by posing as a possible sufferer. To proceed the correspondence, Moss continued to invent a character and life consistent with one among Gacy’s victims.
Gacy despatched him letters with graphic and disturbing directions for sexual acts that Moss was to commit for Gacy’s pleasure. Over the course of their correspondence Moss obtained over 100 letters from Gacy, a few of which included hand drawn footage.
After a number of months of writing one another, Moss and Gacy started to speak on the telephone each Sunday morning. The 2 continuously mentioned intercourse, and Gacy’s sexual fantasies.
Finally, Gacy requested Moss to return go to him in jail the place he was on dying row awaiting execution. After assuring his mom that he can be protected, Moss left for Illinois. Moss arrived on the jail and was led to a room the place Gacy was. Nevertheless, as an alternative of being supervised by the guards, the door to the room was locked, and the safety digital camera was turned to face the wall.
Now alone with Gacy within the room, Moss noticed that the truth is the desk have been turned. He wasn’t manipulating Gacy, Gacy was manipulating him.
Alone in that room, Gacy started to psychologically torture and belittle Moss. Throughout the course of the 2 day go to, Gacy made it very clear to Moss that he was in his energy and that he had the facility to kill him at any second. Later, Moss recounted that it was apparent Gacy wished to have intercourse with him throughout that go to. Fortunate for Moss, simply as Gacy was turning into much more unstable, a guard knocked on the door and Moss bought out of there.
After his face-to-face encounter with Gacy, Moss lower off contact with all of his serial killer pen friends. Just a few months later, Gacy was executed by deadly injection on Might 10, 1994. Moss fell right into a despair after his serial killer experiment went so incorrect.
He felt that regardless that he had not been bodily harmed, in some ways he was like Gacy’s final sufferer. Finally as a manner of processing his feelings, he turned his experiences right into a best-selling e book The Final Sufferer. Sadly Moss by no means absolutely recovered from his experiences and dedicated suicide on June 6, 2006.
In 1999 Jason Moss and his relationship with John Gacy was the topic of an episode of the ABC present 20/20. You’ll be able to test each components of the episode embedded beneath.
I can perceive the impulse for Moss to attempt one thing like this, however there isn’t any doubt that he wholly unequipped to enterprise into the twisted minds of those killers. You will discover his e book The Final Sufferer on the market on Amazon.