The Outside World Childhood Photos of Some of History’s Worst Villains Published 4 years ago on Jul 4, 2015 By Carolyn Guerrero Jean-Jacques Rousseau once said that all people are born good, and only end up turning evil due to malicious upbringings and the influence of a corrupted society. If you believe this, then all of the people seen here were still good when their baby photos were taken, and only turned evil later in their lives! We can’t be sure what caused all of these people to do what they did, but their actions will always be remembered as some of the most horrifying atrocities known to mankind. It can be a surprise to see these people in their infancy, so if you’re ready, go ahead and take a look: 1. Adolf Hitler Everyone knows who this surprisingly innocent looking baby grew up to be. He’s the world’s most notorious dictator, known for being completely evil and killing millions of people at the blink of an eye! bbc.co.uk Front-runner of World War II, Hitler killed millions of Jews, mentally and physically disabled people, and generally anyone who he disliked, from rivals to his own men. The entire world has still not recovered completely from his acts. It’s hard to believe he was once a little kid! 2. Osama bin Laden Osama bin Laden has had a nasty history as the founder of al-Qaeda, the terrorist organization that claimed responsibility for the awful attacks on the Twin Towers that left many dead, and a whole country shocked and in mourning. royallounge.com Osama bin Laden has been held responsible for countless mass-casualty attacks, making him one of the most disliked men in history. you can’t really tell all that from the way he looked as a kid, can you? 3. Ted Bundy Ted Bundy has a completely notorious history as one of America’s worst serial killers, rapists, kidnappers, and necrophiles. During the 1970s, he kidnapped and murdered over 35 women and girls. www.channelingerik.com Bundy’s methods were pretty nasty, and on top of everything else, at least 12 of his victims were decapitated with a hacksaw. In 1975, Bundy was incarcerated and in 1989, he was put to death. There’s something awfully creepy about his childhood photo, isn’t there? 4. Anders Breivik Anders Breivik is one of the most terrifying Norwegians ever to walk the earth. A far-right terrorist, one of Breivik’s many atrocious crimes was to kill 8 people by exploding a rigged van amidst the government building Regjeringskvartalet in Oslo. mirror.co.uk He then continued to murder 69 participants of a Utoya island summer camp in July of 2011. He tried desperately to spread his militant ideology, but was eventually captured, and is now in prison. He’s definitely gone a long way since that image on the left. 5. Benito Mussolini Feared Italian politician and leader of the Italian sect of the National Fascist Party, this Italian ruler served Italy as Prime Minister during the 1920s and 30s, giving the world the sight of one of the worst totalitarian regimes. royalounge.com During his rule, Mussolini caused the death of many, and not only in Italy. Mussolini’s hand reached as far as Africa and the Balkans! Even as a kid, you can tell he was ruthless! These images are creepy! Click onward to see more. 6. Joseph Stalin The weird looking boy in the left is no less that dictator Joseph Stalin. Stalin was the head honcho of the Soviet Union from the mid-1920s all the way up until his death in 1953. During WWII, Stalin signed a non-aggression pact with Hitler, making him responsible for the deaths of millions of people, both inside and outside of Russia. pinterest.com Stalin also spear-headed the socialism movement in the Soviet Union – “Socialism in One Country.” 7. Charles Manson Charles Manson is a terrifying figure to think about, but that didn’t stop him from having a whole legion of followers back in the day, called the “Manson family.” In the summer of 1969, Manson committed a series of 9 murders, making him a wanted man. huffingtonpost.com His plans were to start an apocalyptic race war, which he would preach to people in his own version of the Beatles song, Helter Skelter. Wonder if his parents had any idea about who he’s soon to become. 8. Aileen Wuornos Aileen Wuornos, who was born Aileen Carol Pittman, was an American serial killer in Florida between 1989 and 1990. She killed several men in Florida before she was caught. She claimed that all the men she killed had previously raped her, but ended up getting the death penalty. murderpedia.org Wuornos’ story inspired several motion pictures, including Overkill: The Aileen Wuornos Story and Monster. 9. Kim Jong-il The serious looking kid on the left is Kim Jong-il, who ruled over North Korea from 1994 until 2011, when his son took over the regime. Jong-il was renowned for his time as a notorious dictator, and his responsibility for the poverty, starvation, and death of many North Korean citizens. www.towchina.com Under Jong-il’s rule, human rights were repressed all-around and humanitarian efforts were suppressed. 10. Heinrich Himmler Heinrich Himmler is best known as the leading member of the Nazi Party in Germany. A militant commander, Himmler has also been credited as one of the people most directly involved with and responsible for the Holocaust. thedailyengage.com Himmler was the man directly in command of all of the concentration camps where millions of people were sent to be killed. He too used to be a kid. Hard to believe, isn’t it? What do you think of these people’s baby photos? Click to see more! 11. Myra Hindley Myra Hindley is the name of the sinister looking little girl on the left. She has the sole honor of being named “the most evil woman in Britain.” There are a lot of scary people out there, so earning this title is no small feat. murderpedia.org Hindley received this title by being a sadistic killer who raped and killed 5 children between 1963 and 1965, together with her boyfriend. 12. Hirohito Hirohito reigned over Japan from 1926 until his death in 1989 as the 124th emperor of Japan. Hirohito was directly involved with WWII, and is held responsible for many of the atrocities committed. pinterest.com Hirohito had a huge influence over the Imperial forces in the Second Sino-Japanese War and during World War II, making him responsible for the loss of countless lives. 13. Andrej Chikatilo The young man on the left turned out to be Anrej Chikatilo, who was responsible for many atrocious crimes, earning him the nickname of the “Butcher of Rostov,” along with “The Red Ripper” and the “Rostov Ripper.” That’s a lot of street cred! pinterest.com Chikatilo was a Soviet Union serial killer guilty of the sexual assault, murder and mutilation of at least 52 women and children in a span of 12 years. 14. Harold Shipman Harold Shipman was a British doctor who also happens to be one of the most ambitious serial killers in all of recorded history, with 250 murders credited to his name. thekbh.org Shipman would purposely inject fatal doses of diamorphine into his patients, especially women, causing their deaths. 15. Vladimir Lenin Everyone knows the name of Vladimir Lenin, the notorious communist revolutionary, politician, and political theorist of the Soviet Union. He was the leader of the totalitarian dictatorship responsible for civil war and countless abuses of human rights. en.wikipedia.org Under Lenin’s rule, there were millions of deaths due to atrocities such as mass killings and famine. Isn’t it odd to see him as an innocent and angelic kid? Keep reading to see even more troublesome childhood photos! 16. Saddam Hussein Saddam Hussein served as the 5th president of Iraq and served the country from 1979 to 2003, and he too used to be a kid. Hussein is well renowned for being a brutal dictator that used terrible practices to enforce his rule and eliminate his enemies. imgur.com Some of these common practices were torture, mass murders, rape, secret police, assassinations, and forced deportations. 17. Karla Homolka Karla Homolka, who is often known as Karla Leanne Teale or Leanne Bordelais, is a Canadian convicted serial killer who, along with her husband, raped and murdered at least three young women in the 1990s. allthingscrimeblog.com One of these young women was Homolka’s own sister! Homolka settled for a plea deal and is now roaming free in Quebec. 18. Mao Zedong Mao Zedong is easily known as being one of the worst dictators ever. A Chinese communist, Zedong was infamous for his revolutionary policies and political purges which left millions of people dead. He was also the founder of the People’s Republic of China. en.wikipedia.org A grand total of 78 million people have been known to have died under Zedong’s terrible rule! His rule lasted 31 years. The next few photos are pretty creepy. Brace yourselves. 19. Jeffrey Dahmer Jeffrey Dahmer is also widely known as the Milwaukee Cannibal, the American serial killer and sex offender who raped, murdered, and dismembered 17 boys and men between 1978 and 1991. brainjet.com Many of Dahmer’s murders also involved cannibalism, necrophilia, and the permanent preservation of his victims’ body parts. How creepy is his childhood photo? 20. John Wayne Gacy John Wayne Gacy has also been called the Killer Clown because he often attended events dressed up as a clown. Unfortunately, he had a much darker side to himself that manifested as an American serial killer and rapist. murderpedia.org Gacy sexually assaulted and murdered at least 33 teenage boys between 1972 and 1978 in Cook County, Illinois. These photos give us the chills! Keep reading for more. 21. Reinhard Heidrich Reinhard Heidrich was one of the highest ranking German Nazi officers during World War II. He is often credited as being one of the main architects of the Holocaust, making him responsible for countless of lives lost. He is regarded by many historians to be one of the darkest figures within the Nazi elite! mluvmespolu.eu Adolf Hitler himself has even described Heidrich as “the man with the iron heart.” If Hitler himself said this, you know this guy is bad. 22. Adam Lanza Adam Lanza is the guy behind the awful and atrocious mass shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school. In December of 2012, at only 20 years old, he committed one of the deadliest mass shootings in the U.S., killing many young children. www.businessinsider.com During the attack, Lanza killed 6 staff members and 20 elementary school students in Newtown, Connecticut, and had previously killed his own mother. 23. James Holmes James Holmes is the man responsible for the 2012 Aurora, Colorado shooting inside of a movie theater at a The Dark Knight Rises midnight showing. A mass murderer, Holmes was convicted on 24 counts of murder and 140 counts of attempted murder. thegoldpatrol.com The shooting left 12 people dead and 70 injured inside of a Century movie theater. Holmes is currently in jail and will be for the rest of his life. 24. Josef Mengele Josef Mengele was an officer and doctor in the German Nazi Party during World War II. He was often referred to as the “Angel of Death,” and became infamous for the extremely brutal experiments that he would carry out on the prisoners being held in the concentration camps. deviantart.com Mengele sent thousands of people to their deaths during his experiments and by working the Nazi gas chambers. 25. Timothy McVeigh Timothy McVeigh was the man behind the Oklahoma City Bombing, one of the worst terrorist attacks to ever be committed in the U.S. During the 1995 bombing, 168 people died and over 600 people were injured. murderpedia.org McVeigh was convicted and executed as an American terrorist for his responsibility for those lives lost and maimed Could you ever imagine these terrible people having such innocent looking baby photos? SHARE this article if you were as shocked as we were! Source: list 25 UP NEXT Gunsmoke: Top Facts Behind The Longest-Lived Show on Television... 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