Jeffrey Dahmer, one of the most notorious serial killers in American history, has made news once again. A man who’s father went to high school with Dahmer was going through his dad’s 1978 senior yearbook and came across this chilling entry.
As most high schoolers know, when yearbooks come out you go around and have all your friends and classmates sign the back of the yearbook. Most of those messages are about all the good times you had and wishes for the future. But Dahmer’s message was a little different.
“To Ted, the most idiotic foolish person I know but nice kid
At the time, this seemed a little odd. But in retrospect this has a very chilling tone. 1978 was the year Dahmer committed his first murder. Was his dad a lucky one because he was friendly with Dahmer?
According to the son who found this yearbook message, “My father was a neighbor and friend with Dahmer all throughout school. Well, the friendship dwindled when they reached high school because Dahmer ‘became kind of weird then.’ My dad was still a friend but not the kind that hangs out with him all the time. Probably one of the best judgments he’s ever made, despite his very confident claim that, ‘No no, Jeff wouldn’t have killed me.’ My grandparents to this day say that Jeffrey was such a pleasant, polite boy.”
When asked how his father reacted after finding out that he had played with one of the worst people in history: “He was beyond shocked. I don’t think he’s ever gotten completely over it. Now he’s kind of numb to it and can joke about it. He found out whenever the news of Dahmer’s arrest came. What bothered him even more was how much the media sensationalized it. He was interviewed but they only chose to include the part about Dahmer’s excitement during the pig dissection in class.”
And finally, he had this anecdote about Dahmer’s mother: “On a side note, Jeff’s mom was on the nutty side. My dad remembered hearing some strange noise outside one night. He looked out the window, couldn’t find the source of the noise, but saw some lady running out on the street chasing something. The next morning he heard that Dahmer’s mom was supposedly chasing a UFO. The crazy part is that my dad remembers hearing the strange noise.”