I'm not sure where this should go, and figured with the content that I want, this would be the best place. What do you think drives a person to become a serial killer? With the obvious answer of "not getting caught" out of the way, what do you think makes them snap and murder person after person? Is it a demonic posession like some claim? Or is the person simply crazy? And for that matter, what's the difference between the two? Is the person simply living in a fantasy world that they can't escape or is this their true desire? Don't cop out and say that everyone is different and everyone has their own story. I want your thoughts. My personal thought is actually not solid. I know that it becomes a compulsion before too long, but what drives that first kill? Is it a part of their background that has twisted them like this or is it a genetic problem? As fascinated as I am about serial killers, I don't think I'll ever truly know what I think. I'd love to know what got them to commit that first murder, but in the time that I've been researching, I've noticed a trend where not even the killer him or herself knows exactly why they started.