Murder, Mystery & Makeup - The Cannibal Cafe? Murder or Volunteer?

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hi guys how are you today my name is bailey

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another cannibal

but it’s a little bit more intense this

story today is about armin

mavis tell you i

watched over and over and over

again a youtube video with

an interview with armin

get into my head like how he says his last name

i’m just gonna call him armin

cause that’s his name no

need to use his last name and he’s german and this is

based in germany

i can barely

speak english correctly

sorry i’m trying my best here

but something that really interests me

and i’m not trying to

like glorify or idolize

these people whatsoever but it

definitely interests me and that is cannibalism

not in a way

where it’s something i like want to partake

in i wanna like

be in it no it’s nothing like that it’s just

i find it like very interesting i

think because it’s so far opposite of anything

i have ever

heard of or my brain

truly can’t comprehend

and i consider myself a very curious cat meow

so i get very like invested in

these types of

things i just

wanna know like

everything i can

about these people and like find a pattern

in their stories or have an

understanding of

is it something

that you’re born with or is it something that you learn

like the nurture

versus nature type of deal

okay so armin he was born on december 1st 1961

armin’s father

he was police officer

so he had a good job

he saved up enough

money to buy his family a 36 room

16 000 square foot mansion

in germany so armin’s parents they

married when the mom

was 40 years old

and dad was 21 years old so there was a big

age difference armin

would say that like

his mom was extremely controlling she was manipulative

jesus christ she was manipulative

she was jealous she was always accusing

her husband of

cheating and that

she got pregnant with armen

pretty much as a way to keep

her husband

not because she wanted a baby

but because she just wanted to

pretty much keep her husband so he

wouldn’t leave

his mom was extremely just

possessive of him

i guess his mom and dad

would always

fight and then she

would threaten

to kill him all the time like this was just a normal

thing that would happen in the

household and it was just a very

toxic relationship

so there were a

total of three kids

so arman was the youngest and then he had two

older siblings

but when he was

young like five or six years old his

older siblings actually left the

house they just were

tired of it

since they were

older they were like

older teenagers

they just decided

peace out were gone

so they left

which just left armin

at home with his mom and dad by himself armin

would say that his mom

would just not show any affection

she wasn’t loving she didn’t show any type of love

there was no

um relationship really at all between them

if anything she

would just yell

at him she was always asking him to do all of the

household chores

like she wouldn’t really do

anything it was always up to him and he’s like six or

seven years old and then eventually

armand’s father

just picked up and left

and armin was

seven years old

so when he was pretty

young his dad just

stormed out of the house

got into the car

and drove off

no explanation

nothing and he

never saw him

again so not only did his

older siblings

leave i mean so did his father so

i can’t imagine what that’s

gonna do to a child but

life goes on

and to keep himself busy like to pass the time he

would read so he

started reading

robinson crusoe

i guess just to keep it simple the story

in it there is a part

about cannibalism

he found himself just being fixated

on eating another person and

would kind of obsess over it

he was ten years old at the time

yeah that’s where

it started for him the introduction

so time goes on and then

at 19 years old armen left home and he joined the west

german army he wanted to be a professional soldier and

spent 12 years in the armed

forces he felt

comfortable and normality that stopped him from

pursuing his fantasies

during this period when he was in the army

he developed friendships with

women but it

never went anywhere

he started to question his sexuality and

would ask his friend like do you

think i’m gay

and his friend

would say that’s something that that you need to know

i can’t tell you that his friend

cause there’s an interview with his friend

he would say that like everyone kind of knew he was gay

but it was kind of like armin was the last to know

or maybe he just didn’t know what it was

and then he

started drinking and he

started drinking pretty heavily

he ended up getting in two car accidents

and both of

them were because he was driving intoxicated

and then he

ended up getting kicked out

from the army

so then he moves back home with his mom

and at this

point he’s now 32

so he was in the army for a

while so armin moves back home with his mom at this

point she’s

older now she’s ill

she really can’t do

much for herself any longer not that she it’s from the

sounds of it it doesn’t

sound like she really did anything on her own anyways

but he went there to take care of her

plus there was plenty of room because

she lived in this humongo mansion

he decided to go in a different career path though

and he ended up

becoming a computer engineer

and he succeeded

in his job doing that he worked for i believe a bank

so then the 90s come around

and armin got

introduced where the

whole world got

introduced to the

world wide web the good old days

now back in like when the internet

first started

first of all websites were

super janky but also

the internet really wasn’t

that monitored

as well so like there wasn’t anyone policing

things that

could be illegal you see what i’m saying

armin started to poke

around on the internet kind of like typing in whatever

and he came across a community of

cannibals it was like a website that was for cannibals

and they would all

discuss it was pretty much like a forum

where everyone

would come together not everyone the cannibals

would come together and talk about

how they pretty much want to eat each

other and their

fantasies of eating people

so when armin

saw this he was like

hell yeah there’s

other people out there like me so like so i’m not

alone in feeling like this like there’s

other people out there feeling like this

and the internet

really it bridged a gap between fantasy and reality

he ended up

building his own website

where he can openly talk

about cannibalism

and he would also create fake

images there was this website that he

would visit it was called cannibal cafe

and naturally when i read that i was like

cannibal cafe

and i try to let go to the website whatever

i was just curious to know if it was

still up it’s not up anymore

but if you use wayback machine

it lets you

browse past

internet stuff

that you really

can’t find nowadays and you can find it through

there you can’t find armand’s posts from back then

a lot of them got removed and

once shit went

down but it’s such an interesting website

it’s creepy

and it’s pretty much just a

cheap looking well yeah

cause the internet back then was so basic

so it’s like a forum

like a and people just post

about like their

fantasies i

wanna eat your

flesh and just

well i can’t wait to murder this girl and eat her

yeah a lot of that so armin

being a little

crafty little

bitch that he is

he would go down to like a butcher shop he

would buy some meat he

would take this meat and like

shape it and

sculpt it into

make it look like they were body parts

he would take

photos of it and then he

would post it on

these websites that he was

visiting and make it look like

he really did kill somebody

and like brag

about how he killed somebody

and cook them and

ate them and stuff

so people have been

lying on the internet

since day one so

just fyi he made it look like it was real dead bodies

and he was sharing

these images on the cannibal websites

and people were

believing it and like idolizing him because he

was actually doing it like all

these people on there were talk

and he was actually

doing it so he kind of became a little internet

famous then the

second of september

1999 rolls around armin comes home from work so he’s

still working his computer engineering job

comes home from work

he goes up to his mom’s bedroom and he finds his mom

dead dead in bed now most of us

would be really sad

but armin was like

fuck yeah she dead

finally he was

excited because he was free

he was finally free from his mom’s control from her

abuse and he felt like he

could finally deep dive into his

fantasy of eating people

because his mom wasn’t there any longer to judge him

his mom didn’t know

like what he was doing

but with her not there he decided i’m

gonna turn one of the bedrooms

into like my

dungeon or my cannibal

room and that’s

where i’m gonna

take photos

all that good

stuff he was just relieved because now he

could live his life in his

own rules he felt a

sense of freedom

he now housed

the house to himself

and his dominating

mother was out of the picture

he then took his fantasy to the next

level two months

after his mom was gone he

started advertising on

these cannibal websites

so armin decided to post on the cannibal cafe website

asking for a volunteer

he was asking for anyone willing to be eaten

so a lot of the people on this website

would post like role play

they would say

role play when they wanted someone to just kind of play

along with the idea of being eaten but

armand was actually

looking for a volunteer someone who wanted to die and

if he could do it at

least he asked

before he did it

you know that was nice i

guess so he

kinda hit a

couple of websites because there were multiple cannibal

websites and he

would post in german and in english

one of them

said i’m in

search for a

young boy between eighteen and

thirty years old

if you have a normal

build body and you are willing to die

then come to me i’m

butchering you and eat your

horny flesh

hot i’m not sure what horny

flesh is but okay

so armin made his way

around these websites

and he was looking for somebody who was willing to die

something that armand

stood by was that he didn’t want somebody

who was not willing to die

he wanted this person to willingly


and he made that very

clear so armand wants

horny flesh


he gets a lot of responses

a lot of people are writing him back but then last

minute they

would back out

but armin had one

guy come forward

and say like

yeah i’ll do it

so this man

i didn’t get his name but

this man comes forward they start

emailing back and forth and this man

seems really interested he’s like it’s my fantasy to be

eaten so armin

writes back cool

i’m sure he

doesn’t say cool but he says

all right let’s meet here at my

house we’ll go through with it

so this man comes over to armand’s mansion

he’s in this huge ass creepy mansion by himself

the man comes over and he lays out on the table

and armin is telling him play by play what’s

gonna happen

and then the man tells armin that

he’s not feeling well

that he didn’t really

wanna do this he didn’t

wanna go through with this and armin

he says okay

let’s not do this then

and he lets the man get up and walk out and go home

again armin

wanted somebody

who was willing

to be eaten he didn’t

wanna murder somebody like that wasn’t his fantasy

which side note that guy is

lucky that armin

wasn’t fully

crazy because he

coulda easily

just died that night

but he didn’t armin

didn’t want to be a murderer

so armin was a little bummed that it didn’t work out

but little diy armin over here he ended up

paper macheing a body

he painted it and made it look like it was a person and

he took photos of it

he also got a mannequin from a

store one that was being thrown out

he got this mannequin painted it

again making it look like a dead body he

would take pictures of it

and post it on

the cannibal website making it look like

he did kill somebody

and ate them i mean the internet was just going

crazy over him they’re like wow you’re our hero

they were just really

idolizing armin

and the fact that he was

killing and eating people

so armin was

you know internet king on this cannibal

website and

was determined to find somebody who was willing to die

right and he

prepared one of the

extra rooms in the

house to be the

slaughter room

and the slaughter room had

no windows in there he had a cage to hold his

victims or whatever

and he also had meat hooks

um hanging from the ceiling kind of like catherine

so finally he gets a response

okay someone who is willing

to be eaten

the final person to respond to armand’s

post his name was

brandas brandas

was an engineer

he was 34 years old he was actually married

but he came out to his wife as being curious

he wanted to

experiment with men

i think he knew he was gay but

maybe he was just

too afraid to actually say it because he was married

so they ended up

separating because it

caused a lot of tension in the relationship

so brandis was on

the cannibal websites as well he’s interested in this

writes armin and he’s like he volunteers himself to be

eaten they email each

other back and forth

and armin discusses with brandes

the best way

to be consumed and what he plans on doing with his body

brand is actually

throws out a lot of ideas as well like i want

my skull to be used as an ashtray

that was his request

brand is also expressed to arm

in that he wanted his

penis to be cut off and for both of them to eat it they

he want to share

the imitation

of the penis

brandon said that this was a big fantasy of his

to chop off his wiener

dream big they say

dream big i forgot to say if you hear humming i’m

sorry i had to turn on my fan

um it’s gets so hot in this room with my

lights that

i was melting

and it’s got me nervous

about what’s to come with summertime approaching

so if you hear humming i’m

sorry um but a

bitch is hot

anyways so brandes was telling armin

his fantasies

and armin as

crazy as it sounds

in interviews

he said that he didn’t want to be disrespectful

and not do anything that wasn’t of the

volunteers wishes so if

a volunteer wanted to be

eaten a certain way

he would make sure and do that

for the volunteer

because he didn’t want to disrespect at all

so brandes is telling armin

i want my dick to be eaten

so march 9th 2001 brandes

who has been communicating with armin

for a while now

they set a date they set a plan

march 9th come out here

armin’s place

and we will

feast we will eat

so once brandis gets there

they have sexual relations

right armin

gives brandis

a bunch of sleeping pills and he gives him some vicks

and he gives him some alcohol

and the reason he does this is because

he doesn’t want

brandis to be in any pain

and he thinks that this will help with the pain now

brandis takes the

sleeping pills

and alcohol and

everything willingly like he’s not

sneaking it into his

drink or his food or anything that armin

tells brandis that this is

gonna help with the pain

will help so you don’t really feel anything armin tells

brandis ahead of time that he’s

gonna film the process

so he can watch it over and over and over

again and get that sick thrill

that he’s looking to get

and like probably

take his pants off to it or something so armin

sets up the

video camera

brandis he lays down on the

table armin

then decides

besides we’re gonna

start with the penis

first we’re

gonna chop off your penis

and then we’re both gonna eat it together armin has the

video recorder goin

starts to cut off the

penis in an interview armin says brandis

screamed horribly

but it was short

maybe 20 to 30

seconds and that

blood was squirting from the open wound

similar to a fountain

these are his words

but they got the penis off and

so armin decides to then cook the

penis because you know like that was the wish

he goes over into the

kitchen goes to the little

the stovetop

thing he puts

a little bit of garlic some salt some pepper

chop up the wiener puts it in there some oil

flipping it

so after cooking the the wiener he

serves it to

brandon’s himself

on a nice plate

feeds it to him armin says that the penis

tastes disgusting it was

super chewy

and it just wasn’t

edible and he was pretty bummed

he said it was really


but it just was not edible

brandezz is

bleeding a lot creating a mess

armin decides to put

brandes into the bathtub

that way he

could like run the

water and it

wouldn’t be so

messy because he’s

bleeding he’s just

gonna let him

bleed out essentially

and he sits in the bathtub and he just waits it out

every 15 minutes

armin would go and like

check on him in the bathtub

he said that

it was a really slow process like he thought he was

gonna die a lot faster but he was just

dying at a slow pace and

so he busted out his star trek book i’m not

lying this is what he said in the interview

his star trek book

you know kill the time

read this book

and waited out

until brenda’s died he wasn’t

dying fast enough

so about after like three

hours armin just goes in there he says

sorry i’m just

gonna i’m just

gonna slit your

throat because

you’re taking too long to die gives brenda’s

piss and then he slits his throat

you know there’s just a lot

going on in this

story to the

point where like it’s really hard to believe okay once

brandis has died that’s when armin

now gets to work he takes his body out of the tub

and he chops

brandis into pieces

he puts part of him in the freezer

and then he buries the

skull in the garden

in an interview

armin says that he decorated the

table with nice candles

i took out my best dinner service

and i fried a

piece of rump

steak a piece from his back

made what i call princess potatoes

and sprouts

after i prepared my meal i ate it

these are his quotes

he then goes on to say the

first bite was of course very strange

it was a feeling i can’t really describe

i spent over 40 years longing for it

dreaming about it

and now i was getting the feeling

that i was actually

achieving this perfect interconnection

through his

flesh the flesh

tastes like pork

stronger he then um

stored a lot of the

pieces of the body like in little ziploc

bags he put them in his

freezer he hid them

underneath a bunch of

pizza boxes

and he would

spend the next six to

eight months

eating parts of the body

he would add it as

pizza topping

he would eat some for breakfast he was just

using this as

his food supply

i don’t know what to say to that i really don’t know

so i forgot to say armin

took video footage of this

whole process right

but then he also took

photos of the process as well

armin then went on to his cannibal

websites again

and he uploaded these

photos of brandes

onto the website and

his body and of course once again

this website goes

crazy for him they’re like oh my god you’re

the best and they’re really idolizing him i mean armin

never acknowledges this but i personally believe

which means nothing but

that he probably

was getting some kind of high from this like

what comes from

a family he really didn’t even acknowledge him

to now like being recognized for

something and that probably really made him feel good

late november

early december

that’s when armin decides

to go back onto his cannibal websites and advertise

again because he wants a new volunteer

his supply is running low he’s been eating

all of this meat for the last couple of

months and he needs a new fix he needs some new

fresh meat he posts

on a couple of different cannibal websites

again on this site there was this austrian student who

saw armin’s post

and saw the

pictures of the bodies and

stuff and then saw that

armin was looking for a new victim

so he actually tipped off police

letting them know

hey i think this guy actually killed somebody

and on the morning of december 10th 2002 police made a

visit to the mansion

that armand

lived in now police

they go into armand’s

house and they start

snooping around

looking for any type of evidence and they

weren’t coming across anything

which is odd because he had a

slaughter room but

maybe they just didn’t

make it upstairs

yet we don’t know but they get to the refrigerator

and they look in the

freezer and

underneath pizza

boxes they find 50

pounds of meat

and armin tells the police that it’s wild pig meat

but then another

police officer looks closer and they notice there’s

skin on it still

and so they take the meat out and upon further

inspection they notice that it’s human meat

so when the police ask him is this like human meat

armin says yes

and he admits to what he had done

and he tells him

about the photos and the vhs

showing what he had done and

armin actually

never once denies what he

the only time he did deny something was

when the police showed up he didn’t confess that it was

human meat in the

freezer he said it was wild pig

but other than that he was very honest

told them exactly what happened

showed them

where the tapes were at

gave him his computer

everything police arrest him

naturally as they

should on january

30th 2004 armin

was convicted of manslaughter

and he was only sentenced to

eight and a half years in prison

look real talk that made a lot of people upset

okay so this case picked up a huge amount of media

coverage and people were outraged but

armins defense and i

think it’s actually pretty damn

strong was that brandes

was willing

he volunteered all of the

email correspondence that investigators have

found he actually

drove out to armand’s

house is like more

proof it also proved problematic for german lawyers

who discovered that cannibalism is in fact

legal in germany

so instead they

charged armin with murder

for the purposes of

sexual pleasure

and with disturbing the

peace of the dead

they ended up showing the

court 19 minutes of the

video that armin took

which i’m sure probably ruined a lot of people’s lives

because i couldn’t imagine what they saw on that tape

their argument was that he

should have been convicted

of murder and not manslaughter

and also that he

should be given a life sentence

not eight years

so in the retrial they

thought that

brandez was not in the

right mind to be able to give consent

and then finally may 10 2006

armin was convicted

of murder and was sentenced to life in prison

afterwards armin

he’s in prison now he’s

still in prison

he actually became

a vegetarian

so he doesn’t eat meat anymore

and he has done interviews

which you can find easily on youtube

and in these interviews he’s very calm

like very well

spoken he would not even

hell there’s one

thing i’ve learned

about doing

these murder mystery

things is that nobody

ever looks like a killer but they’re probably a killer

so he looks normal normal

as hell but he’s a fucking killer and yeah he seems

good i guess i don’t know

he says what he did was

wrong and he acknowledges that so yeah

i mean this is germany to like i have no idea how

their legal

system works i don’t even know how our

legal system

works for christ’s sakes don’t know what the hell’s

going on over there

harmony so that’s the

story about armand mavis

let me know what you

think of the

story down below

i would i would ask the question do you

think he deserved life in prison

but i have a feeling everybody’s

going to say yes

a piece of advice

would be anyone who looks really normal to you they

could potentially be a murderer

so don’t be judgmental

but other than that i hope you have a very good day

today you make good choices

be safe out there i’ll be seeing you guys later bye

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