ByKarly Rayner, writer at Creators.co
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Karly Rayner

Edward Paisnel a.k.a. The Beast of Jersey had a ten year reign of terror abducting and sexually abusing children, and the mask he used to conceal his identity is almost as horrifying as his crimes.

This monster terrorized the tiny island of Jersey (in the British Channel off the coast of Normandy) between 1960 and 1971 and was charged with 13 counts of assault, rape and sodomy when he was captured.

The latex beast mask
The latex beast mask

Ironically the terrifying disguise which kept him safe from being identified, was also the item that led to his capture after police stopped him driving a stolen car and found elements of the costume inside.

During the trial, it was revealed that Paisnel had modeled himself on Gilles De Rais, a notorious 15th Century French nobleman and occultist and was preoccupied with the devil.

Metal wrist cuffs worn by Paisnel
Metal wrist cuffs worn by Paisnel

Police said that Paisnel, a builder by trade, had his own personal shrine to Satan in a cloistered barn complete with heavy red curtains and a large altar festooned with occult symbols. It is believed this is where he went to prepare himself for his unspeakable nights work.

Paisnel in and out of the costume
Paisnel in and out of the costume

Paisnel was sentenced to 30 years in prison for his crimes and he died behind bars in 1994 on the Isle of Wight.

Do you think the Beast of Jersey has the most terrifying mask you've seen?

(Source: Wikipedia)

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