ByMeghann Elisa, writer at
'Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?'
Meghann Elisa

Yes, Americans may have a bit of an unhealthy obsession with serial killers, but where we westerners only really tend to commemorate them with TV documentaries, Thailand it seems like to do things a little differently.

Take a trip to the Siriraj Medical Museum in Bangkok, also known as the Museum of Death, and you will find their most infamous serial killer Si Quey on display for all to see.

Si Quey (or See Uey Sae Ung) was a Chinese immigrant who came to Thailand in 1944 and spent his short life preying on young boys, suffocating them and eating them afterwards. He believed that their hearts made him stronger and immortal, but he was definitely wrong about that - the callous cannibal was eventually caught and hanged in 1950.

Si Quey was so feared that the Thai government decided to mummify his remains with paraffin wax and put them on display at the museum, both to prove that he was dead and also deter others from committing a similar crime. Parents who remember the killings still warn their children that if they stay at the museum after dark, the ghost of the menacing man will eat them.

It's a good job that we don't do this for all of America's serial killers; we'd need more than just one museum, that's for sure!

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