SOCIETY

A Conversation With a Cannibal

Sep 24, 2014 at 7:10 AM ET

Outside of Hannibal Lecter and The Walking Dead, what do cannibals look like in real life? Do they even exist?

Indeed, our analysts have collected numerous online reports of cannibalism in Wester Uganda and neighboring Congo. The notorious Ugandan warlord, Joseph Kony, one of the most wanted men in the world, has long been accused of feasting on the flesh of his dead enemies. Earlier this year, thirteen people were arrested in western Uganda, accused of murdering a pregnant woman and the eating her. Here people are afraid to go out at night for fear they may become somebody’s dinner.

We decided to go to Uganda to see if these reports were true. There, we met Baboola, a self professed cannibal. He told us his story starting from the first time he tasted human flesh as a child.