Alexander "Sawney" Bean(e) was the legendary head of a 48-member clan in 15th- or 16th-century Scotland, reportedly executed for the mass murder and cannibalisation of over 1,000 people.

Alexander "Sawney" Bean(e) was the legendary head of a 48-member clan in 15th- or 16th-century Scotland, reportedly executed for the mass murder and cannibalisation of over 1,000 people.

Cannibalism in Scotland: The Dark Legend of Sawney Bean

Cannibalism in Scotland: The Dark Legend of Sawney Bean

The True story of Sawney Bean and his cannibal family, movies like The Hills Have Eyes have been based on this true story, but they don’t hold a candle to the reality

Tales of Terror 4: “The Hills Really Did Have Eyes” the Sawney Bean story

The True story of Sawney Bean and his cannibal family, movies like The Hills Have Eyes have been based on this true story, but they don’t hold a candle to the reality

Alexander Sawney Bean was a clan leader born in 14th century Scotland. He was a known cannibal who, with the help of his wife, raised a large army of canniballistic children and grandchildren.

Alexander Sawney Bean was a clan leader born in 14th century Scotland. He was a known cannibal who, with the help of his wife, raised a large army of canniballistic children and grandchildren.

Sawney Bean – legendary leader of a Scottish clan of cannibals.

Sawney Bean – legendary leader of a Scottish clan of cannibals.

While it’s true that many horror filmmakers have plastered the phony “true story” label on their movies in hopes of filling theater seats and winning box office gold, some scary m…

Horror Films You Didn’t Realize Were Based on True Stories

While it’s true that many horror filmmakers have plastered the phony “true story” label on their movies in hopes of filling theater seats and winning box office gold, some scary m…

The Edinburgh Dungeons uses the Sawney Bean legend to scare tourists

Who was Sawney Bean?

The Edinburgh Dungeons uses the Sawney Bean legend to scare tourists

Sawney Bean Is Seen As Scotland's Most Prolific Cannibal, And For Good Reason

Sawney Bean Is Seen As Scotland's Most Prolific Cannibal, And For Good Reason

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