"Human flesh smells like rawhide and tastes like pork"

Nauseatingly curious travelogue of an American lady who came across an “American Aghori” from Houston – now settled in India – who survives on flesh from dead bodies! He goes on to speak on the taste of flesh of babies vs older people…

Determined to discover what led an American from a wealthy Texan background to immigrate to India and turn to cannibalism, I began to probe Nath about his past, something he was rather less eager to discuss. From the rambled stream of consciousness that spurted from his mouth, I made out that a history of drug taking and selling combined with a failed marriage and a few prison stints in a variety of countries had warped Nath’s consciousness to the extent that he thought cannibalism an acceptable practice. In short, he was clearly insane but appeared to be fairly harmless and grateful for any company.

Later that day, as I searched for links between “Gary Stevenson”, “Kapal Nath” and “cannibalism” in an internet café, I discovered some disconcerting information; the man I had spent the afternoon conversing with was not only telling the truth about his human-eating habits, but had previously been locked up in a secure psychiatric unit in America. Nath is currently wanted by the FBI for questioning in connection with several missing backpackers whom the government suspect may have been ritually sacrificed and consumed by cannibals in India. Although relieved by my lucky escape, I felt somewhat offended that Nath was evidently not tempted to eat me. If only all the other men in India had as little carnal interest in me.

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