The Demogorgon might not be only man-eating monster on the show.
Social media conspiracy theorists raised eyebrows online after claiming to spot serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer in a scene from the latest season of “Stranger Things.” A video detailing the alleged cannibal cameo currently boasts 2.2 million views on TikTok.
“OMG Jeffrey Dahmer in stranger things,” reads the caption to the creepy clip, which shows a scene from Season 4, in which a boy with Dahmer-esque granny glasses and a blonde bowl cut is seen lurking outside Hawkins Highschool.
It then cuts to a clip of actor Evan Peters as the titular character of the controversial new Netflix series “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story,” which explores the blood-splattered escapades of the notorious Milwaukee-based serial killer.
The idea of a “Stranger Things” Dahmer-ganger might seem far-fetched however the show’s creators, the Duffer Brothers, are known to pepper the show with nostalgic 80s easter eggs. However, in this case, the reference appears unlikely as Dahmer graduated high school in 1978, six years before the fictional events of the show, Fox News pointed out.
Since the release of the aforementioned Ryan Murphy-created series, there has been an uptick in interest surrounding the Milwaukee Monster, who infamously murdered 17 people between 1978 and 1991 and became notorious for consuming his victims’ body parts.
However, “Monster” has also come under fire from some of the serial killer’s victims, who felt like watching the show made them relive past trauma.
One of the incensed relatives Eric Perry, whose cousin Errol Lindsey, 19, was brutally murdered by Dahmer in July 1991, wrote on Twitter: “I’m not telling anyone what to watch, I know true crime media is huge rn, but if you’re actually curious about the victims, my family (the Isbell’s) are pissed about this show.”
He also included an eerie side-by-side juxtaposing a pic of his cousin, Rita Isbell, testifying at Dahmer’s trial with one of the series’ reenactments.
Isbell claimed that Netflix did not consult or pay her for the reenactment of her emotional courtroom outburst.
“When I saw some of the show, it bothered me, especially when I saw myself — when I saw my name come across the screen and this lady saying verbatim exactly what I said,” she reportedly said. “If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought it was me. Her hair was like mine, she had on the same clothes.”
She added, “That’s why it felt like reliving it all over again. It brought back all the emotions I was feeling back then.”