Rader claimed to DailyMail.com he had been possessed by two demons called ‘Batter’ and ‘Factor X’ when he ‘committed those terrible crimes’.
Rader described how two demons he calls ‘Batter’ and ‘Factor X’ made him ‘the way I was as I committed those terrible crimes’ when he murdered 10 people Rader wrote: “I blame ‘Batter’, he or it became the physical escape goat, sort of a metaphoric frog-looking dragon. I liked frogs and collect figurines at home, probably childhood days fishing at my grandparents’ farm pond and big bull frogs at the pond.
‘Actually the real Demon, is what I call ‘Factor X’. I have now figured it out…I know why I do these dark deeds, it is no more a mystery to me. So, in a way yes ‘Batter’ or ‘Factor X’ did make me the way I was as I committed those terrible crimes.’