That Article Though
Back to the “BILL SKINS FIFTH” story. I assume this newspaper article is just something someone on the Silence of the Lambs set had to write very quickly, and that the article is not canonical. But there’s a quote attributed to Lecter in the story that is insane — like, exactly the kind of thing a serial killer would say before being committed to the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane, which is where Hannibal Lecter lives at the start of Silence of the Lambs.
“I believe in truth and honesty, and what you see here is neither,” Lecter says after his arrest for murder. “This is a pitiful world of liars and cheaters, and one day, you will see things my way. Bon Appetite.”