Number Three: Albert Fish: One of the Worst People of All Time

Born Hamilton Howard Fish on May 19, 1870, the man who would later be known as “The Gray Man,” “The Werewolf,” “The Brooklyn Vampire,” and “The Boogey Man,” grew up in an orphanage where he was introduced to drinking urine and eating feces. Not really a great start.

By 1890, he went to New York City and became a male prostitute, at which point he started raping young boys, mostly under the age of six.

A male lover once took him to a wax museum where he saw and was fascinated by a bisection of a penis (which is when a penis is split directly in half), which led to his obsession with castration, which he tried on a few of his victims.

He had “implements of Hell” (a butcher knife, a bone saw, and a meat cleaver), which he would use to torture, mutilate, and murder young children. He boasted to have a child he’s either abused or eaten in every state in the U.S., but was only ever actually suspected of and convicted for about eight of them.

The case that really made him famous (as it was what led to his final arrest) was the abduction and murder of Grace Budd (pictured above). He pretended to be taking her to his niece’s birthday party, to which her parents consented, but was never brought back.

Here is the letter he sent the parents (WARNING, VERY GRAPHIC) describing exactly how he coerced her into trusting him, the fact that they all had lunch together, consented to her leaving, and details about how he stripped her, killed her, ate her, which parts tasted the best and the fact that he did not rape her.

He was executed via electric chair.



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