Albert Fish

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Albert Fish

  1. 1. Viewer discretion is advised
  2. 36. Albert Fish The Real Hannibal Lector
  3. 37. Background <ul><li>Born May 19,1870 </li></ul><ul><li>Washington D.C. </li></ul><ul><li>Long family history of mental illness </li></ul><ul><li>Little education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learned to work with hands not brain </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Orphaned at a young age </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Brutally beaten there </li></ul></ul>
  4. 38. Family <ul><li>6 Children </li></ul><ul><li>Life was fine until 1917 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wife left for another man </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Forced children to participate in various acts of sadomasochism </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Kids would beat him with spiked paddle </li></ul></ul>
  5. 39. Tactics <ul><li>Kind and gentle looking man </li></ul><ul><li>Lured children away from family and homes </li></ul><ul><li>Tortured and raped victims </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Often used spiked paddle </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Later on he began to perform more bizarre acts and cannibalize his victims </li></ul>
  6. 40. Instruments of Hell <ul><li>Meat Cleaver </li></ul><ul><li>Butchers Knife </li></ul><ul><li>Saw </li></ul>
  7. 41. Killings <ul><li>6 known victims </li></ul><ul><li>1924-1932 </li></ul><ul><li>New York City, New York </li></ul><ul><li>Apprehended in 1934 </li></ul>
  8. 42. Personas <ul><li>Developed skill in painting </li></ul><ul><li>Worked on various houses around the country </li></ul><ul><li>Said to have had children in every state </li></ul><ul><li>Targeted high African-American populated cities </li></ul>
  9. 43. Mr. Frank Howard <ul><li>Persona of Albert Fish </li></ul><ul><li>Answered Edward Budd’s job ad </li></ul><ul><li>Met with Budd family to discuss the job </li></ul><ul><li>Invited Grace Budd to go to a party with him </li></ul>
  10. 44. Grace Budd <ul><li>10 years old </li></ul><ul><li>Parents allowed her to go to a “birthday party” with Mr. Fish </li></ul><ul><li>Grace left her house for the final time </li></ul>
  11. 45. Aliases <ul><li>Gray Man </li></ul><ul><li>the Werewolf of Wysteria </li></ul><ul><li>Brooklyn Vampire </li></ul><ul><li>The Boogeyman </li></ul><ul><li>The Moon Maniac </li></ul>
  12. 46. Arrest and Execution <ul><li>After tracing a brutal letter to the Budd family, Albert Fish was finally arrested </li></ul><ul><li>Confessed to murders of hundreds of kids </li></ul><ul><li>Plead insanity but was denied </li></ul><ul><li>Sentenced to Electric Chair execution </li></ul><ul><li>He considered this the “ultimate sexual thrill” </li></ul>

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