You can’t talk about depraved and cold-blooded serial killers without whispering the name of the Gray Man himself. The Wolf of Wysteria. The Boogey Man. Albert Fish.
A man whose story would have you recoiling in disgust at the evil a human can be capable of. Albert Fish’s crimes didn’t only involve killing children. No. Albert tortured these kids, delighting in their pain and fear. And he didn’t stop there.
Albert Fish gutted them, cutting up their tender bodies into stews, and devouring them. If this reminds you of a particular nasty TV character, then you should read on. You might be right.
10 Albert's Terrible Beginnings
Albert wasn’t born Albert Fish. He was born in 1870 as Hamilton Fish and was Randall Fish’s child, a man 43 years older than his wife, Ellen.
Hamilton’s family was whacky and not the adorable kind. Several of his family members had “mental afflictions.”
When his father died, they sent Hamilton to the orphanage. The kids teased him, calling him ‘ham add eggs.’ It was around this time that he decided on the name Albert.
Fish was also cruelly beaten and punished at the orphanage. They hit him so much that he developed a liking for the pain and even had erections during punishments. Albert later described the orphanage as where he got started wrong.
9 Albert Liked Other... Things
After a while in the orphanage, Albert reunited with his family. But, the damage had already happened. He had started having sexual relations at the age of 12.
One of Albert’s sexual partners, a telegraph boy, also introduced Albert to urine drinking and eating feces.
In 1890, Albert was already a well-established male prostitute in New York. He got his kicks raping boys and enjoyed going to public baths to watch young boys undress. He was on a path to depravity, and it was full speed ahead.