BIRTH(+)FACT(᙮)DEATH(-)

34th year  -  N° 51                 Wednesday, 20 February 2019         Antwerpen		
Through the Night Softly
Serial killer, child rapist and cannibal
Albert Hamilton Howard Fish
aka The Cannibal aka The Werewolf of Wysteria aka The Moon Maniac


  • 19 May 1870 (+) is born in Washington, United States.

  • 14 July 1924 (-) abducted, sexually assaulted and strangled Francis McDonnell in New York, United States.

  • 11 February 1927 (-) abducted, strangled, cut to pieces, roasted and partly eaten William Gaffney in New York, United States.

  • 3 June 1928 (-) abducted Grace Budd in New York, United States.

  • 21 July 1928 (x) is arrested for grand larceny in New York, United States.

  • 22 August 1928 (x) is arrested for petty larceny in New York, United States.

  • 6 February 1930 (x) marries Estella Wilcox in Waterloo, United States.

  • 2 May 1930 (x) is arrested for vagrancy in Newark, United States.

  • 15 December 1930 (x) is committed to the Bellevue Hospital for a 10-day observation after sending obscenities through the mail in New York City, United States.

  • 15 February 1932 (-) presumably abducted and killed Mary Ellen O’Connor in New York, United States.

  • 12 December 1934 (x) is arrested in a rooming house in New York, United States.

  • 28 December 1934 (x) X-rays of the pelvic region of Fish reveal 27 needles scattered thoughout the area of his groin and lower abdomen in Valhalla, United States.

  • 11 March 1935 (x) Start of the trial against Fish in White Plains, United States.

  • 24 March 1935 (x) confesses to the 8-year-old murder of Bill Gaffney, whose ears, nose and pieces of his face and belly he made into a stew in White Plains, United States.

  • 25 March 1935 (x) is sentenced to die in the Electric Chair in White Plains, United States.

  • 16 January 1936 (-) is executed by Old Sparky in Ossining, United States.


  • More info on Wikipedia