Jump to content




Welcome to Unexplained Mysteries! Please sign in or create an account to start posting and to access a host of extra features.


- - - - -

Cannibal Mountaineer


  • Please log in to reply
15 replies to this topic

#1    IhartU

IhartU

    Ectoplasmic Residue

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 196 posts
  • Joined:15 Nov 2005
  • Gender:Not Selected
  • Location:Penn's Woods

Posted 28 August 2006 - 03:24 PM

When Colorado mountain guide Alfred Packer turned up at Chief Ouray's Indian Camp near Los Pinos in november last year, the cheif advised him that the weather was too bad for him to continue into the mountains with his party of 20 travellers from Salt Lake city. Half the party took the cheifs advice and turned back. The other half offered Packer a bonus to press on.

In February, the cheif's wisdom was proved. Two of the Salt Lakers staggered into his camp, half dead. They and two others had decided they could face no more of the blizzard: the other two had perished in attempting the unguided return.

In March, Packer returned to the camp, exhausted. He told how his party of five had abboned him when he started suffering from frostbite and snow-blindness. Cheif Ouray listened to his story of the terrible journey, and grunted: "You too damn fat!"

The wise old redskin's suspicions were taken up by others. acker had money to burn; he had the knife and gun of one of his clients; and a Wells Fargo draft made out to another. He was placed tentatively under arrest.

When the snows cleared in April, excited Indians came into camp bearing strips of human meat they had found. Packer now made a rambling confession. He claimed that the oldest member of the party, Isaac Swan, had died. He contradicted himsself as to whether he was murdered by outsiders of died of starvation. He claimed that the party had insisted on eating his flesh and dividing his money. Thereafter they killed off the weakest untilonly Packer and Shannon Bell survived. And Packer luckily won their duel to the death.

An expedition to the mountains found the bodies and proved Packer's story to be self-interested lying. All but one of the men had been killed from behind, and the fifth had been shot after a struggle. Packer's camp remained, with a trail showing that he had gone back to the bodies repeatedly, stripping them of meat while he waited for the blizzards to ease.

But before this murderous cannible robber could come to trial he escaped from captivity, and his whereabouts are now unkknown.

source: Chronicle of Crime


#2    BurnSide

BurnSide

    Through the Looking Glass

  • Member
  • 25,390 posts
  • Joined:11 May 2004
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Everywhere.

Posted 28 August 2006 - 03:33 PM

Well, i don't think we have to worry about his whereabouts 130+ years later. original.gif Good story though, thanks for sharing. Amazing what hunger can drive a man to do.


#3    Subtemperate

Subtemperate

    Sub-b-wonderful

  • Member
  • 9,966 posts
  • Joined:22 Jul 2004
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Scotland

  • I made a spelling mistake and sold my soul to santa.

Posted 28 August 2006 - 04:31 PM

Yeah its an interesting story, one which scientists and criminologists still debate over whether there was partial truth behind the lies packer told.... but at last check it was proven he was guilty, as his story was plain and simply not true.  


"Not only do I not know the answer, I don't even know what the question is" - Metallica

Posted Image

#4    HollyDolly

HollyDolly

    Psychic Spy

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,365 posts
  • Joined:02 Aug 2006

Posted 28 August 2006 - 04:39 PM

yes.gif There was even a movie made about it,in fact it even had musical numbers.I  think that Jeff Daniels was in it,but not sure.I just can't recall the name of it or the director right now.


#5    coldethyl

coldethyl

    ~☆~Public Animal #9~☆~

  • Member
  • 16,381 posts
  • Joined:22 Mar 2005
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:~*★*~In the Breeze~*★*~

  • ~*★*~Engine of destruction~*★*~

Posted 28 August 2006 - 09:15 PM

Quote


yes.gif There was even a movie made about it,in fact it even had musical numbers.I  think that Jeff Daniels was in it,but not sure.I just can't recall the name of it or the director right now.


You HAVE to be kidding??  A musical about cannibalism??  This is one movie I gotta see!!!


#6    distortedpandy

distortedpandy

    Alien Abducter

  • Member
  • 5,291 posts
  • Joined:23 Feb 2005
  • Gender:Female

Posted 29 August 2006 - 03:04 PM

It's called, "Cannibal!"  laugh.gif

I would know that...


#7    coldethyl

coldethyl

    ~☆~Public Animal #9~☆~

  • Member
  • 16,381 posts
  • Joined:22 Mar 2005
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:~*★*~In the Breeze~*★*~

  • ~*★*~Engine of destruction~*★*~

Posted 31 August 2006 - 08:08 PM

Quote


It's called, "Cannibal!"  laugh.gif

I would know that...


w00t.gif  Only you!   wub.gif


#8    kenshinx

kenshinx

    Poltergeist

  • Member
  • 3,045 posts
  • Joined:09 May 2006
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:indonesia

  • oy' this guy

Posted 01 September 2006 - 01:15 AM

Quote


Amazing what hunger can drive a man to do.


i think he just a real cannibal, n not hunger  hmm.gif

Quote


All but one of the men had been killed from behind, and the fifth had been shot after a struggle.




I Like Cats


#9    grubby fist

grubby fist

    Alien Embryo

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 6 posts
  • Joined:03 Feb 2005
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:R'lyeh

Posted 01 September 2006 - 07:15 AM

It's actually "Cannibal, the Musical". Done by those South Park fellows, Matt Stone and Trey Parker. During their Troma years. Yeah...

Some folks... love to see red.
Some folks never talk about it. wink2.gif

*Dances the night away*


#10    distortedpandy

distortedpandy

    Alien Abducter

  • Member
  • 5,291 posts
  • Joined:23 Feb 2005
  • Gender:Female

Posted 01 September 2006 - 01:30 PM

yes, excuse my ignorance for leaving the last bit out, thank you  happy.gif


#11    Saint

Saint

    Psychic Spy

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,226 posts
  • Joined:18 Jul 2006
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:South Africa

  • I am the banshee

Posted 01 September 2006 - 01:44 PM

Quote

Well, i don't think we have to worry about his whereabouts 130+ years later.


Sorry  - you got me giggling like crazy here Burnside... LOL!!!   wacko.gif  grin2.gif  w00t.gif

But true, it is an interesting story.....  thumbsup.gif


Visit my Blog: Off The Fence

Posted Image

#12    coldethyl

coldethyl

    ~☆~Public Animal #9~☆~

  • Member
  • 16,381 posts
  • Joined:22 Mar 2005
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:~*★*~In the Breeze~*★*~

  • ~*★*~Engine of destruction~*★*~

Posted 01 September 2006 - 03:41 PM

Quote


Some folks... love to see red.
Some folks never talk about it. wink2.gif

*Dances the night away*


Some folks live for no reason
Some folks die without a warning.

thumbsup.gif


#13    grubby fist

grubby fist

    Alien Embryo

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 6 posts
  • Joined:03 Feb 2005
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:R'lyeh

Posted 03 September 2006 - 07:40 AM

Quote


yes, excuse my ignorance for leaving the last bit out, thank you  happy.gif


Sorry if that came out sarcastic, 'twasn't meant to. I was just awkward cuz i'm new here. ^__^; These damned machines are so cold.

I'm just no good without it.
I'm not a man at all--
It makes my skin crawl!

*Dances another night away*


#14    Vavelva

Vavelva

    Alien Embryo

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 89 posts
  • Joined:19 Aug 2006
  • Location:i have none

Posted 05 September 2006 - 04:54 AM

the story was a bit much for me to read on a school night, but out of my opinion:

If you are dying of hunger, and the people traveling with you died before you, it is necessarry to eat them. I would instantly do it without hessitation.

*pardon if i spelled anything wrong*


#15    Tooth_and_Claw

Tooth_and_Claw

    Psychic Spy

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,148 posts
  • Joined:28 Jun 2006
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:New Zealand - Christchurch

  • I Got Asked To Change My Pofile Quote, As I Don't Have Another Quote. I'll Leave It Like This.

Posted 05 September 2006 - 07:47 AM

Quote


You HAVE to be kidding??  A musical about cannibalism??  This is one movie I gotta see!!!



haha yeah yes.gif  w00t.gif





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users