The thought of having to eat unusual things in order to survive is hard for many of us – but what about eating another human being. Yuck! Society, and propriety tell us this is NOT permitted. Yet not everyone maintains this point of view. One such oddity was Alferd Packer, Colorado’s most famous cannibal. Learn more about his famous trip into the high mountains of Colorado and how he survived the cold, snow, and lack of food to return to civilization alone but alive – and according to rumor, a few pounds heavier than when he went in.
|Denver Daily Times May 26 1874 – Cannibalism in Colorado||
|Telluride Journal May 2 1907 – Man Eater Packer Dead|
|Aspen Democrat April 28 1907 – Packer Buried with Military Honors||
The thought makes one shudder even now! What would you do if this happened to you? To learn more about Alferd Packer, see his biography at the Colorado Virtual Library – Bios A-Z.