Date: 08/10/2015

Time: 8:00 pm

Location: Morbid Anatomy Museum (424 A 3rd Ave., Brooklyn)

Price: $5 in advance

In the winter of 1873, a small band of prospectors lost their way in the frozen wilderness of the Colorado Rockies. Months later, when the snow finally melted, only one of them emerged. His name was Alfred G. Packer, though he would soon become infamous throughout the country under a different name: “the Man-Eater.” After the butchered remains of his five traveling companions were discovered in a secluded valley by the Gunnison River, Packer vanished for nine years, becoming the West’s most wanted man. What followed was a saga of evasion and retribution as the trial of the century worked to extricate fact from myth and Polly Pry, a once-famed pioneering journalist, took on the cause of Packer. In this lecture Harold Schecter will unfold the story of a legendary crimea gripping tale of unspeakable suffering, the desperate struggle for survival, and the fight to uncover the truth.

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