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1859 – Big Phil the Cannibal

ALTHOUGH ALFERD PACKER IS COLORADO’S MOST NOTORIOUS CANNIBAL, HE IS NOT ITS ONLY HUMAN FLESH-EATER. A MOUNTAIN MAN KNOWN AS BIG PHIL OR CANNIBAL PHIL IS SAID TO HAVE FREQUENTED DENVER CITY’S SALOONS ACCOMPANIED BY HIS HUGE DOG. HE IS DESCRIBED AS “GIGANTIC IN STATURE AND REPULSIVE IN ASPECT”, BUT IT IS SAID FOR A FREE DRINK, HE WOULD TELL STORIES ABOUT DEVOURING HIS TWO INDIAN WIVES, AN INDIAN GUIDE, AND A FRENCHMAN. Continue reading

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