An engraving from Harpers Illustrated, showing an illustration of the skeletons of men murdered by Alferd Pakcer.

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Alfred Packer: A Colorado Mystery Revisited

A quarrelsome Civil War veteran. An ill-fated winter expedition into the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. And five bodies, exhumed more than 100 years later. Examine modern forensic analysis, a 19th century revolver, and other archival materials to (re)consider the mysterious and sensational case of Alfred Packer, the so-called Colorado Cannibal at the center of History Colorado’s thrilling new podcast episode, “Flesh for Fantasy.”

A bison horn with a pincushion at the base. The label reads "Pin Cushion Made by a Prisoner at Canon City, Colo. Sentenced for Maneating."
A booklet titled Alfred Packer Victims Exhumation Project
Alfred Packer 19th Century Revolver
An engraving from Harpers Illustrated, showing an illustration of the skeletons of men murdered by Alferd Pakcer.