Alfred Packer’s Claim to Fame
Alfred Packer gained fame or infamy as the only man in United States history convicted of the crime of cannibalism. Legend holds that the crime occurred in 1874 near Lake City in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains when his party of prospectors became lost during a snowstorm. Packer is buried in the Littleton Cemetery off South Prince Street in Littleton, Colorado.
Students at the University of Colorado in Boulder “honor” the alleged cannibal with the Alfred Packer Grill in the University Memorial Center. Their slogan – “Have a friend for lunch!”