Meet Albert Fish: a real-life nightmare, who preyed upon children as if they were food. This turn-of-the-century cannibal was born in Washington D.C. on May 19, 1870. He was christened Hamilton Fish but went by Albert, the name of a dead brother. His father was 75 years old at the time of his birth, and his mother was 32. For unclear reasons, Fish spent his early childhood in an orphanage until his mother removed him around age 10.