Unsolved: The Toledo Clubber
In the fall of 1925, for two weeks the city of Toledo, Ohio was terrorized. At the end of the attacks, 12 women had been victimized. 5 had died from the attacks and the remainder were left severly wounded. Using a heavy object, the attacker would hit his victims from behind and then continue to smash their faces in.The first victim was Mrs. Frank Hall. She was sitting outside her home on November 10th when she was attacked. She was one of the lucky ones though and survived. The next to encounter this madman was Emma Hatfield who encountered him while walking down a dark street. Lydia Baumgartner would fall victim as well, encountering him the sameway as the previous victim. Sadly, both would later die from their injuries. They did manage to give a report to the police but it did no good.
Seven more attacks happened in seven days. The people of Toledo were up in arms. The American Legion put a 1,000 men on the streets to help protect the city. Escorts were provided to women who were now afraid to walk alone at night. It seemed that the city was being held hostage by a faceless monster.
Like with any high profile case, tons of tips came in but none ended in an arrest or serious suspect. The authorities put out a profile on the Clubber, claiming he was a man of super human strength, that he would be beastlike and have fiery eyes. Sounds like something you’d see in a comic book. In reality, he was probably an Average Joe that no one would ever suspect.
After the murders of a 26 year old school teacher and 47 year old housewife, the clubbings ended. To this day, no one has seemed to solve this case. It is truly a mystery.