Some people assault others with guns, knives, or even their bare hands. But what about using gaseous fumes? Also, add to the mix the fact that it’s a serial gasser!
Welcome to the wonderful world of the “Mad Gasser of Mattoon” or his other names, including:
Town folk in the areas of Botetourt County, Virginia and Mattoon, Illinois in the early 1930’s and mid-1940’s said that the “Mad Gasser” was a tall, frail man with dark clothing and tight cap. He was said to have been carrying a pesticide tool used for spraying plants. He also wore a gas mask to protect him from the gasses he’d spray at his victims.
The gasser was said to have struck before the initial cases were reported, but people were too scared to report due to the fact that they may be considered crazy by the people in their town.