- At the time of Albert Fish’s arrest, X-rays revealed that he had at least twenty-nine needles lodged in his pelvic region.
Albert had developed the tendency for sexual sadism throughout his formative years. His sexual fetishes included sadism, masochism, exhibitionism, cannibalism, coprophagia, urophilia, pedophilia, and infibulation. He would often subject himself to painful procedures, especially targeting the area between his scrotum and rectum. Inserting needles wasn’t the only way Albert satisfied his sadomasochistic urges. He would also hit himself with a nail-studded paddle and went as far as to encourage his children and their friends to paddle his buttocks with the same tool