History and folklore

In 1944, the town of Mattoon, Illinois was plagued by reports of a madman using toxic gas to target residents. He came to be known as The Mad Gasser and by the time his gassing spree ended, over 20 people had been attacked. But was The Mad Gasser of Mattoon simply a case of mass hysteria?

Check out this video and judge for yourself.

Nature’s Fury and the Human Spirit: The Charleston and Mattoon Tornado 26 May 1917 (2017). Is about the devastating Tornado of 1917 which impact the citizens of both Mattoon and Charleston.

More videos to come.