New Jersey: The phantom sniper
A menace known as the Phantom Sniper of New Jersey haunted the Garden State in 1927. Police suspected that the Phantom was using a high-powered air gun or a low caliber handgun with a silencer or a combination of the two. Bridge Ploceman John J. Rogers was struck and knocked down by a blue marble apparently fired from a powerful compressed airgun in the hands of the sniper. A local jeweler had a nickel-plated screw shot through his windshield. One witness reported hearing a man’s laughter. But no one else saw or heard a thing. The shooting abruptly stopped in 1928 and there were no more reports of any Ghost Sniper incident. To this day, no one knows why they began or what they really were.