H. B. Luckehe

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H. B. Luckehe
Born c. 1858
Died 29 June 1901 (aged 42–43)
Stockton, San Joaquin Co., California

Henry Bernard Luckehe (c. 1858 - June 29, 1901), also known as "King" Henry Bea Luckehe, was an eccentric resident of Sutter County, California whose exploits received coverage in regional newspapers, including reports of experiments with perpetual motion and his claim to have discovered the "Mysterious Key by which the Great Universe is Controlled", which he detailed in charts posted publicly in the display window of the Golden Rule Bazaar at Marysville, California. His increasingly unstable behaviour, including claims of dream-visions of rich mining stakes, a confrontation during which he shot his brother, common public outbursts, and the harassment of local women, eventually culminated in Luckehe's arrest in 1892, after which the court adjudged him insane and had him incarcerated at the Insane Asylum of California at Stockton, where he remained until his death in 1901.

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