While it may have been a ways back, there were five shark attacks that occurred along the Jersey Shore over a 10-day period in 1916. Because of a heatwave that had hid, tons of people flocked to the seaside resorts. The first victim, 25-year old Charles Vansant, was attacked as he took an evening swim. Just five days later, Charles Bruder was attacked off the beach at Spring Lake. The last three attacks took place at Matawan Creek. One of the victims lived to tell the story, although he suffered from serious injuries, but the other four victims died. Some think a great white shark was responsible for the continuous attacks, while others speculate that it was probably a bull shark, which are aggressive and known for heading into warm waters.