He's supposed to be Irish. Some say his father was German. Nobody ever believed he was real.One story the guys told me, the story I believe, was from his days in Schenectady. There was a gang of Hungarians that wanted their own mob. They realized that to be in power, you didn't need guns or money or even numbers. You just needed the will to do what the other guy wouldn't. After a while, they come into power and then they come after Ross. He was small-time then, just running dope, they say. They come to his home in the afternoon, looking for his business. They find his wife and kids in the house and decide to wait for Ross. He comes home to find his wife raped and children screaming. The Hungarians knew Ross was tough, not to be trifled with, so they let him know they meant business. They tell him they want his territory, all his business. Ross looks over the faces of his family. Then he showed these men of will what will really was.He tells them he would rather see his family dead than live another day after this. He lets the last Hungarian go, waits until his wife and kids are in the ground, and then he goes after the rest of the mob. He kills their kids. He kills their wives. He kills their parents and their parents' friends. He burns down the houses they live in, the stores they work in. He kills people that owe them money. And like that, he's gone. Underground. Nobody's ever seen him since. He becomes a myth, a spook story that criminals tell their kids at night. "Rat on your pop and Ross will get you." But no one ever really believes.Then he got a job in radio.