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RAYMOND ROBINSON – The Green Man

Just outside of Pittsburgh where Piney Fork connects to Peters Creek you will find an old railroad tunnel, abandoned and filled with road salt and covered with graffiti.  You will also find a terrifying story. A story featuring a terribly disfigured man dressed in green who would wander the area, illuminated by the lights of…

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LEONARD TRASK – The Wonderful Invalid

Some human marvels are made, not born. Often their manufacture is accidental and painful, such is the case of Leonard Trask. Born on June 30, 1805 in Hartford, Maine Trask suffered a major neck injury in his 20’s when he was thrown from his horse. The story was that a pig ran under the hooves…

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SAM ALEXANDER – The Man with Two Faces

Most marvels are simply born unique. Other marvels are self-made via years of perseverance, dedication and training. Some are created via events of misfortune and Sam Alexander turned his misfortune into a lucrative career as a unique attraction few would ever forget.

RONDO HATTON – The Creeper

Rondo Hatton was born in Hagerstown, Maryland on April 22, 1894 to Missouri-born teachers. Young Rondo spent much of his youth travelling the East Coast of the United States with his parents his father passed away and his mother finally settled in Tampa. As a teenager Rondo was not only regarded as an intelligent young…

ELEPHANTIASIS - The Swelling Infestation

ELEPHANTIASIS – The Swelling Infestation

Images of persons afflicted with elephantiasis often crop up online and for decades the condition had been wrongfully fingered as the cause of the deformities distressing Joseph ‘The Elephant Man’ Merrick. For the record, Merrick likely suffered from Proteus syndrome; however the public mind continues to associate his bulbous and sagging appearance with the symptoms…