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PT Barnum | Understanding his (In)Famous Real Life | Greatest Showman

Understanding the Real Life of the (In)Famous P.T. Barnum “There is a sucker born every minute!” Anyone who has heard that phrase probably associates it with legendary showman PT Barnum. However, Barnum did not coin that phrase. This simple misunderstanding showcases just how misunderstood this incredible person is by the average public. While by no…

Raymond Robinson

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…

Leonard trask

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…

SCHLITZIE THE PINHEAD

American Horror Story: Was Pepper Real?

Much has been made of the startling transformation made by Naomi Grossman into the popular and loveable American Horror Story character of Pepper. People have been asking if Pepper was a real person -perhaps from the heyday of Freakshows – and the answer is both yes and no. The character of Pepper is based and inspired by on the incomparable Schlitzie…

American Horror Story – The REAL Freakshow Influences

If you are a fan of American Horror Story: Freak Show, you’ve probably seen one of the “Real Freaks behind the Characters” articles floating around. There are a million of them, and almost every one of them gets it wrong. It’s understandable, people match a famous freak to one the characters of the show on…