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    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…

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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…

    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…

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    The Real Freaks Featured in the American Horror Story: Freak Show Opening Credits

    Since the debut of American Horror Story: Freak Show on October 6th, I’ve been inundated with emails about the opening credits. The opening AHS: Freak Show sequence features a number of freaks and human oddities that aren’t actually featured in the AMC program – these real freaks deserve a bit of recognitions and people have…