THE FEEJEE MERMAID – The Famous Fake

The topic of faked marvels has been touched upon before. However, one would be foolish not to include the most famous gaff (fake) of all. The history of…

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FAKE FREAKS – The Pretenders

The golden age of sideshow was built on the shoulders of deceit. It is human nature to exaggerate, and it was often in the nature of the Showman…

PASQUAL PINON – The Two Headed Mexican

Pasqual Pinon, was known as The Two-Headed Mexican and he was a featured attraction with the Sells-Floto Circus in the early 1900s. The story went that Pinon had…