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the real Rocky Dennis-He told his mother that he was sorry that he had been born and apologized for being such a problem child

The real Rocky Dennis with his mother. He suffered from CDD or ‘lionitis’ a very rare craniofacial abnormality that affects 1 in people. Pressure on his brain caused his death at age

Many Victorian mothers, while intending to provide the best food and feeding methods for their infants, tragically caused the deaths of their own little ones. Although doctors condemned the bottles and infant mortality rates of the time were shocking – only two out of ten infants lived to their second birthday – parents continued to buy and use them. The bottles eventually earned the nickname, “Murder Bottles.”

Murder Bottles

Although doctors condemned the bottles and infant mortality rates of the time were shocking – only two out of ten infants lived to their second birthday – parents continued to buy and use them. The bottles eventually earned the nickname, “Murder Bottles.

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Sideshow Freak Necklace Gentleman and Wolf Child Banner Art Weird Surreal Vintage Circus Style Freakshow Circus

A look at the case of Lizzie Borden, who was accused of hacking to death her father and step-mother in 1892.

Unsolved Murders: The Lizzie Borden Story

Lizzie Borden: Lizzie Borden took an axe And gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done She gave her father forty-one.

Mental hospital-how sad is this? Families surrendered them because they thought that they would better care here,

Mental hospital-how sad is this? Families surrendered them because they thought that they would better care here,

Josefa and Rosa Blažek, conjoined (pygopagus, to be exact) twin sisters and famous sideshow attractions of the 1890s and early 1900s.

Josefa and Rosa Blažek, conjoined (pygopagus, to be exact) twin sisters and famous sideshow attractions of the and early

Italian serial killer Leonarda Cianciulli was famous for turning victims into tea cakes and serving them to guests.  Death Facts: 20 Facts about Death you didn't know ←FACTSlides→

Italian serial killer Leonarda Cianciulli was famous for turning victims into tea cakes and serving them to guests. Death Facts: 20 Facts about Death you didn't know ←FACTSlides→ don't eat the tea cakes!

Nazi Dr. Josef Mengele carried out horrific experiments. He decided who went to gas and who went to slave labor as well as medical experiments on adults and children. He also wanted twins for experiments and also pregnant women. Evil

How the seven dwarfs of Auschwitz fell under the spell of Dr Death: The hideous experiments carried out by Nazi Josef Mengele on seven trusting brothers and sisters

The face of Evil - Nazi Dr. Josef Mengele carried out horrific experiments

In 1920, Oregon's Opal Whiteley was the center of international controversy. Her childhood diary was called a work of genius, until readers discovered hidden clues to a mystery that has not been solved to this day. (Click through to the fascinating article from The New Yorker) ~Repinned Via Alison Fain http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2012/08/the-diary-of-opal-whiteley.html

Opal Whiteley’s Riddles

In Oregon's Opal Whiteley was the center of international controversy. Her childhood diary was called a work of genius, until readers discovered hidden clues to a mystery that has not been solved to this day. The Diary of Opal Whiteley

Joseph Carey Merrick, better known as “The Elephant Man,” became well known in British circles during the Victorian Era. Born with a congenital disorder that began to change his appearance at the age of three, his startling disfigurement made him a popular sideshow attraction. When sideshows were made illegal in England, Joseph was taken in by a doctor and taught to be a gentleman in both manner and dress.

Joseph Carey Merrick, better known as “The Elephant Man,” became well known in…

Jean Libbera (1884 - 1936), AKA "The Double-Bodied Man," had his brother, Jacques Libbera, connected to his from his chest-stomach area. He was born in Rome. The parasitic twin was alive and could move as well. An X-ray showed that there was a head embedded within Jean with a circumference of about six inches. He got married and had four normal children.

Jean-Jacques Libbera

Jean Libbera - AKA "The Double-Bodied Man," had his brother, Jacques Libbera, connected to his from his chest-stomach area. He was born in Rome. The parasitic twin was alive and could move as well.

Oldest passenger to live was pictured here. Millvina Dean.She died when she was 97.The ironic thing is that she was the Youngest passenger onboard the Titanic.She was only 9 weeks old.

*MILLVINA DEAN: Oldest passenger to live, died when she was ironic thing is that she was the Youngest passenger onboard the Titanic.She was only 9 weeks old.

The Baltic Sea Anomaly - 2014, 14,000 Year Fossilized UFO/USO crash site, Shag Harbour Incident, Stunning Discoveries | Beyond Science

The Baltic Sea Anomaly - 2014, 14,000 Year Fossilized UFO/USO crash site, Shag Harbour Incident, Stunning Discoveries

The Baltic Sea Anomaly - Year Fossilized UFO/USO crash site, Shag Harbour Incident, Stunning Discoveries

Antony Baekeland - killed his mother after she forced him to have sex with her to prove he wasn't gay. He got out of prison, only to kill his grandmother a week later. A very interesting name to wiki. by samanthasam

"Antony Baekeland - Bakelite heir, killed his mother after she forced him to have sex with her to prove he wasn't gay. He got out of prison, only to kill his grandmother a week later and then gets murdered/suicide. A very interesting name to wiki.

Fabled Mothman. Photo taken days before a beam of this bridge in West Virginia collapsed.

The Legend of the Mothman” explores the strange disturbances, odd sightings…

Such sweethearts. They must have worked very hard under so much pressure. Time was money back then. Still is.

Child acrobats vintage circus/antique lowbrow americana / These early vaudeville and circus photos: feel like family snapshots — just pictures of the kids, really — but from a family of circus performers

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