Isaac W Sprague (1841-1887), Living Skeleton. He was normal until age 12, when he started to lose weight. By age 44 he was 5'6'' and weighed only 43 lbs. He was examined by many eminent physicians who gave no diagnosis other than a general wasting syndrome. He ate as much as 2 normal sized men and carried a flask of sweetened milk to revive himself when he felt faint. He married twice and had 3 average sized sons. He died at age 46 after working in sideshows since he was 24.

Anneliese Michel (September 21, 1952 – July 1, 1976) was a German Catholic girl who was “possessed by demons” and subsequently underwent an exorcism. Following the last exorcism and after warning her mother that she could take no more, Anneliese died in her sleep.

Harlequin-type ichthyosis...Harlequin-type ichthyosis, a skin disease, is the most severe form of congenital ichthyosis, characterized by a thickening of the keratin layer in fetal human skin. In sufferers of the disease, the skin contains massive, diamond-shaped scales, and tends to have a reddish color. In addition, the eyes, ears, mouth, and other appendages may be abnormally contracted. The scaly keratin greatly limits the child’s movement. Usually fatal. :(

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The Muse brothers were born in Roanoke, Virginia during 1890s. In 1899, the pair was kidnapped by bounty hunters working for an unknown sideshow promoter. They were seen as extremely lucrative attraction, as they were black albinos. The brothers also toured with Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus in the 1920’s. In 1927, the brother’s mother tracked them down and demanded their release, was given. George Muse died 1971, amazingly Willie lived until 2001 and died at the age of 108.

World's tallest man holds the world's shortest man on his palm while a woman of normal height stands next to him? I think?

This picture was taken by a friend of this person's daughters. She, along with her boyfriend, and a couple of other friends, were camping and naturally taking lots of pictures. When they had the film developed, they were not only stunned, but very saddened to find what appears to be a lonely little girl standing behind them.

The 6000 year old kiss found in Hasanlu, Iran.

Marilyn's crime scene. No way she killed herself! Other pics show her beaten and bruised at her autopsy.

This is Private Joe Demler of the US Army, he was a guest of the Third Reich for barely 3 months before being liberated in April 1945. Dressed in his pajamas with his sleeves and pant legs rolled up he was photographed looking more like a skeleton wearing skin than a human being.

(Blue People of Kentucky) Fugates: The genetic form of methemoglobinemia is caused by one of several genetic defects. The Fugates probably had a deficiency in the enzyme called cytochrome-b5 methemoglobin reductase, which is responsible for recessive congenital methemoglobinemia. At levels of between 10 and 20 percent a person can develop blue skin without any other symptoms. Most of blue Fugates never suffered any health effects and lived into their 80s and 90s.

Meet Lina Medina: she's the youngest confirmed mother in medical history, giving birth at the age of five years, seven months and 21 days. Born in Ticrapo, Peru, Medina was brought to a hospital by her parents at the age of five years due to increasing abdominal size. She was originally thought to have had a tumor, but her doctors determined she was in her seventh month of pregnancy.

Li Ching-Yuen was a Chinese herbalist, martial artist and tactical adviser who lived to the ripe old age of 256 and sired 200 descendants during his life span, surviving 23 wives. he lived off a diet of herbs and rice wine inculding lingzhi, goji berry, wild ginseng, he shou wu and gotu kola. In a 1930 New York Times article, Professor Wu Chung-chieh of the University of Chengdu discovered Imperial Chinese government records from 1827, congratulating 150th birthday! Humm... research time!

I've been looking everywhere for this picture! This was taken on 9/11/01 at Ground Zero and has been the subject of great debate - some attribute it to "Mothman." I don't know what it is but it is creepy and, as yet, unexplained. If mothman is a harbinger of destruction, this thing fits the bill....

Faces of Evil: In 1993, Jon Venables and Robert Thompson, age 10, kidnapped and murdered 2 year-old Robert Bulger. They were release at age 18 and given new identities. #crime #history #childkillers

Time travel will be invented in the year 2025. How do we know? Because that is the year that this delightful lady claimed to have traveled from. In the year 1898, according the contemporary reports, Alexandria Alexis appeared 'as if from nowhere' and took New York society by storm. Some fawned over her while others claimed she was insane. This debate was however rendered moot when, on New Year's Eve 1899, she simply disappeared...True or not, this girl was a genius. lol.

One of the 8 Most Painful Torture Devices Of The Middle Ages

screw birth control! Feodor Vassilyev (c. 1707-1782) was a peasant from Shuya, Russia. His first wife, Mrs. Vassilyev sets the record for most children birthed by a single woman. She gave birth to a total of 69 children; however, few other details are known of her life, such as her date of birth or death. She gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, 7 sets of triplets and 4 sets of quadruplets between 1725 and 1765, in a total of 27 births. 67 of the 69 children born are said to have survived inf...

Just weird.... Carrie Fudgewallow. At age six Carrie dug up her father's skull, and would constantly be within 3 feet of it her entire life. At age 89 she ground the skull into powder, consumed it in tea, and expired forthwith.