While still up for debate, Schlitzie (The Pinhead) was born in the Bronx on Sept. 10, 1901 (d. Sept. 24, 1971) as Simon Metz. Schlitzie. He was born with the medical condition microcephaly, and was an American sideshow performer.
A side-view illustration showing a baby with microcephaly (left), and a baby with an average head (right).
Microcephaly is a condition that is characterized by an extremely small brain and cranium as well as a small stature. Many times, microcephaly results in intellectual disabilities. It is said that Schlitzie’s intellectual functioning was that of a three- or four-year-old and that he stood about four feet tall.
Anatoly Moskvin is a twisted grave-robber responsible for possessing 26 female mummified bodies. In 2011, the corpses of young girls between ages 3 and 15 were found at his home in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. Many sources say Moskvin is believed to have exhumed 150 corpses.
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The Many Bodies Found At Moskvin’s “House of Horrors”
One of Moskvin’s mummified corpses (screenshot DailyMail.co.uk).
After Moskvin exhumed the corpses, he would begin the mummification process. According to Moskvin, over the course of ten years, he tried to make the mummified bodies look like dolls (which actually looked more like strange-looking mannequins). He took extreme measures to reach his goal, as he placed a music box inside their rib cages. The limbs were wrapped in strips of cloth, and the bodies were stuffed with rags and padding. The corpses were dressed in bright children’s clothing, with a wig covering their heads. If you take a look at our featured image, you can see the wax mask on the corpse. The wax mask is decorated with nail polish over her face.
Amazingly, since 1930, La Pascualita (or Little Pascuala) has been standing at a store window in a wedding gown shop in Chihuahua, Mexico. People from all around the world have traveled many miles to visit the shop just to see her. Why would anyone actually care to see a lifeless mannequin? Well, according to legend, La Pascualita is not a dummy, but a well-preserved mummy. They believe she is the perfectly preserved corpse of the previous owner’s daughter.
The Bizarre Story Of A Mannequin Believed To Be An Embalmed Body
Screenshot of Pascualita’s realistic hand (Ripley’s.com).
It all started on March 25th, 1930. To attract visitors to the wedding gown shop, La Pascualita was installed in the store window. Her incredibly realistic face, hair and hands made her look more like a mummy than a dummy. People began to wonder why she looked so realistic.
Young African man Sorence Owiti Opiyo has the biggest penis in the world. Due to a strange disease, his massive manhood is now larger than a baby. It is said to be 10 times larger than the average penis. Although one might envy Opiyo for having such a large sexual organ, his bizarre abnormality has left him unable to have sex. It has also left him unable to have children.
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Opiyo’s Unknown Condition
A decade ago, Opiyo developed a crazy disease that currently has no name. The illness manifested itself through a swelling similar to a boil. The boil caused his reproductive organ to grow like a weed. Sadly, Opiyo says his condition is painful. It must also be painful mentally because he cannot live a normal life. Not only is he unable to have children and intercourse, he also can’t fit in any clothing. Opiyo was also forced to drop out of school due to being bullied.
The above link takes you to the trailer for Night of the Living Dead. This American independent horror film premiered on October 1, 1968, on a budget of just $114,000. These were the days when bloodthirsty zombies in the entertainment business were eating human flesh, not brains. The concept of zombies devouring human brains came straight from the cult classic below.