Author Archives: Joseph Caltabiano

About Joseph Caltabiano

Joseph Caltabiano is a writer, oddities lover and a former surgical technologist. He left the field of surgical technology to pursue a career in blogging and internet marketing. As clearly shown in his posts, Joseph is very passionate about unusual topics. His two most favorite topics are medical and weird science.

Leonarda Cianciulli: The “Soap-Maker of Correggio”

Italian serial killer Leonarda Cianciulli (April 14, 1894 – October 15, 1970) murdered three middle-aged women between 1939 and 1940. She turned her victims’ bodies into soap and teacakes. This monster became known as the “Soap-Maker of Correggio.”

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Warning: The following content may be extremely disturbing to some viewers.

This post was updated on May 23, 2021.

The Early Years

a young CianciulliCianciulli was born into an abusive household in Montella, Avellino, Italy. At a young age, she was already on her way towards a very tough life. She was often depressed, and attempted suicide twice. read more

weird websites list

100 Weird Websites To Cure Your Boredom

So you want to find something fun to help cure your boredom? This is a list with 100 weird websites designed for pure entertainment purposes. Some of the web pages are so bizarre, you may not believe they really exist. For your convenience, we made this long list easy to navigate.

In September of 2014, the number of websites online passed a billion. The count was estimated and announced by Internet Live Stats, and tweeted by Tim Berners-Lee — the inventor of the World Wide Web. As of September of 2020, the number of websites reached over 1.8 billion. read more

Serial Killer Memorabilia

Serial Killer Memorabilia (An eBay Seller’s Killer Collection)

eBay seller Marc Goldberg has been collecting serial killer memorabilia for decades. Today, he  shares his fascinating collection. Some come from the most famous serial killers of all time.

Related article: The Wineville Chicken Coop Murders (published on October 17, 2015)

Marc Goldberg’s  True Crime Collectibles

True Crime Collectibles

Richard Ramirez, The “Night Stalker”

Murderabilia

Born: February 29, 1960
Died: June 7, 2013 (cause of death was B-cell lymphoma)
Number of murders: 14
Span of Crimes: April 10, 1984–August 24, 1985
Criminal penalty: 19 Death sentences (was sentenced to die in California’s gas chamber) read more

Bizarre Art Styles From Around The World

Artists from around the world share their amazing and bizarre art with OdditiesBizarre.

They have provided us with several pictures of their products, as well as links for more information. There are also links for the artists who have their own store website.

Jennifer Fury’s Art Prints

The CryptKeeper

The CryptKeeper With A Secret Eyeball.

Fury is a lifelong fan of the horror anthology television series Tales from the Crypt. She says the secret eyeball located in the Crypt Keeper’s forehead only comes out on special occasions.

creepy cheeseburger

weird heart art

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Jennifer Fury

My name is Jennifer Fury and I’m from Grand Rapids, Michigan. I have been creating art regularly, in various forms, for more than 6 years. I gravitate towards a darker subject matter with many nature elements. read more

Grady Stiles III

An Interview With Grady Stiles III (The Son Of ‘Lobster Boy’ Grady Stiles Jr)

Welcome to our fascinating interview with Grady Stiles III, the son of the famous sideshow freak Grady Stiles, Jr., also known as Lobster Boy (June 26, 1937 – November 29, 1992).

Related article: Images of rare human deformities

What is Ectrodactyly?

What is Ectrodactyly?

An X-ray of a 12-year-old girl in 1907.

Ectrodactyly (also known as as split hand/split foot malformation (SHFM), cleft hand or lobster claw) is a rare congenital anomaly caused by human gene defects. It affects about 1 in 90,000 births.

The limb malformation involves the deficiency or absence of one or more central digits of the hand and/or foot. read more