freaks’

Fish with human feet (including five toes) caught off Caribbean coast by 74-year-old local fisherman

// February 2nd, 2016 // No Comments » // News

The aquatic horror pictured above was caught of the coast of Windward, on the Island of Carriacou in the Caribbean by 74-year-old fisherman, Hope McLawrence. According to McLawrence: This has shocked me to a considerable extent since I never thought that a creature like this even existed!

“Bionic girl”, incapable of tiring, feeling hunger, pain, nor fear – has no sense of danger

// January 19th, 2016 // No Comments » // Sideshow Anomalies

Doctors have dubbed 7-year-old Olivia Farnsworth the “bionic girl” because a rare chromosome condition (chromosome 6 deletion) renders her incapable of feeling pain, hunger, exhaustion, or fear. Geneticists have said they have never come across the disorder before and it is believed Olivia is the only person in the world with these unusual characteristics.

Traveling freak gives us scariest mugshot of the year – Paradox, the Dutchess of Hell, arrested in Lubbock

// September 22nd, 2015 // No Comments » // News

Lubbock, Texas officers arrested 29-year-old Albuquerque, New Mexico native Mara Paradox on a marijuana possession charge and booked “her” into the county jail this week. Beyond what you can see in the mugshot above, Paradox (formerly Chance Davis) is indeed “different”.

The history of the Freak Show and the legendary freaks who promoted the popular attractions

// December 22nd, 2014 // No Comments » // Sideshow Anomalies

Freak shows were popular attractions during the mid 19th to mid 20th centuries until changes in societal attitudes towards handicapped persons and tightening of local laws prohibiting “exhibition of deformed human beings” led to the decline of the freak show as a form of entertainment. Featuring attractions such as deformed humans and animals, unusual physical […]

Gibsonton, Florida – Showtown USA (aka Freaktown USA) is home for many famous sideshow freak performers

// October 9th, 2014 // No Comments » // Unusual Places (you can visit)

The migration of sideshow freaks to Gibsonton, Florida began in the 1936 after legendary carnival performers Al “the Giant” Tomiani and his wife, Jeanie the Half-Girl moved to waterfront property in Gibsonton to start a fishing business. “Gibtown” looks like any other non-descript American town with a grocery store, gas station, and library, but if […]

21-year-old Florida woman obviously misunderstands men’s motiviations – adds third breast to make herself unattractive

// September 22nd, 2014 // No Comments » // Sideshow Anomalies

21-year-old Jasmine Tridevil (I’m guessing this isn’t her real name) says she was rejected by 50 plastic surgeons before one cosmetic surgeon (licensed?) agreed to perform an unusual surgery to add a third breast in between Tridevil’s two natural breasts. At a cost of $20,000, the surgeon’s only condition was that she sign a non-disclosure […]

Freakish two-headed dolphin washes ashore in Turkey

// August 11th, 2014 // No Comments » // News

urkish beachgoers received a gruesome surprise last week when the body of a freakish two-headed dolphin washed onto the shore of Izmir on Turkey’s west coast. The two-headed dolphin, which had two heads but merged to share just one tail, was discovered by sports teacher Tugreul Metin who watched in amazement as it washed onto […]

Eight-legged “Octogoat” – goat born in Croatia has eight spider-like legs

// May 12th, 2014 // No Comments » // News

A goat in Croatia has given birth to kid (baby goat) with eight legs. Rancher Zoran Paparic says after the mother goat (Sarka) gave birth to the freakish goat, he couldn’t believe his eyes. “I counted his legs and I thought I was seeing things. Then I called my neighbor to make sure that I […]

Maine fishermen catch freaky lobster that has five human-like fingers

// September 11th, 2013 // No Comments » // News

A crew of lobster fishermen in Maine found themselves in possession of an eerie five-fingered lobster after a recent haul. Recognizing their catch was something unusual, Capt. Peter Brown and lobsterman Richard Figueiredo of the fishing vessel Rachael Leah, delivered the specimen to the Maine State Aquarium who has put the bizarre creature, a Homarus […]

Woman wears corset day and night to deform waist into freaky wasp-shape silhouette

// June 11th, 2013 // No Comments » // Sideshow Anomalies

24-year-old Berlin native Michele Koebke has a goal in life – to set the world record for the World’s Tiniest Waist. In order to achieve this goal, and create the wasp-waist silhouette that was so popular in the 19th century, she has worn a tight corset every day and night for the past three years […]

Doctor Evil’s two-headed shark discovered in Gulf of Mexico

// April 1st, 2013 // No Comments » // News

Researchers confirmed last week that the two-headed shark discovered in the Gulf of Mexico on April 7, 2011, was indeed a single shark with two heads and not a conjoined twin. The specimen was found by a fisherman in the uterus of a pregnant female shark near the Florida Keys. It is the first confirmed […]