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11 Bizarre Real-Life People Who Were Showcased At Circus Freak Show

American Horror Story - Freak Show was able to attract the audience through people who suffered from some or other physical oddities in real-life. They were able to make a profit by their abnormality, and it was something way beyond anyone's expectation. 

Their looks may be freaky, but their works were commendable. Want to know more about them? Go through the entire article.

11 Bizarre Real-Life People Who Were Showcased At Circus Freak Show

11 Bizarre Real-Life People Who Were Showcased At Circus Freak Show

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1. "The Legless wonder"- Eli Bowen

1. "The Legless wonder"- Eli Bowen

Despite not having legs, Eli had the power to fascinate his audiences with his acts like - flips, tumbles, and other stunts. The medical term for his condition is known as 'seal limbs' or 'Phocomelia.'

2. "The Elephant Man"- Joseph Merrick

2. "The Elephant Man"- Joseph Merrick

Joseph had multiple genetic defects including a dozen of tumors and growths that covered his entire body. His mother was very much frightened by an elephant while she was carrying him in her womb. Therefore, everyone started calling him as an elephant man.

3. "The Puppet Woman"- Lucia Zarate

3. "The Puppet Woman"- Lucia Zarate

Lucia was the woman who still holds the record of the smallest human being who ever lived on this planet earth. She had Majewski osteodysplasia primordial dwarfism type II. When she got adult she weighed only 4 pounds and died at the age of 26.

4. "Koo Koo the Bird Girl"- Minnie Woolsey

4. "Koo Koo the Bird Girl"- Minnie Woolsey

Minnie was suffering from the condition called Virchow-Seckel Syndrome because of which she became bald, blind, and some other mental disorders.

5. "Pip And Flip"- Elvira and Jenny Lee Snow

5. "Pip And Flip"- Elvira and Jenny Lee Snow

The two sisters suffered a condition called as microcephaly in which people have small heads that further results in poor brain development.

6. "Lobster boy"- Fred Wilson

6. "Lobster boy"- Fred Wilson

Fred was a Massachusetts native, born with a defect called ectrodactyly that was in his both hands and legs. And he had slight dental deformity too.

7. "The Minnesota Woolly Baby"- Alice E. Doherty

7. "The Minnesota Woolly Baby"- Alice E. Doherty

Alice was the only one in America who was born with hypertrichosis lanuginosa. It is the condition in which the whole body gets covered with excessive hair.

8. "The Skeleton Boy"- Isaac Sprague

8. "The Skeleton Boy"- Isaac Sprague

The Massachusetts native, Isaac was as normal as other kids till his childhood and then suddenly he started losing his weight because of which he just remained 43 pounds until the age of 44. He ended up his life at the age of 46 due to asphyxiation.

9. Schlitzie

9. Schlitzie

He was born with microcephaly due to which his mental capacity became just of a 3-year-old kid.

10. "The Two-Headed Nightingale"- Millie and Christine McCoy

10. "The Two-Headed Nightingale"- Millie and Christine McCoy

The McCoy sisters were suffering from the disorder polycephaly in which a person has more than one head.

11. "The Siamese Twins"- Chang and Eng

11. "The Siamese Twins"- Chang and Eng

Chang and Eng are the well known conjoined twins over the history. They were connected with the sternum and were not joined through any crucial organs.

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