Myrtle Corbin was known far and wide in the late nineteenth century as the Four-Legged Woman. While at a glance one could plainly see four legs dangling beyond the hem of her dress – only one pair belonged to her, the other set to her dipygus twin sister.
The mummified heart of vampire Auguste Delagrance, responsible for the deaths of more than 40 people in a period of vampirism in the USA. When identified, Delagrance was hunted down by a Romano Catholic priest and a Voodoo Hougan, and destroyed in
More odd than anything else - This taxidermy was found inside a late French mansion which has been sealed up for more than 100 years. Via National Geographic. Good to know people were just as fucking weird before the internet.
Catacombe dei Cappuccini, Palermo, Italy - Italy’s most ghoulish site, this crypt houses thousands of corpses, fully dressed and hung from hooks. Bodies are arranged by gender and profession; their facial expressions often eerily visible.
L’Inconnue de la Seine, death mask of 16 year old girl pulled from the Seine. apparently a suicide, as her body showed no marks of violence, but her beauty and her enigmatic smile led a Paris pathologist to order a plaster death mask of her face.