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Truly Monstrous!

Posted by: Nick Redfern on June 18th, 2012

“An Indiana Monstrosity” was the headline that jumped out of the pages of the Chelan Falls Leader of November 5, 1891, and which described the discovery of a new-born puppy that “possessed the head of a human being”!

The article continues that: “Its body was shaped like a boa constrictor, and being of unusual length, it wound about in all conceivable forms…”

There’s much more, too – as you’ll see at this link – which makes me think that if not an outright hoax, this was simply a case of terrible deformity that got overly sensationalized by the media of the day.

Nick RedfernNick Redfern – has written 755 posts on this site.
Punk music fan, Tennents Super and Carlsberg Special Brew beer fan, horror film fan, chocolate fan, like to wear black clothes, like to stay up late. Work as a writer.


4 Responses to “Truly Monstrous!”

  1. Kyle Germann via Facebook responds:

    I wish you guys would post about new book releases more often…I’m always on the lookout for interesting new books!

  2. Amado Sagasta via Facebook responds:

    too bad no pic

  3. Jocko Wainwright responds:

    Take it from me, if a dog with a human head was going to be born anywhere, it probably would be Muncie.

  4. AreWeThereYeti responds:

    All hail the wiener-dog King!



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