These 20 Vintage Sideshow Photos Will Give You Nightmares. Especially #11…OMG.

When there is one great American pastime that we”d rather forget existed, it”s the circus sideshow. These shows weren’t only creepy, but also greatly used individuals that are exposed.

Despite the negatives of sideshows, many of these performers are simply too cool and freaky not to examine. Here are 20 of the freaky and most well-known sideshow performers ever. Simply wait until you see #11; she might begin haunting your dreams.

1. The Human Pincushion.

The Human Pincushion.

2. The pierced guy.

The pierced man.

3. Pip and Flip.

Pip and Flip.

4. The littlest man who ever lived, Lucia Zarate. In this image, she just weighs 4 pounds and is 18 years of age,.

Lucia Zarate, the smallest person who ever lived. In this picture, she is 18 years of age, and only weighs 4 pounds.

5. The Legless Acrobat with his family.

The Legless Acrobat with his family.

6. Sideshow boxers.

Sideshow boxers.

7. A performer with feet and acute hand deformities.

A performer with severe hand and feet deformities.

8. The Four-Legged Girl.

The Four-Legged Woman.

9. John Jennings, also called The Modern Samson.

John Jennings, also known as The Modern Samson.

10. Mike, the headless chicken. He managed to live with no head.

Mike, the headless chicken. He managed to live 18 months without a head.

#11 is one I”ll never get over. Hit Next Page to see… OMG.

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