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"elmer mccurdy" Discussed on The Ladies of Strange

The Ladies of Strange

07:44 min | 2 weeks ago

"elmer mccurdy" Discussed on The Ladies of Strange

"A loss angeles warehouse. They put people on display anymore. So you went into storage in one thousand nine hundred forty nine in nineteen sixty seven omer was on lend to david freedman making an appearance. She freak another exploitation film. She was okay probably like she freak not. She freaks she freak. I was probably about a woman having opinions and wanting to do things on their own. I didn't i bend to it but poster for it. Is hella trippy In nineteen sixty eight. Elmer was solta spoon. E sign owner of the hollywood hollywood wax museum with other wax figures for ten thousand dollars. But he's not next week. Elmer was eventually place on display in a show at mount rushmore where he suffered losing the tips of his ears and fingers and toes due to a windstorm. Elmer missed elmer. As at your director for some reason of like how did a windstorm calls toast. Apollo but i'm back on track. It's elmar it. got it. After the windstorm it was determined. Omer was too gruesome looking for display. So spooky sold him to ed leash who owned an amusement zone. Don't ask me what it was. I didn't look into it. Assuming it's like an amusement park but like more localized when he just basically be a skeleton at that point no his he's he's he's still has skin and hair he's mummified it's fine don't think about it is gross looking. But he's i'm intriguing so calm. Eight to nine. Hundred nineteen seventy six. Elmer was hanging in a fun house. Pole yes oh tiffany. Why don't we have bodies just hanging around anymore. I bet this is gross. He died within twenty nine thousand nine hundred eleven. A is a great story. Seven eight and nine hundred. Seventy six during the production of the six million dollar man prop man went to move a wax mannequin that was hanging in the gallows and the amusement zone. The arm broke off exposing human bone and tissue. Can you make your disgusted. Sounds into the microphone please. She's so uncomfortable. I tried to chose this as a pallet cleanser. Because of how much scared you my past to subject. It's fine. this is disgusting but a bit into it. Nope not gonna say tiffany's dating or sex life. Sorry that the police were called because you know when you go to move a wax your arm falls off in its human. You call the police in. How did he. it was cute. Because there's not bones or flesh inside of wax figures. You obviously buying your wax figures from their own police. What do you think wax two years are he did. They're mostly lacks mostly for moving on. the police. were called our was taken to the los angeles coroner's office an autopsy was performed. It was here that they determine elmer had been dead for a while was completely petrified. The like mummification. Kyd not the tiffany. During halloween time. I mean he could be if he was haunting. 'cause i would imagine if your body was going through all of that you probably haven't really passed real smooth isley dude. Ripped off was like. There's no like in researching. I didn't find anything saying like. He was haunting his body. Which i thought was weird. His remains our helicopter. We not be haunting. The body could be haunting where he died. But i would imagine if i was dead in saw like i've been living for almost seventy extra years and then some tries to take down and rips my arm off. That'd be like. I should so nice and calm this whole time. You have unleashed the rats or not. Mummifying ashley new. No okay so petrified. Elmer still dead. They were able to do that. He had to have been embalmed in the nineteen twenties arsenic. Embalming fluid used 'cause they kind of phase that alka arsenic is bad more clues. Elmer's mysterious pass were found in his mouth inside. His mouth was in nineteen twenty four penny and ticket stubs to sideshows and the museum of prime. Oh to people like shove mugniyah owe neo. There's probably gum in there too. I was wondering how he got a penny from the twenties when he died in eleven but because people route yeah. People people are people. Investigators contacted son of louis sunny and he confirmed elmer. Mccurdy's identity finally after offers from many people who are not related to elmer to bury the body. It was decided to lay elmont. Or what rest. Finally in oklahoma. An april twenty second nineteen seventy seven so like roughly sixty six years after he died. Elmer was finally laid to rest and summit view cemetery in guthrie oklahoma. Roughly three hundred people attended his funeral. It's kinda cool to ensure. Elmer was not stolen. They poke hoard two feet of concrete over his casket bear fighting. Yeah that is this story and afterlife of elmer mccurdy dot really renewable right so i posted the other day that if member murdered. I wanna hold podcast made about me. Not just an episode whole series about me. I also that's a lie. Never mind just burn me about say i also wanna live on after i die but like just remember me like i told the cocoa pulling elmer. He's fascinating you guys. Awesome real grossed out. She had a lot of emotions. That's okay why don't they do this anymore. Oh my god conundrum. it's fine. I'm equal parts disturbed and intrigued. You guys want other options and how to dispose of your body after you die. We weapons covering dot dispose of it. Yeah worst case bliss heart. Well he didn't have a whole lot of say in that too. I know this is what i'm saying. Yeah like that would be awful. Tore guy didn't do so well in life after death. that's where all of his good fortune came was after life. They're like dude. People like you go do things so all the stuff he missed out on in life you've got to do is still bonkers. A corpse was just passed around for sixty six years right now. That makes me intrigued to see if there's any other that aren't just chilling out. There probably imagine there have to be just being passed around. People are crazy. Yeah i know that's how we have podcast. Hello and welcome well. That was fun. I was not expecting that. I don't know what i was expecting. But that was enjoyable. That sounded rude. While bar is so low. For ashley. That what i am adequate. She is pleased. Bitch not remember friends. Sometimes you say things. Don't come out the way you intended but we do it too so you should listen to us and feel better about yourself. Everybody has something that they've let us you. Why sometimes that's not. If you have any questionable topics like us to discuss you can find us on social media. Facebook instagram twitter. Or you can email subjects us at the a strange gmail.com. Don't forget to subscribe rate and review. And if you think we're doing a great job and want to support the show you can find patriot dot com slash. The ladies of strange. Keep it strange. The lease goba..

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"elmer mccurdy" Discussed on The Ladies of Strange

The Ladies of Strange

08:18 min | 2 weeks ago

"elmer mccurdy" Discussed on The Ladies of Strange

"Hello and welcome. We are the ladies of strange. I'm ashley i'm tiffany and i'm rebecca. Thank you for joining us each week as we discuss the history mystery in theory of all things questionable odd and irie aye high would because ready for a great day show. It is a good day. it's episode day. It's rebecca's episode day. Are you ready for an episode. I never know with you. I am to be fair. I have faith in you and my the wild card. No yeah. I don't know you guys both are. I'm just like everybody is the end for me. It's a toss up of whether you'll understand it or hate it. Precisely port gain no less dose. I don't understand. And i hate it. Welcome to most of the people. The meet me i love you. I just don't understand your topic sometime. You're too big brain for me. I think you'll like this one. Okay so. Elmer mccurdy was born on january. First eighteen. eighty two sadie mccurdy. Who was at the time unmarried and seventeen years old. Oh story goes. They were unsure whose father was so basically to save face because it was eighteen eighty nine george and his wife. Helen adopted elmer in eighteen. Ninety after george died of tuberculosis the family moved to bangor maine. I don't know if it pronounce it correctly. Colloquially i don't know sorry sounds good to me goal look at you get no fancy said. What's it like to be big brings. It was here that sadie told elmer that. They didn't know who his father was right about. This time is when elmer started acting out and picked up a drinking habit that was stay with him for the remainder of his life. How old was a tennis. Oh jesus is born. Eighteen eighty renown eighteen ninety. So that's perfectly acceptable for a ten year old to have a drinking. were different. just kidding. it's actually and eighteen ninety. Did we have child labor laws yet. Because i remember seeing lots of pictures of i don't think so drinking in mill so maybe that is about average knows it's crazy. Moving on elmer went to live with his grandfather. For a while. it was at this point. He started an apprenticeship as a plumber. He was competent worker. Who was able to hold down a job until nineteen hundred. It was also this year. He lost his mother to an ulcer in august and his grandfather to bright's disease in september. He lost her to an ulcer. An ulcer oma talk. No you're fine. You're not going to die. You are fines brin rio guys. It is twenty twenty. Three antibiotics been discovered. You're fine like i said everyone dies including me. Let me tell you why it's not. So what is bright's disease. I looked this up. Because i was curious. 'cause i didn't actually know what it was has something to do with the kidneys. That's what i understood. Good research rebecca. You want to hear what. I copy pasted from google rights. Disease also called glummer role knoll rightous inflammation of the structures and the kidney that produce. Urine the glummer maruli and the net franz. The glow maruli are small round clusters of capillaries magazine. Blood vessels that are surrounded by a double walled. Capsule called bowman's capsule. does that. answer your question. Of course. I didn't know about the kidney. Capillaries lebron's standard knowledge moving on his. None of us know that is almer moved around. His alcoholism landed misdemeanor and aided in not being able to hold down a job. And he was like twenty s issue in his twenties in one thousand nine hundred seven. Elmer joined the army and was assigned to fort leavenworth in kansas. During his service he became a machine gun operator and received training for nitroglycerine for demolition purposes. So a vince to anyone who suffers. Because obviously we've been open about our struggles to an alcoholic with mental health issues. Became a machine gun operator and was trained in nitroglycerine. Cool cool cool cool good job military of the nineteen hundreds. I mean nineteen. Oh seven no researching. The demolition purposes wasn't in quotes. But i feel like you listen quotes. I feel like this guy is going to be the next like big doctor that you're going to talk about really good standup guy. Just the best for the community. Because rebecca covers a lot of those so many the with me in nineteen. Ten elmer was honorably discharged on november seventh and is kind of started roaming around again. He met up with an army buddy on november nineteenth. Elmer and his friend were arrested for the possession of the following chisels Hacksaw funnels were nitroglycerine. And gunpowder and money sacks. Well that's probably not a good combination of things. That's circumstantial evidence. Exactly elmore told the judge these items absolutely were not intended for bogery foolery bulgar bulgar behavior bird burglary that one burglar bed that a bird to take things that aren't tis burglarizing for thievery. So i know you see judge but they don't mean what you think it means they are supposed to be tools to help us invent a foot operated machine gun dude because that makes sense really brilliant. That would be pretty fun. Just thinking about some of the band's matthew listens to those drummers that are just she like a paddle boat. Oh my god but the machine gun dude okay. Powerboats are hard enough to paddle. You put a gun on top of their that. I have to control. You might go backwards. I probably would. We talked about that once. We did on a patriot owners episode. Oh that wasn't this okay. Cool over was deemed not guilty on january eleventh nineteen eleven his career as a bank and train. Robber began shortly after ha. Luckily he had his former training with nitroglycerine to fall back on so this segment is called. Nitroglycerin why rebecca is on yet another list. Get i went to google this. I was like nitroglycerin was like here. Are the medical uses for this. I'm like no nitroglycerine uses more. Michael how do i use. Goes into their blow. Things like that has medical purposes. Now how do i get it to make things get bigger quickly. So you know how we were talking about. We needed a spreadsheet for certain things earlier. We need to have spreadsheet of topics that we've covered when we covered them. And when we blatantly said in that episode. Like high nsa. This is why. I researched this topic so when one of us inevitably ends up in court we will have. This is a backup. We were curious. Okay how google doesn't make it to the show. So i'm fucked. Start talking about it. So nitroglycerine is actually. A nitrate compound said of a nitro compound. And if i was a witch. I'd know what that means. Actually a wet nitrate compound. Yes nine though. No one has one eight one had sex. The only thing i can tell you is like chemically. They means something. That's all i got. One is masculine and one is feminine. Know if you're speaking a different language could work. This would be latin. And that's not how male and female conjugation worked for latin. Big brain much for moving on in its purest form. Nitroglycerin is a contact explosive. Sorta like tiffany. Meaning jostling it. Rapidly can have side effects. it does have a high freezing point. Fifty five degrees fahrenheit also like tiffany and is more stable and solid non-emotional form. That is the difference between me. You're more solid and your non-emotional form. I don't have. She's more stable in her solid form but with heat and melting nitroglycerine quickly become unstable. Oh and the older it gets the less stable it gets okay like my mental health. Save their hand relates. Hi.

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"elmer mccurdy" Discussed on Mouse and Weens

Mouse and Weens

05:55 min | 5 months ago

"elmer mccurdy" Discussed on Mouse and Weens

"Yeah, that is for sure Eamon. Oh congratulations on thanks. We'll post all your links and all of all the ways that people can find that to after -solutely appreciate it. Yeah, yes, i. that's so cool. So what is the process of writing a book? Pretty straightforward, easy difficult. It is definitely complex. The the actual writing of it is is one thing, but then you have to have. It formatted the way that they're expecting which can be very very. Very particular and you get your various processes of revision. My Bibliography is like fifty pages just just listing all the sources. I spent an entire weekend just doing the bibliography like only at twenty hours it took me to do the bibliography discounting all the sources formatted correctly, and then he got your back some fourths, and it doesn't matter how many times everybody reads it. There are still typos. Don't know how they get past. Seventeen people proofreading still type. I love finding them in books to I feel like I should be paid or something, yeah. It's not. It's not as good feeling when it's your book. Let me tell you that's true. It's awful, can you? Can we back it up to? How did you? We found you through your podcasts? So how did you come to create your? Can you give us a little snippet of how? The birth of the brain on VACs. I just I have this brain that's loaded down with ridiculous tangential knowledge and I can't stop myself from interjecting it into conversations I worked at a grocery store, and the customers don't necessarily want to hear about the prehistoric ground sloth that redistributed avocado seeds, and that's why the pits are so huge. They just want me to bring up the Damn Avocado and let them leave. You know so when my husband. Husband got me into listening to podcasts I thought Oh. This'll be a safe way to vent all this useless knowledge. The problem is a seven page script each week just puts more shit in murdering, which then of course get scattered all around an interesting a book. That's amazing, so some of it did fall neatly onto the printed page. Thankfully, that's great, so you've always had this kind of brain that. To find facts yet well why? When I was a kid, I was a serious serious TV. Addict like Mike TV all the way, and so that was the punishment, when I was acting up was to have. TV taken away, except I was allowed to watch the news and educational programming, and that is probably where I developed my love for a well-crafted documentary. School that's a good idea. Now you can get some ideas for your kids Joe I know mine currently just play video games so if we don't into education. Yet don't don't take their electrtonics. Take the charging cables and just watch the hope. Fade from there is is the ballad. remotes lock him into the car and take the keys I mean you could also get an get little small padlocks and put it through that hole. That's in the ground on the plug. Plug? It in. That's Smart, oh. They might on combust though okay speaking of that just because I happen to bring that up. Do you have any information about spontaneously combusting because I'm fascinated by that? Yeah, spontaneous human. Is Fascinating and you can spend hours debating whether or not it's real whether or not it's even possible. There is the theory that an article of clothing catches. Fire begins to melt the subcutaneous fat, and that the than the fabric that wicks the fat up like fuel, but it's bizarre, because nothing else in the house is destroyed, and yet there are, there are a number of supposed- incidents, but no clear consensus, one way or the other depending on what day you ask me, you know I'll either four or anti spontaneous combustion. The Way Ladies and gentlemen. This was a spontaneous question. Fact that she just had that sitting in her brain means something right there. I'm sorry, does this? Does everyone not just immediately? Combustion. Is there anything that you are soup? You have so a vast array of subjects on your on your podcast. I mean it's just incredible, so is there anything that you are most excited about or something that you love doing? You'll have these topics. We just can't resist like everything that comes up. We have to get more of. I am I'm fascinated by it? My I called my upset well-traveled corpses. These are people whose bodies covered more ground when they were dead than they were when they were alive like Elmer mccurdy, the failed train robber in the eighteen sixties, whose body eventually made its way onto the set of the six million dollar man where they thought he was a dummy. A. Perron of course went through three other countries before she was finally buried. Back in Argentina WanNa Pastrana who was of A. Woman woman from rural Mexico who had hypertrichosis she was covered with thick hair, and shells had a condition that made her gums and lips very thick gave her a. Sort of Simian appearance for lack of a better word, so she ended up on the side show circuit as you do back then and was marketed as the orangutans girl, the bear woman. Claimed to be a half breed of humans and monkeys, and all this stuff and one of her promoters married her probably to keep her all to himself. They had a child, but unfortunately Juliana and the baby die pretty much after childbirth and he had them stuffed. It just gets sadder from there. So. It's either that or the the mating habits of. Spotted Hyenas because the spotted hyena is freaking fascinating. And you're listening to my favorite podcast, Malchin weaned. This is my Tricia oh! Feel stopped by to.

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"elmer mccurdy" Discussed on The Science Bloggers Podcast

The Science Bloggers Podcast

08:30 min | 5 months ago

"elmer mccurdy" Discussed on The Science Bloggers Podcast

"Sodas accessible to everyone because you know when you look at what's happening. Today, we definitely need you know we need good. We need could access. We need everything so. I was looking at as I said before I was looking at a few of your episodes. They're quite a few more are science-based. D One talk about some of them that you think Automo- science, related fact related well one of my favorites and I've always I've always loved science I. Am of I'm in the The mister wizard generation to date myself there, which for those who aren't familiar with him. He's Bill Nye for old people. was. Go back and watch it. He really didn't even seem to like those kids, but that's neither here, nor there but. One of my favorite science oriented episodes is about. Doctors testing drugs and techniques on themselves. Some of which seem pretty sensible like Jonas salk actually tested the polio vaccine on himself and his family, because there was a really really necessary rush to get that vaccine developed improved and out to people but then some of them. You're like really really guy. stubbins firth with two FS Fella named Stubbins Firth wanted to prove that yellow fever was not contagious person to person, and he went to extreme lengths anyone who is having their lunch I apologize. He made a cut on his arm and took vomit from a yellow fever patient and rubbed it in the cut when he didn't contract yellow fever. He put the vomit in his eye. That didn't get him sick. And then he started eating it. And wrote a treaties. That yellow fever is not contagious. We do now that it is contagious. It just requires a vector in this case mosquitoes to pass it from person to person. and. That was confirmed. By much later research by a US Army surgeon, who was breeding mosquitoes, four tests on yellow fever, but ironically was bitten by a wild mosquito, got yellow fever and passed away. I remember listening to that episode and all those things that went through just to prove that you know how how yellow fever is transmitted from. Truly disgusting things he did, and I was listening to thinking like man. That is dedication. Yeah, you got to really be very sure that you right. I mean I like being right. I think we all do I really like being right, but. Not enough to saute and eat. Emphasis you know that's where I draw the line. There there's an even more extreme example. Stevens Firth is in the book version of your brain on facts, which is coming out soon. I wish actually put the incident that just sprung to mine in there, too. which was when? Ono I've forgotten the name of the condition. There was a Niacin deficiency condition that we didn't know at the time was a niacin deficiency. and. It seemed like it was a contagious disease either person to person or from bad water like you get with cholera and the. Scientists, who was sure that this was a nutrition based disease and not an environmental contagious disease. Organized what he called a filth party, and he got his his very clever wife, and his very clever friends together and they. On, mass ingested fluids from people with this. Disease called Palazzo. Palabra said Yeah Just fluids from the patients, and then none of them got sick to prove. No, this is just a nutritional deficiency, because the poor do not have access to good enough food, and that's why we have Niacin enriched. Flour and bread products a rumble reading a book on it gone to the science writing. Workshop. One of the presenters one of the people in the workshop. She had written a book on on doubt condition. And I think also book for children and it. Chronicled the wanted deficiency like what what happens to the human body, and why we forty five foods? To to have. Certain vitamins and minerals, but yeah, it was as Pellagra if I remember correctly I love that it's a children's book. Yeah, it was a children's. I went to children's science writing workshop. I could've done with that because I tried to do. A science podcast and Youtube Channel, which was biting off way too much with my niece was called science with Savannah h seven 'cause. She's very very smart and very curious. like I was when I was her age. but it was just. It ended up being too much work in it. pod faded as we say in the industry that end with my add trying to control her with her eighty to keep her on task. It just wasn't gonNA work. Can. Be Difficult you the their science writing workshops for. Writers are want to write for children. I think one that I went to was run by the highlights. Foundation Highlights magazine same guys. Coal. Yelich highlight magazine. Yeah did do that. Do a lot of like work for writers to to help promote and train writers and Dale like this really nice I guess you can call it a fall that that half out there. That's nice and remote in Pennsylvania, so it's nice roster. I'm going to look that up surf into that thing. Gopher Yeah I'm GONNA look up. I've gone on the road for a lot less than that I'll you that for nothing? Yeah, and you get to like interact with the other writers and and talk about writing and science. Ended up stuff. Is is a place where you'd have. You'd probably have fun I. Don't know if they're still doing it, but you know. Check it out. Now not at the moment obviously. So, what are the episodes? Do you think SCIENC- that that you really enjoy doing I've had one hundred nine episodes in so I'll have a moment where I'll go. I'll be scrolling through back catalog and be like what it. What is that even I don't even recognize some of the stuff. I've covered because I've discovered so much particularly science, but another one of my favorites. You know while I'm here desperately. Desperately scrolling through my list on my phone. is actually it's called well-traveled bodies, and it is about various people who covered more ground after their death than they did during their life like the train robber Elmore, Elmer mccurdy, whose body turned up on the set of the six million dollar man eighty years after his death. They thought he was a dummy. A Perron who went through three other countries before finally being buried under twenty feet of concrete so that she would be able to rest in peace. And poor. One Pastrana who was a Mesoamerican woman from rural Mexico. who had hypertrichosis, so she was covered in thick dark hair. Oliver Skin and she had a condition that also made her. Gums and lips very thick, and so it gave her and I. Say this as plainly as possible, a rather simian appearance, and in fact she ended up on the side, shows circuit and was marketed as. The Orangutan girl, the monkey girl, the baby girl her one of her promoters married her. Probably just you know, keep off. The competition had a child with her, but sadly they both died within a few days of the birth. The baby also had hypertrichosis, and then he had them taxidermied. and. It actually gets worse from there but. That one was always one of my favorites, and I'm not one hundred percent. Sure why in my show I also try to turn the spotlight more toward. people of Color and The contributions of women 'cause history..

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"elmer mccurdy" Discussed on Your Brain on Facts

Your Brain on Facts

11:18 min | 9 months ago

"elmer mccurdy" Discussed on Your Brain on Facts

"In the winter of nineteen seventy six the six million dollar man. Tv show was filming in a haunted house in Long Beach. California when a crew member went to move a garish looking dummy to a different spot. The dummies arm broke off at the elbow. It was then that the crew member noticed the end of a human bone. Sticking out of the truncated limb. This wasn't a mannequin. This was elmer mccurdy a career criminal who died sixty five years earlier in Oklahoma. My Name's Moxy. And this is your brain on facts as forensic science slash true crime slash weird history buff of the first order. I almost didn't include mccurdy in today's episode of well-traveled corpses. Because his story makes all of these lists. But you know me. I like to be thorough. Elmer mccurdy was born January. First eighteen eighty two an unwed mother and adopted by his uncle and aunt. The first twenty years of his life were fairly unremarkable until a string of personal losses led him to say screw it. I'm ago Robson. Trains a brief stint in the army. Seen him trained to use nitroglycerine for demolition and he decided to blend the two careers the trouble was he tended to be heavy handed with the explosives once costing his gang ninety percent of the money in a safe he blew their remaining ten percent that they did get was in coins. That were melted together. Mccurdy's final robbery took place on October. Fourth Nineteen Eleven Niro Keys Oklahoma. When mccurdy and his men mistakenly stopped a passenger train instead of the one carrying four hundred thousand dollars that they were after the men were only able to steal about forty six dollars from the mail clerk some whiskey a pistol and the train conductors. Watch a newspaper account of the robbery called it quote. One of the smallest in the history of train robbery even still a two thousand dollar bounty was put on mccurdy and someone gave him up in the wee hours of October seventh. Apostasy of sheriff's tracked mccurdy to a Hacia using bloodhounds. Gunfire was exchanged for over an hour and in the end. Mccurdy was shot in the chest and killed mccurdy. Spotty was subsequently taken to the Johnson funeral home in Husk Oklahoma where it went on claimed Joseph Johnson the owner and undertaker embalmed body with an arsenic based preservative and stored it in the back of the funeral home refusing to bury the body or release it until he had been paid for his services. Johnson then decided if he was going to get any money out of this situation. He'd have to be more proactive. He dressed the corpse up in street. Clothes place to rifle and mccurdy's hands and stood up in the corner of the funeral home for a nickel apiece. Visitors could see the bandit who wouldn't give up. Mccurdy became a popular attraction at the funeral home and also drew the attention of carnival. Promoters though Johnson refused numerous offers to buy the mummified body in nineteen sixteen a man claiming to be elmer mccurdy's long lost brother got permission from the sheriff to take custody of the body and ship it to San Francisco for a proper burial. The following day Johnson released the body to this man and an accomplice who then put it on a train bound for Arkansas City Kansas. Then were in fact. James and Charles Patterson owners of the Great Patterson Carnival shows where mccurdy's corpse would be featured until nineteen twenty two when Paterson sold his operation to Louis. Sonny Sonny use mccurdy's corpse in his Traveling Museum of crime show which featured wax replicas famous outlaws such as Bill Doolan and Jesse James in Nineteen Twenty eight. The corpse was part of the official sideshow that accompanied the Trans American footrace. In thirty three it was acquired for a time. By director Duane Esper- to promote his exploitation film narcotic with an exclamation point in a very William Castle style move. The corpse was placed in the lobby of the theater as a dead dope. Fiend by this time some twenty two years after death mccurdy's body had become fide. The skin was hard and the body had shriveled to the size of a child. Esperer claims that this deterioration was proof of the danger of drunks. Mccurdy's corpse would bounce between warehouses and movie sets for the next four decades damage from mishandling. Meant that the corpse was no longer all that lifelike which is how it found. Its Way to the left in the dark funhouse at the Pike in Long Beach. After it was discovered that he wasn't a mannequin mccurdy was sent to the La Coroner by this time. The body was essentially petrified and had been covered in wax and layers of paint. It weighed about fifty pounds or twenty three kilos and was sixty three inches or one hundred sixty centimeters tall. Some hair was still visible on the sides. And back of the head but mccurdy's ears big toes and many of his fingers. Were missing of all the clues that lead the coroner and accompanying historians to determine the mummy's identity. The most interesting was found in the courteous mouth. It had nothing to do with. His teeth was a nineteen twenty. Four penny and ticket stops to the one forty West Pike side show and the Louis Sunny Museum of crime. The discovery made national headlines and an actual distant relative came forward to claim mccurdy's body which was buried on April twenty second nineteen seventy seven in the boot hill section of the summit new cemetery in Guthrie Oklahoma next to the actual body of outlaw. Bill Doolan two feet of concrete were poured on top of the coffin to ensure that mccurdy's rambling days for over mccurdy. Hardly the only outlaw turned famous. Mummy take the case of one. Hazel Farris born in Kentucky in eighteen eighty orphaned as a child and later married to a man with whom she drank heavily and fought loudly. Her history is morphed into folklore but by all accounts on August Sixth Nineteen Five. The couple had an argument over Paris's desire to buy a new hat. If you've been in a relationship for any length of time you know that wasn't really what they were fighting about. The two came to blows and Farris ended up shooting. Her husband who died on the living room floor. Neighbors heard the gunshots summoned police. The situation did not improve upon their arrival because fairus shot and killed them to a passing. Deputy Sheriff heard. The Commotion Gained Entry. To the House and tried to restrain Farris during the scuffle. The deputy tripped on Ferris's husband's body accidentally firing his gun and shooting off. One of her fingers there is eventually broke free and fatally shot the deputy as well so she shot the sheriff and she did shoot the deputy with five murders under her belt and a five hundred dollar reward for her capture which I couldn't put into modern figures because the inflation calculators don't go back that far fairus fled to Bessemer Alabama to try to begin a new life. One version of her story has her posing as schoolmarm another as her working as a prostitute. Both agree that she drank excessively she took up with a new man and when they became engaged fairus confided in. Him who she really was. He immediately gave her up to police on December twentieth. Nineteen O six fairly certain. She wouldn't emerge victorious from a second shootout. He sulfurous committed suicide by drinking combination of Whiskey fuel. Oil and Arsenic Ferris's body was taken to Adams vermillion furniture which also sold caskets and as such functioned as the local funeral parlour. No one came forward to claim her body which was strangely mummifying rather than decomposing. There is speculation that it's because of the chemicals Ferris drink but I don't put a great deal of stock by that regardless of the reason the corpse had longevity and a certain renown Adams began charging curious visitors ten cents to see the notorious outlaw. After a time Ferris's body hit the road. When atoms loaned the corpse to various exhibitors including his brother and Tuscaloosa Palace of wonders sideshow operator Captain Harvey Leabeau's well and OC Brooks who featured the well preserved remains in his traveling show for forty years when he died brooks left Hazel to a nephew on the condition that any money raised from displaying her be donated to charity. As the story goes Brooks's nephew displayed. Ferris's mummy to raise money to build churches in Tennessee. Just let that paradigm sinking. The nephew eventually brought her back to bessemer where she became an infamous attraction at the newly formed hall of history. The hall of history also had exhibits more typical of a modern history museum such as the door to Martin Luther King. Junior's jail cell and Adolf Hitler's telephone and it's housed in a restored railroad terminal. Just like the Science Museum here in my hometown after a long run at the hall of history I became the subject of a National Geographic documentary. Which is where reality. Reasserts itself over folklore an autopsy performed for the documentary indicated? The mummified woman had died of pneumonia not poisoning but one of her fingers had indeed been shot off some time well before her death. The state of the body tissue was consistent with having been immersed in arsenic. It's entirely possible that the manner of Ferris's death was ret conned to fit the state of the remains after. The documentary was finished. He's Liz owners decided to lay her to rest and had the body cremated. Hazel Farris wasn't the only money shown by sideshow operator. Captain Lee Harvey Boswell after the common-law husband of nightclub performer. Marie O'Day murdered her. He threw her body in. Utah's great salt. Lake where her body remained for twelve years. It had washed ashore but remained covered in salt silt and sand when discovered in nineteen thirty seven. Her body was said to have been quote mummified but not petrified due to the more than twenty percent salt content in the water.

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Greatest Hits: Well-traveled Bodies

Your Brain on Facts

09:31 min | 9 months ago

Greatest Hits: Well-traveled Bodies

"In the winter of nineteen seventy six the six million dollar man. Tv show was filming in a haunted house in Long Beach. California when a crew member went to move a garish looking dummy to a different spot. The dummies arm broke off at the elbow. It was then that the crew member noticed the end of a human bone. Sticking out of the truncated limb. This wasn't a mannequin. This was elmer mccurdy a career criminal who died sixty five years earlier in Oklahoma. My Name's Moxy. And this is your brain on facts as forensic science slash true crime slash weird history buff of the first order. I almost didn't include mccurdy in today's episode of well-traveled corpses. Because his story makes all of these lists. But you know me. I like to be thorough. Elmer mccurdy was born January. First eighteen eighty two an unwed mother and adopted by his uncle and aunt. The first twenty years of his life were fairly unremarkable until a string of personal losses led him to say screw it. I'm ago Robson. Trains a brief stint in the army. Seen him trained to use nitroglycerine for demolition and he decided to blend the two careers the trouble was he tended to be heavy handed with the explosives once costing his gang ninety percent of the money in a safe he blew their remaining ten percent that they did get was in coins. That were melted together. Mccurdy's final robbery took place on October. Fourth Nineteen Eleven Niro Keys Oklahoma. When mccurdy and his men mistakenly stopped a passenger train instead of the one carrying four hundred thousand dollars that they were after the men were only able to steal about forty six dollars from the mail clerk some whiskey a pistol and the train conductors. Watch a newspaper account of the robbery called it quote. One of the smallest in the history of train robbery even still a two thousand dollar bounty was put on mccurdy and someone gave him up in the wee hours of October seventh. Apostasy of sheriff's tracked mccurdy to a Hacia using bloodhounds. Gunfire was exchanged for over an hour and in the end. Mccurdy was shot in the chest and killed mccurdy. Spotty was subsequently taken to the Johnson funeral home in Husk Oklahoma where it went on claimed Joseph Johnson the owner and undertaker embalmed body with an arsenic based preservative and stored it in the back of the funeral home refusing to bury the body or release it until he had been paid for his services. Johnson then decided if he was going to get any money out of this situation. He'd have to be more proactive. He dressed the corpse up in street. Clothes place to rifle and mccurdy's hands and stood up in the corner of the funeral home for a nickel apiece. Visitors could see the bandit who wouldn't give up. Mccurdy became a popular attraction at the funeral home and also drew the attention of carnival. Promoters though Johnson refused numerous offers to buy the mummified body in nineteen sixteen a man claiming to be elmer mccurdy's long lost brother got permission from the sheriff to take custody of the body and ship it to San Francisco for a proper burial. The following day Johnson released the body to this man and an accomplice who then put it on a train bound for Arkansas City Kansas. Then were in fact. James and Charles Patterson owners of the Great Patterson Carnival shows where mccurdy's corpse would be featured until nineteen twenty two when Paterson sold his operation to Louis. Sonny Sonny use mccurdy's corpse in his Traveling Museum of crime show which featured wax replicas famous outlaws such as Bill Doolan and Jesse James in Nineteen Twenty eight. The corpse was part of the official sideshow that accompanied the Trans American footrace. In thirty three it was acquired for a time. By director Duane Esper- to promote his exploitation film narcotic with an exclamation point in a very William Castle style move. The corpse was placed in the lobby of the theater as a dead dope. Fiend by this time some twenty two years after death mccurdy's body had become fide. The skin was hard and the body had shriveled to the size of a child. Esperer claims that this deterioration was proof of the danger of drunks. Mccurdy's corpse would bounce between warehouses and movie sets for the next four decades damage from mishandling. Meant that the corpse was no longer all that lifelike which is how it found. Its Way to the left in the dark funhouse at the Pike in Long Beach. After it was discovered that he wasn't a mannequin mccurdy was sent to the La Coroner by this time. The body was essentially petrified and had been covered in wax and layers of paint. It weighed about fifty pounds or twenty three kilos and was sixty three inches or one hundred sixty centimeters tall. Some hair was still visible on the sides. And back of the head but mccurdy's ears big toes and many of his fingers. Were missing of all the clues that lead the coroner and accompanying historians to determine the mummy's identity. The most interesting was found in the courteous mouth. It had nothing to do with. His teeth was a nineteen twenty. Four penny and ticket stops to the one forty West Pike side show and the Louis Sunny Museum of crime. The discovery made national headlines and an actual distant relative came forward to claim mccurdy's body which was buried on April twenty second nineteen seventy seven in the boot hill section of the summit new cemetery in Guthrie Oklahoma next to the actual body of outlaw. Bill Doolan two feet of concrete were poured on top of the coffin to ensure that mccurdy's rambling days for over mccurdy. Hardly the only outlaw turned famous. Mummy take the case of one. Hazel Farris born in Kentucky in eighteen eighty orphaned as a child and later married to a man with whom she drank heavily and fought loudly. Her history is morphed into folklore but by all accounts on August Sixth Nineteen Five. The couple had an argument over Paris's desire to buy a new hat. If you've been in a relationship for any length of time you know that wasn't really what they were fighting about. The two came to blows and Farris ended up shooting. Her husband who died on the living room floor. Neighbors heard the gunshots summoned police. The situation did not improve upon their arrival because fairus shot and killed them to a passing. Deputy Sheriff heard. The Commotion Gained Entry. To the House and tried to restrain Farris during the scuffle. The deputy tripped on Ferris's husband's body accidentally firing his gun and shooting off. One of her fingers there is eventually broke free and fatally shot the deputy as well so she shot the sheriff and she did shoot the deputy with five murders under her belt and a five hundred dollar reward for her capture which I couldn't put into modern figures because the inflation calculators don't go back that far fairus fled to Bessemer Alabama to try to begin a new life. One version of her story has her posing as schoolmarm another as her working as a prostitute. Both agree that she drank excessively she took up with a new man and when they became engaged fairus confided in. Him who she really was. He immediately gave her up to police on December twentieth. Nineteen O six fairly certain. She wouldn't emerge victorious from a second shootout. He sulfurous committed suicide by drinking combination of Whiskey fuel. Oil and Arsenic Ferris's body was taken to Adams vermillion furniture which also sold caskets and as such functioned as the local funeral parlour. No one came forward to claim her body which was strangely mummifying rather than decomposing. There is speculation that it's because of the chemicals Ferris drink but I don't put a great deal of stock by that regardless of the reason the corpse had longevity and a certain renown Adams began charging curious visitors ten cents to see the notorious outlaw. After a time Ferris's body hit the road. When atoms loaned the corpse to various exhibitors including his brother and Tuscaloosa Palace of wonders sideshow operator Captain Harvey Leabeau's well and OC Brooks who featured the well preserved remains in his traveling show for forty years when he died brooks left Hazel to a nephew on the condition that any money raised from displaying her be donated to charity. As the story goes Brooks's nephew displayed. Ferris's mummy to raise money to build churches in Tennessee.

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"elmer mccurdy" Discussed on Your Brain on Facts

Your Brain on Facts

11:43 min | 1 year ago

"elmer mccurdy" Discussed on Your Brain on Facts

"To build his reputation for bravery by taking on difficult assignments and leading his men with courage and distinction on October eighteenth nineteen sixty five thorn was flying in South Vietnamese air force helicopter. When the weather went bad caught in heavy fog and rain born would not worthy chopper to leave out of concern for the men on the ground that his Trumper crew was supporting the w-. Weather worsened and the chopper crashed into a mountainside all on board were killed born is forty six years old. He was posthumously promoted to major and awarded the legion of merit and Distinguished Flying. Cross. His remains would not be located until nineteen ninety nine. Even then military thirties were not sure it was him as his remains were intermingled with those of the three South Vietnamese army soldiers who were with him on the chopper. They were all buried at Arlington under a single headstone that bears the names Larry foreign Boughton UN they along fan and Vaughn long. And that Shabbat soldier in Finland who wants wore a German uniform was killed in Vietnam and buried in America's most venerated military cemetery. Speaking of passed on people who've gotten around our audio correction today is from the episode well-traveled bodies specifically where I said the man posing as Elmer mccurdy's brother took his preserved corpse to Arkansas City Kansas turns out, I was wrong in my assumption. That Arkansas should be pronounced like Arkansas lucky for me. Dan Pugh and Shawna Harris at the bunny trails, podcast know, what's up? Hi, moxie is Dan Pugh and shot a Harrison from the bunny trails podcast. We wanted to touch base with an interesting pronunciation fact about the city where Elmer mccurdy's body was shipped after being claimed by his fake, brother Pacific. -ly are Kansas City is a small city southeast of Wichita near the Oklahoma border. So you'll notice that it's pronounced slightly different than most people would think Arkansas is derived from a French translation of Algan word from the in language, the sui language pronounced their words. Similar to how we would say Kanza and the Konkan language added. The letter A as a prefix before a word that denoted an ethnic group giving us the word Akanda several French documents spelled the word in a variety of different ways. And many of them added in our between the a and the k- also in French the s at the end of a word often silent. So that allows us to arrive at the current spelling of arc. Install a our K A N S A S, Kansas. However derived from an English translation of a French translation of the same soon. Word though, not passing through the outgun Quin language. So the word for the Kanza tribe was also used to describe the river running through the area, which is now known as the Kansas or cau- river on French maps in the early seventeen hundreds. The river was labeled grand Rivera on day concept. Spell C A N S Z with an English. I that says Kansas, and so we cans use our pronunciation for our Kansas City, and that city sets on a river that in over one hundred ninety countries and forty nine states is called the Arkansas river, but here in Kansas. We see VR Kansas river. So both Kansas in Arkansas come from the same roots, but are pronounced differently today because of the language. They pass through and confusion is why we like to say where's belong to their users. You can also leave corrections or audio feedback without benefit of recording equipment by leaving a voicemail at eight zero four four zero four to six six nine another cool thing that happened this past week was that my niece came over. So that we could fill the first few episodes of science with savannah age seven the topics included the different ways that animals brief how and why dogs bark and all about the wind. It was a little harder to pull off that identity painted because I hadn't considered the difficulty of keeping child focused when you yourself have AD, but we managed look for science with savannah age seven in both podcast and YouTube channel form in mid-may. Hopefully. A major part of life in Finland from ancient times to today is Sona. And that's not me saying like jerk. That's how it's actually pronounced Sonal. The first written descriptions of finish Sonal date back to the year. Eleven twelve one saunas were dug into embankments later. Log buildings were constructed the sound of room didn't have a chimney only, a small air vent in the back wall. A fire was placed in the center in which rocks would also be heated and smoke was allowed to fill the room when it came up to temperature. It was a half day process to heat this type of room when the fire had died down in the sauna was ready. Bathers would let the smoke clear and go inside the walls and ceiling would be black with soot. The sound of later evolved to the more common metal woodstove heater with chimney. These warm wooden rooms could be used at lower temperatures to and were at the heart of major life events for Finnish people they could be used for drying, flax, preparing malt, and curing meet the saunas were known as the poor man's pharmacy. In addition to soothing sore muscles and sweating out sickness. It was also the hospital in which folk healers practice their art women gave birth in them because the walls of traditional wood fire Sonal were lined with naturally that Tyrian resistant soot, which could make them the cleanest room in the house. Sonus were place of purification rituals before marriage and the bodies of the dead were washed and prepared there. It's little wonder why for many Finns the Sonae is closely associated with their wellbeing. Today. Finland is a nation of five point three million people and three point three million saunas. Found in homes offices gyms hotels on ships, and even deep below the ground in minds, they have more saunas than they have cars and nearly every Finn hits the Sona at least once a week. Wherever fins traveled in the world. They brought their sound culture with them. It was first brought to America by Finns who settled in the current state of Delaware in sixteen thirty eight. Modern day life and electricity evolved, the Sona and they gained wider population in the US after the electric Sonal stove was developed in the nineteen fifties. Finish soldiers at war would build dug out or tent psalms. Whenever possible Finn serving with the UN peace corps attracted attention to themselves by building a Sonal at every base. They were stationed on in nineteen thirty six a sound was built at the Olympic village in Berlin. Asana is considered a standard in indispensable element for sports centers hotels, and even camping sites. Innumerable families have Sonal cottages by a lake or by the seat for a refreshing dip in the cold water afterwards any business wishing to project the image of a successful enterprise. Must have a sauna of its own. Finish votes and car ferries have served their passengers with Souness and people are investigating installing them in trains. The number of sauna type seems to be increasing with the only kind that's going away being large public standalone saunas for the whole town. Being invited to Sona with someone is a big deal decline. If you must, but you better have a good reason. Even more so than at your gym. There are rules for using the sound if you're talking you should not discuss your job or religion exception to the job one being if you were in a business meeting that's being held in a Sona, which is by no means uncommon and makes no less sense than the eighties stereotype of discussing business over racket ball. No clothes were swimsuits allowed for the same reason that you wouldn't wear them in the bathroom shower. You're in the Sona not only to relax, but to get clean men and women visit the sauna separately, unless they're members of the same family children go in with their parents at least until they're teenagers when they tend to go alone or with friends, so everyone is naked together. And everyone is okay with it. And that's the way it should be. We all have the same bodies. And we've fall seen naked bodies before. To learn more about communal, bathing and other interesting self-care around the world, I recommend the book could the'drugs of the flesh. Nice search for the perfect bath by Alexia brew as soon as I can figure out how to make a good reads list. I'll make one of all the books. I've referenced over the past fourteen months. You'll be sweating heavily in Sona. So be sure to drink a lot. Well, water is best beer insider are what Finns enjoy the most. Another key part of the experience is roosting sausages. Either on the fire were in tin foil on the stove but do check before doing that one at the gym. Asana without a Easter is like food without salt. A saying goes what is it? A small bundle of young Birch branches with leaves. And what do you do with it? You hit yourself. Of course, the bay. There uses the victory to beat themselves lightly. This raises the blood circulation in skin which speeds up perspiration and even produces a pleasant aroma in the hot room. There's a similar practice in Russia. But someone else does the beating bonus that Sona is the only Finnish word in the English. Dictionary. And that's where we run out of ideas. At least for today. Don't think I forgot about possibly the most important thing about Finland. It leads the world in heavy metal bands per capita with fifty three per hundred thousand residents Sweden is a distant second at thirty seven. Thanks for spending part of your day with me. And for those of you who been with me for a while as I've been developing what we thought was asthma over the last eight months, it turns out it's very insist who knew that your ovaries could make your chest hurt all day. I didn't so good. Have a little surgery shouldn't affect the publishing schedule. I of appreciated so much. All of the kind words people have offered me after I've mentioned by lung problems on the air. You guys are the absolute best.

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"elmer mccurdy" Discussed on Your Brain on Facts

Your Brain on Facts

05:31 min | 1 year ago

"elmer mccurdy" Discussed on Your Brain on Facts

"Some hair was still visible on the sides and back of the head but mccurdy's ears big toes and many of his fingers were missing. Of all the clues that lead the corner and company ING historians to determine the mummy's identity. The most interesting was found in the courteous. Now it had nothing to do with his teeth. But was a nineteen twenty four penny and ticket stops to the one forty west pike side show and the Louis sunny museum of crime, the discovery made national headlines an actual distant relative came forward to claim mccurdy's body which was buried on April. Twenty second nineteen seventy seven in the boot hill section of the summit new cemetery in Guthrie,

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"elmer mccurdy" Discussed on Your Brain on Facts

Your Brain on Facts

05:31 min | 1 year ago

"elmer mccurdy" Discussed on Your Brain on Facts

"In the winter of nineteen seventy six the six million dollar man TV show was filming in a haunted house in Long Beach, California. When a crew member went to move garish looking dummy to a different spot, the dummies arm broke off at the elbow. It was then that the crew member noticed the end of a human bone sticking out of the truncated limb. This wasn't a mannequin. This was Elmer McCurdy a career criminal who died sixty five years earlier in Oklahoma. My name's moxy, and this is your brain on facts. As a forensic science slash true. Crime slash weird history. Buff of the first order, I almost didn't include McCurdy in today's episode of well-traveled corpses because his story makes all of these lists. But you know, me I like to be thorough. Elnora Kurdi was born January. I eighteen eighty two an unwed mother at adopted by his uncle and aunt the first twenty years of his life for fairly on remarkable until a string of personal losses. Led him to say, screw it. I'm go Robson trains, a brief stint in the army of seen him trained to use nitroglycerine for demolition. And he decided to blend the two careers. The trouble was he tended to be heavy handed with the explosives once costing his gang ninety percent of the money in a safe. He blew their remaining ten percent that they did get was in coins. That were melted together. Mccurdy's final robbery took place on October fourth nineteen eleven Niro, keys, Oklahoma when McCurdy and his men mistakenly stopped a passenger train instead of the one carrying four hundred thousand dollars that they were after the men were only able to steal about forty six dollars from the mail clerk some whiskey a pistol. And the train conductors watch a newspaper account of the robbery called it. Quote. One of the smallest in the history of train robbery. Even still a two thousand dollar bounty was put on McCurdy and someone gave him up. In the wee hours of October seven a posse of sheriff's tracked McCurdy to a hacia using bloodhounds. Gunfire was exchanged for over an hour. And in the end McCurdy was shot in the chest and kilt. Mccurdy's spotty was subsequently taken to the Johnson funeral home in husk Oklahoma where it went on claimed. Joseph Johnson the owner and undertaker embalmed body with an arsenic based preservative and stored it in the back of the funeral home, refusing to bury the body or release it until he had been paid for his services Johnson. Then decided if he was going to get any money out of this situation. He'd have to be more proactive. He dressed the corpse up in street. Clothes place to rifle mccurdy's hands and stood up in the corner of the funeral home for a nickel apiece. Visitors could see the bandit who wouldn't give up McCurdy became a popular attraction at the funeral home. And also drew the attention of carnival promoters, though, Johnson refused numerous offers to buy mummified body in nineteen sixteen AMAN claiming to be Elmer mccurdy's long lost brother got permission from the sheriff to take custody of the body and ship it to San Francisco for a proper burial the following day Johnson released the body. To this man. And an accomplice who then put it on a train bound for Arkansas City, Kansas. The men were in fact, James and Charles Patterson owners of the great Patterson carnival shows where mccurdy's corpse would be featured until nineteen twenty two when Paterson sold his operation to Louis Sonny Sonny use mccurdy's corpse in his traveling museum of crime show, which featured wax replicas of famous outlaws such as Bill Doolan and Jesse James in nineteen twenty eight the corpse was part of the official sideshow that accompanied the trans American footrace in thirty three it was acquired for a time by director Duane Esper- to promote his exploitation film narcotic with an exclamation point in a very William castle style move the corpse was placed in the lobby of the theater as a dead dope. Fiend by this time, some twenty two years after death. Mccurdy's body had become none the fide the skin was hard and the body had shriveled to the size of child s proclaimed this deterioration was proof of the danger of drugs. Mccreevy's corpse would bounce between warehouses and movie sets for the next four decades damage from his handling meant that the corpse was no longer all that lifelike, which is how it found its way to the left in the dark funhouse at the pike in Long Beach after it was discovered that he wasn't a mannequin McCurdy was sent to the LA coroner by this time. The body was essentially petrified and had been covered in wax and layers of paint, it weighed about fifty pounds or twenty three kilos and was sixty three inches or one hundred sixty centimeters tall, some

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"elmer mccurdy" Discussed on Bob and Sheri

Bob and Sheri

10:40 min | 1 year ago

"elmer mccurdy" Discussed on Bob and Sheri

"Rats in the toilet bowl. Yup. Depending on where you live Iraq could come up through the drain and be waiting for you when you open up the league. But there was one when I had my first house idea. I I didn't have the rat in the toilet bowl. But a giant red got in somebody's toilet bowl in the town that was living in and the local newspaper did a major story on it. And I've never forgotten. It was a thing that having to this day. I still sort of check. Like, I'm has. Rat snake? A possum? Here. Possums big sure, I you know, what I'd let that go. That's one. You don't need to carry hang onto the rat in the snake. All right crops, easy, Todd. You might remember about this. This was a bigger been legend around Staten Island props. She was a boogeyman who lived in the woods and disemboweled children who wandered off. And I'll be damned if in nineteen eighty seven by name, Andre rand was put on trial and convicted and was connected to a rash of child disappearances in that area in the seventies really amazed that around the Sears that around the time that that came up. Crop crops. The leaping lawyer. I've never heard of this one. It's it's in Canada. It's bigger than legend in Toronto. There was this lawyer who had this really like weird little thing that he liked to do he would break into a run and run as fast as he could as hard as he could into his office windows to demonstrate how strong they were. And it turns out there's an actual lawyer Toronto named Gary Hoey, he was a senior partner in a law firm. His office was on the twenty fourth floor, and he had an incredible view, and he used to like to show people who were nervous, you know. Some people are very nervous about heart slick than heights and even in a building. They're hesitant fluid ceiling myself. Well, Gary would set visitors at ease by saying you have nothing to be afraid of and he would run full bore into his office windows, and then on July ninth nineteen Ninety-three the glass didn't hold the UN road through. He went right through. I wonder if he just over over the course of many attempts. He might have weakened the seal. It's spooky season. That's why I'm doing these stars. Wow. Wow. The body under the bed. Do you know that urban legend? Well, I mean, everybody knows that in two thousand ten guests at a budget lodge in Memphis. You mean an actual dead. But. Discovered that they had checked into the budget lodge, and we're sleeping above the body of a missing person that was later dente fide as sunny Millbrook. Wow. You got now that if that happened to you whose fault would it be the be mind ever put him as oh, yeah. Yeah. I I'm talking about it. Mary Marian Iraq occasion. It would be mine. Otherwise soon be Tony. By the way, if I'm sleeping over a dead body. I'm going to have to have the full breakfast for free. I don't want. I don't want. No arguments. Everyone. What would happen if Bob was sleeping over the dead body? And he goes to the front desk to get a refund. A smell. I'm sorry. Sorry. I can tell you what would happen based on the last best western I would be arrested for killing person. You would not get. Can of Lysol or some. Yeah. That's it. So no refunds. So then he wants the full breakfast, sir. I'm not authorized to give you the full breakfast that I ever tell you about the time of sleeping on a dead by him. Sorry. I'm sorry about the time. Unite doing an appearance in the Bangor, and I was thinking northeast harbor and it was the end of the season. And it was an old in it probably had twenty rooms. I was the only person there and they put me on the top floor. And it was just the end of the summer the only person in the end, and there's the in owner's daughter who does the office all by itself a little bit. But it didn't bother me. But I went down. And I said it's so hot up there. Could I get one of the lower rooms because it'll be coolers no air conditioning in those end. She said, no, we're all picked up. Out. There are no cars in the parking lot. And you're the only it's eight thirty at night. And I'm the only person there. That was that was a little bit on the creepy side. And also, no no full breakfast for your medoff Bryce offer you that? Let's pause here. I have a few more of these including the legend of Charlie no face and the bunny man, have you heard of the new kind of like the crops thing. He's are the urban legends. You're terrified of depending on where you live, but they're based in actual real horrific stories, it's bobbin share. It's stuff you won't hear on the show the Bob and Sheri, I'd cast on the Bob and Sheri app. Get it now in IT store or Google play. If you're just joining us, it's spooky month, and we're talking about urban legends. That actually are based in fact, it turns out that some of these stories are not stories at all they're based on true things like the legend of the bunny, man. This goes back to the seventies in Virginia it started. When a couple reported seeing a man dressed up as a bunny who began yelling at them. They were on private property. And then he threw a hatchet at the windscreen the windshield of their car. Tell you it gets real when people start throwing axe Mojo. Yeah. I think axes are some of the scariest things they're heavy do own in Aksai. I have an axe. Yeah. But I don't use it. Kevin some people who know you would say that's not true. He cuts would with and I'm afraid even pick it up out in the woodpile outback. And I'm not sure when he does this woodshop, but the wood piles growing, so he must be doing point in the day. But he's got this stack of wood. And then the ax is embedded in one of the logs like pulp bunion lives here. I'm afraid to even move it because I'm afraid that if I touch it I'll jog at loosen will fall down and cut off my foot stuck into that. I I was taken down small trees with one over the weekend. No, how did you feel really like HOGAN strip down. Just your pants. Nothing. But my tidy Whitey isn't socks. Yeah. I I like to elect free movement. I can get more propel tion or Veloce. Here's another urban legend in nineteen eleven the embalmed corpse of outlaw Elmer McCurdy became a sideshow. Attraction in Texas people would line up to see this famous outlaw criminal on display. His body would be embalmed body would be shown at funeral homes and people would line up to come. See it people are sick. It would it would be carnivals. Seriously, people are sick. This was before net. Flicks. Folks that Mr.. Talk about the Walking Dead. Eventually the embalmed corpse of outlaw cowboy Elmer McCurdy Welland up in Long Beach with her somebody thought it was a movie prime. Everybody wants to live in California. They thought it was a movie problem. And they basically let kicked it aside and went on this this. This ends remain. Here. Was that nineteen eleven you know, they got away with that. Because he was an outlaw that could say forget the dignity part of it. He's an outlaw. So he has no dignity. They did that story on drunk history of Chelsea just along played in the recovery. He he was so bad of an outlaw. He was it was a real he was a real outlaw. But he must an incompetent that got shot and his very first temp at being in this mode happened. Yeah. And then he had to go through purgatory of being involved. And then being aside show that won't point people thought that he was kind of a mannequin thing, and they would stick money in his. Mouth. Also, they had him propped up in his casket at the site shows people were going by sticking, you know, quartered lers in his mouth. I'm never going to let this thank you. Because it's been on my mind. So the only reason that they found out that he was in a prop house was they were going to use that place for scene in a movie in there in that somebody was out there scouting the seam. And they were looking at that. And they were going what is that thing? And they found out because somebody had done some like latex covering of his face. Busy finally started to. Listen, keep going. And then they shook all the they held him upside shook all the change out of it. No one. I I of I would not let anybody do that to you second. Joel. Here's somebody who will Mets Tony. You know, what happened to Bob? We lost them. Fight will listen we we've got a lot of money in marketing. So get him in there and just sit him down. How much did he add really? But just let go weekend at Bernie's. But here's the difference between you and embalmed outlaw Elmer McCurdy. Nobody's putting money in your mouth there. Retained your pocket truth to. That's the here's what Elmer's first mistake was if your name zilmer, you're not an outlook. Carber? You're the town Barbara to increase not a good them at all. Well, we'll tie. Thank you for adding to Elmer McCurdy story. Yup. These are true. Left. I left off sick. I left off the fake cop choke in Fayetteville Georgia a man dressed up as a police officer. And pulled over a teenage boy that was riding by on a bike and forced the kid empty his pockets. And that was like the first instance of somebody fakey being a cop. It was followed later by remember all the blue light bandits stories. Yes. Where criminals will get a blue light pope nickel people over yo that was kind of creepy. It's

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"elmer mccurdy" Discussed on My Favorite Murder with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark

My Favorite Murder with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark

05:03 min | 2 years ago

"elmer mccurdy" Discussed on My Favorite Murder with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark

"Sure. the prop guy is fixing shit up. He sees there's a mannequin hanging from a noose in the corner. So he probably like, I don't know if the kids love that. We've got the big foot crowd following might. We might want to take the new side of the, Sean. Yeah, he goes up to grab the mannequin, and he ends up pulling its arm off. And then when he looks at the arm there's a bone in. Not only a bone but tissue like flesh around the bone grows. So he puts arm down very gingerly. And then he proceeds to scream eleven days. In the dark stays there. Right in the dark, screaming Levin days. Did I go right at the bottom? But hey, wow. Scream. Oh, I put screams for eleven years days. Funnier years too long. We have to edit on the fly. We have to know that everything is fixable. Sheikh that's the opposite of drunk. Karen? I hate her. This. Okay, prepare yourselves. If you brought like a baby or something turn it away. This is. This is what was found. In the dark. How? See where the arm was broken. That's how it was hanging know when the guy still thought it was a mannequin over there. No. That looks no now. All right. The answer's yes, or no, no, no. I don't wanna go on this right either. Please you're gonna make me go on this. Right. You have to know you have to. That's where will it. Also. I can't tell if somebody photo shopped at red, which if you did hats off to you because it makes it that pictures awful. And it looks like something that'd be like a creepy pasta. You're reading where you're like, this isn't real child wrote this, and then that would be the picture underneath the article this on the other hand will that looks like ten Durie chicken, which is delicious. It's scary in a different way. It's scary. It's heightened, okay. Oh my God. So here's what's happening. It turns out the mannequin was Elmer McCurdy an old west outlaw who died in a gunfight police sixty five years earlier. Holy shoots right in one thousand nine eleven Elmer McCurdy the missed just making Bagga bond. That's the best nickname of all time. It's super long. You can't remember it. He robbed a train in Oklahoma. And then he took his forty six dollars and bottle of whiskey which at that time was seventeen thousand dollars. And he fled to Kansas when the police found him, they they he hid in a big haystack because this is a Bugs Bunny cartoon and. They start a shootout he says, you'll never take me alive. And they're like sounds great. It's a deal and they kill him. And then his body is taken to a funeral home. It sits at the funeral home. No one ever claims it. So the undertaker who saw it's nine hundred eleven so he's like I need money. We all need money. This is the wild west. So what he does he puts Elmer's body out in front of the funeral home. Still in his casket and set up is you can come look at him. If you put a nickel in his mouth. Do we have? A photo. Go right, go right up little girl. What's wrong? He looks like Ted Bundy kinda well, no, I see how you think. He's cute. I didn't. Terrifying. You try to live your life as a Bank robber, whatever with respect and end up being fucking Bank for children. Cool. That's not cool. But it doesn't end there. Because that goes on for a while. And then in nineteen fifteen two guys from carnival common say, they're Elmer's brothers. And they're there to take him away to be buried and believe the undertaker's like, okay? And then he like opens up all the Nichols fallout. Stop it stop it. That's not funny. Don't say that. How will you get the Nichols out? Like, what's the thinking? We gonna do we wanted to know. How'd you get them Nichols?

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"elmer mccurdy" Discussed on The Box Of Oddities

The Box Of Oddities

10:33 min | 2 years ago

"elmer mccurdy" Discussed on The Box Of Oddities

"A complication of being that large, your heart has to work so hard. I would think so. It's it for always so tall. He died at the fairground hospital on July third, nineteen four at the time of his death. He was eight foot three inches as a result of the massive pulmonary ham. Bridge, the mighty willow bunch giant was dead at the age of only twenty three years shortly before he died. This is so sad. The giant asked for a glass of water and then proclaimed he was dying and then lamented on how sad it was to die. So young and so far away from his parents. And you said he was twenty three twenty three years old. So he grew another foot and a half from seventeen to twenty three. Yes. So the corpse was taken to a local undertaker e Berlin keys to be embalmed in prepared for internment. The remains were to be returned to willow bunch by William Burke, who was the Barnum and Bailey Circus manager. But when he found out how much the shipping charges were, he said, you know what? We're going to have the funeral here and then arranged at barium here tastefully in Saint Louis. So if you guys could take care of that, that'd be awesome. But instead, you know, Burke just simply skipped town and left the cadaver unclaimed and the undertaker unpaid all. Yeah, just wrap that up. I'll be back to get it later, and then he never showed up. Probably that was a lot of embalming fluid, I would think so. So the undertaker decided to preserve the body and then they just kinda put them on display in their store window. In Saint Louis. What is wrong with you people right on Broadway in Saint Louis. They just stuck them in the store window. People had a problem with that. Well, yeah, it's disgusting. So they, they took him out of the window and through unknown connections, the body made it to the museum of Eden in Montreal and put on display. But the exhibition drew such a crowd that thirties had come and shut it down. The body was then I guess it was. It was sold off to a circus a Montreal circus and the circus toward around a bit and showed this poor guy off, but then the circus went bankrupt. So they just dumped the body in a warehouse in it. Sat there for a couple of few years. That's so awful and it was forgotten about until nineteen o seven. When two kids who were playing in the warehouse came across it, that must have been horrifying is playing in a warehouse. And then there's this like eight foot three cadaver. I'm wondering how they stored him was. A box or just leaning up against the wall with a hat. I just this what? How I don't know. Well, the university of Montreal claimed the body after doing some research and an autopsy, they decided the best thing to do would be to mummified the body and put him in a glass display case at the university. And there he sat or laid if you will. The family only discovered that he was in Montreal in nineteen sixty seven. He was there for sixty years man and in one thousand nine hundred seventy five. The family started the process, try to get the body back to willow bunch for a proper burial for the love of God. Jesus, the university, though refused and claimed rights over the body. Why? Finders keepers law? Oh, I see. They said they wanted to continue doing research and didn't want the body displayed anywhere else in one thousand nine hundred eighty nine. This was like again the preceding started in seventy five at tried to get him back. Nine thousand nine hundred nine. The final family try it again only this time they brought the media with them and of course that put pressure on the university. This time it worked. The effort worked. Okay. The university decided that they could cremate the remains to prevent anyone from grave robbing the body. So. So I don't know if if the family agreed to this or not, my guess is probably did, but the body of Eduardo Beaupre took two huge earns to contain all the giants ashes. But in nineteen ninety, the body of the giant of willow bunch returned to willow bunch. They had a more family had a memorial service. It was actually his nephew that that led this, the search for him. The remains now lie in front of the willow bunch museum. They erected a a large monument for him and that it was it was life size and that's where he remains to this day. So, wow, this reminds me a little bit of that Elmer McCurdy story. I did really early on. Stories, the the bandit who was embalmed and not claimed they ended up being towed it about in roadshow's park. Yeah, he was. They thought he was a wax dummy. He was hanging in an amusement park and they found him during the filming of an episode of the six million dollar man back in the seventies a lot like that. Yeah, I couldn't help, but think of that story as well. And also of Andre, the giant. It's seems like so often people who are flooded with I can only -ssume that it was the case in Edwards situation giantism. So often just the gentlest kindest, sweetest most misunderstood. And I wonder if that's because throughout their lives, they get reactions from people like people are scared of them in. They try to overcompensate with with kindness, gentleness. That's just a theory of mind. There's no scientific research on I'm aware of on that. But the autopsy they initially did did determine that he had a tumor on his Patou itary gland, which is what caused that. It also reminds me that the iron giant was the best animated movie of all time. Really. You think it's the best because I remember it came on after we were watching something and it would just running in the other room. And you heard the music and you started to weep. Yeah. And then I ran away, we'll never watch it. I mean, never ever ever ever but can't watch it. Yeah. But similar reaction to the last unicorn Frankenstein Frankenstein's in thing. Yeah, they misunderstood outcasts like you and I are. I wouldn't say that we're like the last unicorn, no, but we are misunderstood. Outcasts cheer. Thanks for accepting us. We're so glad you're here. You freak the box of oddities dot com. Social media, you can find all over the place on social media, good rates, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and. So not really all over the place, but in several several places, we should have a my space page. Baid. So it's a thing? Yeah. What about what about friendster is still around? I don't think friendster is still around now. My space last, I heard it was kind of more for like bands and stuff. Yeah. Yeah, teased a lot more for music, but it's almost like a punchline check you out on my space unless you have a my space account in which case. Cool. I'm all sad now because of Edward r well, I understand that because he's dying alone in pain at twenty three away from his parents. And then when he's gone, he just turned into a carnival attraction. It was eighty years before they returned him home. Also, I think maybe the next time we have difficult words to pronounce. We should bring in experts like. Your brother-in-law Bill can can do our Canadian Frenchie type words in the northern part of the state of Maine is pretty much self Canada really. And so there are a lot of French-Speaking citizens there and I love their accent. Oh, it's wonderful. I love the accent. So you're going to take out the ding, dang schedule like that car. You're, you're gonna front up the car. Don't back it up, fronted up and then close back the lights. And that's. I don't know if we've mentioned this or not, but this where we live, we live in Maine, beautiful state this, the home state of Stephen King. Yeah, yes. She didn't know actually lives about three blocks from here in totally ignores us. Have you read the long walk? It's a great story. I did meet him once though. Yeah, yeah, it was my thirteenth birthday and we were going to the movies and I saw him. He was on his way into a movie. It was the river wild. So that tells you what year? That's what let's see when it came out. Nine hundred ninety four and I was going in to see a movie for my birthday and I saw Stephen King and he was he was going into a movie said. To my dad. I was like. And my dad was like well to him, and I was like, go talk to US TV, and he was like, so I went over and I was like. Good to see you hope things going well. Could I have your autograph man? He was like, I don't really do autographs. I'm just here to watch movie, and I was like, I totally understand. I'm sorry. And then I ran away. Yeah, but my dad gave him a ride. Once your dad gave Stephen King or ride, because you know, he used to hitchhike every once in awhile and that must've been a long time. Oh, it was a long time ago back in the day when he was teaching high school English, hamden academy. I don't know what he was doing, but he was hitchhiking and my dad picked him up. Oh, that's at least what my dad said. So at the end of the story. Yeah. Okay. Just gave them a ride. Okay. Did his car become haunted afterwards or did perhaps every time he turned on the car radio, he was receiving messages from the dead, anything like that? Just give me ride and said, it was nice guy. Cool. So, okay, so that's our show all kid. Geez, at grumble of the jobs tells us it's time to wrap it up, armed clothes back the lights. Thanks for hanging out with us. We, we love you guys. I love it. When you talk French Canadian.

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