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"great patterson carnival" Discussed on The Ladies of Strange

The Ladies of Strange

08:07 min | 2 weeks ago

"great patterson carnival" Discussed on The Ladies of Strange

"Your back is was a nice little interlude so elmer umar elmer. Ooh almers dead. Oh but i'm halfway through my notes. I p. e. guesses on what happens. He's he's no and no he's not actually did elmer's body was taken to the undertaker and huska oklahoma. The chemicals did shit to his body. Yes yes our girl okay. I'm ready after waiting for the body to be claimed which didn't happen. Joseph l jackson owner and undertaker embalmed the hell outta elmer's body using an arsenic based preservative. Typically during this time period this type of preservation method was used when next of kin could not be located or was non-existence. Joseph cleaned up. Elmer dressed him up stored him in the back as he waited for a next akin to claim the body stored him wear in that back. The chilin show those children in the freezer. No further details after a while just decided it was time for elmer to start paying rent and thus decided to place elmer on display. Elmer was dressed in street clothes. An armed with a rifle for a nickel. You could see the bandit who wouldn't give up aka the mystery man of many. Aliases aka the oklahoma outlaw. Hey the embalmed bandits bombed bandit. The bandit seemed to be the name stuck. Why never mind. I know why 'cause it's gross and disrespectful. But why aren't there more. Like dead bodies just chilling as amusement at a terrible sentence. I'm sorry i deep you no finish your thought. I'm intrigued till you know how we've covered some stuff where it's like. The body was on display for this amount of time or the body was set up outside of the shop for this reason. Why don't people do that anymore. Shake probably could probably health codes that tune. Can we do that with my body before it goes to wherever goes There's apparently natural history museum. That has a mummified dog corpse on display cool from like the twenties. I think they think he ran up into a hollow tree and got stuck and then they cut down the tree. They found his body and he's in like swollen. Jekyll plexiglass case though. It's pretty interesting. Sorry carry on so the band. It attracted many visitors. The funeral parlor. Joseph even received offers for elmer but refused them. People just wanted to like take him home yet. They wanted to buy him and do what i know. You don't want to know the answer that tiffany on october. Six and nineteen sixteen. A man who went by abor claim to be elmer's long lost brother from california and thus claimed elmer's body abor retrieved body with a man who went by wayne and was opposed to ship the body to san francisco instead. Elmer was loaded onto a train off. He went to arkansas city. Kansas arkansas city kansas. Yes okay like kansas city missouri which is in missouri. We got it a- not kansas okay. So elmer's in kansas now. So these two men were actually james. And charles patterson who own the traveling harrison. The author knew who own the traveling carnival. Great patterson carnival shows. Shocker they had concocted the scheme to get homer as part of their show. I'll murder would be shown as the outlaw who would never be captured alive until nineteen twenty two. When paterson sold the carnival to louis sunny. Wait now how or louis. Saudi been on display. eleven years. Like eleven years you. he's highly in bomb arsenic. It doesn't matter you now. okay tiffany. Why don't they put people out in front of shops anymore. I didn't say for how long it only be like a week. Then you're going. this is getting groups. Well you're thinking about quota mountain furnace shops. They'd probably put them in a window so they could bomb them and set them up and then have like the window that they put him enclosed and sexually for case. They're took types of pete not the case for the patterson circus thing. No probably not imagining. They didn't have refrigerated train cars back. Then so lewis displayed elmer and his traveling museum of crime which had replicas of other famous outlaws. What as in wax figures like actual outlaws to museum of crime jazz. Bill doolan and jesse james say in nineteen twenty eight. Elmer accompanied the trans american footrace as asics sideshow in one thousand nine hundred eighty three elmer was acquired by duane espa to promote the film narcotic it has an exclamation point at the end. Oh it's like nordic sounded very excited about this movie from nineteen thirty three side note. Dwayne seem to be involved with many exploitation films. These films are generally considered low quality b movies and either explored each jonah's or lurid content straight from wicky exploitation films may feature suggestive or explicit sex sensational violence drug use nudity gore the bizarre destruction rebellion and mayhem. These started appearing in the nineteen twenties. Look at where we are now. Does it typical movie you find on. Turner classic movies at nine o'clock on a sunday right other movies directed by rainwear marijuana with an h an exclamation point. No house is marijuana. No no i appreciate that. I was just hoping for more explanation points and how to undress in front of your husband just said to me. If you hadn't pointed it out we wouldn't have known as we did would have how to undress in front of your husband. Step a near pants. I don't know. Larry strip tease through or like a how to be. I don't know but the movie came out in nineteen thirty seven. Another movie was sex madness. Oh dodo with that me from it and also will it happen again. This one aired in nineteen forty eight and it was also known as the love. Life of adolf hitler oh the expressions of faces could be an interesting topic so his discography might be fuel for like a few trips. Going to put a pin. And that would so looping back around on the turntable and we're back on track okay. Trained funds took a i. I was thinking a record player. Well that's what they call the table. That like you pull the train onto turns it around and you can how. My cousin works with trains right. I know that's why you would know these things. Yes okay. so what's judgment. In that. One statement i have i have a quick random facto. Quick just f-. I would first refrigerated. Train car was eighteen. Forty two okay. Cool story bro. And there was a company called tiffany refrigerator car company. So just throw that out there. Continue on as why she bread so while narcotic was playing. Elmer would be placed in the lobby of theaters with the backstory that he had killed himself surrounded by police after robbing drugstore to support his habit. Oh wow yeah. No his his narcotic cabot yes as narcotic habit. It has been a hot minute. Since elmore have been embalmed and by the time to wayne acquired him the body had become mummified. Dwayne claim. This was a result of elmer's drug abuse. Marketing really had to do with the nitro-glycerine the fact that he's been embalm for almost like based embalming fluid. Oh i thought it might have do it. Some like that. Chemical he was new. We're just gonna move on then. I just went explain. How is an extremely unstable chemical. She's just trying to get at all tied together here all so during this time elmer was still owned by louis sunny when he died in nineteen forty nine lewis not elmer. Dad was placed in storage at.

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"great patterson carnival" Discussed on Your Brain on Facts

Your Brain on Facts

11:18 min | 9 months ago

"great patterson carnival" 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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"great patterson carnival" Discussed on Your Brain on Facts

Your Brain on Facts

05:31 min | 1 year ago

"great patterson carnival" 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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