Strange Persons

Niccolo Paganini – the virtuoso violinist that people believed sold his soul to the devil

// February 1st, 2016 // No Comments » // Strange Persons

Niccolo Paganini on the cover of a program advertising his concert thumb

Born in 1782, Niccolo Paganini was an expert Italian violinist, guitarist, and composer. The most celebrated virtuoso violinist of his time, his technique and abilities were thought to be “beyond a human’s capabilities”. His concerts left attendees entranced and wondering, “Did Paganini make a deal with the devil, or had Satan taken a human form?”

10-year-old boy says he is reincarnated Hollywood actor – backed by startling detailed facts

// March 25th, 2015 // No Comments » // Strange Persons

At four years of age, Ryan began waking in the middle of the night, tortured by nightmares. His dreams were detailed, vivid visions in which he was always in the body of another man. His mother explained: “His stories were so detailed and they were so extensive, that it just wasn’t like a child could […]

Woman with craving for toilet paper maintains a diet of one toilet paper roll per day

// December 11th, 2014 // No Comments » // Strange Persons

The condition is called pica, and like a pregnant woman who hungers for unusual food combinations, 25-year-old Jade Sylvester’s cravings cause her to consume toilet paper at a rate of about one roll per day.

80-year-old Iranian man has not taken a bath in more than 60 years – looks like dirt

// January 13th, 2014 // No Comments » // Strange Persons

80-year-old Iranian Amou Haji has not bathed in over 60 years, giving his skin and clothing an earth-tone that allows him to blend into his surroundings. Believing that cleanliness will only make him ill, the only water he comes into contact with is the 1 ½ gallons of water he drinks each day from an […]

Mad Jack Churchill – the eccentric military hero who fought World War II with a sword, bow, and arrows

// September 23rd, 2013 // No Comments » // Strange Persons

In a war that featured formidable weapons such as grenades, machine guns, and armored tanks, one eccentric young soldier decided early on to buck traditional convention and stick what he was most comfortable with. Thus, John Malcolm Thorpe Fleming Churchill, who came to be known as “Mad Jack,” fought in World War II using a […]

Vladimir Demikhov – Russia’s real-life mad scientists creates living two-headed dogs in the lab

// May 17th, 2013 // No Comments » // Strange Persons

Vladimir Demikhov’s illustrious career provided many interesting advances in the Russian medical science field. In 1937, at the young age of 21, Demikhov designed the first ever cardiac-assist device, a pump mechanism which was capable of taking over a heart’s cardiac function for a full five and a half hours. In 1946, Demikhov became the […]

British celebrity Jimmy Savile – Britain’s most prolific sexual predator

// January 12th, 2013 // No Comments » // Strange, Strange Persons

Long known to be an odd and eccentric character, famous British celebrity Jimmy Savile was accused of sexually abusing hundreds of children and raping more than thirty people during his tenure as Britain’s popular media personality. The abuse, in which nearly 75% of the victims were children, spanned a period of six decades from 1955 […]

Carlos Mirabelli

// December 27th, 2012 // No Comments » // Strange Persons

Carlos Mirabelli was born in 1889. He had a very basic education and was known to be a very ‘simple’ man. Despite his humble beginnings, Carlos exhibited an remarkable array of talents.

Vlad the Impaler

// December 27th, 2012 // No Comments » // Strange Persons

Most people are familiar with Bram Stoker’s infamous book – Dracula. What you may not know is that Stoker’s famous writing was based upon a real-life character. Although Bram’s Dracula was indeed quite forbidding, the real life Dracula is the epitome of evil.

Hetty Green – the Witch of Wall Street

// December 27th, 2012 // No Comments » // Strange Persons

In 1864, Hetty Green, the ‘Witch of Wall Street’ inherited 1 million dollars from her father when she was 30 years old. Hetty, who could read the financial pages when she was 6 years old, didn’t hesitate to exercise her aggressive style with her newfound riches.

Howard Hughes – the richest man on Earth and his many bizarre eccentricities

// December 27th, 2012 // No Comments » // Strange Persons

Howard Hughes was born in Texas in 1905. Raised by an overly obsessive mother who forced him to endure strange cleanliness rituals, douse himself with mineral oil daily, and forced him to stay away from other ‘germ ridden’ children, Howard had no other alternative than to be different.

The Mysterious Piano Man

// December 26th, 2012 // No Comments » // Strange Persons

On May 17, 2006, a man dressed nicely in a stylish black jacket, white shirt and tie was found dripping wet near the ocean on the Isle of Sheppey, Kent (about 5 miles east of London). The man spoke not a word. All labels had been removed from every item of clothing that he wore. […]

The Bizarre Life and Times of Michael Jackson

// December 26th, 2012 // No Comments » // Strange Persons

Michael Jackson was born on August 29, 1965 in Gary, Indiana. He was the 7th of nine children. Michael Jackson and four of his brothers (Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon), at the encouragement of their father, performed in a talent show when Michael was six years old. They won 1st prize. Motown Records signed the […]


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