15 Shockingly Real Freak Show Performers


Freak shows have a long and bizarre history. Here are some of the most shocking performers to ever mesmerize audiences.

15Koo Koo, The Bird Girl

Minnie Woolsey was born in Georgia in 1880 and a wide variety of stories exist in regards to her physical condition. It is generally believed that Minnie was born with Virchow-Seckel syndrome, a condition also known as bird-headed dwarfism. The syndrome is quite rare and is characterized by a small head, stunted growth, beak-like nose, receding jaw as well as some mental limitations.