As if traveling carnivals weren’t strange enough, one carnival on wheels actually transported a mummy for over forty years! This somewhat terrifying touring corpse was once the body of a bandit from Oklahoma named Elmer McCurdy.
He was mummified after he died in 1911 and somehow ended up on the carnival circuit all the way from 1920 up until 1976 when his body was finally put to rest. Most of us probably hope to stay in one place after death, but McCurdy sure did move around a lot for someone who wasn’t breathing!
An Elevator Beheaded Someone
In a stroke of bad luck, Dr. Hitoshi Nikaidoh met a terrible fate one day at work in a Houston hospital. In 2003, the doctor, who was then a surgical resident, ran to get on an elevator right as the doors were closing. Somehow, his head got stuck between the two doors. As the elevator began to ascend, there was nothing anybody could do.
Dr. Nikaidoh's body was separated from his head, which remained on the elevator along with a woman who was trapped inside until firefighters were able to come to the rescue. What a horrifying day.
More Than Human Flesh was for Dinner in the Donner Party
A lot of people have heard the horrifying story of the Donner Party, the group of people who were traveling west and had to resort to cannibalism in order to survive after becoming stranded in a snowstorm in the Sierra Nevada mountains in the 19th-century.
Desperate times called for desperate measures and along with their own deceased family members, the Donner Party ate mice, ox bones, and a rug made of oxhide in order to survive during their horrible travels.
The CIA Produced a Pornographic Movie
We’re not sure who, but somebody who was a member of the CIA had a grand scheme to produce a pornographic film that featured a man who looked a lot like an Indonesian general they were investigating.
They had a plan to distribute the dirty film around Indonesia in order to frame and shame the general. Luckily someone had the better judgment not to go through with this risque plan.
Tylenol Killed 7 People
A pretty commonly ingested pain reliever, no one expects to keel over after popping a Tylenol or two, but in 1982, seven people met their deaths after purchasing and taking Tylenol from different drugstores in the Chicago area.
The strange and shocking incidences were investigated only to reveal that the Tylenol pills in question had been laced with cyanide! Ever wonder why there’s so much protective packaging on over-the-counter pills? The culprit for this seemingly random act of violence remains unknown to this day.