PSYCHIC PHOTOS! Mary Bell Sledge had a remarkable ability to take “pictures” with her mind. She would hold a roll of film in her hand and describe a place she’d never been to before. There was no camera involved. When the film was developed there would be an incredibly detailed picture of the place she had described. Many scientists, skeptics and professional photographers tried to debunk her, but nobody succeeded. Mia Zabrisky books: Cabinet of Oddities
WHAT?? Feodor Vassilyev (c. 1707-1782) was a peasant from Shuya, Russia. His first wife, Mrs. Vassilyev sets the record for most children birthed by a single woman. She gave birth to a total of 69 children; however, few other details are known of her life, such as her date of birth or death. She gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, 7 sets of triplets and 4 sets of quadruplets between 1725 and 1765, in a total of 27 births. 67 of the 69 children born are said to have survived infancy.
In 1879, Anna Bates (a giantess at 7' 5½") gave birth to the longest and heaviest baby that Guinness has on record. The baby, born in Seville, Ohio, weighed in at 23 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 30 inches long. Sadly, the baby boy passed away just 11 hours after being born.
An extremely rare tintype of a young girl with what I believe is either Apert Syndrome or Crouzon's. This condition was not even officially described until decades after this photo was taken (1870's). If you look closely at her hands, you can see they are oddly formed, most likely with fused fingers.