A question I am frequently asked by people visiting our museum and 'Gibtown' is: "Where are all the freaks"?


I suppose uninformed, out of town people expect to see giants, midgets and two headed people walking down the boulevard together with juggling circus clowns. I just smile and tell them "We refer to them as human oddities and at one time there were 138 known human oddities in our little town of Gibsonton when the big sideshows wintered here in the 1940's and 50's. Where are they now?...Well, I'm afraid they're buried in the Hackney Cemetery. I don't know of a single human oddity in this town anymore. Little Pete Terhune was the last".

 

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