'ALOA,' The Alligator Boy
OF RALEIGH N. C.
Present with the Worlds Fair
that many patrons would like to ask us questions of such a
private or personal nature not permissible in a mixed audience
we herewith give a short sketch of our life to satisfy these
We were born in Raleigh B. B., in 1908 and were educated at St.
Mary's College of that city. Our parents were both absolutely
normal in every respect. There were eight children in the
family, all normal, except the last tow. We were born with a
hide similar to, and possessing many of the characteristics
peculiar to, an alligator.
We have traveled extensively, visiting all of the outstanding
medical and scientific research institutions of the United Sates
and Canada, where we have been subject of many clinics, being
subjected to all tests known to medical science, such as Radium,
Acids, Rays, Skin Grafting, etc., and the results of these
experiments were of such a puzzling nature that the doctors
dubbed us the Alligator Boy and Girl. These investigations did
however establish the face that we are undoubtedly normal in
every particular with the exception of the clearly defined
Alligator characteristics. The sex organs are identical to and
will perform the same functions of any completely normal
person. Blood tests for prenatal impurities have always shown
negative, proving our blood perfectly pure and impossible for us
to transmit our condition to any person either by direct contact
or otherwise, we shed our skin every spring and fall the same as
any member of the reptilian family. We have no sweat glands and
all moisture of perspiration are thrown off through the eyes.
This results in their inflamed condition. The upper lids of the
eyes are stationary and the lower lids function as the lids of
Our condition is the direct result of our mother having been
frightened by an alligator about six months prior to our birth.
God in His infinite wisdom has seen fit to create us in this
pitiful condition. He must have had a reason and we never
question His world. We extend to all doctors, nurses and the
scientific would the right to examine us at their pleasure.
Thanking you for the interest you have shown, we are sincerely,
THE Alligator BOY
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