A distressed father staring at the hand and foot of his
five-year-old, severed as a punishment for failing to make the daily
rubber quota during the tyranny colonial reign of Leopold II, Belgian Congo, 1904.
There are a number of spooky tales from Louisiana, but one of the most enthralling is that of Manchac Swamp. First of all, Manchac is rumoured to be haunted. It’s also rumoured to be the haunt of Rougarou, the Cajun werewolf. As well as that, it’s said to be haunted by Julia Brown, a once practising voodoo priestess, who put a curse on the entire town the day she died. Legend says that on the day of her funeral in 1915, a deadly hurricane ripped through the town, destroying three villages and killing a number of people. A number of curious visitors to the swamp have reported hearing shrill screams from a disembodied woman.
Created by Efisio Marini, an Italian naturalist doctor, this table is made completely out of human remains, including petrified brain, blood, liver, bile, lung, and glands. On the top of the table sits a foot, four ears, and a cut vertebrae. It is housed as the Museum of the History of Medicine, located in Paris, France.