Elmer McCurdy was an American outlaw who died following a police shoot-out in 1911. His bloodied body wasn’t claimed by any relatives so it was embalmed and put on display at the local funeral home, where the unethical staff charged people to view it. His corpse would then be lent out to travelling side-shows where they would use it as a prop in morbid albeit entertaining performances.
Sometime in the mid-60s, the corpse of McCurdy was forgotten about. It stayed at a carnival in Long Beach but the previous owners failed to mention it to the new ones. In 1976, a TV crew filming “The Six Million Dollar Man” at the theme park moved McCurdy’s body thinking it was just a prop, but were horrified when one of the arms fell off revealing the skeleton underneath.The body was buried under concrete and McCurdy’s working days as a tourist attraction were finally over.