March 15, 2016 1:54 pm

The only thing stranger than circus sideshow Grady Stiles Jr. a.k.a  Lobster Boy is the story behind his sordid life and death. Stiles had a deformity that caused his hands to look like lobster claws, and for half a century he traveled with the circus. Stiles recruited his sons and daughters, who had the same genetic deformity, to the circus and was known for being an abusive alcoholic. It wouldn’t be long before his terrifying ways caused his family to turn on him.

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This post was written by Nadia Vella