Elena Hoyos, a tuberculosis patient who was examined by Dr. Carl Tanzler, who later became obsessed with her. He paid for her funeral following her death on October 25, 1931, and commissioned a mausoleum for her.

The following April, he snuck into the mausoleum and stole the body. He attached the corpse’s bones together with wire, and fitted her body with glass eyes. As she decomposed, he wrapped her in silk cloth soaked in wax and plaster. He fashioned a wig out of hair given to him by her mother not long after her burial, and filled her chest cavity with rags to keep her shape.

He dressed her in her own clothing, and used lots of perfume, disinfectant and preserving agents on the corpse, keeping the body in his bed. It is also rumored that a paper tube was inserted into the vagina for intercourse, though no evidence besides the word from the original autopsy was found.

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I dont know if i have a concert experience that tops the dude who threw up because he couldnt hang during Boris’ performance of Vomitself

Its just too perfect

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"All of this is typical girl-fear. Once you realize that The Exorcist is, essentially, the story of a 12-year-old who starts cussing, masturbating, and disobeying her mother—in other words, going through puberty—it becomes apparent to the feminist-minded viewer why two adult men are called in to slap her around for much of the third act. People are convinced that something spooky is going on with girls; that, once they reach a certain age, they lose their adorable innocence and start tapping into something powerful and forbidden. Little girls are sugar and spice, but women are just plain scary. And the moment a girl becomes a woman is the moment you fear her most. Which explains why the culture keeps telling this story."

Rookie, The Season of the Witch

For readings on the correlation in horror between puberty and the monstrous, see:

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