Join us as we hit the freak show and delve into the dark world of Grady Stiles Jr, a performer with ectrodactyly--a condition resulting in claw like hands and feet. First up, a brief history of the wild and wonderful world of freak show performing. Next, we consider the life and times of Stiles, a man who was a monster on the inside. Known as an abuser to his wife and children, Stiles ended up committing murder, only to be murdered by his own family.
Grady Stiles III article (with pics of Grady and Jessa the Bearded Lady): http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/lobster-boy-grady-stiles-lll-finds-love-with-bearded-lady-jessa-olmstead_us_56bbdaf8e4b08ffac123f422
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