That’s Not a Real Mermaid, Is It?
From sideshow oddities to serial killer evidence and cult memorabilia, the Graveface Museum in Savannah has it all. We sat down with Chloë Manon, wife of Ryan Graveface, and chatted about what it’s like to run a museum full of the strange and unusual. Manon also relayed some chilling experiences with ghosts that also linger in this strange museum.
All things odd and horrific are under one roof at Graveface Museum. We speak to Chloë Manon who helps run the museum with her husband Ryan, and learn about the things that go bump in the night in the haunted museum’s old walls. Check out all things Graveface at https://graveface.com and follow Chloë on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/chloemanon__/
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Sideshow Oddities at Graveface Museum
Upon entering the museum, you immediately meet Clementine, the five-legged cow. She is real, and sits in front of her original backdrop.
Continue wandering through the room and you’ll encounter a creature labeled as a two-headed African tiger (also real, but we’re not sure it’s a tiger), a two-headed fawn, and a two-headed pig.
There are also other sideshow oddities that aren’t merely creatures formed in the womb when God wasn’t looking. The museum holds a Haitian Vodou zombie skull and several shrunken heads.
And then there are the gaffs—creatures made from parts of other things to look like they’re real. This FeeJee Mermaid is a perfect example. And, in our interview, Chloë talks about the man who is responsible for the bulk of the gaffs that appeared around the country in the 1940s and ’50s.
About Chloë Manon
Chloë may help run Graveface Museum, but she’s also a skilled artist and taxidermist. Check out her work on her Instagram!
We hope you had fun listening to this episode and perusing the fantastic images from Graveface. Until next time, have a spooky day!