…out of genetic and medical anomalies, in my opinion.
Why this weird blog post out of nowhere, you ask? I was watching AHS: Freakshow all over again, and I can NOT WAIT till Hotel comes out. The freaks totally got me thinking maybe monsters were born this way too. They started out as ‘freaks.’ Right?
Think about it.
Aliens. Monsters with two faces. Monsters with two heads. Cave monster.
I’m thinking, progeria. Diprosopus. Conjoined twins. Neurofibromatosis.
Aliens. Kids with progeria age real fast and end up looking like this. This could totally have spawned the alien theory, because they are ALWAYS portrayed this way.
Edward Mordrake. He suffered from diprosopus, a rare condition in which the face gets duplicated elsewhere on the head. He claimed the face at the back of his head would actually talk to him, leading him to commit suicide. Now, I don’t know about the voices. Unless of course, he was schizophrenic and went crazy.
Two-headed monsters. Siamese twins! Just like Bette and Dot Tattler from AHS. REMEMBER HOW THE MILKMAN FREAKED WHEN HE SAW THEM?! Medical anomalies look terrifying, and then get blown out of proportion, and people insist they’ve seen monsters.
Cave monster. Neurofibromatosis, really.
Monsters are kind of totally misunderstood. Which is sort of sad because they are actually people too, with anomalies. Maybe if we gave them a chance, there’d be a lot less terror in the world.
What’s ironic is people with perfectly formed heads and brains and features are the ones who insist on destroying cities and other people.
When will this madness stop?