Thursday, July 13, 2006

Roy Bard – Ossified Man

Born in Bryan, Ohio on April 1, 1884, Roy Bard never suspected he would one day end up in a sideshow. Bard was completely normal until the age of 24. A stiffness began in his left hip and progressed for four years until his entire body was completely rigid. This put an end to his career as a telephone lineman, but eventually opened the door to the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Odditorium where Bard was exhibited as The Ossified Man during the 1930s. He had been lying in the same position for 25 years, much like a flat board. Bard was said to be otherwise healthy.


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