15 World’s Amazing Circus Sideshow Performers

Willie and George Muse (The Men from Mars)

Willie and George were black albino brothers born in 1890’s. The brothers were kidnapped in 1899 by bounty hunters working in the employ of unknown sideshow promoter. They believe that black albinos are rare and would make a great attraction. They were told that their mother was dead and that they will never be returning home. In 1927, while visiting their hometown for a tour, their mother was able to track them down. She fought to free her sons after 20 years of disappearance. She threatened to sue Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and the Muse brothers were freed. The brothers missed performing so they decided to perform again in 1928.




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