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Tracy Vanity

5 days until Halloween!

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I can’t believe it’s almost Halloween already. And I still have so much spooky shit to show you!

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Looks like a normal old book but it is quite unique. Harvard University recently discovered one of their library books was bound in human leather! The book is called Des destinees de l’ame and is about souls and life after death. The maker of the book put a note inside explaining,

“I had kept this piece of human skin taken from the back of a woman,” he wrote. “A book about the human soul deserved to have a human covering.”

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The Ekoi people make funeral ceremony masks out of human skin. This mask is on display at Ripley’s Believe it or Not! in San Antonio.

This UK site claims to illegally sell human leather products because,

“…human leather is the finest grain leather that is obtainable. It is free from defects and has the smallest grain size which makes it the smoothest, softest leather on Earth.”

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Serial killer Ed Gein made a lot of objects from human skin. This is a list of all the human parts found in Gein’s home:

  • Whole human bones and fragments[20]
  • wastebasket made of human skin[21]
  • Human skin covering several chair seats[22]
  • Skulls on his bedposts[23]
  • Female skulls, some with the tops sawn off[24]
  • Bowls made from human skulls[21]
  • A corset made from a female torso skinned from shoulders to waist[22]
  • Leggings made from human leg skin[21]
  • Masks made from the skin from female heads[25]
  • Mary Hogan’s face mask in a paper bag[23]
  • Mary Hogan’s skull in a box[26]
  • Bernice Worden’s entire head in a burlap sack[27]
  • Bernice Worden’s heart in a saucepan on the stove[28]
  • Nine vulvae in a shoe box[28]
  • A young girl’s dress and “the vulvas of two females judged to have been about fifteen years old”[29]
  • A belt made from female human nipples[30]
  • Four noses[19]
  • A pair of lips on a window shade drawstring[19]
  • lampshade made from the skin of a human face[19]
  • Fingernails from female fingers

Gein became an inspiration for famous horror icons such as Buffalo Bill, Norman Bates, Leatherface, and Bloody Face from American Horror Story.

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Norman Bates was sexy!

Speaking of horror, time for a Bizarro short film festival. Here are 3 short spooky videos to put you in the mood!

1) A little girl must perform an exorcism on her father with some help from someone on the phone.

2. This creepy CGI short is about a man who can edit his memories. He injects a secret fluid from the brains of dead people and ends up being trapped in the mind of a dead prostitute.


Bonus: Did this post make you hungry? Try a delectable people pot pie!

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