Man with fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva dies of pneumonia, is later displayed to help others understand the condition

November 11, 1973Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaHarry Raymond Eastlack dies of pneumonia Eastlack had a condition called fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP), also referred to as Stone Man Syndrome. FOP is a rare genetic disorder affecting approximately 1 in 2,000,000 births and shows very little evidence at birth aside from a malformation of the great toes. FOP causes the…

Man receives exorcism, kills wife directly afterward

October 5, 1974Gawber, Barnsley, EnglandMichael Taylor (30) begins an exorcism and kills his wife hours after its completion Michael, according to his friends, had had very little interest in religion until he met 22-year-old Marie Robinson in July 1974. Robinson and a handful of others were part of a “splinter movement” of a larger Christian…