Medusa Van Allen (1908-1943) The Sunshine Girl After she was born, Van Allens bones never grew,(only her head) making it impossible to even sit up. She exhibited with Ripleys in the 1930s (pitch booklet)
Phineas Gage holding the railroad spike that went through his eye socket and out the back of his head in 1848. Gage survived, but with an altered personality, making this a landmark case in the history of neurology.
Wenseslao Moguel was sentenced to death by being shot by a police squad. He was shot 9 times, including a shot to the head by a squad commander in close proximity to ensure his death. Somehow, he survived and escaped to his village to enjoy the rest of his life. The photo was taken in 1937 on the radio show Ripley's Believe It or Not, where Moguel showed marks of bullets which penetrated his head from close range ..!