Hometown Burial for ‘Ape Woman’ from Mexico

XFinity, February 14, 2013

Julia Pastrano was returned to her Mexican hometown. She joined the circus in 1854.

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  • IstvanIN

    She had more than a hairy face based on the photo shown. There was something in her genetic stew pot other than “indigenous” Mexican Indian.

    • The__Bobster


      • stewardofthemystery

        …or that GEICO caveman of course.

      • Garrett Brown


    • Joseph

      Hirsuitism is not common but it is a fairly well known among all races,
      usually in women. It is the result of a hormonal issue not necessarily a result of any genetic defect. It could be produced by a tumor.

      • Pelagian

        If that were hirsuitism or pcos … I dont believe she would have been able to conceive a child.

  • 48224

    I predict drug lords will steal the body and hold it hostage for ransom.

    • Tim_in_Indiana

      Either that or the body will be put back on display in some two-bit museum in Mexico.

  • I think I remember an HBO show called “Some Call them Freaks” around 1980ish. Didn’t she have a little boy, who was just like her?

  • barak

    i’d probably do her (i’d do anything)

  • David Ashton

    George Lincoln Rockwell of the “World Union of National Socialists” once published a photo of this unfortunate lady as a proven cross between an N-person and an A-person. I was glad to see that the case against miscegenation subsequently reached, however briefly, a more scientific level.

    • Fair Dingum

      George Lincoln Rockwell was a crackpot and an attention whore. This poor woman was an atavism, not a “cross between a N-person and an A-person,” (whatever that means). You would do best to let Rockwell sink into the oblivion he so richly deserves.

      • David Ashton

        I posted this purposely as an example of crackpot comment about an “unfortunate lady”. Which is why I put Rockwell’s pretentious WUNS in inverted commas and expressed relief that the case against race-crossing was more scientific.

  • Tim

    “I don`t know where I`m headed but I remember where I came from”…She did and so did her hometown. Good on both of them.

    • LaShaniqua

      No matter what she looked like (I don’t care) she worked at a job and I’ve never read anything saying she was ever a criminal or hurt someone. She deserves to rest in peace in her homeland. Glad she’ll finally get there.

  • Guest

    “Genetic defect” = Orwellian term for “She was a different species”

    • Fair Dingum

      No, genetic defect means genetic defect. She was an atavism, a throwback if you will, and these things sometimes happen. Sometimes a human being will be born with a vestigial tail or with webbed feet or hands, which only shows that human DNA still stores some of the traits of our distant, non-human ancestors which will still sometimes pop up in present generations. They have no political or social importance whatsoever.

    • MarcusTrajanus

      Really? Where’s the rest of her species, then?

  • Fair Dingum

    I can’t see how this item has any relevance whatsoever to the cause of white advocacy. It should not have been posted here, and some of the comments made here are disgraceful and disgusting. I have recently begun making small monthly donations to Amren. The placement of this item on Amren, and the hateful responses to it, make me wonder if I’ve made a mistake.

    • joeg2

      I agree with you on the relevance of this article. This woman suffered from a very rare disorder. This article has no more business on AmRen than a story about John Merrick (the Elephant Man). And what kind of person would make fun of someone with this condition?

      • Pelagian

        I think it is of interest to racially-conscious individuals on a couple of different levels. But, yes, making fun of her should be out of bounds.

    • David Ashton

      I agree with your first two sentences, and have commented further below.

  • This unfortunate woman was disfigured and diseased and medical science has already learned what it can from her remains. Whatever the motivation of the activists who sought it, we should take no offense in her being given a dignified resting place.

  • Honey

    I googled Julia Pastrano and found out more about her. It was really interesting. I’m actually really sorry to hear that her and her son got embalmed and put on display after their deaths; that is pretty undignified and a bit like a horror show rather than a freak show.

    I guess thankfully to modern medicine people with afflictions like that can have a better quality of life. And because Western civilisation is a changing entity that can admit it was wrong, people with such afflictions are not longer put on display as freaks.

    • Pelagian

      Yet liberal intellectuals from all over the world lined up to see the Bodies exhibit.

  • bigone4u

    An injustice occurred when Europeans put her remains on display after her death. Mexico asked that the injustice be partly corrected by shipping her home for burial. The European conscience responded. She’s home. Circus freaks are a part of our history that does not represent out best, although it has nothing to do with race. RIP.

    • Pelagian

      “Mexico asked that the injustice be partly corrected by shipping her home for burial.”

      Mexico … that bastion of justice. I guess the drug lords and ritual killings are all cleaned up and they can now turn their attention to righting 100-year old cultural wrongs.

  • LHathaway

    “people with such afflictions are not longer put on display as freaks”.

    Don’t they still have circuses? I remember as a kid seeing ‘pretzel lady’. She could contort herself into a small box and survive swords being shoved in there. I would guess our society is more coarse now than it was back then.

    • Pelagian

      Displaying dead bodies should be verboten on religious grounds. But there is nothing wrong with a freak hiring himself out to the circus. It’s part and parcel of the whole PC movement that we dont have such freak shows any more.

  • Pete

    I think I have seen her on Oprah or BET?

  • Pete

    When I first saw her picture my heart ached for our Great Leader for losing his wife at such an early age but then I realized it was not his Mrs it was just a visitor from Kenya.