Monday, November 22, 2010

Aw: Son is Reunited With Long Lost Bearded Hermaphrodite Mother

For a minute there I thought his mother was that terror-loving lawyer Lynne Stewart. Who knows, maybe they're related.
For a 33-year-old man who was looking for his biological mother, it was the last thing he expected to find.

Following a series of back problems Kansas-based Richard Lorenc decided to find out more about his family tree.

And six weeks after asking the authorities in Kansas, he had his answer: His mother was a 62-year-old bearded hermaphrodite who performed at circuses.

Vivian Wheeler and Richard's maternal grandmother, he was informed, both suffered from hypertrichosis, or werewolf syndrome - meaning they had facial hair, even as children.

This intrigued Richard, and he was determined to find out more - and meet his long-lost mother.

And, having searched on the Internet, discovered pictures of a woman with the same name working at sideshows and circuses.

'I knew it was her as soon as I saw the picture online,' he said. 'We have a resemblance.'

He had no way to contact her, though, and he pestered a number of people who knew her in the trade, including George 'The Giant' McArthur, who at 7ft 3ins is the world's tallest sword-swallower.
They'll be appearing on the Maury Povich show, which comes as a surprise since I didn't even realize Maury Povich was still on television.

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