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Media Article # 80

Sunday, September 5, 1886

Hairy 'Wild Family' Seen, Captured

The New York Times

[Washington County] For several days, people were seeing what they called a wild family, which consist of a man, woman, a girl, and a child. That are covered with black hair. Search parties captured the entire family. They do not talk, and the women makes a grunting and groaning sound. Doctors think that the family may have been scalped by Indians and went insane, due to the fact the man and woman are missing hair from on top of there heads. Doctors have hoped of restoring their sanity......

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