Monday, April 10, 2017

The Victorian Teenage Girl Who Entertained Crowds by Overpowering Men

Atlas Obscura: In late 1883, a 15-year-old girl from Polk County, Georgia began a fast climb to national prominence through her exhibitions of a physical strength that appeared to be entirely out of proportion to her willowy frame. She claimed to have gained this seemingly supernatural strength, which she referred to as “the Power,” “the Force” and “the Great Unknown,” during a violent electrical storm.

1 comment:

Matthew said...

"The Force" huh, I guess she could do because she was a Jedi.