Olga The Headless Girl – Creepy old sideshow exhibit using mirror illusions
“Headless girl Olga” was first introduced to the United States in 1937 in Hamburg, Germany, by a man who called himself “Doctor” Heineman. There was also an outstanding exhibition at the New York World’s Fair of 1939. Olga became a very popular fairground rides during this time.
Illusion Headless Lady was actually a popular magic trick performed in sideshows in the 1940s According to the story, the poor woman lost her head in a horrible accident. But doctors were able to keep alive through the miracle of advanced scientific technology.
“Doctor” Heineman staged “Olga, the girl headless” in Blackpool, England before taking her to America. His popularity in England at the moment is based on the fact that Olga had at least nine shows in 1938.
Routine “Headless Girl” was an illusion pretty damn realistic look, especially considering the time period in which he became. When Olga is displayed in a shop window in London, surprised spectators fell headless torso of a woman with pipes ranging from the throat to a device that supposedly controls your food intake.
Olga would be copied by other illusionists who called her “Tina” and the kind of resonance “Mademoiselle Yvette” all claimed that women, despite not having a head alive by feeding tubes and unexplainable technology is maintained. As will be seen in the photos, the act headless girl is optically baffling. To help reinforce the authenticity of the girl headless, many attractions include backstory as to how the poor lost his head, like a shark attack or an unfortunate showgirl who separated from his head by a truck .
According to World Sideshow, illusion headless girl continued to appear around the US and the world through the 1980s and a version even made an appearance on Ozzfest in 2002.