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before The Crowned Heads Of Europe!

Higley, aka 'The Phantom Of The Midway' was the originator of the 'Chupacabra?' being exhibited on the Carnival Midways of America and even Puerto Rico! Click The IMAGE to see about them and The TRUTH about Chupacabras!

Legendary Side Show Expert and Performer Todd Robbins has stated: "Doug has made some joyously gut-wrenching creations. He has real secrets folks. Real secrets!"

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Doug Higley

 Seven of the 'Zibits' were on an Incredible, Unprecidented, Exclusive Royal Exhibition Tour of the UK for a Major Charity! 
Sideshow History was made! It IS the Unprecedented
Royal Tour!  The exact same Show Plan Higley devised for the US showmen and became the Flea Market standard also worked for this HUGE Charity Tour.

So Much To See Here In The Mythsonian! Be sure and see it all! No Time? COME BACK!

Click the Image for exclusive Info and photos of The ROYAL TOUR! Finally it can be told!

Note: Doug's Props offered the 'essence' of something as most theatrical and film props are and are not actually Forensic intentional. The idea is for something that can pass exposure under the conditions and dynamics of a Grind Show Illusion as opposed to being studied by say, a classroom biology session. How REAL are they? Well, REALISTIC is more accurate in the fleeting use in performance and acceptibility of the general public. "I try and not give the impression to a potential owner that the props are anything but Props that can creep out the intended 'victims' during the routine. The props work like any Illusion and must be presented so that they retain their essence and of course the Illusion itself. Having said that...my props in shows all over the world HAVE been studied and seen by the VERY well educated and in all cases passed muster! (See the Royal Tour link above for an example.)" IMPORTANT TO NOTE: Absolutely NO Animal or Human parts were used. Everything was hand made to order by Doug using man made materials.

This site features the work of Doug Higley who created props for Working Magicians, Mentalists and Displays for Museum Exhibits. Nothing is or ever was for sale to the General Public or on eBay.

Click this photo to see MORE Shrunky heads and a cool MOVIE!

Allow All Photos to load please. LOTS of photos! None of these objects are offered for sale and belong to collectors and showmen world wide.

 Higley's Single-O GrindShow concept , the innovative GrindShow HOW-TO Manual became the standard of the 'industry', and changed the way Flea market Grindshows are done.
The Mythsonian

This page contains just a small sample of the countless 'Zibits' Higley created over the years...

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Websites, All Content, photos and text
The Mythsonian
Click above image for the Mammoth Show page!
Click above image to the Mermaids and Atomic Fish!
Lifesize Werewolf Trophy Head
Atomic Rat!
Click Image to SEE story of the Hand Of Glory!
Click Image to SEE the Atomic Fish and Mermaids!
Heads, Chupacabras a Trycycloplotz and other
Jurassic Tricycloplotz!
A Museum goer inspects a Higley 'Zibit' in a Museum in ICELAND.
Chupacabra Roadkill?
A riff on an antique Circus banner.

 It's a secret world inhabited by Showmen and ShowWomen... 
"A Single-O 'Grind Show' is like having your own little Sci-Fi or Adventure movie show, except, you are presenting your 'story' LIVE...But it is of the same purpose, to entertain and create a sense of wonder in the viewer and for some maybe a bit of nostalgia as well...keeping the paying customer HAPPY and AMAZED and hopefully scratching their head in wonder, wrinkling a brow and even cracking a smile... True Showmen have fun and make a few bucks along the way while entertaining their 'audience'. It is a show tradition going back to the 1600's...step this way..." 

Where have they been?