JOHNNY ECK – The Half-Man

August 7, 2006
Comments (14)
  1. Anonymous says:

    Very strong man! but how did he go to the toilet if his torseo ended underneath his ribs?

  2. inBleak says:

    He’ll be my eternal hero. It’s well known that some of the biggest people in the world are really small. I wish I could be like him.

  3. Kyo says:

    Wow. That is a remarkable story. It’s awesome to see/hear of people overcoming their abnormalities like this. It’s sad, though, that he ended his days disliking the people of the ‘outside’ world.

    Odd, he died four days before my birth. >>

  4. Bluebell says:

    I was just wondering the same thing, Anonymous, but something tells me neither of us really wanna know 😛

    Anyway, this guy sounds really cool – like he’d be a lotta fun, y’know? And he’s definately easy on the eyes. Or, at least, he was back in the day.

    Sucks how he lived his last couple of years, though. Poor guy.

  5. Anonymous says:

    He seemed like a great guy, lots of friends and his website is interesting.
    But I want to know how he went to the washroom… They knew he was a male from birth right? So, there must have been something down below that ment he was a male and you can’t eat and not have it come out somewhere… Finding out would be a real marvel.

  6. Miel says:

    He was absolutely gorgeous. I would love to have met him.

  7. maggie says:

    This man is my hero! if i had been born with out legs, i probably would have given up!

  8. jackie says:

    truely my hero and an inspration i’m also a twin and we share the same b-day… wish i could have met him! i hope that god delt those thieves the hand they deserved!!!

  9. Anonymouse says:

    I have two of his screen paintings. My parents asked johnny to make it for them. Story has it that in the city there use to be apartments filled with his art. New people eventually moved in and threw away his painting thinking that they were trash! That’s why his painting are rare to come by.

  10. Ralph Morgan says:

    It was not the break in that forced John into seclusion,he was not in seclusion,people that knew him had specific telephone rings for him to answer and make appt. to visit etc.It was later when the idiotic “writer” Richard Lamparski published John’s real last name and Robt.s’ name that people put two and two together and called incessantly and showed up unannounced.John was wonderful later in life,given to depression off and on but happy, I think it was a relief to him when he passed….sadly, I think Robert’s story is just as exciting and touching,when I last saw him I actually cried when he told me what his life had been like “in the shadow”.It is quite interesting what each of us are here on earth to learn.

  11. Eleanor says:

    Yeah you show em Johnny. It’s just too bad those thieves uh, thieved from him.

  12. Mei-Mei says:

    wish he could have completed his autobiography

  13. mark says:

    From what I have read Mr Eck had a lower body ,it was just underdeveloped. I’ve read cases where folks have had the lower half of their body removed just below the diaphragm due to cancer or injury. They use bags to collect waste.

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