Who is the Weird Historian?

Marc Hartzman


What is a Weird Historian?

A historian who specializes in weird history.


Okay, so who is this weird Marc Hartzman guy?

According to ABCnews.com, Marc Hartzman is “one of America’s leading connoisseurs of the bizarre.” His passion for the unusual began at an early age, influenced by Ripley’s Believe It Or Not and the annual Guinness Books.

In addition to his books about weird things on eBay, sideshow performers, Oliver Cromwell’s embalmed head, and unorthodox messages from God, Hartzman is also a Weird News blogger for The Huffington Post (and formerly AOLnews.com) and frequently wrote for Bizarre magazine. He’s discussed oddities on CNN, MSNBC, and the Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum.

Hartzman is well-known in quirkier circles as the founder, writer, and publisher of Backwash zine — an award-winning humor magazine that has been exhibited in New York’s New Museum for Contemporary Art.

When not writing about life’s peculiarities, Hartzman writes about various goods and services in the advertising industry.