Ghastly Experiments Defy Almighty and Nature
Former Oregon Convent Spurs New Congregation of Child Medical Horror.
Daily True American
September 24, 1884
By Correspondent Edwin R. Mathers
Oregon Territory—In a grim turn of events, dark revelations are afoot concerning the misdeeds at the erstwhile St. Benedict School for Orphaned Boys near Albany, Oregon. The institution, once a Convent directly converted into a refuge for young waifs, is under investigation for abominable deeds masterminded by a shadowy physician who took charge unbidden.
An apprehension order hath been promptly executed for a devious huckster known as Anthony Frauducci, courtesy of the esteemed Judge Theodore Brown, to whom Sheriff William Barnaby and his cadre of deputies have furnished irrefutable proof.
Dr. Frauducci hath partaken in a catalog of nefarious doings, administering practices upon hapless lads that are an affront to both moral standing and medical decency. These execrable actions, encompassing injections of unknown substances and the act of surgical emasculation, contravene the sacrosanct ordinances of both the Almighty and the natural world. Moreover, false protuberances resemblant of feminine bosoms were stitched upon some of the male youths, casting a grievous aspersion upon their divinely bestowed physique.
Formal records relating to the institution and its occupants are conspicuously absent. Not a register of the so-called orphans nor any lawful documentation confirming the existence of the supposed school has been located. Sheriff Barnaby, in the course of his scrupulous inquiries, has ascertained that these children were not mere orphans, but rather abducted and missing young'uns, confined to the lower chambers of what claims to be a nunnery, yet holds no sanction from the Catholic Church.
Adding to the bewildering nature of the case, each of the nuns in residence carried given names generally attributed to males. Sister Logan, Sister Dylan, Sister Cameron, Sister Charlie, and Sister Sammie, along with sporting unusually cropped coiffures, displayed unnatural shades of hair — brilliant pinks, blues, and greens — and festooned themselves with metallic baubles and oddly located bodily scarifications, which could only be described as characteristic of uncivilized tribal savages, all displays of utter sacrilege.
Draped in customary black tunics, belts, and scapular, the sisters hid their bizarre appearances from public eyes and nevertheless befuddled the young lads with their peculiar parlance. They denounced the boys as naturally toxic and ungovernable, insisting that a transformation into the fairer sex would yield a more genteel and compassionate disposition.
Yet their proclamations were replete with contradictions. On one hand, they argued that sexual organs held no sway in defining the boys’ gender, while simultaneously asserting the necessity of affixing false bosoms to validate the lads' newly selected gender identities. The cavalier manipulation of such weighty notions of sex and gender seems to underlie the workings of this peculiar congregation.