Robert J. Waguespack was born hideously deformed in the small rural town of Raceland, Louisiana, just south of New Orleans. Rejected by his mother at birth, his father placed him in a burlap sack and threw him into Bayou Lafourche, where fortunately, he was rescued by a band of gypsies camped along the levee. Later he was adopted by a compassionate conjure woman and raised as her own son. They toured the country with a small carnival where she told fortunes and he worked as a side-show geek. Later he attended Miskatonic University on a medical oddity scholarship earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Literary Prostitution.