Dr. Sigmund Vibes and Ormon Grimsby first crossed paths one sweltering summer night in 1952. Too impatient to wait for nightfall, Ormon decided to prowl the streets a bit early that evening and was apprehended by police. He was quickly deemed insane and sent to an asylum, where he came into contact with a promising, young psychiatrist who was assigned to his care. That psychiatrist was Dr. Sigmund Vibes.
At that time, the theories of Dr. Vibes were considered by many in the psychiatric establishment to be revolutionary, if somewhat controversial among those of a more staid mindset. Vibes advocated various forms of physical punishment, or torture, as viable means of “curing” the deranged and delusional. For a time, his techniques appeared to generate favorable results, causing his professional star to rise swiftly. Many of his patients suddenly began to act perfectly normal, claiming to have been made well by Dr. Vibes.
When Ormon found himself under the watch of the good doctor, he immediately recognized a kindred spirit in the strange, intensely focused scientist. Dr. Vibes wasted no time in subjecting Ormon to various forms of his sadistic “torture therapy.” Of course, being already dead and embalmed, Ormon felt no pain. Instead, he sensed only a faint tickling here and there which caused Dr. Vibes a great deal of frustration. From that point on, it became the doctor’s personal mission to “break” Ormon. And the twisted old zombie only loved and respected him more for it.
However, as quickly as his fame grew, so too did his infamy. Asylum administrators, watching with alarm as his supposedly cured patients committed suicide one after another, were forced to rethink their views of his methods. Dr. Vibes suddenly found himself saddled with the dubious distinction of losing more patients than any other single doctor in the history of the asylum.
And his falling star didn’t stop there. It quickly continued its dramatic descent when a cleaning lady discovered evidence in Dr. Vibes’ office that revealed the well-known scientist to be an imposter. This evidence came in the form of a document that contained notes on the grisly process by which this false Dr. Sigmund Vibes assumed the identity of another man, the real Dr. Vibes, a number of years prior.
When confronted by the authorities, Dr. Vibes flew into a deranged fit, somehow managing a narrow escape with the help of his devoted fan, Ormon Grimsby. The two demented fiends eluded capture and remained permanently at large.
Once exposed as a madman, Dr. Vibes decided to run with the label. He founded the Mad Scientists Union, serving as its president for several years, in the hope of collaborating with like minds on his most precious projects. But, due to steadily declining membership, he was forced to call it quits in 1965, just before those damn hippies started their “revolution.”
Recently, new evidence has surfaced in connection to the case of Dr. Vibes. It is now a widely held belief among historians that the phony doctor used his position at the asylum as a cover, all the while pursuing his dark obsessions without suspicion. This new evidence has revealed that Dr. Vibes originally desired to create a race of atomic supermen before deeming the idea too conventional and moving on to develop his trademark thirst for world domination through mass mind control. Indeed, it was an ironic twist of fate that showed the seemingly sane doctor to be little more than just another insane patient.
It is not known with any certainty whether or not Dr. Vibes is currently alive or dead. What is known, however, is that Ormon Grimsby is still the doctor’s #1 fan and will continue to champion his favorite madman’s cause through the weekly broadcast of his nightmarish TV spectacle, “Monster Creature Feature.”