A two-headed giant was discovered in Patagonia

Kap Dwa is a giant, two-headed cryptid supposedly discovered by Spanish sailors off the coast of Argentina in the 17th century. Accounts of his capture vary, but later his mummified remains were brought to England and, in the 19th century, circulated among various circuses and sideshows. The Kap Dwa is considered a fake produced by taxidermy.

Etymology

The name “Kap Dwa” literally means “Two Heads” in the language of the Malay people. It is important to note that the Malay people are not from South America, where the cryptid was supposedly discovered. The Malay is an Austronesian ethnic group found in present-day Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore. This incongruity with the cultural origin of the creature’s name and the place it was supposedly discovered could also indicate its fraud status.

There are two competing accounts of how this creature was supposedly captured. In one account, Spanish sailors captured the creature alive. The Spaniards tied him to the mainmast, but he broke free (being a giant) and during the ensuing battle he suffered a fatal wound; they skewered him in the chest with a spear.

In another account, the sailors just discovered the giant’s body with a spear already piercing its chest.

england and united states

The record of what happened next to the creature’s corpse is unclear, but its mummified remains were eventually taken to England, where the remains entered the Edwardian Circuit of Terror. Over the years, the remains have passed from one showman to another. Eventually, in 1914, the Kap Dwa ended up being displayed at Birnbeck Pier, North Somerset England, where it would remain for forty-five years. In 1959, the remains were purchased by an alleged gentleman named Thomas Howard. From Howard, the remains passed again from owner to owner until reaching its current location, Bob’s Side Show at Antique Man Ltd. in Baltimore, Maryland.

Similar Sightings Sebald de Weert (May 2, 1567 – May 30 or June 1603) was a Dutch captain associated with exploring the coasts of South America and the Falkland Islands south of Argentina. De Weert and several crew members claimed to have seen members of a “race of giants” while there.

De Weert described a particular incident when he and his men were rowing boats to an island in the Strait of Magellan. The Dutch claimed to have seen seven strange looking boats approaching filled with naked giants. These giants reportedly had long hair and reddish-brown skin and were aggressive towards the crew. Medical knowledge versus the legend For Kap Dwa to be genuine, we would have to assume two very unlikely scenarios at the same time.

We would have to assume that parapagus dicephalic twins were born who had yet another rare and life-shortening disorder, gigantism, and were somehow able to overcome all the health problems related to both conditions and grow into strong, healthy adults. enough to engage a bunch of Marines in combat. While this isn’t out of the question, it makes the story much more unlikely and needs more evidence.

The body was reportedly examined by doctors in the 1960s, who said it showed no obvious signs of being a fake. No other experts seem to have examined the body to determine whether it is genuine or whether it had the internal anatomical requirements to survive as a set of dicephalic parapagus twins. VIDEO:

 

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