There isn’t a shortage of ancient texts and general evidence to support the idea that giants lived on Earth. You’ve probably never heard a story like this before. Meet Kap Dwa, a two-headed, 3.5-meter-tall giant from Patagonia.
History Behind Kap Dwa:
The story of this giant who had two heads, is sure hard to believe but, it is also something that will make you think. There are two stories attached to the existence of this giant called Kap Dwa.
Kap Dwa does exist as his remains can be found in Gerber’s collection, and Mr. Gerber has another story, which is different from the previous one. According to him, this mummified creature was not from Patagonia. He claimed that Kap Dwa was found dead on a beach with a massive spear in his chest, post which, the people of Paraguay, mummified it.
He was eventually transported to England by an English Captain called George Bickle. He was in a museum in Blackpool where he was on display for several years.
Finally, his mummified remains were transported back to Baltimore.
The story dates back to 1673, when the Spanish sailors captivated this giant two headed Kap Dwa and he remained captive until he was killed while trying to escape from his captivators. The Spaniards killed him with a pike through the chest.
The story faded somehow but it was believed that his mummified remains reached England in the 19th century.
The mummified remains of Kap Dwa ended up at Weston’s Birnbeck Pier, in 1914, apparently after being passed over from one showman to the another, and here, it spent around 45 years on display.
In 1959, Lord Thomas Howard purchased the remains and then Kap Dwa somehow ended up in Baltimore Md at Bob’s Side Show at The Antique Man Ltd in Baltimore owned by Robert Gerber and his wife.
Were Giants Common In The Past?
Kap Dwa, being most likely real, indicates that the probability of giants to have existed in the past. There are biblical references to the giants who were apparently born from the son of gods and the daughters of human, which are called Nephilim.
Also, there are references from the Bible that mentions about giants who inhabited Canaan at the time of the Israelite conquest of Canaan. There is a possibility of Kap Dwa being real, but at the same time, our planet is home to uncommon.
Although a real two-headed giant seems pretty far-fetched, on par with discovering a real dragon or a real troll, it is not actually as unlikely as it sounds. Let us first examine the creature’s unusual height.
There have been people of unusual stature due to the condition known as gigantism. The tallest person in recorded history for which there is indisputable evidence is Robert Wadlow (1918-1940) who was 8 feet 11 inches (2.47 meters) tall and still growing when he suddenly died at the age of 22.
Although people have been found who are over 8 feet tall, no living people or skeletal remains (for which the evidence is beyond dispute) have been found that are 12 feet tall. Although it may be possible for a human to grow to that size, increasing health complications make it more difficult for someone to reach that height and survive.
The reason that Wadlow died is because his feet developed blisters because of the enormous weight on them. These blisters eventually became infected and he died from complications related to the infection. These health problems would only get worse for someone who was 12 feet tall.
People and animals with multiple heads have also been identified. One of the ways that conjoined twins can form is a condition called dicephalic parapagus, in which the twins will appear to have one body and two heads. Again, most cases do not survive infancy let alone to adulthood, but there are a few rare cases that do.
The two most famous examples would be the Italian brothers Giovanni and Giacomo Battista Tocci (1875/1877-1940?) and the American sisters from Minnesota named Abby and Brittany Hensel (1990- present).
The chances of survival for dicephalic parapagus twins is increased if their vital organs are doubled so that each twin has a separate heart, stomach, set of lungs, etc. It is thus possible for dicephalic parapagus twins to become biologically successful adults, but it is very rare.