Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Story of the Two Headed Giant


Photo of Mummified Giant
So, you don't think giants exist? Then I offer to you this amazing story of Kap Dwa, the twelve foot tall, two-headed giant. What makes this story especially interesting is the existence of the supposed mummified corpse of this giant. The corpse of Kap Dwa was for many years shown in varies places but over time the public viewing stopped. The supposed remains transferred ownership several times over the years.  The current resting place of the remains of Kap Dwa is said to be in  Baltimore, MD. The oddity resides in The Antique Man shop in Baltimore.

But what is the story of this two-headed giant?

Here is the back story about Kap Dwa.......


Kap Dwa is said to be a Patagonian Giant from the jungles of Argentina, South America. The Patagones or Patagonian giants were a race of people, who first began to appear in early European accounts of the then little-known region and coastline of Patagonia. They were supposed to have exceeded at least double normal human height, some accounts giving heights of 12 to 15 feet or more.

The Story of Kap Dwa dates back to 1673. Kap Dwa was captured by Spanish sailors and held captive on a ship. At some point Dwa breaks loose on the ship and a massive battle ensues. The tale states that Dwa killed at least four of the ships crew. Kap Dwa was finally done in when one of the crew pierced his chest with a boarding pike, some versions of the story say it pierced his heart. For those who may not know, a boarding pike is a pole type spear but it is not intended for throwing but for jabbing or impaling. I guess the main difference is that a pike is longer than a spear and generally takes two hands to weld. 


After Kap Dwa was killed and apparently, he was stuff or preserved in some way. The mummy of Dwa was brought to England in the early 1800's by Captain George Bickle who sailed out of Plymouth, England on the clipper ship, Olive Branch.

Old photograph of Kap Dwa
Over the years, the oddity was passed from showman to showman until it eventually ended up at Weston’s Birnbeck Pier in 1914. The two-headed giant would spend the next 45 years on display in North Somerset, England. The mummified remains of Kap Dwa was purchased by “Lord” Thomas Howard in 1959. After the sale, or somewhere there abouts, the attraction hit the United States and toured. After a few more hand offs and sales reportedly the remains ended up in a storage unit until discovered by The Antique Man shop in Baltimore, MD

close up of the two heads
Some other information.

It is said that P.T. Barnum attempted to purchase the mummified remains on one of his many trips to England, but ultimately was not successful.

In the 1930's, supposedly, two doctors and a radiologist inspected the mummified remains and found “no perceptual evidence of it being a fake”. Many people today maintain that it is nothing more than a hoax. The mumified remains of Kap Dwa is still on display in Balitmore, MD in the little shop called, The Antique Man, maybe it is worth a look if you are near there.

Now, I have no idea if the remains are real or not, but looking at it, it sure looks like it could be real. I do know there are many stories about Patagonian giants and if they are real, could a creature like Bigfoot be related to them? I again don't know but it is fun to speculate. But it should also be stated the Patagonian giants are consider to be nothing more that a myth.

If any of our readers have actually seen this in person, drop us a comment and let us know what you think about it.


Thanks
~Tom~


 
This post by Thomas Marcum, Thomas is the founder/leader of the cryptozoology and paranormal research organization known as The Crypto Crew. Over 20 years experience with research and investigation of unexplained activity, working with video and websites. A trained wild land firefighter and a published photographer, and poet.




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5 comments:

  1. I have pics and a video of this 2 Headed giant I went and looked at it after someone sent me this link. I didn't realize it was abt 25 mins away from me. If you are still interested I'll send you what I have.
    Thanks

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    1. yes, I'd like to see the pictures and video ...here is my contact email - thecryptocrew@kih.net
      If the video is large use Wetransfer.com or something.
      Thanks!

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    2. Do you have messenger it's a whole lot easier. It's not working the other way.

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    3. OOAK Lilnightmares Collection - Facebook check the video out there and I'll add more pics. I have to go back and get better pics etc due to limited amount of space to move in that shop and it was packed . No one paid any attention to this exhibit.
      Sonja Schlegel

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    4. great ..went to the site - thanks!

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