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Kap-Dwa: A mysterious, 3.5-meter-tall, two-headed Giant from Patagonia

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Kap-Dwa: A mysterious, 3.5-meter-tall, two-headed Giant from Patagonia


Said to have originally been captured by Spanish sailors in the 1600’s, Kap-Dwa was a two-headed, 3.5-meter tall giant that once lived on Earth. 



There isn’t a shortage of ancient texts and general evidence that supports the notion that giants existed on Earth. However, you’ve probably never encountered a story like this. Meet Kap Dwa, a two-headed, 3.5-meter-tall giant from Patagonia.

While there are many elaborate hoaxes that show massive bones and strange-looking skeletons all around the globe, there are some discoveries that challenge our understanding of life on Earth. Kap Dwa’s story is beyond fascinating and many find it hard to believe.

So, where did he come from?

The story begins in 1673 when this massive two-headed giant was captured by Spanish sailors where he remained captive until he was killed while trying to escape from his captivators, as the Spaniards killed him with a pike through the chest.

The story fades away after that, but it is believed that his mummified remains somehow got to England in the 19th century.

In 1914, after being passed from one showman to another, the mummified remains of Kap Dwa ended up at Weston’s Birnbeck Pier. There, his remains spent some 45 years on display until “Lord” Thomas Howard purchased the remains in 1959. Kap-Dwa continued to amaze people and somehow ended up in Baltimore Md, in a strange, collection at Bob’s Side Show at The Antique Man Ltd in Baltimore, owned by Robert Gerber and his wife.

You may think, this is nothing but another elaborate fake.


The alleged mummified remains of Kap Dwa.


However, Kap-Dwa does exist and the mummified remains can be found in Gerber’s collection.

Mr. Gerber however, tells a much different story than the above.

According to Gerber, Kap-Dwa was in fact found already dead on a beach with a massive spear embedded in his chest. The ‘creature’ was mummified by locals in Paraguay—not Patagonia— until an English Captain called George Bickle came across his remains, eventually transporting him to England, to a museum in Blackpool where he stayed on display for several years.

Eventually, the mummified remains were transported back to the Americas to Baltimore.

Ok, so he did exist, does that prove Giants were common in the past?

Well, while it’s certainly possible that such a being may have existed—and Kap-Dwa is most likely real—there is abundant proof of fake giants all around the globe. This, however, does not mean that because one of them is fake, all others are as well.

We can find numerous ancient texts and accounts that mention the existence of giants. Some of these texts can even be found in religious books like the bible.

“There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.” -Genesis 6:4

The Nephilim are believed to have been the offspring of the “sons of God” and the “daughters of men” before the Deluge according to Genesis 6:4; the name is also used in reference to giants who inhabited Canaan at the time of the Israelite conquest of Canaan according to Numbers 13:33.

“And there we saw the Nephilim, the sons of Anak, who come of the Nephilim; and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.” -Numbers 13:33.

Kap-Dwa may have been real, and our planet is anything but uncommon when it comes to people with extraordinary height.

The tallest man on Earth, when last measured on 27 June 1940, was found to be 2.72 m.

The issue with the ‘two heads’ can also be explained as ‘conjoined twins’ are not that uncommon.

It is up to you to conclude whether or not, something like this is possible, and whether or not the existence of Kap-Dwa proves that in the distant past, giants did exist on Earth, and there are still many things that remain unexplained on Earth.


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8 Comments
  • TheAltoonaWiseman

    Them Spaniards, they just didint care! if there was gold involved they ready to fight the world-
    a million sick Aztecs- all good!- 2 headed giants- No Problem!

    • Vincze Zoltán Zoltan Soltan

      Well, not only the Spanish did that. Portugal, Britain, France – and others – did also the same thing.

    • DukeNukem

      The Aztecs did the same to people in surrounding villages.

  • Exasperated

    So that’s the end of the story, is it? No DNA testing results or any other scientific examination carried out? Has all the hallmarks of a hoax. Very disappointing article.

  • Aye Mok Mann

    It’s hard to believe when you can see copper (from a bronze alloy) showing through the oxidation along one of the heads’ chin, point of it’s nose, and in the wrinkles along the collar bone..

  • CA2010

    Body proportions are wrong (femur, relative to the knee joint and tibia, for example). While it may be made up of actual remains, it was assembled (poorly) for use as a prop or showpiece. Am I doctor? Nope – but I studied art (and human anatomy) and the proportions are wrong.

  • Melanie Burstall

    I think before anyone states it’s a hoax and a fake there should be some form of scientific research done on Kap-Dwa. Certainly DNA testing should be done and possibly carbon dating. Possibly try and find the actual burial place for investigation. There are numerous stories and art work in caves depicting giants. Don’t be so quick to rush into a judgement when we clearly don’t have all the facts.

    • MissionBernal

      I completely agree that DNA and Carbon Dating should be performed…but not to prove this is authentic. To prove it’s a hoax. Even a basic X-Ray would show us his bone structure. There’s nothing in this article beyond story telling. No research, no science, nothing. Quoting biblical passages is pointless. The author may as well be quoting a Jules Verne novel.

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