An Afghan baby boy with his headless twin attached at the chest lies on a bed at the main hospital in Kunduz on September 14, 2009. The otherwise healthy infant was born on September 10 with the torso, legs and hands of male a twin attached...
Dr. Josheph Mengele's real interest was with twins. Twins -- especially children -- were kept isolated from the other prisoners, and forced to endure a daily barrage of blood tests and experiments, whether they be injections in the eye to try and change eye color, or being stitched together in an effort to create "Siamese twins."
This is Lydia Fairchild, and she is one of the rare people in the world known as human chimeras. When a fertilized egg meets another fertilized egg in the womb it has 2 choices: develop separately into fraternal twins, or absorb the competition. Chimeras occur when the twin is absorbed but doesn't die, instead continuing to live in your body. Thus one person carries 2 different set of genes, with random organs having your twin's DNA. Anyone could be a chimera without knowing it.
This is Dede, an Indonesian man who suffers from the human papilloma virus (HPV) and an under-performing immune system which has resulted in warts and root-like growths sprouting from his body. In 2007 the Indonesian government granted his free treatment to try and manage and improve his condition after he was featured in a television documentary.
This boy with three arms was born in China in 2006. His case was not a result of a parasitic twin and was unusual because both arms were functional. Surgeons successfully removed one of the arms in 2007.
POSSIBLE post mortem photo of the twin on the right. Stands were sometimes used to make the deceased seem alive. The R. Twins skin is discolored, the eyes are lifeless, arm hangs at his side and theres an unnatural leaning to his stance, whereas his brother has turned his head and is glancing up at him with trepidation. Live Siblings and surviving twins were often posed with their deceased siblings for post mortem photos victorian-post-mortem-photography
Anneliese Michel (September 21, 1952 – July 1, 1976) was a German Catholic girl who was “possessed by demons” and subsequently underwent an exorcism. Following the last exorcism and after warning her mother that she could take no more, Anneliese died in her sleep.
Betty Lou Williams (1932-1955), the youngest of 12 children, was born with a parasitic twin and had 4 legs and 3 arms. She entered the sideshows at age 2 and made enough money to send all 11 of her siblings to college. The pretty and curvaceous Betty Lou had no shortage of admirers and became engaged at age 23. Unfortunately, he stole her money and ran away. She died shortly after of an asthma attack, though friends claim it was of a broken heart.