Three Headed Baby Born in Jefferson County

Two heads are better than one, but what about three?

From the January 16, 1898, edition of the DuBois Express:

An unusual freak of nature was born at Beechtree recently.  The details are authentic but the parent's named are omitted for obvious reasons.  When born, the child, a male, had three heads, two growing out of each side of the central one, immediately behind the ears.  The central head was nearly perfect, except that it was flattened slightly on the top, but the two heads growing out of either side, while small, were almost perfectly developed.  The child lived a few days.

The parents were offered a considerable sum to allow the doctors to have possession of it, but they refused and it was buried in the Catholic cemetery.

(view original newspaper article here)


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