Paranormally intriguing accounts and early science combine with the amazing tale of Edward Mordake, a man better known as the man with two faces.
Though difficult to establish the facts behind the man, who supposedly committed suicide at the age of 23, Edward was the 19th century heir to an English hereditary peerage. He had an extra face on the back of his head, which could neither eat nor speak – though the story goes that it could laugh, cry and whisper.
Edward begged doctors to have his "demon head" detached, because, supposedly, it whispered a Satanic language to him at night, but no doctor would attempt it.
It being the 19th century – there are very few medical records to back up Edward’s condition – in fact, even his date of birth and death are recorded, yet conflicting.
In a scientific manner, the possibility to be born with two faces is definitely documented. Polycephaly is the condition involving having two heads – the ironic WordswithMeaning.org symbol is an eagle with this situation – and Craniopagus parasiticus is a term used to describe a parasitic twin head with an embryonic body is attached to the head of a developed twin. In simple English – a conjoined twin in which one of the twins never fully developed into a human.