Skip to main content

THE CASE OF EDWARD MORDRAKE: FACT OR FICTION?

Some good Saturday reading for a cloudy day.. The curious case of Edward Mordrake.   That is supposedly an image of him. He also reportedly had a face on the back of his head that did not talk, but would laugh and cry. Also, this: He supposedly wanted doctors to remove the ‘demon face’ from the back of his head.. when they did not, it would keep him awake at night and finally he succumbed to suicide due to the extra face..
There is even a book in 1900 that supposedly documented all of this.
But is it true?Could this just be one of those weird urban legends that never went away with time?
I came across this website, Verum Fabula, which attempts to figure out of this is truth or crap.. 
There is also debate on the SNOPES forums as to the real story behind this..
It’s certainly medically feasible for it to be true.. but is it true?
Forgive me, but I would rarely want to trust a medical book from the 1900s… 
Anything is possible.. even this?


Some good Saturday reading for a cloudy day.. The curious case of Edward Mordrake.  
That is supposedly an image of him. He also reportedly had a face on the back of his head that did not talk, but would laugh and cry.

Also, this: He supposedly wanted doctors to remove the 'demon face' from the back of his head.. when they did not, it would keep him awake at night and finally he succumbed to suicide due to the extra face..

There is even a book in 1900 that supposedly documented all of this.

But is it true?

Could this just be one of those weird urban legends that never went away with time?
I came across this website, Verum Fabula, which attempts to figure out of this is truth or crap.. 
There is also debate on the SNOPES forums as to the real story behind this..

It's certainly medically feasible for it to be true.. but is it true?

Forgive me, but I would rarely want to trust a medical book from the 1900s...

Comments

THE MOST POPULAR POSTS ON THE HORROR REPORT IN THE LAST WEEK

STRANGER THINGS 2 looks incredible

The newest STRANGER THINGS 2 trailer hit on Friday the 13th .. amazing timing as always with the fine people at Netflix..

The excitement over this program is incredible. Not only are people re-watching and re-binging the first season in preparation, but there is an equal amount of re-watching and analyzing of the newest trailers..


Before discussion.. take a glance:



My initial thought: This is actually the weaker of the teasers and trailers for season 2.. Yes, I am inclined to wonder why Eleven is more androgynous  .. why she has more hair now and no one shaved it. why she is out of the upside down and eating Eggos in the normal world..

So many questions about her. But the trailer didn't pay much attention to her--I think on purpose. Instead we glimpsed into the post-pubescent boys and now new friends of another gender planning something, just as the world is being taken over by giant squid creatures from the upside down.

Not viewed at all? Mike's mom and dad. Barb..

Forgive me…

THE UNLUCK OF THE IRISH: TROPICAL STORM MAY HIT IRELAND!!

Yes, indeed.. a hurricane-ish type storm is about to hit Ireland..

Hurricane Ophelia is the 10th consecutive hurricane to form in the Atlantic basin this year. According to University of Miami hurricane expert Brian McNoldy, the last time ten consecutive storms became a hurricane was 1893. While a very interesting factoid, the "elephant in the room" is that Ophelia is headed to Ireland. It is rare, but not unprecedented.

There are a few interesting things about this.. First off, there have been really rare occasions that storms of this nature made it as far as Ophelia may..

Actually there have been only a handful in the past years since about, oh, 1851..

From 1851 to 2010, only 10 extratropical storms, typically the tail ends of tropical cyclones, have hit within 200 miles (322 kilometers) of Ireland....Hurricane Debbie was the only tropical hurricane to make landfall in that area, clipping the far northwest of the British Isles in 1961.

But this is 2017--the year that mayhem on …

TUESDAY TERRORS