What doctors thought might be a cyst or an in-grown hair in Gavin Hyatt’s stomach turned out to be something completely different. It was, in fact, his parasitic twin that emerged from his belly button like something out of the movie Alien.
The 30-year-old father of four had been to several doctors complaining about a lump just next to his belly button. Hyatt was due to have an operation to remove the lump, but it was apparently cancelled at the last moment.
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However, after experiencing a series of sharp, stabbing pains in his stomach, Hyatt was amazed to see his parasitic twin pushing its way through his stomach.
According to the Telegraph, Hyatt, in so many words, “gave birth” to his identical twin brother through his belly button. As the lump kept pushing its way out of his belly button, Hyatt drove himself to his local doctor, who then witnessed the rather unusual event.
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Dr. Joe Santos told the media that it was like something from the film Alien.
“It was like something from Alien. I didn’t believe Gavin when he said something was coming out of his belly button until I saw him.”
The parasitic twin measured 4 cm long and had been in Hyatt’s body since birth. Doctors think that the twin was absorbed into his body when it died in their mother’s womb early in her pregnancy.
According to the Mirror Online, Hyatt, who hails from Witney in Oxfordshire, England was shocked to find he was carrying his own parasitic twin around with him and says he is keeping his brother in a jar at home and calls him little Gav.
“I feel absolutely fine now but it has not sunk in yet that I could have had a twin brother.”
“I have him in a jar at home and I call him little Gav. I haven’t told many people. I feel like a bit of a freak.”
The Inquisitr reported on a similar story recently, where surgeons in the U.S.A. removed a parasitic growth from the brain of a brilliant Ph.D. student who had been experiencing bad headaches. The growth turned out to be her parasitic twin and even had bone, hair, and teeth.
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