A case of an alleged human-sheep hybrid appears in the March 13, 1852, issue of the Viennese newspaper Der Humorist, eine Zeitschrift für Scherz und Ernst, Kunst, Theater, Geselligkeit und Sitt:
The following account is from page 2 (column 9) of the March 21, 1874, issue of The Weekly Caucasian, a newspaper published in Lexington, Missouri (source).
The following is from the front page (column 5) of the May 22, 1882, issue of the The Wheeling Daily Intelligencer, a newspaper published in Wheeling, West Virginia (source):
A report of a human-goat hybrid appeared in the March 30, 1883, issue of the Austro-Hungarian newspaper Prager Tagblatt:
The following account is from the front page (column 3) of the December 18, 1886, issue of The Weekly Messenger, a newspaper published in St. Martinville, Louisiana (source):
The following is from page 7 (column 3) of the March 9, 1888, issue of the Fort Worth Weekly Gazette, a newspaper published in Fort Worth, Texas (source):
This last report was apparently a wire story that appeared in many papers across the country, since it also appeared in a Montana paper.
The following report, about a lamb born with a human face on a farm in Ohio, ran in many U.S. newspapers in late April 1891. The transcript appearing here was taken from the front page (column 8) of the April 23, 1891, issue of The Comet, a newspaper published in Johnson City, Tennessee (source):
That same year newspapers across the country carried a brief notice about a child born in New Jersey. The following transcript is taken from the front page, column 2, of the December 8, 1891, issue of the Rock Island Daily Argus, published in Rock Island, Illinois (source):
The following report appeared on page 2 of the March 19, 1892, issue of Logan Witness, a newspaper published in Beenleigh, Queensland, Australia (source):
A brief announcement from the front page (column 3) of the April 28, 1893, issue of The Pascagoula Democrat-Star, a newspaper published in Pascagoula, Mississippi (source): “A negro woman in Sunflower County, Miss., has given birth to a freak of nature which is half human and half billy goat.”
A report that appeared on page 4 of the June 23, 1893, issue of The North Coast Standard, a newspaper published in Latrobe, Tasmania, Australia (access source):
The following story appeared on page 4, column 1, of the June 20, 1895, issue of The Yakima Herald, a newspaper published in Yakima, Washington (source):
Wallula is a census-designated place in Walla Walla County, southwestern Washington. Its population was 179 in the 2010 census.
Another news report about a sheep-human hybrid appeared on page 3, column 3, of the March 1, 1874, issue of Marysville Daily Appeal, a newspaper published in Marysville, California (source):
Tehama, situated on the west bank of the Sacramento River, was one of the earliest California settlements north of Sacramento.
The following story appeared on page 8 (column 6) of the February 8, 1897, issue of the Houston Post, a newspaper published in Houston, Texas (source):
The Houston and Texas Central Railway was in operation from 1856 to 1934.
A brief statement from page 4 (column 2) of the April 14, 1899, issue of Semi-weekly Interior Journal, published in Stanford, Kentucky (source): “A lamb with a human head was born near Valparaiso, Ind.”
Another short notice announcing the birth of such a hybrid appears on page 4, column 7 of the December 7, 1910 issue of the Mährisch-Schlesische Presse, a German-language newspaper published in Jeseník, a town in the Olomouc Region of what is today the Czech Republic: “A piece of almost unbelievable news from Sebastopol: A sheep birthed twins, one of which is said to have the head of a human being.” [Translated by E. M. McCarthy. Original German.]
The following is from the front page (column 7) of the December 10, 1914, issue of The Star-Independent, a newspaper published in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (source):
Thus, at least according to the report, this creature survived long after birth.
The following is a brief notice appearing on page 6 (column 4) of the October 14, 1932, issue of the Singleton Argus, a newspaper published in Singleton, New South Wales, Australia (original article).
Warialda and Bingara are small towns in northeastern New South Wales.
Another report about the same birth appeared on page 4 of the October 18, 1932, issue of The Tumut and Adelong Times (original article).
Another, longer report about this creature appeared on page 2 of the October 6, 1932, issue of Moree Gwydir Examiner and General Advertiser (original article).
By the same author: Handbook of Avian Hybrids of the World, Oxford University Press (2006).
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