PDA

View Full Version : Real-Life Wolfmen



NaboCane
08-02-2006, 07:35 PM
http://abcnews.go.com/Primetime/story?id=2258069&page=1

It's sad, really.



Aug. 1, 2006 — We've all heard the werewolf legends: When the moon grows full, so goes the legend, a man is transformed into a beast — he grows hair, and acquires awesome powers.

But what if it weren't the light of the moon but rather genetics that gave the werewolves of legend all that hair? The powers, though, remain the stuff of myth.

For Danny Ramos Gomez, 23, genetics is the reason people call him "the wolf man." Danny has a condition called hypertrichosis, which causes his body to produce an abnormal amount of hair everywhere.

Danny's 26-year-old brother, Larry, also has hypertrichosis. The brothers are known for their daredevil feats in a Mexican circus.

But when they were little, it was different. They were both part of a freak show, exhibited like animals and called "wolf children."

"They kept them locked up, and they wouldn't let them come out until show time," said Betty Tampa, a circus performer partner of Danny's. "They were locked up inside a trailer. They couldn't even go near the curtains."...

...
Except for his excessive hair, Danny is by all other accounts normal. But there are still people who view him as a freak.

"They perceive him as a wolf — actually, as a person from another world, and they insult him," Tampa said. "They say things to him and they howl at him."
Danny said some people do treat him badly. "I don't take it seriously. I know who I am inside."

http://www.finheaven.com/clear.gif

Majpain
08-02-2006, 07:37 PM
That sucks big time.It reminds me of the CSI episode.

The Rev
08-02-2006, 08:02 PM
That sucks big time.It reminds me of the CSI episode.

That's what I thought of too.

Celtkin
08-02-2006, 08:17 PM
It is sad how we treat people who are different.

Shula Come Back!
08-02-2006, 08:19 PM
That sucks. I truly feel bad. You only get one life to live, and you have to deal with that. Shows us how we can take our lives for granted.

TotoreMexico
08-02-2006, 09:35 PM
That circus came here when I was like 11 - 12 years old, and I saw that guy perform and he was really good

cnc66
08-02-2006, 09:43 PM
Maybe they should move to Gibsonton.

Perfect23
08-02-2006, 09:50 PM
That circus came here when I was like 11 - 12 years old, and I saw that guy perform and he was really good

what he do.

d-day
08-02-2006, 10:58 PM
For Danny Ramos Gomez, 23, genetics is the reason people call him "the wolf man." Danny has a condition called hypertrichosis, which causes his body to produce an abnormal amount of hair everywhere. Danny's 26-year-old brother, Lappy, also has hypertrichosis.

poor lappy...

TotoreMexico
08-02-2006, 11:02 PM
what he do.

He and his brother were trapeze artists, and I think they were the best of the circus

finsmx
08-03-2006, 12:20 AM
That circus came here when I was like 11 - 12 years old, and I saw that guy perform and he was really good

I also remember seeing those guys when I was about 9

Coral Reefer
08-03-2006, 12:27 AM
I prefer the Lobster boy myself but werewolves can be cool too, just keep me away for the Yak lady. :eek2:

Maynard the Hammer
08-03-2006, 01:06 AM
at least the man has a girlfriend. must be some kind of fetish

Coral Reefer
08-03-2006, 01:15 AM
at least the man has a girlfriend. must be some kind of fetish


It's Disney's fault.

Every generation of our daughters are watching that beastiality flick where the princess hooks up with a dog.
Beauty and the Beast...... pfft. Doggie porn promo!

Really, dosen't that just seem a wee bit strange for a kid story.

Maynard the Hammer
08-03-2006, 01:20 AM
It's Disney's fault.

Every generation of our daughters are watching that beastiality flick where the princess hooks up with a dog.
Beauty and the Beast...... pfft. Doggie porn promo!

Really, dosen't that just seem a wee bit strange for a kid story.:lol::lol:

NaboCane
08-03-2006, 01:38 AM
It's Disney's fault.

Every generation of our daughters are watching that beastiality flick where the princess hooks up with a dog.
Beauty and the Beast...... pfft. Doggie porn promo!

Really, dosen't that just seem a wee bit strange for a kid story.

Yes indeedy do.

Miamian
08-03-2006, 10:46 AM
It's sad, but maybe in the future there will be a cure for this. On the other hand, it also may carry a potential treatment for baldness.

SpurzN703
08-03-2006, 11:26 AM
Calling them the 'real werewolves' in the article isn't helping much! They arent animals, so why make 'em feel that way by calling them wolves? :D

DrAstroZoom
08-03-2006, 11:54 AM
Calling them the 'real werewolves' in the article isn't helping much! They arent animals, so why make 'em feel that way by calling them wolves? :D


Would you have read it if the headline was "Really hairy guy tells all"?

SkapePhin
08-03-2006, 01:15 PM
Cant he just shave his entire face? Sure, it would be a pain in the butt, but it would help a bit in his social condition.. Nair does wonders.

finattic79
08-03-2006, 01:36 PM
I remeber watching a documnetary about this, I'm pretty sure its the same guy. He's mexican and tried to live a normal life with a normal job. He applied for a job, but was told he would scare to many people. So he did shave, but for him its extremely painful espically around the eyes, and takes several hours and would have to do 2-3 times a week. When he went back shaved the Hotel manager said he would see what he could do, but would have to stay shaved if he wanted to keep the job.

SpurzN703
08-03-2006, 02:08 PM
Would you have read it if the headline was "Really hairy guy tells all"?

IMO a catchy headline would be "2 young men suffer from hair disorder"

That's an interesting topic that you dont see everyday. Calling them werewolves is strange to me

DrAstroZoom
08-03-2006, 03:02 PM
IMO a catchy headline would be "2 young men suffer from hair disorder"

That's an interesting topic that you dont see everyday. Calling them werewolves is strange to me

I don't know about all that, but your avatar certainly caught my attention.

And as I read further, the wolfman angle isn't just a catchy hook: it's relevant to their history, as they have been labeled that through their lives. The article writer didn't introduce it.

HolliFinFan
08-03-2006, 03:33 PM
Patricia Cornwell had a character who had this condition in one of her Scarpetta novels. Due to his being ostercized from society, he became a homocidial maniac.
~~Holli

SpurzN703
08-03-2006, 04:44 PM
I don't know about all that, but your avatar certainly caught my attention.

And as I read further, the wolfman angle isn't just a catchy hook: it's relevant to their history, as they have been labeled that through their lives. The article writer didn't introduce it.

Alright! My point is calling them werewolves is just a bit harsh. Hairier then Harry Henderson maybe, but not a wolf

:wink:

DrAstroZoom
08-03-2006, 04:45 PM
That's ok ... you can say whatever you want; it just brings that avy hottie back.