The Curious Case of the Haunted Testicle?

A rather creepy photograph has haunted Wales for nearly 22 years. While many may be unaware of it, one lucky gentleman has had his private bits immortalized by a rather comical article written up in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.*

An ultrasound performed in 1996 at Royal Gwent Hospital on a 45-year-old patient was far from normal. Doctors were attempting to locate an undescended right testis in the patient, yet it wasn’t found. Instead, in the patient’s sac where a normal testis would be found was a rather peculiar image. The radiologist J R Harding (quite a fitting name) described it as a “screaming ghost-like apparition”. But you can feel free to judge for yourself:


As Harding stated, “If you were a right testis, would you want to share a scrotum with that?”

*Harding, J R. “The case of the haunted scrotum.” Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, Vol. 89, Oct. 1996; p. 600.

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