A condition that affects only the human species and is characterized by a shark fin atop the spinal column. The condition was noted in fifty-eight humans from the time period of 1813 to 1920. The fin, which was reported by anthropologic scholars in manuscripts in the late eighteenth century, presents itself as an additional growth along the path of the spinal column. These early scholars state that, in the five cases studied, the fin was “grey in color, over three feet in length, and rendered the person incapable of wearing proper attire.” The condition, which was believed by early scientists to be a birth defect, brought on due to 1816’s “Year Without A Summer”, which was a year of “severe climate abnormalities caused by famines throughout the world as a result of atmospheric dust from volcanic eruptions.” However, the fifty-eight humans reported to have the birth defect were only found in the area that is present-day California. Additionally, an interview with Sharkie Parker titled “My Life as a Finboy” was published in the year 1920, five years after Parker had passed. Parker reported that in addition to his fin, he was driven to follow a specific diet that included “ducks, penguins, shooting stars, coyotes and wings—but only wings with a red appearance.” Those who were close to Parker noted in the book that he had “teeth with a vicious appearance” and was “strikingly good at ice hockey.” Of the fifty-eight reported cases, all passed away at the age of thirty-nine. No reported cases of Sharkipheliac’s have been discovered after Parker’s death in 1920.