I think the Gore legends should really be confined to their own thread, lest someone misunderstand and get the wrong idea.
Anyway, I had the same thing happen on a roth hybrid... all I got was the skinny little pseudo-spike, though... I didn't get a real one along with it. Rumor has it that they occur in complex hybrids with some frequency. I don't know yet whether this is something that recurrs or whether they disappear as the plant matures.