A message claiming there’s a “snake girl” in Thailand who suffers from “Serpentosis Malianorcis” is a fake.
The post features an image of a small girl wearing a shirt with a snake tail but the image is just Photoshopped.
The image has appeared on a number of top ten lists about the worst “Photoshop fails” of all time, including one from BuzzFeed.
“According to the country’s top medical expert, Dr Ping Lao, the young girl suffers a very rare syndrome known as the Serpentosis Malianorcis or Jing Jing’s disease, which gives her lower body a distinct reptilian form and aspect. Only a handful of such cases have been recorded throughout history, so the scientific knowledge accumulated about the pathology is rather limited and there is no cure in sight at the moment,” the fake post reads.
It then goes on to say that thousands of “pilgrims” have visited the girl.
There’s never been a credible reference to “Serpentosis Malianorcis,” and no mainstream local or national media outlets have reported on it.
But the photo and post has been shared heavily on Facebook, and apparently people believe it.
The fake snake girl image originated from the World News Daily Report, which only publishes hoaxes, including featuring “stories” about horses with duck heads and gigantic lobsters, according to Hoax-Slayer.