A Michigan teen faked a pregnancy with triplets, using items that she bought from the website FakeABaby.com. There is a lot of weird sh*t on the internet, but this site may just break the “weird-0-meter.”
According to Detroit TV station WJBK, the 16-year-old announced to her family and friends that she was pregnant, and actually strung them along for not just nine, but ten months. Her 16-year-old boyfriend believed it, too. The boy, identified as “Jordan,” said:
I was excited, don’t get me wrong, but I was scared. I started looking for jobs the best I could. I was ready to donate all my time.
As the “pregnancy” progressed, gifts began to come in. The girl even named the babies, and relatives held a baby shower for her. But the story started to unravel when another member of a Facebook group the girl had joined, “Moms Of Triplets,” discovered that the ultrasound pictures the girl had shared were fake. The woman contacted the family, and they found that the pictures were identical to ones on FakeABaby.com.
The girl continued the charade up until the day she was scheduled for a c-section. At that point she claimed she lost the babies. Her boyfriend’s aunt called police, who sent detectives to investigate. That’s when the girl finally confessed to making the whole story up.
Her brother told WJBK that the girl had been pregnant, but lost the baby at six weeks. He said that she was scared and didn’t know what to do. But now, some are wondering if she was ever really pregnant at all.
What the girl did sounds very much like a psychological disorder known as Munchausen Syndrome. People with that condition claim that they are suffering from a disease or medical condition, when in fact the symptoms they claim to be experiencing are created by the person him or herself.
Police are also investigating whether the girl’s parents could have been in on the ruse. They haven’t specified a reason for that suspicion, but it may have to do with the gifts the girl received. Her brother said that everything will be returned to the senders.
Here’s a report, from WJBK:
Featured image via FakeABaby.com screen capture