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Woman 'gives birth to a lizard' in Indonesia. Yes, really. (VIDEO)
31-year-old Debi Nubatonis had been exhibiting all the normal signs of a healthy eight-month pregnancy when she went in to labour at a hospital in Indonesia recently, but when instead of a baby the bewildered midwife discovered that the expectant mother had given birth to a live gecko the story suddenly became the focus of much controversy and intrigue.
Despite bearing all the hallmarks of a hoax, authorities insisted on launching an investigation to try and explain what had happened. One proposed theory was that the woman had suffered from pseudocyesis or a "phantom pregnancy" in which there hadn't actually been anything in her womb. Another suggestion was that the lizard had jumped on to the birthing table beforehand and that the midwife had mistakenly believed it to have come from the patient.
"So the gecko coming out is probably some kind of hoax," said Dr Messe Ataupa. "Childbirth of another species has never been reported in science."
This midwife probably did not expect to find a baby gecko on the birthing table when she started assisting a mother in labour. But rather than delivering a healthy newborn baby, she found herself face-to-face with a lizard. Or so she claims.
Yes, a lizard apparently oozed out of the ‘pregnant’ woman covered in mucus and blood as she was giving birth.
The midwife found the ‘live’ gecko was the only thing between the legs of the mother,Debi Nubatonis, who had all the usual signs of being eight-months pregnant.
Seems like a joke or hoax right? Well, the authorities in Indonesia are actually taking this rather seriously even going as far as launching an official investigation into the incident.
After some probing (sorry) it was suggested that the woman, already a mother of two human children, was suffering from pseudocyesis, or phantom pregnancy, with an empty womb.
A doctor, the Chief Medical Officer of nearby Kupang City, Indonesia, gave this rather sobering conclusion.
‘So the gecko coming out is probably some kind of hoax.
‘Childbirth of another species has never been reported in science.’
Some news organisations have quoted neighbours claiming that Ms Nubatonis and her family apparently practice ‘witchcraft.’
Maybe people could consider the slightly boring idea that the lizard might have hopped onto the birthing bed at some point unseen…
Nah, let’s not be boring, she gave birth to a lizard because of a spell backfiring…
There must be a Harry Potter precedent for this.
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