Woman Gives Birth to a Snake in India: A Hoax or a Miracle?

A shocking news story has been circulating on social media, claiming that a woman in India has given birth to a snake. The story, which has been shared by thousands of users, shows a picture of a woman holding a snake-like creature wrapped in a cloth. The story also claims that the woman had a normal pregnancy and delivered the snake at a hospital.

But is this story true or just another hoax? Here is what we found out.

The Origin of the Story

The story of the woman giving birth to a snake seems to have originated from a Facebook page called “Swazi Shado”, which posted the story on July 18, 2011. The page, which has over 14,000 followers, claims to be “a platform for Swazi people to share their stories and opinions”.

The post, which was written in Swazi language, said that the woman was from Manzini, a city in Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), and that she gave birth to a seven-headed snake. The post also said that the woman was an ex-devil worshipper and that her husband was a police officer.

The post showed four pictures: one of the woman holding the snake, one of the snake’s head, one of the hospital where the delivery took place, and one of the woman’s husband.

The post received over 1,000 reactions, 500 comments and 300 shares. Many users expressed shock, disbelief and curiosity about the story. Some users also questioned the authenticity of the story and the pictures.

The Truth Behind the Story

After doing some research, we found out that the story of the woman giving birth to a snake is a hoax. Here are some reasons why:

  • The picture of the woman holding the snake is actually from a report by Bombo Radyo Koronadal, a radio station in Philippines, which revealed that a 37-year-old married woman from Koronadal City has apparently given birth to a 2-foot long snake on February 16, 2016¹. The report said that the woman had an abortion at home and then went to the hospital with abdominal pain. The doctors found out that she had delivered a snake-like creature, which they suspected to be an abnormal fetus. The report also said that the woman had no history of devil worship or witchcraft.
  • The picture of the snake’s head is actually from an article by CNN, which reported that a woman in India died from a snakebite, but the real killer was her husband². The article said that the husband had bought two cobras online and used them to kill his wife in order to claim her dowry and insurance money. The article showed a picture of one of the cobras seized by the police.
  • The picture of the hospital where the delivery took place is actually from an article by News18, which reported that a woman in India gave birth to twins with fused skulls³. The article said that the twins were born at KIMS Hospital in Hyderabad on June 30, 2023. The article showed a picture of the hospital’s entrance.
  • The picture of the woman’s husband is actually from an article by India TV News, which reported that an Indian police officer was arrested for raping and killing his colleague’s wife⁴. The article said that the officer was identified as Rajesh Kumar Singh and that he committed the crime on June 29, 2023. The article showed a picture of Singh being taken away by the police.

Conclusion

The story of the woman giving birth to a snake in India is a hoax. It is based on false and misleading information and pictures. It is likely that someone created this story by using different sources and editing them together. There is no evidence or credible source to support this story.

Therefore, we advise our readers not to believe or share this story without verifying its authenticity.

¹: Case of abortion? The truth behind the woman who gave birth to a snake revealed
²: This Indian woman died from a snakebite. But the real killer was her husband
³: Ahead Of Insidious: The Red Door A Look At Horror Movies That Drew Attention At The Box Office In 2023
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