The Girl Who Cries Blood
Real or a Hoax?

May be disturbing to some viewers

The Girl Who Cries Blood
Real or a Hoax?

A doctor from Dallas has traveled to India with the National Geographic Channel to examine a girl who claims to spontaneously cry blood and bleed from her feet and scalp.

Dr. George Buchanan is a pediatrician at the University of Texas Southwestern and Childrens Medical Center in Dallas, National Geographic persuaded him to travel with them to India to meet 14 year old Twinkle.

When I heard her story even before I left, it sounded very suspicious to me. I had not seen bleeding conditions like this before, Buchanan explained. When Dr. Buchanan examined Twinkle he found no signs of injury, and no feasible explanation as to where the blood was actually coming from.

The blood appeared to simply seep through the skin, which Buchanan was quick to point out is impossible.

I don't know where the blood comes from. I can't tell
how. It seems to be her blood, but where its coming from, I'm not sure, Buchanan said.

When one looks at her, there's no obvious cuts or scrapes or scratches or wounds; this seems to come right through the skin and the eyes, and medical science just has no good explanation for that.

There's no mechanism by which blood can spontaneously come through the skin and from the eyes as medical science understands it. This really does raise the question: Is this being faked in some way, or is the blood being placed there or put there by Twinkle?

Buchanan believes that Twinkles condition is most likely psychiatric rather than medical, he suspects she suffers from Munchausen syndrome where people imagine symptoms and then physically recreate them.

Or even more alarming it may even be Twinkles mother who is suffering from the syndrome and it is her who is creating the blood and placing it on her child. There are never any witnesses to the bleeding actually beginning, other than Twinkles mother.

A girl named Twinkle appears to cry tears of blood. A doctor was unable to find any signs of injury or reason as to why this occurs. Some believe that it is just a hoax, but others are baffled.

The Girl Who Cries Blood

Stigmata are bodily marks, sores, or sensations of pain in locations
corresponding to the crucifixion wounds of Jesus. The term originates from the line at the end of Saint Paul's Letter to the Galatians where he says, "I bear on my body the marks of Jesus."

Stigmata is the plural of the Greek word stigma, meaning a mark or brand such as might have been used for identification of an animal or slave. An individual bearing stigmata is referred to as a stigmatic.

Reported cases of stigmata take various forms. Many show some or all of the five Holy Wounds  that were, according to the Bible, inflicted on Jesus during his crucifixion: wounds in the hands and feet, from nails, and in the side, from a lance.

Some stigmatics display wounds to the forehead similar to those caused by the Crown of Thorns. Other reported forms include tears of blood or sweating blood, and wounds to the back as from scourging. Some stigmatics claim to feel the pain of wounds with no external marks; these are referred to as invisible stigmata. In other claims, stigmata are accompanied by extreme pain.

Some stigmatics' wounds do not appear to clot, and stay fresh and uninfected. The blood from the wounds is said, in some cases, to have a pleasant, perfumed odor, known as the Odour of Sanctity. Individuals who have obtained the stigmata are many times described as ecstatics. At the time of receiving the stigmata they are overwhelmed with emotions.