This is officially one of the strangest Dr. Phil cases we’ve ever seen.
A trailer for an upcoming episode tells the story of 19-year-old Haley who is convinced she’s pregnant with Jesus Christ’s baby.
Despite six pregnancy tests indicating that Haley is not pregnant at all she refuses to accept the results, claiming that she’s felt the baby kicking and will not have people ‘denying’ what she believes to be true.
"I know my pregnancy is real. I’ve gained at least 22 pounds," she says in the clip. "I was sleeping one night and my baby punched the bottom of my stomach and kicked me, and I can feel his head right here, right below my belly button."
"My family, my friends, my pastors at church, they don’t believe that I’m pregnant," Haley explains.
"I know it’s Jesus. I don’t care if my family disowns me. It really comes down to if you’re a true believer in Jesus or not,” she continues. “I don’t care what the home pregnancy test or a doctor says, when I give birth to my baby, no one is going to deny him because he’s my saviour."
Haley’s family have spoken out calling their daughter ‘delusional’ and a ‘compulsive liar’, with her mother stating the teen has previously made far-fetched and fictional claims, such as she was a contestant on American Idol and that Eminem was her father.
After a quick Google search some of Haley’s symptoms (including ‘kicking sensations’, ‘weight gain’ and ‘swollen belly’) seem to match that of a phantom pregnancy.
Cases of phantom pregnancies are rare and not much is known about the condition, however, it is thought that the diagnosis is related to psychological factors where the brain essentially ‘tricks’ the body into thinking it’s pregnant.
While outcome of the latest pregnancy test (conducted by Dr. Phil’s team) is yet to be revealed, we hope that Haley gets the help and support she needs regardless of the results.