Wednesday, May 19, 2004

I got bugs crawlin' under my skin!

A Medical Mystery: Delusional Parasitosis

Submitted by Russ Kick (of The Memory Hole) on Creepy.


She gathers up the black specks, the mysterious fibers and the small, fuzzy “cocoons” she finds on her skin and around her home. She tapes the macabre samples to typing paper, but she said no doctor will analyze the collection. Physicians who glance at the specimens dismiss the lot as stray hairs, clothing fibers, scabs and other common household debris, she said.

“It’s a nightmare,” Blodgett said. “Every day I awaken to a nightmare and no one will believe me.”


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