A 16-year-old boy, identified as Deshant Adhikari, has become an online sensation due to a 70cm long hairy tail growing from his body.
The teenager from Nepal, Asia, has left many stunned over the abnormal long tail growing from his coccyx, the bottom of the vertebral column, and has been dubbed a reincarnation of a god.
His parents first discovered the hairy appendage few days after his birth and took him to hospitals both home and abroad to seek help and possibly, treat the abnormal phenomenon but all to no avail.
Deshant said he used to hide his long tail from public glare because he was ashamed and embarrassed by it, but he has grown to accept it.
Many videos have been made on social media.
A local priest also allayed their fears and made them see the tail in a different light as he suggested that Deshant was the reincarnation of a Lord Hanuman the Monkey God.
Deshant granted an interview with a filmmaker identified as Puskar Nepal recently after a video of him went viral on TikTok and shared his story.
The filmmaker said,
“His parents didn’t know about his condition until they took him home from hospital five days after he was born.
“They took him to different local hospitals and even abroad seeking the proper treatment, but no effort could stop the tail from growing.
“Later they consulted the priests and they were told not to comb or use any tool to cut the tail.
“The priests even pointed out that the boy might possess some supernatural power as he might be the reincarnation of Lord Hanuman, the God of monkeys.
“They let the tail grow naturally thereafter and stopped looking for a treatment.”