In rural areas of India, a bizarre pheno …

In rural areas of India, a bizarre phenomenon has cropped up where those bitten by dogs believe they’ve been impregnated by them and puppies are growing in their bellies. Puppy pregnancy syndrome is a disturbing form of mass hysteria that is most prevalent in those with little education. Sufferers claim they can feel the puppies moving around inside them and often revert to bizarre behaviors like barking. Instead of seeking medical treatment, these people often seek out the help of a witch doctor—who gives oral treatments designed to dissolve the puppies, which are then “passed normally through the digestive tract.”