Friday, 31 July 2009

The Urinating Beetle Boy

Have you heard of the boy who can urinate black winged beetles? Yes? No? Well, come closer and listen carefully.

The story broke on June 17th 2003 and claimed that 13-year-old Chandan Goswami of Bengal, India had begun "producing winged beetles in his urine after hatching the eggs in his body."

Apparently, the insects began hatching from a fistula in his groin. The story received world-wide coverage, with the teenager becoming internationally known as 'The Beetle Boy.'

True story or hoax?

In this case, the story is true.

The information at the time came directly from the state's medical education director, Dr. Chittaranjan Maity. Medical records also prove that the story is true, although completely horrific.

So, take it from us...

This is an Urban Legend Revealed!


Jay said...


Several months later, a two and a half year old boy was taken to hospital after his parents witnessed black winged beetles flying out of his rectum.

Medical reports from the time back this story up.