I didnt read the whole article but I think I get the idea. It's just s weird people that do this, they must have some serious issues going on.
Before I came to bubhub I was part of another parenting website they had a live chat on there and there was a handful of us who were really really close friends. There was myself and another lady who im still friends with 5 years going strong, and another girl we had made friends with she told us her name was Taylor. we were all pregnant at the same time spoke every single day either on chat or on the telephone, told each other everything, we pretty much became best friends over our pregnancies. After her baby (Autumn) was born 'prematurely' at 27 weeks it was basically a long year of things going from bad to worse for her and eventually just after the babies first birthday she died. or so we were told.
We had pictures from her and medical stories and everything for a long time seemed legit she even sent us videos, but about 6 weeks before the baby died I started getting sus of her, things weren't adding up, the size of the baby was changing and not consistent and just how far out there the stories were getting, so I told the other girls of the site, at first they didnt believe me and thought i was just being a heartless cow but after a little while they saw what I saw and we did some research.
Taylor didnt exist, Autumn never existed, the photos belonged to a lovely lady who had a blog about her micro preemie and we had been watching HER baby grow for a year. I confronted 'Taylor' as soon as I could and she admitted it, said she 'was' pregnant when we met her and that she lost the baby not long after but couldnt come to terms with telling us that she had lost the baby, so she fabricated the baby/stories and life the whole time. almost 2 years she did this for... its amazing what lengths people will go to it really is.
It was a really heartbreaking time for me and my other friend, we'd grown to love this girl and her baby and family thought that we got to know her and thought he had an amazing friend and it was all fake.
I still cannot understand why she did what she did to us, obviously she had some mental problems going on, but almost 2 years is a long long time to carry something like this on it just blows my mind.