Polish woman Julia Wendell, 21, has taken the media by storm over the last few weeks, going viral after she claimed to be the famous Madeleine McCann.
And now, a recent video of Wendell has shocked the internet.
Then-three-year-old Madeleine went missing in Praia da Luz, Portugal, in 2007 while on vacation with her family, and her case still remains unsolved almost 16 years later.
It all started with an Instagram account, named (@iammadeleinemccan), where she uploaded a series of photos and videos comparing her physical similarities to Madeleine and her parents Gerry and Kate McCann, urging people to believe that she is the long time missing girl.
Wendell claimed to have similar freckles and beauty marks, as well as sharing the same distinct mark on her eye as Madeleine.
She was also using the account to fight for a DNA test with the missing girl’s family, and quickly gained over 1 million followers. The account has now been shut down, and many followers have been left confused as to why.
Wendell has since been using the account of Dr Fia Johansson, @persianmedium, who is a Dr.of Psychology and Human Behavior, to reach the public, and has most recently appeared in a video on her account captioned ”To Julias Fans and followers.”
“I know that you are so happy and excited,” Dr Johansson is heard telling Julia off-camera in the first video. “We have a lot to do and we have a lot to announce.”
Dr Johansson then asks the young woman to share some words of wisdom with her “fans”.
The video shows Wendell in an airport at the time, saying “Never give up and believe in yourself. Dreams come true.”
In the second clip, Julia is heard saying: “You make my dreams come true…[I’m] so excited.”
“Jesus, thank you Fia… I love you…” she adds while laughing as she walks over towards her departure gate, about to board a mystery flight.
The pair are certainly all giggles and smiles, and don’t hold back in expressing how excited they are.
The video left a lot of people confused, as they continue to question what is in store for the future of this case. Many think Wendell has received some very good news about the case, and is on her way to continue to fight for answers.
However, others remain skeptical.
Her parents recently spoke out to deny the allegations, saying that she suffers from mental health issues and ignored their pleas to stop her “lies and manipulation.”
“For us as a family it is obvious that Julia is our daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, cousin and step niece. We have memories, we have pictures,” the family said in a statement through the missing persons’ organization Missing Years Ago.
“Julia also has these photos, because she took them from the family home with the birth certificate, as well as numerous hospital discharges.”
They also added that there may be an ulterior motive behind her claims, saying “Julia once wanted to be a singer, a model. She always wanted to be popular. What’s happening now she got one million followers,” the statement added.