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  • Stories about babies who were switched at birth are rare, but they do happen.

    In 2015, two babies in India were accidentally switched at birth in the northeastern state of Assam, according to the BBC. But incredibly, even after the news was discovered, it took nearly two years to prove via DNA testing, and by then, the toddlers were so attached to their families, they reportedly refused to switch.

    And back in 1998, the US was riveted by the story of two baby girls, Rebecca Chittum and Callie Johnson, who were accidentally switched at University of Virginia Hospital three years prior.

    Here's hoping this story is in fact what conspiracy theorists believe: one big hoax. Because if these claims really are true, they're almost too upsetting to imagine.