University student’s post goes viral after joking she is Madeleine McCann and pointing out spooky similarities

CLAIMS made by a university student that she is missing toddler Madeleine McCann have gone viral.

Harriet Brookes pointed to pictures of brown spots on her eye and leg as evidence she is the long-lost child who vanished in 2007.

Posting screenshots from Wikipedia and pictures of the little girl, she said that, like Maddie, she had a brown spot on her iris, The Sun reported.

She told her friends: “Right guys. I don’t usually believe in conspiracy theories but honestly I think I’m Madeleine McCann.”

One responded: “I f***ing give up.”

She then posted a picture of her eye and leg calling them “Exhibit A” and “Exhibit B”.

Another friend responded with several crying emojis before Harriet, from Manchester, added: “I’m Madeleine McCann and I don’t know what to do with myself.”

Screenshots of the group chat were posted on Twitter by her friend Elizabeth with the caption, “Close the door am out”.

More than 100,000 people have liked the post but there is a strong reason to suspect the student might not be the person she claims.

Brookes told The Tab that she “just sent it for a joke”.

“I’m loving reading people’s reactions. I feel like so many people are taking it seriously,” she said.

Maddie disappeared while on a family holiday in Portugal in 2007 when she was just three-years-old.

This story was originally published by The Sun and has been republished here with permission.

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