Verna Gallagher, who claims to be suffering from a rare infliction called, Morgellons, points to a sore on her skin. Gallagher believes her condition was caused by bugs under her skin. This mysterious illness displays almost sci-fi symptoms: Sufferers complain of intensely creepy-crawly skin and odd fibrous strands, which protrude from open wounds. Some medical experts blame the "disease" on psychotic delusions, but others say the symptoms are very real.

Advertisement