The story of Manurung family with strange “reptilian” faces

The Manurung family lives in Sumatra (Indonesia). Of the five people (father and four daughters), four have a strange congenital anomaly that deformed their faces, turning them into “aliens” or “reptilian hybrids,” as they were nicknamed on the Internet.

The anomaly was passed on to three of the four daughters by their father, and the fourth daughter, who was born with a normal face, is believed to have gone to a now-deceased mother who was also normal in appearance.

Since none of the family members were actually examined by professional doctors, it is still unclear what kind of genetic anomaly turned their faces into something creepy and supernatural.

It is suggested that they may have the so-called Parry-Romberg Syndrome , also called Romberg syndrome or progressive facial hemiatrophy. This is a condition in which the soft tissues of the face (muscles and fat) gradually die off, the facial bones are deformed, and the skin becomes thinner.

Usually on only one side of the face (hemifacial atrophy) but occasionally extending to other parts of the body.

However, most locals believe that all this is due to a strong curse that someone once placed on the father of his daughters or on his entire family. Many react negatively when they see the Manurung family, but family members say they have long been accustomed to such a reaction.

Tiur, the only daughter with a normal face, is privately asked why she is different from her sisters. She says that she turned out to be like her mother, and other sisters like their father.

Fortunately, the anomaly that deformed their faces did not seem to affect their general well-being and from it only external defects. Therefore, family members are in no hurry to get to specialist doctors to find out what is wrong with them.

Experts worldwide continue to identify the many different conditions humans can be born with or affected by, as well familiarize themselves with what those conditions do the body, and how they can potentially be combatted.

That said, there remain some extremely rare medical conditions that haven’t been explored or even given names yet. The Manurung family, from Indonesia, are victims of one such mystery affliction

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Jake Carter

Jake Carter is a researcher and a prolific writer who has been fascinated by science and the unexplained since childhood.

He is not afraid to challenge the official narratives and expose the cover-ups and lies that keep us in the dark. He is always eager to share his findings and insights with the readers of, a website he created in 2013.

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