Getting your hands on a DNA test is easier than ever with ancestry websites allowing you to order a kit to learn more about your family history in just a few clicks.
Those who have attempted to plot their family trees have previously discovered dark secrets about family members, but one woman claims her results exposed a shocking anomaly about herself.
A TikTok user shared a video explaining the story, gaining more than three million views and thousands of comments as viewers flooded the post with questions.
She says that she used money given to her for her birthday to get an ancestry DNA test “because I’m interested in my heritage” and was hoping to get back some “cool results”.
The website put her in touch with distant relatives all over the world and she began filling in her profile to create a family tree.
But she says when she added her date of birth, the system said there was no one with her name born on that day, and she said it led her to “find my medical records in a cupboard and seeing I was 18 months old when I received my first vaccination in July 1997” – but had always believed she was born in May 1998.
“My medical records suggesting I was born November 1995,” she added. “Meaning I would be 26 this year instead of 23.”
She claimed that the DNA test had flagged that she may actually be three years older than she thought.
Some people were left stunned, as one commented to say: “Okay but why did I GET THE CHILLS AT THE END?!?”
Others were left unconvinced, pointing out: “Sorry but there is no way. Three years as a young child is a huge difference. Imagine saying you were 4 but you were actually 7.”
A second said: “So she didn’t go to school or daycare or anything because miss girl… I know no one could think a 5 year old is a 2 year old.”
But she replied to one person to say even now she is “actually the size of your average 12 year old, so it all doesn’t make no sense”, and telling another: “I look like my parents so I’m not adopted.”
Another said: “It sounds like you got kidnapped as a child”, and someone else commented: “GIRL WE NEED AN UPDATE OMG.”
But viewers have been left waiting for the answer as she said she has been overwhelmed by the response to the video, but will post a second video to reveal all soon.