Julia Wendell believes that she may be Madeleine McCann
A private investigator helping a woman to uncover the truth on if she is Madeleine McCann or not believes that she “isn’t lying”.
Julia Wendell , also known as Julia Faustyna and Julia Wandelt, gained notoriety in February after posting on Instagram what she said as “proof” that she was the young woman who vanished in Praia da Luz in 2007. Her leg’s freckles and an eye condition served as proof. The 21-year-old, who is two years older than Maddie, who will turn 19 in April, has claimed that she is unable to recall much of her childhood or the alleged abduction. Also, she has stated that a German pedophile who resembles a former suspect in Maddie’s disappearance abused her. Julia’s testimony has been contested by Polish police, and her parents have asserted that she is ill.
On Monday night, Julia and the medium she has been working with, Dr. Fia Johansson, came on Dr. Phil. Julia maintained her assertion that Madeleine is her, saying, “I feel I am Madeleine McCann.”
Dr. Fia Johansson, a psychologist who has been assisting Julia with the issue, was also there during the programme and sat by the young woman’s side to corroborate her assertions.
Johansson reaffirmed her belief that Wendell is telling the truth throughout the episode.
I made an effort to phrase some of my inquiries differently for her. “Every single response was identical,” she told Dr. Phil.
“Normally, when we [make up] stories, we might change some of the details in the middle because it’s not a true narrative.
“That was the same in every single one of her descriptions of those flashbacks, thoughts, pictures, and visions. She is not lying to me about the memories or visions, in my opinion.
“I believe she remembers things, she’s trying to connect with those thoughts, and she’s trying to navigate them, that, ‘is it really possible that I was there at that time’”.
Wendell also discussed some of her earliest memories in the programme, some of which have been compared to the locations Madeleine visited during the McCann family holiday to Praia da Luz, Portugal, in 2007.
Before the age of eight, she only had one early memory involving a beach, water, such as the sea or the ocean, turtles, and kids trying to catch turtles and hold them in their hands.
“And I recall light-colored structures, like white or a very pale colour… sunlight on this structure.”
Even more encouragingly, Johansson said: “[At] three years old, it’s very hard to remember things.
“But some backlash from [the] subconscious mind, […] it could come back with some trauma.”
In order to establish whether Julia is, in fact, Madeleine McCann, she is currently in the US awaiting the results of three DNA tests and a genetic analysis.