AI-generated image of deceased grandmother encased in resin is shared as real.


This family encased their deceased grandmother in resin and use her as a coffee table.

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In the 19th century, a Russian-born inventor named Joseph Karwowski proposed a patent called the radical way of preserving the human body in glasses. But what about encasing lost loved ones in acrylic resin instead? The old patent of preserving the human body in glass cubes is put into practice again?

Recently, The viral image of three people standing behind an old woman encased in resin and then used as a coffee table is being circulated on social media platforms as a real photo. Some of the posts with such a claim can be seen here and here.

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A screenshot of the tweet with such a claim was also shared on, and Reddit websites too.

What’s the truth?

When we performed the Google reverse image search, we found that the viral photo is not real but an AI-generated one.

Furthermore, we can take a closer look at the image, The old woman’s fingers did not look normal in her left hand and there are a total of six fingers in her right hand. It’s generally understood that the image was created using AI tools.

Further scans of the image with, found an AI probability of 66.5 percent, computer-generated image.

We further searched and the results led us to the photo which was shared on Twitter by Kelly Port dated Jun 18, 2023. It has a similar image with the encased dog, captioning it with, “Encasing loved ones in acrylic resin, a great Father’s Day gift!“. it is concluded that the image is likely to have been generated by AI with the same background.

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Read More: AI-generated image of Tom Cruise using Midjourney is shared as his real photo with his stunt doubles.

This is not the first time this is happening. There were several instances where images created with Artificial Intelligence (AI) went viral thinking the images to be true. YouTurn fact-checked some of them and published articles on the same.

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It is found that the photo of an old woman encased in resin is AI generated and not real.

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Krishnaveni S

Krishnaveni works as a Sub-Editor at You Turn. She completed her Master's in History from Madras University. Additionally, she holds Bachelor’s degrees in Electrical Engineering and Tamil Literature. She was a former employee of an IT company, and currently, her role involves verifying the factual accuracy of news on social media to identify and expose fake news.
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