I first heard about this story a couple of weeks ago. You may have seen it covered by Kom Chad Luek or on Channel 3.
A guy in Phen district, Udon Thani, named Sathian Khenkutrang married his pet python because he believes that the two were lovers in a past life. Sathien was, apparently, a bodyguard for a deity whose daughter he then fell in love with.
Phrayanakho, the deity, didn’t approve of the relationship and so he had Sathien executed. The daughter died of a broken heart.
After 600 years of looking for each other, the happy couple were reunited and lived in peace for a short time until visitors flocked to meet Sathien and his limbless bride.
One villager, who demanded that Sathien correctly predict forthcoming lottery numbers to prove his story, was run out of town by angry locals.
There has been some concern about a man living in wedlock with a 12-foot python, but the pair appeared to be doing OK… until: Sathien’s wife laid a magical egg and left him in the night.
With Sathien’s wife nowhere to be seen, there has been speculation among locals that the egg could be the offspring of the snake-human couple.
It took a team of “experts” the debunk the idea that the couple may have produced a baby of some sort.
The man and his now-departed snake bride have been the talk of town for several weeks. I’ll keep you updated on further developments.