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On ‘the fifth estate’: Stories Too Bizarre to be True - Because They’re Not
January 20, 2012
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Things are not always what they seem, and some people intentionally deceive in order to further their own ends. Tonight at 9 pm (9:30 NT) CBC's 'the fifth estate' is airing the documentary 'The Lies People Tell', which deals with three cases where people bluffed their way to fame but were eventually caught in their deceit.

You may remember the stories - 'The Bush Boys', two young men who appeared on the streets of Vernon, B.C. claiming they'd been raised in the woods. 'The Black Widow', a 69-year-old woman who pretended to be a survivor of spousal abuse in order to lure men on the Internet, but ended up taking their homes, life savings, and sometimes even their lives. And finally 'Mr. Nobody', a man with a strange accent and fresh injuries who walked into a Canadian hospital claiming he had lost his memory... but was not what he claimed to be.

Tune in for an intriguing and chilling look at three cases that seemed too bizarre to be true... and weren't.

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