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Old 07-28-2021, 06:15 PM   #1
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Default Segments that you think UM faked

...because they just are simply not believable.

Let's face it. Some of their segments are so implausible or ludicrous that producers just had to fake them because they were hard up for content.

Off the top of my head:

1) the girl who fell over the edge in Arizona and moments later was back up on top with no memory of how she got back up. Uh, no.

2) the woman who was paralyzed with MS and one day huzzie came home to find out that she could now walk. Uh, I don't think so.

3) the church completely disintegrated in a fiery explosion when none of the choir members were there. Simply not believable, I'm afraid.

I know there are more, but can't think of em right now.
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The church explosion really happened. Google it. Lots to support that

https://beatricedailysun.com/news/lo...9ab79fff5.html
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...because they just are simply not believable.

Let's face it. Some of their segments are so implausible or ludicrous that producers just had to fake them because they were hard up for content.

Off the top of my head:

1) the girl who fell over the edge in Arizona and moments later was back up on top with no memory of how she got back up. Uh, no.

2) the woman who was paralyzed with MS and one day huzzie came home to find out that she could now walk. Uh, I don't think so.

3) the church completely disintegrated in a fiery explosion when none of the choir members were there. Simply not believable, I'm afraid.

I know there are more, but can't think of em right now.
At first I read that as you calling the woman with MS a hussy and I thought, now that seems a little harsh.
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At first I read that as you calling the woman with MS a hussy and I thought, now that seems a little harsh.
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UM wasn't some tabloid show and they didn't fake segments. They may have covered some cases that turned out to be hoaxes but they never made anything up.
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I think Craig Williamson faked his amnesia and ran away from a marriage he regretted
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I've always thought the exact same thing. It seemed liked he was faking it to start over with a new life away from his wife.
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UM wasn't some tabloid show and they didn't fake segments. They may have covered some cases that turned out to be hoaxes but they never made anything up.
I agree. The best example of this was the fake murder confession call in with the two LA DJ's. Not only did the UM crew flat out ask the DJ's if the whole thing was a publicity stunt, Stack even tells the viewers that they asked if they were basically making the whole thing up.

As a little kid watching that update for the first time, I learned what a publicity stunt was.
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I don’t think that UM filmed fake segments on purpose. I can however think of several times that they were probably tricked. Katie with her gold foil, Tyler’s fake amnesia, and Craig Williamson come to mind.
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I think that was more about money than the segment let on. They owed close to $500k due to their failing “exotic” fish business, and his disappearance meant that she had to shoulder that entire burden. He didn’t want the marriage or the debt so he left her to pick up the pieces
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Add Eagle the dog to the list where UM got duped (but they were far from alone until the owner was caught planting "evidence"):

https://unsolvedmysteries.fandom.com/wiki/Eagle

Eagle was cool, but his owner definitely was not, and I really don't believe her sentence was harsh enough.
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UM wasn't some tabloid show and they didn't fake segments. They may have covered some cases that turned out to be hoaxes but they never made anything up.
But they were in the big money business of primetime network television, which means anything is possible. Especially when their ratings began to slip in the early to mid 90s.

In fact, that was the point in the series when it really began to cover more supernatural type stories.

It's possible that they never intentionally faked anything, but I wouldn't bet money on it.
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I've always thought the exact same thing. It seemed liked he was faking it to start over with a new life away from his wife.
Co-sign. While the wife did seem a bit frenzied, I canít say that I blame her. The woman was left not only holding the bag on a money pit business, but alone with a suddenly vanished husband and no answers.

Craig Williamson was a complete coward. Iím glad he got called out on national TV. 😂
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Williamson wasn't faked per se- he WAS missing for over a year. Whether the amnesia was faked is anyone's guess.
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UM wasn't some tabloid show and they didn't fake segments. They may have covered some cases that turned out to be hoaxes but they never made anything up.
I don't think they "Faked" anything per se but there is no doubt they had no problem letting obvious crackpots get air time
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