He could of pulled it off if his ego didn't get to him.
If you have the time to waste, and want to tell a tall tall here some things NOT to do.
1: Never fight back a naysayer (You don't see titor fighting back saying, F' off A' hole I am from the future, this was because he was smarter than
2: never offer *proof* in this case a video. (Unless its really convincing, still a bad idea.)
3: Keep it short and simple. (The more you BS the more obvious it is your lieing) **Titors flaw if i might add.
4:let the people reading the story drawl their own conclusions. (Yes this will make people build onto the story, for example "Well I did here about
something like this in the news a week ago maybe its true" .. and it just builds and builds)
5: Don't use full names in a story if you do make sure they are REAL just don't give out name, age, location.
6: Do not give out contact infromation.
7:Write it from a completely different view not always "I have seen".
8: If you do not know what your talking about don't base your story on it.
Here is an example of a tall tale I'll try. THIS IS FAKE btw.
Hi! I am new to this forum but I have quite an interesting story. Last summer I was with some friends in Florida fishing. We spent all night fishing
on the lake. It got late so we decided to pitch up our tent and get ready for the night. We got the tent set up a little after sun set. It was the
perfect night, the stars were out and the sky was Clear. We decided to pull out the telescope. I looked into the view finder looking up at the moon.
My Buddy jack wanted a look. He glanced through the telescope for about a minute then he turned pale white. I asked him what was wrong. He said he saw
a UFO right above the camp site. We all looked up at the sky and seen a flying saucer hovering over the lake. It was fairly low I estimate about 50
feet in the sky. Our initial reaction to it was fear but we did not leave although we wanted to but we would not let something like this spoil out
trip. For about a half hour we sat by the fire and looked at it. Thats when all the sudden the fire Burt its self out we were all freaked out. I
grabbed a flash light and shined it at the UFO I then turned it off and then back on. The UFO replied back to my flash light by flickering a light
underneath the UFO's hull. It was then I remembered that we had two way radios I hurried up turned mine on and let it run on channel scan. All the
channels were making a loud pitched tone almost like my guitar toner I replied into the 2 way I said "Who are you" After that I lost all memory of
that night all I remember is waking up on the other side of the lake with a scare on my fore head, it looked like a big "Y". I returned to the camp
site all my buddies said they woke up the same way all in different parts of the lake with a "Y" shaped scare on their forehead. We all packed up
all our gear and left the lake as we were leaving a game warden approached us.
He waned to know why we were fishing and camping on a restricted part of the lake, the funny thing was we never saw any signs there and we have been
doing it for years. The game warden let us go without a fine as long as we never went back there again.
Now imagine someone who can spell every thing the way it should be
. How did that story sound believable?
Ok so now when people start asking questions one of the questions I would probably be asked. "what was the name of the lake what part of Florida"
I could have 2 options: never post as that name again and let people argue it with their selfs or reply back with a real lake, that will require a bit
of research, it will lead to more questioning too.
Please remember I am not encouraging anyone to make up stories, if anything this is to help spot the fake stories from the real, this guy was actualy
pretty believable AT FIRST, his story was well constructed it built off from something that already existed and was covered In mystery it was a fill
in the blank type story and (Not replying rule: #4) started to kick into action until he replied , but like I said his ego took over and destroyed a
perfectly good tall tale, if he would of done it right it might of been circulated enough to become an urban legion (Thats what good lies become if
they are done right)
[edit on 17-4-2005 by iksmodnad]