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'Catfish: Untold Stories': Bizarre online love story seems a little too crazy

'Catfish: Untold Stories': Bizarre Online Love Story Takes Unexpected Twist

On the "Catfish" Special, "Untold Stories," Lillian, a 31-year-old from Seattle told one of the wildest "Catfish" stories we've ever heard ... and we're not sure we buy it.


The show revolves around bizarre situations, but they usually felt kind of within reach. Plus, we normally got to see the actual people involved. With a mix of reenactments and a storyline that puts all crazy tales to shame, the show has either jumped the shark ... or found one of the most twisted people out there.

Through reenactments, Lillian explained that her boyfriend's mother, Roberta, met a man named Doug online and developed feelings for him. She used an online persona, Amber, who she described as tall and blonde to catfish Doug ... but after a while, she "killed" off Amber.

She then pretended to be Amber's aunt so she could meet up with Doug and console him. At their meeting, Lillian told Doug that she was a medium and could "channel" Amber, and that if Doug was a good person, God would allow him to see Amber in the place of Roberta. Yeah, it was weird.

LILLIAN: "Roberta decides to say that she will sacrifice her body so that the spirit of Amber can come inside of her."

You think all that was crazy? Hold on to your hats. Turns out Doug and Roberta got married and were together for seven years before things finally ended. Kind of a "Catfish" fairy tale.

Fans on Twitter were loving the hilarity and craziness of the episode, saying Lillian should run for the hills and get away from the crazy family.

Lucky for us, there's more craziness to come -- 'Catfish' returns with regular episodes May 7.

Does it matter to you if the stories seem fake, or are you entertained either way? Let us know in the comments below.

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Karissa May 02 2014 at 12:05 AM

A longly person who needs that connection to someone, anyone, would be willing to overlook many inconsistencies if it meant they had that connection. That is why it is so important with this modern, technical world, to not forget there is an ENTIRE world outside our computers, and explore that. Do some quality face to face time with the real people instead of face to monitor time with who knows who.

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ChanZ May 01 2014 at 6:03 PM

Ask again why I think the humans have gone out of the way to dumb the species.
This is going to be one of the exhibits.

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thekoshersissy May 01 2014 at 3:44 PM

Catfish hasn't been on the Air as long as this relationship. I think they both sound like idiots...Why don't they change the channels and get a life. A real one, not some spiritual delusion. LOL

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Kenny May 01 2014 at 2:18 PM

all BS

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alspoolhall May 01 2014 at 2:01 PM

I've watched this show several times and I cannot figure out how so many people think they are "in love" with someone they've never even met and how so many people cannot begin to believe that it is a possibility that they were lied to! Come on people . . . so stupid and dumb that words cannot begin to express how much. How this happens is beyond me. This is one thing I can't muster up any sympathy for.

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gapgymboree2 alspoolhall May 01 2014 at 2:15 PM

loneliness makes you believe anything. i fall in love with someone online because this guy was so nice and we talk a lot so i kind of fall in this crush , but that was all he live in another country and i one day quit playing the internet game where i meet him, most of times when people talk to you under someone else identity is either for commit fraud or because they are ashamed of they personal image.

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blucola May 01 2014 at 1:47 PM

With the exception of the fake medium, this kinda thing is actually pretty damn common. Twitter makes it extremely easy for people to catfish others. Locations are not required for posting, as a result, anyone on Twitter can claim to be from any place in the world they desire.

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Chuck May 01 2014 at 12:57 PM

Only belief in religion and the supernatural allows this to happen. The gullibility of people never ceases to amaze.

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cynthia52593 May 01 2014 at 12:02 PM

Idc im stilllll entertained :)

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Eric May 01 2014 at 5:17 PM

All I can say is that anybody who enjoys how people messing with somebody's feelings and hurting them is "good tv" then you all are a bunch of a####les. Lonely people who turn to the internet to find happiness because they can't find it anywhere else.and gets hurt because of these maicious scammers just sucks.

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rubysfools1 May 01 2014 at 10:23 PM

another reason I don't watch television…..
haven't in 5 yrs. haven't missed anything I'mportant in life…...

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