Manage episode 268842716 series 1078586
In this month's series I'll tell you stories about people who missing and then, months or years later, miraculously reappeared. But, these stories all have a twist - were they who they claimed to be or were they imposters?
In this first episode, you'll hear about a young boy who goes missing in 1928. When he returns home, his mother will say he's an imposter, but her claims are dismissed. Who was the boy claiming to be her missing son and what happened to the real Walter Collins?
The 1920s boy who impersonated a kidnapping victim, Suzanne Raga for MentalFloss.com, Jan 20, 2016
Collins Hoax Comes to an End, The Los Angeles Times, Oct 3, 1928
The Disappearance of Walter Collins, Gabriela Serrato, STMU History Media, March 26, 2017
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