Some people will go to extreme lengths to try and give themselves a blank slate instead of owning up to their mistakes and correcting them. They believe that by taking on a whole new identity, somehow the consequences won’t catch up to them. They actually convince themselves that their old self is completely erased and completely immerse themselves in their second life.
Except, the truth always comes out and double lives eventually get exposed. The following people should have come with warning signs but it didn’t take long for the red flags to reveal themselves.
A Fugitive Working In A School
“A counselor at my college in Michigan faked his identity for over 40 years. He was a civil rights organizer in San Francisco in the 1960s and ended up in a shoot-out with police. He was supposed to appear in court later but he took off, and in the 40+ years following the shooting, he earned his master’s degree with a whole new identity, ultimately working as a guidance counselor at a community college in Michigan.
His true identity was exposed and was sentenced to a year in jail and about $8000 in fines. He was a nice guy, you’d never expect anybody who’s seemingly normal actually being an old school fugitive on the run.” — TazzzTM
Interestingly enough, it’s the last people you expect that end up in these crazy plot twists and revelations that the whole time they have been living double lives.