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Her amazing vacation pictures hid a surprising truth: See the hoax that fooled everyone

Her amazing vacation pictures hid a surprising truth: See the hoax that fooled everyone
Zilla Van Den Born

It's one of the most elaborate hoaxes I’ve ever seen using the Internet, and the victims were her friends and family. They all thought she was off on an amazing vacation, but the truth was even more incredible. If anyone in my family ever pulled this on me, I don't know what I would do!

A 25-year-old student from The Netherlands packed up her bags, drove to the airport, waved goodbye to her family, and then ...

... she went home. Zilla Van Den Born of Amsterdam spent the next 42 days holed up in her apartment using Photoshop to create fake vacation pictures of herself in Thailand, Cambodia and Laos. She even made a fake background to Skype her parents at odd hours of the night. Check it out:

Zilla went to some extreme lengths to pull off this hoax. She spent time at a tanning salon and she went swimming in the freezing cold to get ocean photos for her to manipulate. She even wore a disguise whenever she would go out of her apartment.

Next page: So why did she do it?
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