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If You Were Going To Do It, How Would You Fake Your Death?

Updated March 9, 2020 3.6k votes 427 voters 4.0k views25 items

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Have you ever wondered how to fake your own death? You're not alone, though you'd have to really commit to this over-the-top ruse to make it stick. Some people decide to pretend they've passed to collect money through insurance fraud, though it's very risky. Other individuals are so desperate to escape their jobs, spouses, or lives that they go to great lengths to convince others they're gone.

Getting caught can cause a lot of complications, especially since staging your own death is illegal. So, even if you have solid reasons, it's probably not the best option. After all, you'll have to permanently leave every aspect of your life behind, including your loved ones and all your possessions. And that's not to mention the work that goes into making a faked demise look realistic. In other words, if you're going to pretend an alligator ate you, you'd better be prepared with ripped clothing and a supply of spare blood.

How would you fake your own death? Would you go big, or opt for a quieter "passing"?

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    Go Hiking And Simply Disappear

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    Just Drive Away With No Explanation

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    Leave A Note And Disappear

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    Fake Your Own Slaying, 'Gone Girl'-Style

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    Have A Boat Accident And Use A Smaller Boat To Get Away

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    Acquire A Fake Death Certificate And Have A Trusted Friend File It

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    Fake Your Own Drowning In Open Water

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    Fake A Fire With An Unmarked Cadaver

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    Set Up A Fake Abduction

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    Have Witnesses Say You Wandered Off After A Car Accident

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    Fake A Shooting With Blanks And Blood Packs

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    Post A Few Selfies From A Cliff As If You Fell Trying To Take One More

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    Stage A Spontaneous Human Combustion

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    Pretend To Jump Off A Bridge

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    Fake A Terminal Illness

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    Get "Devoured" By A Shark

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    Pretend To Be Eaten By An Alligator

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    Pretend To Go Paragliding Into A Storm And Never Return

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    Pretend To Hang Yourself – Carefully

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    Crash A Plane, But Make Sure You Get Out In Time

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    Fake A Rock Climbing Fall

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    Get "Mauled" By A Bear

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    Stage A Fall Into An Active Volcano

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    Make It Look Like You Were Struck By Lightning

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    Stage A Spelunking Accident