Episode Twelve: Tania Head
On September 11 2001, Tania Head was working in the south tower of the World Trade Centre when it was hit. Despite being badly burnt, she made it out alive. Tania's fiance, Dave, who was in the north tower, was not so lucky, dying in the terrorist attack. Tania's story and account of that horrific day was tragic, but her bright personality and motivation to gain attention for the survivors inspired many.
This was all a lie. Tania Head was not in the World Trade Centre on September 11. She was not even in New York City. She never met Dave.
So, why did she do it? Why would she pretend to be involved in one of the America's biggest tragedies? And how could she befriend and lie to actual victims of 9/11?
Some of our research