Everyone loves a tale of coming back from something horrible and living to tell the tale- except when it is one big, fat lie. One boy, whose tale of dying and going to heaven after a car crash that became a best-selling book has today admitted that he made the whole thing up.
Alex malarkey was in a coma for 2 months and left paralyzed after a car wreck in 2004.
The 16 year old created a tall tale of an angel lifted him to heaven where he met Jesus and Satan.
His story inspired the best selling book “The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven”, which his father Kevin co-authored & published in 2010.
Alex now says it was all a lie.
The story was invented to get attention after his ordeal, and now is trying to deflect that same attention from himself by blaming publishers who are making large profits on the book. His family states they receive no money from the book. Alex wrote in an open letter to all book vendors and buyers ‘I did not die. I did not go to Heaven’ He also claims that at the time, he had never read the bible at that time.
The family insists that there is only salvation through reading the bible and accepting Christ as your Lord and Savior, and that the word of man is imperfect.
Still, even with the disclaimers of God forgives, and imperfect man, how dare they use this for their own benefit. Dad seems to be heavily involved, doesn’t he? Maybe the parents wanted some fame, too. I feel badly for the kid, he is disabled, but lying, and then publishing a book of lies seems a little to much for me to swallow. The kid should concentrate on rehabilitation and not fabricated stories.
Video of the ‘true account’ :
Written by Katie McGuire. Follow Katie on Twitter @GOPKatie