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Happy Valentines Day - Submitted by Carl Tuttle - Springfield, MA See Carl's listing on polygraphplace.com to inquire about his services

The power of the polygraph has once again proven that when confronted with taking a polygraph exam some would rather confess. I had done some prior work for a radio station near Boston, MA when I was asked to conduct an exam as part of a Valentines Day special. On February 12 and 13 of this year, the Ramiro and Pebbles morning show on 94.5 FM ran a contest for Valentines Day. They were offering one lucky couple to come in and have an exam done to show their love for one another. They were directed to email their entries into the show on the 12th and the winner would be notified at the end of the day. They would then come in the following day (13th) to have their exam done on live radio.

The winning entry came from a lady who thought her husband might be having an affair. It seems the man next door had come over and told her that his wife was having an affair with her husband. She didn't believe him but wondered how he could possibly know so much about her husband. When she confronted her husband with the allegations he completely denied them and said he would take a polygraph exam to prove he was being truthful. That happened two years ago and has been a thorn in their marriage since.

When the wife told her husband she had won the contest to have a polygraph done he didn't believe her until the producer of the show called to confirm the time they would come in. When he was told it would be very next day he knew the exam was indeed for real. After the producer hung up, the husband then confessed to his wife that he had the affair with the lady next door and that he wasn't going through with the radio show. I can just imagine that scene.

The husband had two choices, he could either confess to his wife in private or he could go on live radio with his family and friends listening and fail an exam he knew he couldn't pass. He would be facing the ultimate embarrassment. He made the decision that most of us would have made.

When I was called that night and told the subject had backed out of the exam by confessing, it didn't surprise me at all. As most of you examiners know, the night before an exam seems to bring out the 'honesty' in people. The subject taking the exam realizes they have two options and neither one of them are great in their favor and they usually take the less bumpy road.

The polygraph did indeed do it's job. This time it wasn't even present to work it's forensic science.

The lady in this story went on the radio show the next day and told the world what happened. She went on to say that she needed closure to the incident and now she has it. She gave her husband the best Valentines Day present he will ever get, forgiveness and "a second chance".

Happy Valentines Day - Submitted by Carl Tuttle - Springfield, MA See Carl's listing on polygraphplace.com to inquire about his services

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