Yesterday, we brought you a story about three British lads who claimed they ended up in Syria after a night out in Ayia Napa went horribly wrong.
As unlikely as the story was, we kind of wanted it to be true because the account they give us was pretty funny to be fair. We also said to them 'pics or didn't happen' but all they provided us with was a few Snapchats of them stood next to some rocks.We were sceptical to say the least, but decided to let you guys decide whether it was legit or not.
Lewis Ellis, 25, from Essex, told TheLADbible him and his pals had planned to head off on a boat trip to see some dolphins and go diving - despite being hungover to hell. However, due to being fuelled up on alcohol from the night before and 'generally being stupid', they decided to blag their way onto another boat because 'it seemed like a good idea at the time'.
Lewis said: "So we were trying to speak to these guys on this boat but there was only one person who could talk very mild English who was trying to translate for us. We said we knew the owner of the boat and he'd said we could get on, so after a while of back and forth they let us on. But then once we started moving we were like 'what now?'
"Pretty soon Cyprus was just a dot so by this point we were royally fucking panicking and trying to explain to these guys that we're on the wrong boat and they had to go back. These guys were getting pretty aggy, shouting at us, and the geeza who was translating at the port wasn't even on the boat so there was zero chance of knowing what the fuck was going on."
He went on to claim that they were picked up by the Russian Military Police in Tartus and then got a transfer back to Aiya Napa the next morning.
Anyway, it looks like the little rascals made the whole thing up as a "prank." I don't know why. They must have a lot of time on their hands (despite being on one of the Mediterranean's top party islands).
No doubt the three of them will end up on Celebrity Big Brother next year. Most of us would probably rather see them in Tartus, Syria.
Words by Sian Broderick
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