A Decade After This Dad Was Declared Dead, A Man Turned Up At His Family Home Claiming To Be Him

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Image: via New York Post

It’s 2008 in New York City, and Kwame Seku is walking the streets thousands of miles from his California home. Then, out of nowhere, he is recognized. Yet Kwame is not identified as a retired teacher from San Diego. Rather, he’s believed to be a missing man named Winston Bright. There’s just one problem, however: Winston has been officially dead for eight years.

Image: Leslie Bright via Daily Mail

This strange tale begins on June 20, 1970. On that day, you see, Winston and Leslie Bright tied the knot. And with the groom dressed in a smart black tuxedo and the bride sporting a delicate white lace veil, they looked the very picture of the perfect happy couple. Yet just two decades later, their story would take a bizarre turn.

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Image: David Shankbone

At first, though, Winston and Leslie set up home in Stuyvesant Town, a sprawling post-war plot found on the edge of Manhattan in New York City. And over time, the couple welcomed three children to their family. Winston also established a career with the New York Telephone Company, where he worked as a switch operator.

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