Would You Fall for That? Believing 'Dr. Lane Hoerst'

Part 2: Nick Watt impersonates a world-renowned stargazer.
4:40 | 07/26/13

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Over the course of an hour, I convinced six people, ranging from a total believer -- it was great, it was wonderful. Reporter: -- To a complete skeptic, that I have the ability to interpret the stars and the planets. Can I release the true you? And look deep into the intimate, personal details of their lives. I'm a little freaked out, to be honest. Reporter: Of course, I can't do that at all. Everything, the set, the book, the star charts, it's all fake. And instead of delivering personal horoscopes, I'm reading each participant the exact same thing. Your ultimate goal is security. Yes. Reporter: Security. Absolutely. Reporter: Security is one of your main goals in life. Definitely. Reporter: It worked better than we had ever imagined. It worked almost too well. You really know me, huh? You really do. It was like talking to someone who had some power from some other source. Reporter: As "dr. Lane," it appeared that I had really helped these people -- oh, you hit the nail on the head on that one. Reporter: But now, I had to reveal to them who I really was and what we'd really done. I was scared. That was fantastic. Thank you so much. Dr. Lane actually wants to come out and say a few words. Reporter: Okay, this is it. The moment of truth. Would they be upset? Or angry? How do you tell these people that each of their personal, positive experiences was rooted in an old psychological principle? So give it up for dr. Lane. Dr. Lane. Reporter: I was about to find out. Thank you, guys. That was exceptionally interesting. It was great to meet all of you, it was great to try and understand all of you. There was one profile in particular that I felt really summed this up for me, and I'm going to read it to you now. If you recognize yourself within this profile, please do not make yourself known, just listen. You have a great need for other people to like and admire you, yet you have a tendency to be critical of yourself. But I feel that you have a tendency to be critical of yourself. If I don't do 110%, then I'm dissatisfied with myself. I can feel that at times. Reporter: You pride yourself as an independent thinker and do not accept others' statements without satisfactory proof. Yeah. That's great. Wow, that's weird. Reporter: No one's pulling the wool over your eyes. No, not at all. Reporter: You prefer a certain amount of change and variety and become dissatisfied when you're hemmed in by the restrictions and limitations perhaps placed upon you. Change is good. Change is always coming, so it's no use getting stuck in one thing. You're right on the money right now. You know. You have found it unwise to be too frank in revealing yourself to others. Security is one of your major goals in life. Once I have this roof over my head, I feel secure. Yes. Absolutely. Reporter: Now, I'd like the person who sees them self in that profile to raise your hand right now. See what's happened? Wow. Reporter: So what we have done here -- that's amazing. Reporter: What we've done here, we have just proved that within all of us are all of those things. I'm not actually dr. Lane hoerst. My name is nick watt, and I'm a journalist with abc. I didn't read any charts, i didn't look at any stars. All I did was read this profile, which was written by a psych professor back in 1948. And his theory was that within this, we will all find ourselves. I'll tell you the truth. I know absolutely nothing about planets. Well, at least you know their names. Reporter: Well, that's because the producer told me the names of the planets. Just before we started. And he said, "just say, "pull something, push someing, and name a planet, and you'll be fine." The real producer. I'm actually not even a producer, this is -- Reporter: Yes, scott is not actually a producer, scott is an actor. This doesn't connect to anything. Reporter: And sasheer is also. That's so funny. Oh, my goodness. If you open your profiles, you'll see that they're all -- Reporter: They're all the same. Exactly the same. Wow. Wow. That's hilarious. That is astounding. Reporter: You guys were awesome. I was abouto say, what else are you, what -- who are you? Anything else you'd like to lay on us? Reporter: That's it! There are no more secrets. I came into this completely skeptical. I mean, I went into the elevator freaking out. I was like, how did he do that, man? You got me. You know what I mean? You got me. I'm not going to lie. Yeah, and I just graduated with my psychology degree. Just days ago. Couple days ago, so I feel extra got, you know what I mean? It's crazy. Reporter: It's not a question of got. I mean, we did it. You guys were great. Really appreciate your time. Thanks, dude. Thank you very much.

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