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Two twins swam out to lake,
Only one came home.
Four twins swam out to sea
Only two came home.
Why did the other three twins,
Never come home?
The three who disappeared
Never existed,
Unless they were spotted.
Twins were never murdered
They were never killed
They just disappeared
When you couldn't see them.

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  • $\begingroup$ This has potential to be too broad. $\endgroup$ – Quintec Feb 16 '18 at 21:21
  • $\begingroup$ Okay revised it $\endgroup$ – North Feb 16 '18 at 21:24
  • $\begingroup$ Its supposed ti be three twins not six twins, my "mathing" is bad $\endgroup$ – North Feb 16 '18 at 23:49
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I think this is best explained if:

Half of the "twins" were the reflections on the water. Swimmers began during the day, when there was a reflection, but returned at night, when there wasn't enough ambient light to reflect.

Maybe that's not well said, but it ties in with

Half the twins in each case not returning

And

They aren't the real people, so they never existed.

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  • $\begingroup$ No, you're actually right! Great job! $\endgroup$ – North Feb 16 '18 at 23:46
  • $\begingroup$ Well, the fourth explanation is incorrect. You're first three is incorrect. Just revise it (make it sound more confident now that you know its the answer) and I'll accept it! +1 $\endgroup$ – North Feb 16 '18 at 23:48
  • $\begingroup$ Well done! Accepted $\endgroup$ – North Feb 17 '18 at 18:41
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They never came home because they couldn't swim at all?

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  • $\begingroup$ Sorry, incorrect! $\endgroup$ – North Feb 16 '18 at 21:24
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Could it be

They were already home?

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  • $\begingroup$ Sorry, incorrect! $\endgroup$ – North Feb 16 '18 at 21:24

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