Remember a guy (John Aquila) who would come up with far fetched stories. I remember one that I fell for. It was about an elderette that came home, went to bed and confessed to her husband her doubts about the Watchtower. Then the elder husband confessed his own doubts and right there and then they quit cold turkey.
That guy could tell a good story, but soon became obvious that the stories were completely made up. He disappeared (did he??)and never came back. I don't think P.E. is like that guy or makes up stuff. He may embellish his stories only.