It is not yet false that the man had jumped on a block. Three witnesses corroborate this account, with very little discrepancy between them: The man landed, then fell to the ground below him. He jumped again to the block, but forces pulled him back down. No matter how hard he tried, he could not stay on the block above. But neither the man nor the witnesses believe this to be true. They only know that this was the lie that made all the other stories become true.