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Pretty Little Liars is a crazy show full of out-there twists. To stay ahead of the writers, fans have to come up with the most out-of-the-box theories possible. Fortunately, the Pretty Little Liars fandom is more than up to the task.

Each week, we like to wander into the wilds of Tumblr to find an awesome, if extreme, fan theory to highlight. This week, we're going to talk about a theory we've seen a couple of places: That Aria (Lucy Hale) was once a patient in Radley.


This theory mostly springs from that scene where Eddie seems to recognize Aria, and Aria freaks out about it.

Of course, the simplest explanation is that Eddie just recognized Aria from a time she visited Spencer or Mona, and she panicked because she was afraid he'd get suspicious of her motives. (Though really, if that's the case, why not just say that you were inspired to volunteer by seeing how much good Radley did your friends? Think fast, Aria!) But could there actually be a darker secret Aria is hiding?

One semi-popular fan theory is that Aria has a split personality. Could she have actually spent time in Radley before? Is that why Eddie knew her?

It seems unlikely — but not totally impossible. Not in Rosewood. It would certainly be one heck of a twist, though.

What do you think of this theory — is it possible, or totally crazy? Sound off in the comments below.

Catch the next episode of Pretty Little Liars on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC Family.