Flashman: 9/11 Victim
|9/17/03: 9/11 Hoax on LiveJournal
A hoax involving 9/11 has just been exposed on LiveJournal. It appears there was once a LiveJournal user named Flashman, aka Anthony Joseph Pereira. But on Sept. 11 a friend of his, Rhyein, posted that he had died rushing into one of the burning World Trade Center Towers trying to save people. This caused an outpouring of grief from the LiveJournal community. But some people began to become suspicious when they realized that Anthony Joseph Pereira was never listed in the official lists of the 9/11 dead. To make a long story short, it now appears that Flashman never existed. He was invented by Rhyein. Anthony Joseph Pereira was in reality the original name of Joe Perry of Aerosmith, her favorite band.
Details of the initial exposure can be found here at superdeluxe's weblog, though it was a LJ user named tupelo who did the actual exposing. Another LJ user named Bubba Ray then compared the IP addresses used by Rhyein and Flashman and found that they matched. The journal of Flashman himself has unfortunately recently been deleted (by rhyein). This brings back memories of Kaycee Nicole Swenson.
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And as someone on LiveJournal pointed out, Flash was the name of Joe Perry's first band.
Thursday, September 18, 2003 at 15:22
another giveaway is the name "Flashman". Sir Paget Harry Flashman, V.C., is the literary creation of British novelist George MacDonald Fraser. Fraser "adopted" a minor character from the novel _Tom Brown's School Days_ and wrote a series of historical novels making his anti-heroic Flashman an active (and usually unwilling) participant in nearly every British military adventure/disaster from the First Afghan War, Indian mutiny, Crimean War through the Boxer Rebellion (with side trips to the Little Big Horn and the American Civil War).
Fraser write first rate, entertaining historical fiction. The hoaxer is merely pathetic.
I didn't read the entire LiveJournal entries, but they seem to have missed the literary reference.
Thursday, September 18, 2003 at 11:54:00