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The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
The worms inside your face
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Dog wins art contest, 1974
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.
Categories: Hate Crimes/Terror, Identity/Imposters
Posted by The Curator on Wed Sep 17, 2003
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