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The Great Internet UFO Hoax
Ssshhh! What I am about to tell you is a secret. Do not tell anyone. On Saturday, March 19, many people on the internet will hoax the world with the biggest mass UFO sighting in years. The craft will zoom around the United States and the world. What will they see? A craft with 4 lights, 2 of which blinked several colors. They will then report their sighting as happening at APPROXIMATELY (not exactly) the appropriate time, and that's it.... Report the sighting to the National UFO Reporting center by calling 206-722-3000. Do not post this information online. Only share it with 'real life' friends.
Categories: Extraterrestrial Life, Pranks
Posted by Alex on Thu Mar 03, 2005
Comments (101)
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CaptainConfuzion, I still have no idea what you're trying to say. When your mom gets home, have her proof read your next post for clarity.
Posted by JoeSixpack  on  Wed Mar 09, 2005  at  06:46 PM
Lol, you guys pissed of LUE. Yeah the LUE.F.O was an idea from LUE but those fucking fags at negative zero stole it. And I advise you (not a threat warning or whatever, so dont take this so heavy) to take down any personal contact information if it is somewhere around here. LL is infamous for sending enormous amounts of boxes to people they don't like.
Posted by LUE!!  on  Wed Mar 09, 2005  at  06:46 PM
Wow, imagine THAT!

He's all pissed off about something, and he didn't even bother to check and see what the hell he's talking about before he freaked. There is no credit for this story on this page, except for the link to the "original".

And the link doesn't even work.

So, he's freaking about whatnow???

(o) <----Look, I stole Yoshi's eye from LUEnatic's post.

Now he's gonna post back with ten trillion eyes, and I'll just DIE!
Posted by Rod  in  the land of smarties.  on  Wed Mar 09, 2005  at  06:53 PM
In fact, until LUEnatic stated himself that "negative zero" perpetrated this oh so heinous activty, I had no idea who it was. But hey, a little web search and lookie what I found...

The original site is gone, but here's a link to the cached version (http://66.102.7.104/search?q=cache:5fTGGmbFIWAJ:exopolitics.blogs.com/exopolitics/2005/03/news_alert_blog.html+"negative+zero"+ufo&hl=en&client=firefox-a).

There, Lue, now fuck off or I'll post it everywhere I can, with, of course, your name not attached.
Posted by Rod  in  the land of smarties.  on  Wed Mar 09, 2005  at  06:59 PM
Huh? If these people are for real, it sounds like they need professional help, especially if they are a danger to others. If this is a joke, their sense of humor is worse than mine. Plus, what could the joke possibly be? Who in their right mind (as the saying goes) would spend the time needed to carefully type out those patterns?
Posted by Christopher Cole  in  Tucson, AZ  on  Wed Mar 09, 2005  at  07:00 PM
LUE said;

"LL is infamous for sending enormous amounts of boxes to people they don't like."

Lot's of boxes!?!?!? This is supposed to be scary? How the hell does LL carry out this "horrifying" stunt? Does he use the US mail? FedEX? UPS? Seems like a very large waste of money on LL's part.
Posted by JoeSixpack  on  Wed Mar 09, 2005  at  07:29 PM
And just what the hell is it that LL is so upset about anyway? Having his master plan all over the internet? Maybe he could have just posted his plan on a billboard with instructions for people not to read it unless they're his friends. Looks like LL has only himself to blame. I guess he'll save all that money on postage by sending the boxes to himself.
Posted by JoeSixpack  on  Wed Mar 09, 2005  at  07:33 PM
But hey, if you end up with a ton of boxes (oooooh, scary!), you can always hawk em on ebay as haunted, and get the neighborhood kids to draw all over the inside.
Or give LUE his crayons (you know, the blunted ones) when they let him out for a few hours, and he'll do it himself. From what I've seen, he could use a little artwork practice.


(c) <--- The Mario eye of doom, stolen from someone who needs more Haldol.
Posted by Rod  in  the land of smarties.  on  Wed Mar 09, 2005  at  07:53 PM
Or maybe you could just learn to read. What part of my post was hard to understand?
Posted by Captain Confuzion  on  Wed Mar 09, 2005  at  08:41 PM
I got this pleading email:

Please take this off of your website. It's supposed to be a secret, and you're one of the several websites that are leaking it. I don't care if you post it on your website after March 19, but take it off now, please.

Also, get the details right. You probably got this from a source that has stolen the credit from LUElinks. LUElinks is an internet message board/community than has formed off of LUE, a message board on gamefaqs.com. I can't reveal a lot about it, because if you aren't a member now, you never can be, and it's useless to explain.


There are a few problems here. Not that I want to spoil anyone's fun, but the hoax had already been leaked and seen by THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE before I even posted anything about it. And by now tens of thousands of people know about it. So it's a little too late to try to keep it a secret.

Also, I can't figure out what these LUE people want. Credit for the failed hoax? or the removal of any mention of the hoax? You can't have both at once. But then again, these are the people who tried to pull off a secret hoax by posting about it on the internet... so maybe they're a little logic challenged.
Posted by The Curator  in  San Diego  on  Wed Mar 09, 2005  at  09:15 PM
The damn thing was thought up on LUELinks.
Stupid narcs leaking information and getting other people credit for our shit.
And do you know how annoying getting about 10,000 boxes would be? (By the way, it costs absolutely nothing to send them.)
Posted by LlamaGuy  in  LUELinks  on  Wed Mar 09, 2005  at  09:17 PM
and before you suggest that we go find something better to do, this is what we do.
Posted by loser  on  Wed Mar 09, 2005  at  09:21 PM
proof that lue thought of the plan

look at the link to the first image on that news blog
Posted by its jesus LOL  on  Wed Mar 09, 2005  at  09:21 PM
Also, I can't figure out what these LUE people want. Credit for the failed hoax? or the removal of any mention of the hoax? You can't have both at once. But then again, these are the people who tried to pull off a secret hoax by posting about it on the internet... so maybe they're a little logic challenged.

Since people already know about the damn thing, credit. And LUELinks is a place that not just anyone can view, only the 8000+ people signed up currently can view it. You need a LUEable account on GameFAQs to sign up, and you cannot get one of those anymore. In fact, the only way to actually see anything on there without a narc would be to hack the site. Good luck with doing that.
Posted by LlamaGuy  in  LUELinks  on  Wed Mar 09, 2005  at  09:22 PM
All we want is credit for the hoax, we're the ones that came up with this idea, not Negative Zero or whatever it is. Credit where credit is due, please.
Posted by FordPRefect  on  Wed Mar 09, 2005  at  09:25 PM
oh no, this can't end well
Posted by loser  on  Wed Mar 09, 2005  at  09:26 PM
JoeSixpack - YOU GOIN GET RAPED!!!111
Posted by CJayC  in  California  on  Wed Mar 09, 2005  at  09:29 PM
First of LL didnt waste money getting the boxes we got the for FREE yeah thats right FREE.

and all you non LL users can whine all you want but their are a lot of worse people on the internet that can do a lot worse things then just threaten a person. plus what judge would ever say that it was a real threat not a joke that was on the internet?

I kid said he was going to kill me cuz I said Bush sucks. Did I sue him? No there is a line between reality and the Internet.
Posted by The Widow  on  Wed Mar 09, 2005  at  09:38 PM
"No there is a line between reality and the Internet." - The Widow

Umm, then get back to reality and quit complaining?
Posted by Rod  in  the land of smarties.  on  Wed Mar 09, 2005  at  09:50 PM
Lot's of boxes!?!?!? This is supposed to be scary? How the hell does LL carry out this "horrifying" stunt? Does he use the US mail? FedEX? UPS? Seems like a very large waste of money on LL's part.

actually you are close the US postal service, Fedex and some other companys will send you free boxes, what Luelinks.net will do is fill in the persons contact information on who they want to send the boxes and bam there you go mucho boxes.

really stupid if you ask me, but LUE is known for its stupidity, but of course they are also at war with another Site( http://www.lue2.com ) because they see the site as too inferior to hold the "LUE" name, oh well they want retribution for the narcing of it (stupid if you ask me but whatever)

so just ignore them, thats what I do
Posted by Tom  on  Wed Mar 09, 2005  at  09:51 PM
Well, I wonder how much better their results would have been if they had just kinda slipped Alex a private email explaining their position and asking for a removal or whatever.
I don't know if he would have done anything, because I know him not, but generally that's a better route to go for stuff like this.
Or you can take the alternative to that and look like a bunch of jerks and tools.
Posted by Rod  in  the land of smarties.  on  Wed Mar 09, 2005  at  09:58 PM
"tools"... I concur
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Wed Mar 09, 2005  at  10:04 PM
"Dr. Rod, what is your diagnosis?" "I'd say Jerks and Tools, Dr. Hairy... Do you concur?" "I do concur, Dr. Rod- Jerks and Tools".
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Wed Mar 09, 2005  at  10:06 PM
How can you whine for credit for a hoax that hasn't even happened yet? Come see us after you pull it off, amateurs, poseurs, whineurs
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Wed Mar 09, 2005  at  10:09 PM
wah- Alex gave out our non-secret- wah- we planned poorly- wah- we couldn't hoax a schoolmarm -wah- stop looking at us- wah
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Wed Mar 09, 2005  at  10:12 PM
Now where did that cute intern go?
Posted by Rod  in  the land of smarties.  on  Wed Mar 09, 2005  at  10:14 PM
The thing is, you LUDEites, is that if you had shut up and pulled it off, you guys would have been the heroes of the Western World. Now... you blow goats
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Wed Mar 09, 2005  at  10:15 PM
Isn't the biggest part of a hoax not letting anybody know?

Unless you're on gLUE.
Posted by Rod  in  the land of smarties.  on  Wed Mar 09, 2005  at  10:17 PM
I think you should just turn upon each other and rend and tear until mutual death.. What intern?
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Wed Mar 09, 2005  at  10:17 PM
Basically, its like this. A LL/LUE(which is a community of 8000+ users) member thought up this plan. They posted it on the private site of LL. This site is closed off to non-"luesers", so it was supposed to stay private. But ofcourse, it didn't. Apparently, one LLer told his non-lueser friend about the plan. The friend sorta stole the guys password so he could see the plan himself, word for word. That friend was the guy who posted it on Neg0.

Somehow, some other sites found out about it. Exopolitics or something. So they posted an article about how Neg0 thought up this hoax. An LLer found the article and then the link back to the Neg0 blog. Some angry LL users, who probably have too much time on their hands, proceeded to find everything they could about this Rashid character. Through the great wonders of the google and people search, they discovered his parents house. They then proceeded to call the house using threatening comments and probably sent many thousands of boxes to them.

Eventually, the exopolitics site credited LL/LUE with the hoax and the Rashid guy apologized, claiming it was just supposed to be for his group of friends in his blog. I found that to be pretty damn stupid. Here we have a private community and then someone goes and steals an account and copies the hoax to a place that is very public. And then when he changed the LL/LUE reference to his own, that was seen as being wrong in itself by LLers.

Me? I just find this all funny and slightly interesting. I agree that some of the members of LL are probably going too far with this, but I can see why they would be upset. It was a pretty good plan... might've actually made some sorta news. But meh... whatever.
Posted by Nai  on  Wed Mar 09, 2005  at  10:18 PM
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