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    NY - Staten Island ferry sunk by giant octopus

    Well, not. Sunday Mail:

    Something fishy! Artist creates monument paying homage to 'tragedy' in which Staten Island ferry sunk by a GIANT OCTOPUS

    • Joseph Reginella conjured story of octopus that dragged down a ferry over 50 years ago claiming the lives of 400 people
    • The hoax was given life by a cast bronze monument which appeared in Lower Manhattan's Battery Park
    • The Staten Island artist also created a website, fake newspaper articles, T-shirts and a phantom 'museum'
    The website: Staten Island Ferry Disaster Memorial Museum

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    Some of us will believe anything... (octopus ink) blot on society.

    yeah, yeah... my humor is sooo bad

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    Heehee.
    "Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk."
    - Henry David Thoreau

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    The only element I found iffy was their date of disaster: yes, 11.22.63 was a day with much on its mind, albeit not quite enough to lose track of an NYC disaster. Set in the '20s, let's say? Yes! Even I wasn't born then! Definitely there be monsters in those old days. Perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wfgodot View Post
    The only element I found iffy was their date of disaster: yes, 11.22.63 was a day with much on its mind, albeit not quite enough to lose track of an NYC disaster. Set in the '20s, let's say? Yes! Even I wasn't born then! Definitely there be monsters in those old days. Perfect.
    I agree. Or, go even further back to it happening during the War of 1812. Nobody knows anything about that war, so anything would be believable.

    Sound like something P.T. Barnum would pull.

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    It is one of the best headlines I have ever read!
    Be the most brilliant color in the box!

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    Quote Originally Posted by charminglane View Post
    It is one of the best headlines I have ever read!
    Better that the Post's infamous "Headless body in topless bar"?

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    Wonder if they'd really send you a tee-shirt....




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