Sunday, September 8, 2013

Dumb-As-Rocks American Students fall for "Alien Invasion" Radio spoof - shades of Orson Wells?

Project Blue-Bum??
Tuscumbia police compared concern over an alien-themed promotion by a Shoals-area radio station to H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds. In Florence, Alabama - A radio promotion spoofing aliens hacking into an Alabama radio station spooked students into believing schools would be attacked.

It was all a mysterious misunderstanding, a Shoals area radio official said, that has no logical explanation. Still, law enforcement in the area beefed up security at schools to calm fears from parents.
"It's a very innocuous promotion that got blown out of proportion," said Brian Rickman, program director for Shoals Radio Group.
(blog.al.com)

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