Signs on the I-5 in Washington State-Unproven!
Summary of the eRumor:
This is a forwarded email that
includes a number of photos of road signs displaying a drawing of
President Obama. The signs have a variety of different sayings on
them and are alleged to be located on the Northbound Interstate 5
highway about 88 miles South of Seattle.
The Truth Or Fiction Team are still looking
for these signs and the persons who may have made them.
This rumor first appeared around in late 2009 during President Obama'
first year in office. When we first got this eRumor we thought it
best to contact the news department at a local radio station near
Chehalis, Washington where some versions of this rumor alleged the signs
to be located. The person we talked to told us he drove the i-5
daily and had not noticed the signs but he said he would keep an eye peeled
for the signs and get back with us. A day or two later we got an
email from him saying he found no signs along the I-5.
During the summer of 2013 a member of our Truth or Fiction Team took a
trip up to Washington State and while driving back to California
performed a search in the Chehalis area for these signs. No
evidence of the existence of these signs were found.
We are hoping that some of our website visitors can help us find the
signs and even more important, the person who may have put them up.
If you have a lead for us please email us at
|A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
NORTHBOUND ON I-5
You want to see something better than Burma Shave signs?
These are Northbound on I-5 (88 miles south of
The federal government is now petitioning to have these signs removed,
or Washington state will be denied additional monies for interstate
The State of Washington replied, they will secede from the Union rather
than be intimidated. These are a matter of free speech paid for by a
private citizen. It seems the Obama government uses intimidation and
ignores the first
amendment when they want to silence someone. These signs are priceless.
Bravo for the man who created them.
Bravo for the state of Washington!