The Moon Will Duplicate 37 Times on September 5-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Rumors that the moon with duplicate 37 times on September 5, 2015, have made the rounds online. The Truth: Don’t expect to see the moon duplicate 37 times on September 5 because this rumor is a hoax. It’s not clear exactly where the […]
This is a forwarded email that contains the story of U.S. Air Force Captain Joe Kittenger's free fall to Earth. The email alleges that Kittenger floated to outer space in a specially equipped balloon and jumped back to land from a height of 102,800 feet with nothing more than a special pressurized suit and a parachute.
Near Mid-Air Collision by the Air Force’s Thunderbirds-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: A picture of two Air Force Thunderbird jets appearing to have gotten into a potential disaster by getting to close to each other during a maneuver in their performance at an air show. The message says one of the planes was going too […]
A U.S. Navy Sailor Snapped a Picture of a Jet Fighter Breaking the Sound Barrier–Disputed! Summary of eRumor: This email features a picture of an F-18 jet fighter flying through a cloudy circle of what is said to be visible evidence of breaking the sound barrier. The story says the photo was taken by Ensign […]
Butch and Eddie O’Hare: The War Hero Whose Father Was a Partner With Gangster Al Capone–Truth! Summary of eRumor: Butch O’Hare, the war hero after whom Chicago’s O’Hare airport is named, was the son of mob lawyer Eddie O’Hare. The email tells the story of Butch O’Hare’s bravery as well as a decision of […]