Clinton Estate a Crime Scene, Steel Barrel Graves Found-Fiction!

Summary of eRumor:

Dead bodies have been found in “steel barrel graves” at the Clinton estate, and Bill and Hillary Clinton are under criminal investigation.

The Truth:

A website that fabricates news stories is behind false claims that dead bodies have been found in steel barrel graves at the Clinton Estate, which is now an active crime scene.

The latest installment of the running “Clinton Body Count” conspiracy theory started with a post appearing at the website Freedom Crossroads under the headline, “Clinton Estate Is Officially A Crime Scene As 11 More ‘Steel Barrel Graves’ Are Uncovered.” The report begins:

After the body parts of three women were found last night in a barrel unearthed from the garden area of the Clinton Estate in upstate New York, ground penetrating radar was brought in to analyze the entire property. Within a few hours, eleven more possible sites were pinpointed and excavation began.

By dawn, 11 more identical steel 55-gallon drums were awaiting transport to Quantico with an immaculate chain of evidence. They will arrive and be opened later today.

Now that the discovery seems to be complete, the issue should turn to the Clintons. Everyone knows they’re killers. You can already get odds in Vegas on how many of the barrels are for Hillary’s victims and how many are Bill’s. Then the question becomes…can you make it stick? The Clintons are smart and powerful and always one step ahead of the game.

The post even included a photo of one of the so-called steel barrel graves at the Clinton Estate. A reverse Google image search, however, revealed that the photo actually shows a steel drum buried in 2001 by researchers at the University of Nevada to serve as a geophysical test target: Coincidentally, the same image in separate false reports that Monica Lewinsky had been found dead:

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A barrel buried by researchers in 2001 has been misidentified as one of the Clinton Estate steel barrel graves.

The most important detail might be the disclaimer that appears in the footer of Freedom Crossroads’ website:

A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:

Collected on: 06/23/2017
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False reports that steel barrel graves were found at the Clinton Estate have spread across social media.