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originally posted by: Ridhya
At the time some people speculated that he called back claiming it was a hoax under duress, in order to convince people it wasnt a hoax. That is to say, reinforce belief by making it seem like a coerced recant.
It makes perfect sense, though I always felt he sounded genuine. Then again the people you trust most hurt you the worst, so...
originally posted by: trollz
originally posted by: IShotMyLastMuse
i remember that call, it was very creepy, kind of like the video of that spanish girl crying in the middle of the street talking about how some very powerful people in spain were apparently part of a cult that ate human flesh...
but creepy as it is...how do we even know for sure it was not a publicity stunt to begin with?
Do you mean the new call being a publicity stunt, or the satellite going offline on the original one? Has anyone ever verified that the satellite did indeed get knocked offline? But yes, the caller did claim it was all a hoax... twice, actually. I believe the day after the original call, and then last night, 17 years later... Which begs the question, what was the point but to hide information by claiming it's all just a big hoax?
originally posted by: yuppa
Has anyone thought that he called back to say it was a hoax to keep himself out of jail? remember tossing in BS with truth is a common tactic to avoid prison.
Why would you call twice to declare its a hoax, when you ALREADY "exposed" it right after the "prank"? "Oh hey art, just in case you DIDNT hear it 17 y ago, I just wanted to repeat it!"
Uou sound like a shill for trying to remove the mystique without actually removing it. You are distracting us with bait that quite possibly was put out for that exact reason.
originally posted by: ArmyOfNobunaga
The second call ,if the same man, proves the first call was fake. Because the first caller was killed if it was true.
Wouldnt this elaborate prank have to include art and the crew, something they HAVE NOT confessed to?
How did the caller perform this trick? Or are you suggesting its all a big coincidence the show went offline at EXACTLY THAT MOMENT?