posted on Feb, 20 2005 @ 11:03 PM
I remember this story well because right after it came out, a friend of mine e-mailed it to me. Initially, I was fascinated then took a step back to
examine some facts.
Although it made it to yahoo entertainment as a story, the attribution belongs to the Weekly World News, a highly questionable source at best.
Additionally, at the time this happened, I worked for a financial services company so I reached out to some contacts at the SEC, essentially some
people I could trust to tell me if this story, or some version of it, had any merit at all. No one I spoke to (one of whom was an attorney at the
SEC) had even remotely heard of such an event. I do believe many, many things often do not make it to the mainstream media and my sources were
certainly not fool proof but still, I was left wondering.
Researching further, I then realized not another single source had ever reported or even commented on the event. All references to the story pointed
to the Weekly World News and examination revealed no named sources, referred to a "hush-hush" investigation, and attempts by me and other friends to
contact the person given the byline for the story were unsuccessful. E-mails about the story to yahoo and the WWN went unanswered. I then thought
that if this was such a secret event, how did one source have so much detailed info about it while there are no other references to it anywhere else
as you have pointed out balonO.
BTW, the link does not work directly but if you go to yahoo.com and enter "Carlssin" in the search feature, a list of links will appear which should
function. Interestingly enough, though the article is dated late in March 2003, I seem to recall it actually appearing on yahoo very close to April
fool's day that year. Some friends of mine and I noticed that and commented on it.
I guess we should each take this for what we think it is worth but until I have other valid evidence of this event, it remains doubtful to me.
However, I do not recall reading any follow up about this person being bailed out or anything following this story whatsoever. Do you have any
working links to that info balonO?