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Latvia has fallen meteorite

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posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 01:17 PM

Originally posted by archasama
Now this just hilarious.

Latvian media says that it was made by TELE2 (Lithuanian Mobile Communication company). Lithuanians are not to blame because it was made by TELE2 - Latvia.

So they (TELE2 - representatives) say Quote: "Our purpose is to inspire Latvian society, we want to emphasize that Latvia can do many things. we see that with this kind of event, Latvia's name has resounded in all the world. Latvia is interesting in world not because we have crysis and things are hard and bad. But because here is happening interesting and creative events. It is unique achievement and part of our communication."

"Tele2" director of marketing and trade: Janis Spogis

This is how desperate Latvia has become due to EU and IMF influence.

I am not surprised at all. That's what I was speculating previously in the thread, that Latvia has too many negative things happening and a piece of bread and a circus is an old tactic. As far as TELE2 is concerned, I would send them a bill, as they have wasted more government resources with their prank. The message is quite lame and unclear. If they wanted to help their country, perhaps they should do so directly via their customers, say decrease rates. Perhaps cut down on their profit for the benefit of the people. Perhaps they even figured out a way to make some money on this too. Cheap advertizing?

Hell, if the flying UFO balloon in US is to be fined for half a mil, why not TELE2. It's the same thing, no?

Well it was good while it lasted. Thanks for all the input

posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 01:58 PM
I was seriously disappointed when I discovered that it was PR campaign by TELE2 Latvia.

It actually doesn't help us - it makes us look dumb and silly in eyes of rest of the world. I'm truly sorry about our 'PR specialists' who over course of more then two months thought it was an awesome idea.

Once again - all of us are not as dumb, only most of those who have any kind of power.

posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 02:08 PM
Didnt read all of the thread but it looked fake from the video, stupid latvians nil poi to them

posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 02:19 PM
reply to post by archasama

Yeah, that's what I heard too! The world just watched too many American movies.

posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 06:56 PM
I huerd it was fake. I know.. but I got it from a reliable source

posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 08:59 PM
mods! time to put up the [HOAX] tags and move this [HOAX] thread to the [HOAX] forum...and ban tele2

posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 09:05 PM
reply to post by reject

This thread has been moved for the [HOAX] forum some hours ago, and I think that since this new forum was created the thread's titles are not changed any more.

As for Tele2 that is a different story, it looks like they learnt something with the Galician UFO hoax. I wouldn't be surprised if more of these "experiments" appear from companies that have nothing to loose and some (or a lot) of publicity to gain.

posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 10:00 PM

Originally posted by On the level
Didnt read all of the thread but it looked fake from the video, stupid latvians nil poi to them

Please, refrain from making insulting comments about entire nations.
Not even as a joke.
(They are never funny anyway.

posted on Oct, 27 2009 @ 01:14 AM
Hey yall, George Noory just announced it is a fake, "the hole appeared to be made by a shovel" was the quote from the Experts. HA HA Coast to Coast always gets the scooppppppp! Yeah! Oct. 26/2009 @ 1010pm. PDT

posted on Oct, 27 2009 @ 02:40 AM
post removed for serious violation of ATS Terms & Conditions

posted on Oct, 27 2009 @ 06:57 AM
This is a perfect example of why one would want to be diligent in their reporting of events.

On the other hand, perhaps it's being touted as a fake because that's exactly what it's not? remember roswell? I think people are still trying to set that story straight.

I think the usaf changed their story 3 times already. lol

posted on Oct, 27 2009 @ 10:04 AM
HOAX! who knew? this kind of thing along with members like rivergoddess keeping her kids home from school are dragging this site down. that go for the space/exploration and ancient civ. forums

posted on Oct, 27 2009 @ 11:10 AM
hoax detected : BBC news

posted on Oct, 27 2009 @ 02:04 PM
Gotta say they got me good
i thought it was tiberum at first

posted on Oct, 27 2009 @ 04:53 PM
I dont think its that bad that we have a hoax a very timely manner it was all shown to be what it is.

I think it shows that we have people here who is still going to get news out before some of the media does. If it would of been real....look at how fast the foot work occurred in finding the video to showing it not to be real. As long as its all checked and double checked by members (which I know it will be) then the weeds will be sorted out from the rest of the growth.

It is places like this that show others how stupid a man or woman can be pulling a prank vid. It shows people to really watch out and to not believe everything you are told or see even.

In the end, it shows that at least here at ATS....someone will get to the bottom of it all....true or false.

posted on Oct, 28 2009 @ 08:21 AM

Latvian mobile operator that staged meteorite hoax faces fine


RIGA, October 27 (RIA Novosti) - A Latvian mobile operator that staged a hoax meteorite strike in the Baltic state on Sunday will have to pay at least $26,000 in damages, the interior minister told the LNT TV channel Tuesday.

Tele2 marketing and sales director Janis Sprogis confessed that the meteorite reports were false on Monday after Interior Minister Linda Murniece vowed to recoup the costs of investigating the incident.

Murniece also said on Tuesday that the Interior Ministry would discontinue a contract with Tele2.

Latvian media said a celestial body fell near a residential house on the outskirts of the town of Mazsalaca in the Valmiera district of Latvia, leaving a crater some 20 meters (66 feet) in diameter and 10 meters (33 feet) deep.

Video footage showed a fire at the bottom of the crater. A witness who said he saw the object falling described a burning trail in the sky and a noise similar to that made by an aircraft flying at low altitude.

The owner of the land where the meteorite purportedly landed was reported to have charged visitors $2 to have a look at the crater.

Latvian and Estonian scientists who studied the site said on Monday that the meteorite story was a fake.

Even if the land owner splits the income with the hoaxer it would take at least 26,000 visitors for him to break even.

You have to wonder if he thinks it was worth it ...

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