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Could another " War of the Worlds" type stunt be pulled off?

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posted on Sep, 7 2010 @ 07:40 PM
I know it seems impossible with all of today's technology, but would it be possible for a "War of the Worlds" type prank to be pulled off?

Orson Welles probably pulled of one of the greatest pranks of all time in 1938. All he did was adapt H.G. Wells' novel War of the Worlds for radio. He started the brodcast with a quick disclaimer saying that it was not real, but then started to report the incidents as if they were actually happening in real time.

Many people who were tuned-in to the radio started to panic. Some of them even packed up their families and started to head away from the city.

What would it take to pull this off?

Do any of you have any good ideas for a great hoax?

posted on Sep, 7 2010 @ 07:51 PM
yes, absolutely. the game has changed a bit much though, it would involve more elaborate methods then a mere radio broadcast. thankfully we have technology that is up to the task. I do think it is possible that not everyone would be duped by such a thing, however all it takes is for the majority of the world to believe something, for something like this to work.

posted on Sep, 7 2010 @ 07:52 PM
Yes, it happens everyday in the form of "Conspiracy du Jour" on Alex Jones.

posted on Sep, 7 2010 @ 07:54 PM
Have you turned on the news lately and seen the outrage over Islam, illegal aliens, unemployment benefits, and "obamacare"?

Could it be done again?

I ask you how can we stop it from being done on a regular basis?

posted on Sep, 7 2010 @ 08:02 PM
Yeah, the people of the world are getting lied to on a daily basis, but what I mean is a hoax where you only let it go on for a little while, not forever like TPTB do.

I know it has been tried with the fake deaths of celebrities, but I also don't really think that is a good prank. I would like to see something that would scare the living crap out of a huge group of people.

I figure that after the masses have cleaned out their shorts, some people may start seeing the world in a little bit different light and it may bring some people out of the slum caused by the current state of the world.

Or it will just make people give up and kill themselves?

posted on Sep, 7 2010 @ 08:15 PM
I remember having a dream about mercury holograms creating missiles and shooting those missiles at UFOS that had landed. The people that got out looked like humans but they had laser guns. Maybe they were holograms too. Mean holograms. I hope that dream doesn't come true.

posted on Sep, 7 2010 @ 08:22 PM
Honestly, I could look up in the sky and see a fleet of UFO's and I'll think they're ours from a reverse engineered Roswell craft.

I could look up and see the face of God in the sky, and hear him talking to me, and I'll think it's Project Bluebeam with a little HAARP added in.

Lizard Men on TV? I'd scratch my chin and say "Well I'll be! I thought THAT one was just BS."

A deadly virus killing hundreds of millions? If they're selling, or even giving away a vaccine? BOGUS!

They're going to have to get up pretty early in the morning to dream up something that I'll believe for more than three seconds.

[edit on 7-9-2010 by erumisato]

posted on Sep, 7 2010 @ 08:25 PM
I met someone who worked in one of the main electronics retailers here in the UK. She told me how the constant looping of Disney films in her store drove her nuts. One DVD plays on all the screens, around fifty in each store. This was around the time of the Moscow big screen porn prank. An idea formed... Burn some After Effects created DVDs, enlist the help of some disgruntled retail store workers (not difficult!), a hi vis vest and a hard hat, one city centre big screen, job done...

Maybe not nationwide, but in one city centre? Definitely, and with relative ease. Within the reach of regular blokes, or girls, anyway. Well, blokes and girls who aren't bothered about getting nicked!

I thought of the speech from V For Vendetta rather than an invasion scenario, at least that has a point rather than creating panic.

Best of luck if you try it!


posted on Sep, 7 2010 @ 08:45 PM
Yep, it is called Project Blue Beam and a frightening light show could be used to scare the crap out of everyone unaware that projections can be made in the sky and voices can be beamed into you're head.

posted on Sep, 7 2010 @ 08:48 PM
reply to post by SmokeandShadow

Thanks, now I have another thing to try and catch up on.

posted on Sep, 7 2010 @ 09:02 PM

Originally posted by SmokeandShadow
Yep, it is called Project Blue Beam and a frightening light show could be used to scare the crap out of everyone unaware that projections can be made in the sky and voices can be beamed into you're head.

Welcome to my world...the beamed head voices are real and there is currently no way to trace them...patience I have though...

posted on Sep, 7 2010 @ 09:36 PM
do you remember the C2C DRONES?

that was a fun ride.

Sri Oracle

posted on Sep, 7 2010 @ 11:42 PM
reply to post by SUICIDEHK45

Remember the Russian invasion-hoax which happened this year in Georgia. One TV-station was enough to incite panic.

Switching on their TV sets at 8pm on Saturday, Georgians were greeted with incredible news – Russia had invaded. The pro-government Imedi TV station reported that Russian tanks were once more trundling into Georgia. Not only that, but the country's pro-western leader Mikheil Saakashvili had been murdered, the station said.

For the next half an hour there were scenes of absolute panic, as the mobile network collapsed, Georgians spilled on to the streets, and friends and relatives desperately tried to reach each other and seek out information. In fact, they needn't have bothered.


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