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This reminded him of Welles’ infamous broadcast. He Googled it, gave it a listen, and started tweeting on his @imnotgonnalie2u account.
“Reporter Carl Phillips on the scene near Okotoks, AB, #UARS debris found at the Wilmuth Farm,” one tweet read. (Carl Phillips was the name of the reporter in Welles’ dramatization.)
“People were like, ‘Oh my God, start following this guy! He’s right there on the scene!’” Salazar said. “But some people caught on right away.”
“They weren’t checking sources and facts,” Salazar said. “I’m glad none of the media outlets picked it up as being true.”
RCMP spokesman Webb said he’s received more calls about this ‘incident’ than others that have actually happened, although he has yet to hear from NASA.
“And no, we did not arrest any little green men,” Webb quipped, “Although we did tow their spaceship to Area 51.”