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"Alien" hit by car and recovered in 1953.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2019/12/01/they-claimed-have-hit-creature-outer-space-truth-was-less-otherworldly/?outputType=amp

"By their own admission, the three roommates had been out “honky tonking” that night. It was a little after 11 on July 8, 1953, when Edward Watters, 28, Thomas Wilson, 20, and Arnold “Buddy” Payne, 19, found themselves traveling down a lonely stretch of Highway 78 west of Atlanta. Wilson and Payne shouted for Watters to stop. He slammed the brakes, but it was too late. They’d hit something."

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Not A Rockstar

How cruel and for such a base reason :( 

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Manwon Lender
3 hours ago, onlookerofmayhem said:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2019/12/01/they-claimed-have-hit-creature-outer-space-truth-was-less-otherworldly/?outputType=amp

"By their own admission, the three roommates had been out “honky tonking” that night. It was a little after 11 on July 8, 1953, when Edward Watters, 28, Thomas Wilson, 20, and Arnold “Buddy” Payne, 19, found themselves traveling down a lonely stretch of Highway 78 west of Atlanta. Wilson and Payne shouted for Watters to stop. He slammed the brakes, but it was too late. They’d hit something."

I think that about as crazy as it gets, what were these people thinking.

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onlookerofmayhem
6 minutes ago, Manwon Lender said:

I think that about as crazy as it gets, what were these people thinking.

Just a stupid prank taken too far.

It one thing trick some people for a laugh, but when you resort to murdering animals to help the gag, it's going to far.

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Watters found little peace following his brief notoriety. He was the target of such mockery that he moved his barbershop to Birmingham, Ala. only two months after his ploy was revealed. He waited a few years before attempting to show his face again in Atlanta, but the ridicule showed no signs of dying down.

 

“How would you like to be known as the Monkey Man?” Watters asked a reporter at one point. “It got to be a big joke, you know. But jokes can go too far.” "

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stereologist

Amazingly easy to fool people.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martian_Monkey

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/25922012/ns/us_news-weird_news/t/monkey-mars-graces-ga-crime-lab-display/#.XeUZ8dV7mM8

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Brown took down the strange account and filed a report at police headquarters before going home.

Soon after his shift ended, he said, "the phone started ringing off the hook."

"They had the Air Force and everybody else trying to find out about it," said Brown, since retired in 1985.

Word of the discovery spread like wildfire.

 

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Desertrat56
5 hours ago, onlookerofmayhem said:

Just a stupid prank taken too far.

It one thing trick some people for a laugh, but when you resort to murdering animals to help the gag, it's going to far.

As the article says :

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Watters found little peace following his brief notoriety. He was the target of such mockery that he moved his barbershop to Birmingham, Ala. only two months after his ploy was revealed. He waited a few years before attempting to show his face again in Atlanta, but the ridicule showed no signs of dying down.

 

“How would you like to be known as the Monkey Man?” Watters asked a reporter at one point. “It got to be a big joke, you know. But jokes can go too far.” "

I think that's getting off easy!

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cathya

Well, they'd be in big trouble today since Trump signed into law last week, a law  making it a feloney

 offense to mistreat animals.  

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Matt221

What a night that must of been Honky Tonking around and bowling an alien over 

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Desertrat56
8 minutes ago, Matt221 said:

What a night that must of been Honky Tonking around and bowling an alien over 

But it wasn't, it was killing a monkey, shaving it and pretending to have hit it.  Then telling people it was an alien.

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HSlim

I'm from Georgia. Sounds about right for our local rednecks.

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Scholar4Truth

I can't believe they have the monkey still on display as an exhibit. 

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freetoroam

What makes people stoop this low to create a hoax?  Sheer utter stupidity,  idiotic and warped minds. 

 

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Seti42

Wait. They spent $50 to win a $10 bet? AND committed some horrible animal abuse?
Too bad it was the 50's. At least now, there'd be jail time for such a crime. Not enough, but still...

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