Friday, November 2, 2012

Top 5 Fake Frankenstorm Sandy Photos

The East Coast of the U.S. was just ravaged by the record setting hurricane Sandy.  Our thoughts and hearts are with everyone who has lost so much.  If you want to help, please donate.

That said, while Sandy was beating down on New York, Twitter was atwitter with pictures of what was going on.  Many, however, were fakes.  These are our favorite bullshit Frankenstorm photos.

5: The SCUBA subway picture is pretty cool looking.  Two problems, first, the Times Square station was never this far under water.  Second, this pic predates the storm by quite some time.

4: Here's a nice image of the storm closing in on the Statue of Liberty.  This is the first fake I saw of the storm.  It was so obviously fake, I couldn't believe it was getting spread as much as it was, then I remembered, people are very, very easily fooled.

3: The Statue of Liberty was indeed pummeled with waves in a scene like this--in fact, exactly like this, in The Day After Tomorrow.  This image is a still from the movie with an actual news graphic superimposed over it.

2: The storm over Manhattan never looked like this.  The entire sky was gray and nothing was this clear.  It's beautiful though.

1: Sharks at the bottom of a NYC subway escalator?  Sure.  Entirely unbelievable, but a pretty cool picture.

The subways were flooded, and massive waves did crash into the NYC coastline, but next time, visit Snopes.com.  And visit us too, on Facebook, or leave us a comment below!

1 comment:

  1. I've also heard that the water in the subway station is WAY too clear to be real. Good point.

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