Monday, October 3, 2016

New York disaster

An artist erected a monument in Battery Park at the southern tip of Manhattan.  It's just a short distance from other monuments honoring soldiers, sailors, and mariners lost at sea or on the battlefield.  It's in memory of the 400 lives lost when a ferry was pulled to the bottom of the river by a giant octopus 53 years ago.  What?  There's a giant octopus in the river off Battery Park?  No, it's all a hoax made up by the artist.  It took him 6 months to build everything he needed to "prove" his story.  There's a website, documentary, newspaper articles, and glossy fliers that direct tourists to a fake Staten Island Ferry Disaster Memorial Museum across the harbor.  The artist has to move the memorial every two days or the city will remove it.  fake memorial

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