Stories about Boston that Simply Are Not True

I have one retraction to print.

Yesterday I wrote an article dealing with Mike Adams and the vulture brigade circling the tragedy of Boston to twist it to their own purpose and to flog the fantasy of oppression and secret conspiracies.

I have to retract the notion that there was a third bomb. There was in fact an completely unrelated fire which was treated as a bomb because of the fears of further explosions. The notion that it was a third bomb at the Library was entirely fictitious. So I was looking around and wanted to check a few other “stories” going around. From the BBC’s news reporting we can affirm that there are some other “fantasies”.

1. Man planned to propose to his girlfriend who died in the attack before he could

2. Woman running for Sandy Hook or from Sandy Hook is killed. Sometimes the legend is that it’s one of the children who survived Sandy Hook

3. Iraqi War Veteran Killed (There is even one instance of it where the Iraqi War Vet was disabled and lost a second leg at Boston)

4. Race Organisers will Donate for Retweets. This one is as Stupid as it sounds. The account doing this was disabled

These are just some of the major ones buggering about. The usual false flag/conspiracy theorist groups aside.

And someone beat the conspiracy theorists to the punch and did something good on the Internet. They purchased and left a simple message to remember the victims and those affected by the attack rather than constructing grandiose conspiracy theories.


  1. says

    Snopes has a nice round-up of rumours and stories:

    There was a couple who got married right before the race and ran it together.

    Runners: notice the people checking their watches when they stop running after the explosion. It’s a reflex to check their progress. You’ll see Olympic runners do it, too, after they’ve won a medal. so what if they got the gold? They need to see their time!

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