Thursday, September 29, 2016

Watch Facebook Go Crazy for Fake Star Wars Story

Dozens of my friends are going nuts over the news that the "Next Star Wars Movie to be Filmed Near Hoover, Alabama, Hundreds of Extras Needed!"  Isn't that exciting?  Well, I guess until you realize it's a scam.  Sure.  But it's in a real newspaper!  Here's the text from the Balwin Post:

HOOVER, Alabama – Reports out of Hollywood this morning are confirming that a portion of the next Star Wars movie will be filmed near Hoover, Alabama. The undisclosed location near Hoover will represent a previously unknown planet in the Star Wars universe.

Local fans of the film series were understandably excited about the news and especially excited about the prospect of becoming an extra in the film after producers also stated that “hundreds of extras will be needed from the Hoover area”.

No details were released as to exactly when production would take place in the Hoover area but they stated that it should begin no later than next fall. A casting call for extras will be announced well before that time period, however. Let us know what you think about this exciting news in the comments section below.

What's wrong with that?  Well, nothing I suppose.  But isn't it a strange coincidence to see this story as well?

And this one?

It's also going to be filmed in:

and, really, just about everywhere else:

It turns out the website "" is a satire site that is offering many of these "local news" stories that keep getting picked up by small town newspapers and reprinted as if they were "real news". was also the source of the "huge surprise to everyone in Las Angeles" that many celebrities were moving to many other towns.  This "news" also got picked up by many sources:

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