On April 3, there was a social media trend regarding Elwood, Kansas. It was accompanied by fake pictures of police blocking roads and rumors that a UFO or multiple UFOs had crashed.
I can’t find out exactly who targeted this little town in the northeast corner of Kansas (it may have first appeared on 4chan and then to other mystery mongering forums such as Godlike productions) or why the hoopla erupted, but the city assures us, there was NO UFO landing/crash or any other catastrophe.
There was no direct evidence that anything had happened. It just seemed to propagate via rumor. Since it’s a small town, there was not much of a social media response from people nearby. And, any official “all clear” was seen as evidence of a conspiracy.
Anybody have any other info? This was a curious but rather small “panic” but social media has the ability to spread rumor that causes unnecessary concern.
This is why we are here.
Tip: Bobby Nelson