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In February 2013, a Montana TV station was interrupted with a real-seeming emergency broadcast system update that bodies were rising from their graves, and they were considered extremely dangerous. A few people called the police to verify if the news was true. The TV station itself said that the message didn't originate from them, and officials never really figured out who the mysterious hoaxers were, just that they orginated from some "overseas source." Here's the admittedly convincing emergency alert.

Goatman: The Urban Legend We All Want to Believe In
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Sightings of the legendary Goatman have been reported in Kentucky, Texas and Wisconsin. Each person claims to have witnessed a hooved man walking on two legs with a fabulous set of horns on his head. You know, half human and half goat. Locals don't call him Goatman though. If you're from Goatman's hood, the people call him 'The Pope Lick Monster.'

Recently, the resurgence of Goatman has the Internet in a conspiracy tizzy. Even the author of the Goatman book has tried to get some new socks out of the deal.

Just don't forget... The New Jersey Devil is still out there.

Facebook hoax going
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The same chain-letter based hoax that floated around 2012 is back and scaring your family.

You might have noticed a flurry of action on your Facebook feed yesterday as people began copy and pasting what they believed was a legal notice, protecting the privacy of their profile data.

Stuff that looked like this:

As of September 27th , 2015 at 01:16 a.m. Eastern standard time, I do not give Facebook or any entities associated with...

Posted by Ines Ligron on Monday, September 28, 2015

Now it's official! It has been published in the media. Facebook has just released the entry price: $5.99 to keep the...

Posted by Stephani Victor on Monday, September 28, 2015

So, that's totally incorrect. Facebook has not threatened to make public the data contained in profiles and no mention has been made to charge for an upgraded privacy setting. Trust us. Their making a killing just doing what their doing.

And even if they were, please do not believe that a status update will serve as a legally binding request to keep a business away from data that users are voluntarily putting on its servers. That's not how things work.

Luckily, not everyone took it seriously.

The messaging became so widespread that the company itself had to come out and warn users not to believe the hype.

While there may be water on Mars, don't believe everything you read on the internet today. Facebook is free and it...

Posted by Facebook on Monday, September 28, 2015

So, there you go. Your stuff won't be made public and status updates aren't binding legal statements.

Have a lovely day.