According to a report that is currently circulating the interwebs at speed, police who pulled over a motorist in Wyoming discovered that the man had 30 cow eyeballs inserted in his anal cavity.
The report claims that the man took the eyeballs from the slaughterhouse where he worked because he liked to cook them in soups. Supposedly, the man hid the eyeballs in his rectum because he thought it was the only way that he could smuggle them out of the slaughterhouse without getting caught and fired.
The report includes an image of the supposed eyeball smuggler along with a picture allegedly depicting one of the eyeballs found by police.
However, the claims in the report are fanciful nonsense. No such case occurred. There are no legitimate news reports that support the claims in the story.
The false report comes from a fake-news ‘entertainment’ website called Crazed.com and has also been published on several other fake news sites. The purpose of these fake articles is simply to attract large numbers of visitors to the sites and thereby generate increased revenue for their publishers.
The images used in the fake report are stolen from other sources. The first image depicts James Joe Nordwall, a Rock Springs, Wyoming sex offender who received a lengthy prison sentence for his crimes in August 2014. The second image is featured on a Field Trip Explainers blog entry about a cow eyeball dissection demo.
These fake-news sites usually do not include any clear or meaningful disclaimers alongside their bogus reports. There is nothing on the report pages that indicates to visitors that the material is fictional. And, the sites present their fictional stories in news format. Thus, many visitors tend to believe the stories and share them via social media.
It is always wise to verify any strange or unusual stories that come your way before you pass them on. You can usually find out if a story is true by searching an online news portal such as Google News.
WYOMING MAN FOUND WITH 30 EYEBALLS IN HIS ANAL CAVITY
Police saw an El Camino speeding and swerving down 144 S Ctr Street Thursday night and immediately pulled the car over. During a routine field sobriety test, the officer saw several eyeballs slide from the suspect’s pant leg
Importance NoticeAfter considerable thought and with an ache in my heart, I have decided that the time has come to close down the Hoax-Slayer website.
These days, the site does not generate enough revenue to cover expenses, and I do not have the financial resources to sustain it going forward.
Moreover, I now work long hours in a full-time and physically taxing job, so maintaining and managing the website and publishing new material has become difficult for me.
And finally, after 18 years of writing about scams and hoaxes, I feel that it is time for me to take my fingers off the keyboard and focus on other projects and pastimes.
When I first started Hoax-Slayer, I never dreamed that I would still be working on the project all these years later or that it would become such an important part of my life. It's been a fantastic and engaging experience and one that I will always treasure.
I hope that my work over the years has helped to make the Internet a little safer and thwarted the activities of at least a few scammers and malicious pranksters.
A Big Thank YouI would also like to thank all of those wonderful people who have supported the project by sharing information from the site, contributing examples of scams and hoaxes, offering suggestions, donating funds, or helping behind the scenes.
I would especially like to thank David White for his tireless contribution to the Hoax-Slayer Facebook Page over many years. David's support has been invaluable, and I can not thank him enough.
Closing DateHoax-Slayer will still be around for a few weeks while I wind things down. The site will go offline on May 31, 2021. While I will not be publishing any new posts, you can still access existing material on the site until the date of closure.
Thank you, one and all!