This rather threatening chain letter warns of death for those who don’t pass it on and even provides example cases. Considering the number of times I’ve deleted this and similar email chain letters, I’m surprised I’m still kicking.
I must say I take a certain pleasure out of casting these types of emails into the pits of binary oblivion. I can report that I’ve never had any unusual outbreaks of bad luck after deleting one 🙂
Chain letters like this one need to be exposed as the ridiculous nonsense that they really are. Once a chain letter starts circulating, the number of copies floating around cyberspace can grow exponential as they travel from inbox to inbox.
If a person “breaks the chain” and deletes one of these instead of forwarding it, this can potentially stop hundreds of copies of this obnoxious spam from cluttering up the world’s inboxes.
This has some deep meaning hidden between the lines for all of us and all that you have meant to me…. some ONE is looking out for us…if I didn’t believe that….we wouldn’t still be friends….. READ ALONE – READ ALL OF IT
CASE 1: Kelly Seedy had one wish, for her boyfriend of three years, David Marsden, to propose to her. Then one day when she was out to lunch, David proposed! She accepted. But she then had to leave because she had a meeting in 20 min. When she got back to her office she noticed on her computer she had e-mail. She checked it, the usual stuff from friends, but then she saw one that she had never seen before. It was this very letter. She simply deleted it, without reading it. BIG MISTAKE!! Later that evening she received a call from the local police. It was regarding David. He had been in an accident with an 18-wheeler, he did not survive.
Take Katie Robbenson. She received this letter and being the believer that she was sent it off to a few of her friends, but did not have enough to send to the full 10 that you must. Three days later she went to a Masquerade ball. Later that night when she left to get to her car to go home, she was killed on the spot by a hit and run drunk driver.
Richard S. Willis sent this letter out within 45 minutes of reading it. Not even 4 hours later walking along the street to his new job interview, with a really big company, when he ran into Cynthia Bell, his secret love of 5 years. Cynthia came up to him and told him of her passionate crush on him that she had for 2 years. Three days later he proposed to her and they were married. They are still married to this day and have three children.
This is the letter:
Around the corner I have a friend,
In this great city that has no end,
Yet the days go by, and the weeks rush on,
And before I know it a year has gone.
And I never see my old friends face,
For life is a swift and terrible race,
He knows I like him just as well,
As in the days when I rang his bell,
And he rang mine if, we were younger then,
And now we are busy, tired men.
Tired of playing a foolish game,
Tired of trying to make a name.
Tomorrow; I say, I will call on Jim
Just to show I am thinking of him.
But tomorrow comes and tomorrow goes,
And distance between us grows and grows.
Around the corner! – yet miles away,
Here’s a telegram sir, Jim died today.
And that’s what we get and deserve in the end.
Around the corner, a vanished friend.
Remember to always say what you mean.
If you love someone – tell them.
Don’t be afraid to express yourself.
Reach out and tell someone what they mean to you,
because when you decide that it is the right time,
it might be too late.
Seize the day, Never have regrets.
Most importantly stay close to your friends and family,
for they have helped make you the person you are today.
You must send this on within 3 hours, after reading the letter, to 10 different people. If you do this you will receive unbelievably good luck in love. The person you are most attracted to will soon return your feelings. If you do not, bad luck will rear it’s ugly head.
THIS IS NOT A JOKE!
The more people you send this to, the better luck you will have.
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!