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Jordan: Newspaper's April Fools' UFOs cause panic

Jafr mayor says almost evacuated town's 13,000 residents after Al Ghad publishes front-page article about fake UFO landing. Editor: We meant to entertain, not scare people

Published: 04.05.10, 20:12 / Israel News

The mayor of a town in Jordan said Monday that a local newspaper's April Fools' Day report chronicling a late-night visit by 10-foot-tall aliens in flying saucers sparked public panic and almost led to the town's emergency evacuation.

The Al Ghad newspaper published a front-page article April 1 about the fake UFO landing near the desert town of Jafr, some 185 miles (300 kilometers) from the capital, Amman. The report said the UFOs lit up the whole town, interrupted communications and sent fearful residents streaming into the streets.

Jafr's mayor, Mohammed Mleihan, got caught up in the paper's prank and said he sent security authorities in s


Added: Apr-5-2010 
By: aydeo
Middle East
Tags: Jordan, Newspaper, April Fools, UFO, Panic
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