Monday, July 07, 2008

debunking a myth

Contrary to popular belief....

THIS


IS NOT THE TORNADO that hit Chapman, KS. If you recall...the tornado that tracked from Salina, Chapman to Manhattan, and thru Pottawotomie County and then to Soldier and beyond occurred at night. It was nearing 9:00 p.m. when I got home and first heard word of the bad weather in Salina (and just beginning down there, though we had wicked lightning going on). So...it was almost dark. The tornado hit Chapman near abouts 10:30 p.m. There is NO WAY this image could have been Chapman, though many would like to claim it.

In actuality, see what Snopes says about it HERE.

4 comments:

saintseester said...

I thought I had seen that photo earlier. It is pretty scary looking even so.

Sue said...

Yeah that is scary......in this digital age, I often wonder how often these have been digital re-mixed :(

Fern's mom said...

I loves me some Snopes!

Susan

MacCárthaigh Family said...

Hi, my name is Sean and I put this photo on my site.
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