Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Canadian Serviceman Buried Under Dunsfold Aerodrome During WWII




National Post [Toronto]
11 April 2017


Jake Edmiston

For decades, staff at the Dunsfold Aerodrome in southern England talked of the dead Canadian beneath the runway. Clifford Davies heard the story when he started working there in the 1960s, 20 years after the Royal Canadian Engineers built the airfield during the Second World War.

The story, as Davies recalled, was about a Canadian accidentally killed by a machine during construction of one of the runways. Under war-time pressure to finish the aerodrome on schedule, the Canadian serviceman’s comrades kept working, leaving him entombed in the cement.

“It was just general knowledge, really,” Davies said, adding that he had never seen any evidence of the claim. “It was a very strong rumour.” […]

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Message Warns that Black South Africans Are Planning “Something Big” for April 6


Centurion Rekord [South Africa]
18 March 2017


Jason Milford

A fearsome message inflicting unimaginable destruction has spread like wildfire in Pretoria warning people that Black South African citizens are planning something ‘big’.

People all over social media platforms and WhatsApp crime prevention groups are scratching their heads, trying to figure out where the message is coming from.

The person who constructed the message, said the following:

“Listen carefully. On the 6th April I need you to be very careful. Book off from work. Tell everybody to stay home. The kids too. The blacks are planning something very big in PTA and JHB and surrounding areas that day. This is not a game.” […]

Monday, March 13, 2017

Rumors of Crime by Foreigners Followed Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011




The Mainichi [Japan]
13 March 2017


SENDAI -- Fake rumors of rampant crime by foreigners in the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami six years ago were believed by over 80 percent of respondents here in a recent survey who said they had heard them, it has been learned.

Tohoku Gakuin University professor Kwak Kihwan, who specializes in co-existing society studies, conducted a survey on the rumors in September and October last year. […]

A total of 51.6 percent of respondents said they had heard rumors of crime by foreigners in the disaster areas. Of these, 86.2 percent responded that they had either "largely" or "somewhat" believed the rumors. When asked what crimes had been rumored, with multiple answers permitted, "looting and theft" took the top spot at 97 percent, followed by "damage to corpses" (24.4 percent), and "rape and assault" (19.1 percent). When asked who they thought had committed the crimes, again with multiple answers permitted, 63 percent said "Chinese," 24.9 percent said "Koreans," and 22.7 percent answered "people from Southeast Asia." […]