Anonymous joker mocks Skegness with fake earthquake report – but some think it’s a bit mean
A joker who posted a fake report on an earthquake in Skegness caused hilarity on social media, but others said their attempts at satire were a bit harsh on the favorite seaside town of Leicestershire.
The wag posted the false report on a number of Leicestershire “Spotted …” Facebook groups.
He says: “An earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale struck Skegness in the early morning hours. Victims were seen wandering aimlessly, muttering “*******”.
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“The earthquake decimated the area, causing around £ 30 in damage. Several priceless collections of memorabilia from Mallorca and the Costa del Sol were damaged beyond repair.
“Three areas of burnt historic cars were disturbed. Many residents were awakened long before their giros arrived.
“Skeg Police reported that hundreds of residents were confused and disoriented and still accepted that something interesting had happened in Skegness.
Resident – Tracy Sharon Smith, 15-year-old mother of five said, “It was such a shock my little Chardonnay-Mercedes ran into my room crying. My two youngest, Tyler-Morgan and Victoria-Storm slept I was still shaking when I was up and watching Jeremy Kyle the next morning.
“Apparently the looting, muggings and car crimes have not been affected and have proceeded normally. The British Red Cross has so far managed to ship 4,000 cases of White Lightning to affected residents.
“Rescuers are still looking through the rubble and have found large amounts of personal belongings, including benefit books, jewelry from Elizabeth Duke in Argos and Bone China in Poundland.
“HOW CAN I HELP YOU?
This appeal aims to raise funds for food and clothing packages for those unlucky enough to be caught in this disaster.
“Clothing is most wanted – items most needed include:
- Baseball caps
- Full Matching Tracksuits
- Nike Huarachi Trainers
- Tartan pajamas
- UGG boots and any other item usually sold at Primark.
- Food packages can be more difficult to find, but they are still necessary.
- Microwave meals, pot noodles, cans of baked beans, ice cream, Strong Bow or Special Brew cans and of course pies.
- 22p buys a ballpoint pen to fill out the compensation forms.
- £ 3 is used to buy crisps, crisps and blue soft drinks for a family of 9.
- £ 8 buy B&H and a lighter to calm the nerves of those affected. “
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Some respondents said they found the post hilarious, with one writing: “Ha ha, thanks. That made me laugh.”
Another added: “Best laugh I have had in years, well done!”
However, some said it was a bit mean in the nearest seaside town in Leicestershire. One of them wrote: “It’s a bit hard on the working locals.
Another replied: “Funny but a little harsh.”
Some have claimed to have seen the post several times before, but poking fun at various seaside towns in Skegness – so locals shouldn’t be too offended.
What do you think? Bad or funny? Let us know in the comment section below.