What happened when a 7th grader asked Ronald Reagan to declare his bedroom a federal disaster area

In 1984, a young boy named Andy Smith came up with a clever scheme to get his room cleaned with minimal effort: he would convince President Ronald Reagan to have his room declared a federal disaster area and then clean his room with the resulting funds. But the president didn't exactly send folks in biohazard suits to… »6/30/12 2:00pm6/30/12 2:00pm

Are coffins being stored in Atlanta for a "high casualty event"?

For years, the internet has swirled with rumors about a large number of black plastic containers stored along a stretch of interstate near Atlanta. Conspiracy theorists dubbed the black containers coffins, and hypothesized that they were being stored for a planned or foreseen event that would cause the deaths of… »11/18/11 10:00am11/18/11 10:00am

Firefighters' Manual Teaches First Reponders to Deal with UFO Attacks

No, I'm not kidding: A recent ABC newscast focuses on how a commonly-used firefighters' manual from FEMA has an entire chapter devoted to UFO preparedness. Hey, it's a good idea to be ready for anything, right? If aliens crash-landed, there wouldn't just be fires — there'd be mass panic. First responders need to have… »11/07/08 4:26pm11/07/08 4:26pm