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Anonymous Plots “Operation UFO” to ‘Convince the World’

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The mischief-making hacker group Anonymous is out to “convince the world” that UFOs exist — “for nothing more than the lulz,” or laughs — in a new plan meant to assert elitism over stupid people. “Operation UFO” is simple enough: at 8 p.m. on May 22, everyone in on the idea and willing is supposed to report a similar UFO sighting (“a triangle of about 8 yellow lights in the sky”) to whichever sighting website or hotline they so choose. Because believers want nothing more than validation, the rash of identical reports is supposed send UFO enthusiasts into a frenzy. Anonymous, then, gets to grin and look down at those they fooled. Full flier after the jump.

[jcoscarelli@villagevoice.com / @joecoscarelli]

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