A television broadcaster was apparently duped after believing a crater spotted on a Dublin beach was the product of a “cosmic event.”
A’mysterious hole’ developed on Portmarnock beach in Dublin earlier this week.
Soon after, Virgin Media News took up the story and dispatched a reporter to investigate. They also spoke with a man who was convinced the large crater was caused by an asteroid.
According to the report, the hole was producing a “ruckus.”
‘A local astronomy enthusiast is hoping the crater in Portmarnock could be the aftermath of a cosmic event,’ the anchor said.
It then cut to presenter Hannah Murphy who said: ‘It’s a huge mysterious crater that looks out of this world, but is it?’
‘The unusual hole on Portmarnock beach stopped local astrophysics enthusiast Dave Kennedy in his tracks yesterday and he’s certain that the small but heavy rock inside it came from up above,’ she continued.
Dave was then shown explaining: ‘As you can tell by here, there’s a scorch mark, so that would have been on the angle it came down at and it’s weighty, but I’m not sure of its composition but we are definitely going to have to find out.
The report then showed passers-by inspecting the hole, who were apparently ‘hoping what they are witnessing is the aftermath of a once-in-a lifetime cosmic event’.
However, the hole was the consequence of a man-made event, with a group of friends excavating it during a beach day.
Following the broadcast of the programme, the true cause of the crater was disclosed by someone on social media, who wrote: ‘Lads, I’m in bits.
‘Virgin Media news is after reporting on a hole on Portmarnnock beach that “could be the aftermath of a cosmic event”.
‘Some fellas literally dug it the day before with a kid’s shovel.’
They added: ‘The way your man was talking about the rock being an asteroid had me in tears.’
The asteroid claim was refuted in a video, which showed a group of mature men hard at work on the hole.
Unsurprisingly, the discovery drew a massive response, particularly from the original poster, who provided some more insights.
‘It’s a huge mysterious crater that looks out of this world, but is it? No. it’s a hole on a beach,’ they wrote, before jumping in to defend Dave’s honour.
‘Dave is by all accounts is just a guy who got excited when he found a big hole and a cool rock. People have been doing that for thousands of years ye a***holes. Don’t be w*****.’
Someone else added: ‘I love Dave and will fight for his honour, and the right to dream.’
Source My Celebrity Life.