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Purge hoax: 112 people have not been killed in Chicago by 'The Purge' copycats

A "Purge" hoax has been flooding the Internet.

Word had gotten out this past week of a "Louisville Purge" happening in Kentucky on the evening of Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, but extra police presence made sure nothing went down. Things have escalated from there, at least in the way of rumors. The Epoch Times reported late on Friday evening that a Chicago purge hoax was going around and stating that 112 people were killed.

A website called Cream Bmp Daily has posted the purge hoax and they tried to make it seem as real as humanly possible, but it's a satire website. Unfortunately, many people didn't realize that and took the news of 112 killed in a Chicago purge as totally true.

For some reason, the purge rumors for different cities happened for Louisville, Kentucky; Jacksonville, Florida; Detroit, Michigan; and Chicago. They were set to begin on Aug. 15, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. and run until 6:30 a.m. on Saturday morning.

WKYT reported that a teenager was responsible for the purge hoax in Kentucky, and that it was nothing more than a bunch of rumors.

Those rumors unfortunately caused one high school to postpone their football scrimmage for the safety of players and spectators.

The story from Cream Bmp Daily has been copied and pasted onto numerous websites and the story is getting passed around quickly. Unfortunately, no-one is paying much attention to Cream Bmp's disclaimer saying "This website is comprised of satire and parody of current news and urban culture. For entertainment purposes only."

While Louisville and other cities are taking any threats seriously, the Chicago purge hoax of 112 people being killed has no validity at all.

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