1. Entertainment

Your suggestion is on its way!

An email with a link to:


was emailed to:

Thanks for sharing About.com with others!

Most Emailed Articles

Best Memes Mocking Fox News

Power Blackout Satellite Photo Hoax

power blackout satellite photo hoax - 2003 north american outage picture of continental USA

 Email to a friend
 Related Resources
• Power Blackout Humor
• Pranks and Practical Jokes
• Urban Legends, Hoaxes, The Darwin Awards Humor

This phony satellite photo of the United States was widely circulated via email, following the August, 2003 North American Power Blackout. Many viewers accepted it as authentic.

About Urban Legends and Folklore Guide David Emery explains why the photograph is a prank in his article, "Blackout 2003 Satellite Photo."

(Thanks to Tim Butson for the image.)

See More About

©2015 About.com. All rights reserved.