Always Remember the Staten Island Octopus Disaster of 1963… Wait… What?!?

In what is one of the most elaborate pranks we have ever seen outside of Joaquin Phoenix’s year-long crazy hoax, Staten Island artist Joe Reginella has created the Staten Island Ferry Disaster Memorial Museum, a tribute to those lost in the great Staten Island Ferry Octopus Disaster of 1963.

In addition to creating an elaborate and realistic looking website, documentary video, and historical documents, Reginella also created a realistic brass and stone memorial plaque he brings to Battery Park and other tourist-heavy areas.

The Staten Island Ferry Disaster Museum hopes to correct this oversight by preserving the memory of those lost in this tragedy and educating the public about the truth behind the only known giant octopus-ferry attack in the tri-state area.

Watch the “documentary” above, then head over to the “museum” page for a good laugh.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their three dogs. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time working from a treadmill desk at home.

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