The Brooklyn Bridge Elephant Stampede of 1929, and a Real Memorial for a Fake Tragedy

A new memorial went up in Brooklyn Bridge Park this week to honor the lives lost in the Brooklyn Bridge Elephant Stampede of 1929, however, just like the Staten Island Octopus Disaster of 1963, it never really happened!

Created by Staten Island artist Joseph Reginella, the realistic looking memorial sculpture, corresponding website and accompanying "documentary" all look plausible, yet none of it ever happened. Check it out!

The Brooklyn Bridge Elephant Stampede, October 29th, 1929. One of the most horrific land mammal tragedies in history. Dedicated to the triumph of the will of these elephants and the poor souls who stood in their way.

via WNYC

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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