I write this in the form of a confession.
The bad news is that I was once guilty of creating fake news.
The good news is I was only 13 years old.
Back when we were kids, growing up on the east side of Dayton, my buddy Mike and I put together a whopper of a scam that was meant to prank none other than the U.S. Air Force – specifically, Project Blue Book, the Air Force's long-standing program to investigate reports of unidentified flying objects, or UFOs.
Reporting sightings of strange things in the skies was all the rage in the 1950s and 1960s.