Hey looks like some people are gullible and other people just have no sense of proper April Fools decorum whatsoever.

Al Ghad newspaper published a front-page article April 1 about the fake UFO landing near the desert town of Jafr, some 300 kilometres from the capital, Amman.

Alright so far so good right.

Jafr Mayor Mohammad Mleihan got caught up in the paper’s prank and said he sent security authorities in search of the aliens.

“Students didn’t go to school, their parents were frightened and I almost evacuated the town’s 13,000 residents,” Mleihan told the Associated Press. “People were scared that aliens would attack them.”

Oh man. Hey how about looking outside. Are the aliens invisible? Perhaps they aren’t there at all. The problem was the prank nearly got out of control.

A security official, speaking on condition of anonymity in order to discuss security issues, said an emergency plan was almost enacted in Jafr.

An Emergency Plan…that’s a euphasim for attack plan. Man oh man.

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We can all be very glad that things didn’t escalate to some kind of full scale incident.

Ross Out