This has to be the worst Internet hoax concerning the missing Malaysian flight. It beats out the stories from psychics, claims of supernatural intervention, alien abductions, and black holes.
Phillip Wood, missing passenger of flight MH370
The story is that the passengers are being held on the US Air Force base at Diego Garcia by our own military and were aided and abetted by Israel.
I’m not even going to post the anti-Israeli back story to this tale. The story was posted by what seems to be a conspiracy theory website – Jim Stone Freelance.
I want the people on MH370 to be alive as much as the next person but not at the expense of reality. More and more websites are posting this. They need to stop.
The story goes that American passenger Philip Wood is alive, drugged and held captive away from the other passengers with a paper bag over his head in a darkened room at Diego Garcia. He doesn’t know why he is being held. He was allegedly able to get a message for help out, but he didn’t send it to his family or his girlfriend whom he was soon to marry or even his employer, but rather to blogger Glitch at the 4ChanForum who sent it to Farragan. It was then posted on the Jim Stone website.
4Chan is an anonymous forum and culture which is known for pranks. There are few rules. Fake terrorist bombings and other threats have been posted in the past. It has led to arrests in a few cases.
The following appears to be the original message allegedly sent by Philip Wood on the 18th, ten days after the plane went missing. Wood claims he hid the iPhone up his butt, not an easy thing to do. For some inexplicable reason, he waited ten days to send the message and the battery was still working. My iPhone battery doesn’t make it through a day and a bit longer if turned off.
This is the supposed message:
Anonymous Tue Mar 18 2014 19:22:38 No.27834494 ViewReplyOriginalReport
Quoted By: >>27834984 >>27835050 >>27835094 >>27835125 >>27835188
I have been held hostage by unknown military personal after my flight was hijacked (blindfolded). I work for IBM and I have managed to hide my cellphone in my ass during the hijack. I have been separated from the rest of the passengers and I am in a cell. My name is Philip Wood. I think I have been drugged as well and cannot think clearly.”
They posted a black photo which is supposedly to show that Phillip Wood is in a dark room. They direct people to look at the Exif which puts the origin of the photo just off Diego Garcia in the sea.
I did check the Exif, which the story claims is proof, and it does come up with the coordinates for the shore at Diego Garcia, the US base to the SW of Malaysia. Exif is just data and it can be edited outside the camera. It’s meaningless. There is no evidence for this story whatsoever.
It is unrealistic to think an executive of his acumen would not voice activate the phone and call his family. It is quite unbelievable to think that no one at Diego Garcia has the morals to leak the truth.
The paper bag over his head? Really? They didn’t blindfold him and he couldn’t see because there is a bag on his head? That’s what the military does? Come on.
There is nothing about this story that contains proof and none of it is realistic. The spoofers are taking the most absurd story and putting it out there because that is what they do.
Just the latest crazy story about the missing Malaysian flight. It’s a cruel hoax because 239 people are missing and presumed dead. I was particularly heartbroken when I realized that because of China’s one child policy, most of the parents have lost their only child. We shouldn’t be playing around with this story – hear me Glitch?