A NEWS channel in Ireland had egg on their faces after realising they had misreported a ‘celestial’ event.
The channel claimed to have spotted a mysterious ‘cosmic crater’ on an Irish beach that they thought might have been caused by a meteorite.
However, it turned out to be a really big hole three men had dug with kids’ shovels.
The saga started when the agency reported last week about a ‘cosmic crater’ that had been found at a beach in Dublin. The reporter described it as ‘mysterious’, saying that the onlookers were hoping it might have been a once-in-a-lifetime event.
They also interviewed a local astrophysics enthusiast, Dave Kennedy, who was convinced that the crater had been caused due to a meteor strike. He even claimed that a rock found in the crater might be the asteroid itself.
However, just a day later, it was revealed that the crater was not the site of a meteorite strike, but rather just the shenanigans of some men at the beach.
Videos posted later actually show three men digging the hole using kids’ shovels.
The media channel immediately posted an update to the story, stating that the crater was not of cosmic origin, but rather of more earthly ones.