The interwebs, a place that allows the meek act like tough guys, and DUmmies act smart. We all know that weird shit happens on the internet. People do strange things, sometimes to be funny, sometimes to hurt. So whats the "weirdest" thing you've seen someone do?
Mine was a number of years back when I was a moderator on the Military.com discussion forums. I had to lock a thread for some reason, don't remember the particulars, but the thread originator really didn't take kindly to it. He seemed to think it was some huge elaborate plot I was putting into place to "censor his freedom of speech". The thought was laughable, but he was convinced of it.
Anyways, after raising a HUGE stink about it, he just dissapeared. No one had heard word of him for days. Then all of a sudden a post is made with his account. His daughter logged on, telling us that he had a heart attack and died. The reason behind it? He was so angry at me, it consumed his every waking moment, and caused so much stress his heart basically gave out. Some were skeptical and even called her to verify the whole story. After a few people had talked to her, it seemed like it had actually happened.
So in a nutshell, I killed him.
Well, I didn't know what to think of it. I thought the idea absolutely absurd, how could anyone let such a simple thing as a single locked thread kill them? It really started to get to me as the days went by. Hell, no matter how absurd the idea might have sounded, a man was still dead, and I was the one who set the wheels in motion.
But, it turns out he wasn't dead. The guy had faked his own death to try to screw with my head. The sick bastard actually somehow talked his daughter into going along with this, but I guess eventually gave in and told someone the truth about the whole matter. I was beyond pissed. How sick in the head would you have to be to do something like that? I left Mil.com not to long after that, so I'm not sure if anything else ever came from the whole thing.
The guy supposedly died again a couple of years ago, he was pretty old. I don't know if anyone found out if it was the truth or not, but either way it doesn't affect me this time.
So anyone else got crazy stories like that?