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United Utilities sewer monster April Fool story #495281
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Re: United Utilities sewer monster April Fool story [Re: Maisie] #495285
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Re: United Utilities sewer monster April Fool story [Re: jabber_Ish] #495288
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Yeah exactly Jabber!!! laffin

It's just too funny for words...that why I just posted the link. Thought I would leave to everyone on here to form their own opinions!!!

Re: United Utilities sewer monster April Fool story [Re: Maisie] #495289
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http://www.itv.com/granada/sewer-creature-spotted36546/

Here's the video that has been posted on the Granada Reports Website!!

Re: United Utilities sewer monster April Fool story [Re: Maisie] #495291
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Ahhh, the 1st of April.....


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Re: United Utilities sewer monster April Fool story [Re: Maisie] #495312
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Was it Rolf Piola down the sewers with his camera?

Re: United Utilities sewer monster April Fool story [Re: Maisie] #495669
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Oh well - it's past noon now and I guess most people have cottoned on that the "sewer monster" was an April Fool spoof - not a bad one either as far as they go, I thought.

Did it catch you out?

It did our work experience person this morning (no names to protect the innocent) who was saucer-eyed with wonder - haha!

Leigh Marles, Editor.

http://www.wirralglobe.co.uk/news/8948833.Time_to_come_clean_over_sewer_monster/

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To be fair, I didn't realise it was April fool's till this afternoon & until then I believed this was true. Gutted.

Re: United Utilities sewer monster April Fool story [Re: Maisie] #495962
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Lol gmtv did one of these a few years ago


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We come clean after you fall for our sewer monster April Fool story







THE ECHO today came clean after floods of calls were received about our April Fools day story about a sewer monster.

The story and clever camera and video trickery featured a fictitious character called Messie said to be lurking in Merseysides sewers.

United Utilities, which was behind the stunt, received more than 60 calls from customers falling for the gag.

The websites of both the ECHO and United Utilities also received thousands of hits with people wishing to view grainy footage of the so-called monster.

The hoax was all part of the water companys What Not To Flush marketing campaign which uses school visits, advertising and PR stunts to encourage customers to think before they flush.

Rose Francis, United Utilities campaign manager, said: It prompted a lot of calls from customers some wanting to congratulate us on a fun idea and others wanting reassurance that the creature wasnt real.

But she said the real monsters of the sewers were the discarded items people flush away.

This is backed up by United Utilities figures which reveal nearly 70 % of households in the North West admit to having put unsuitable items such as toddler wipes, sanitary towels, cotton buds or nappies down the toilet, while less than 20% have a bin in their bathroom to dispose of these items properly


THE ECHO


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