Man emerges from Y2K bunker after 15 years

The news of Norman Feller's emergence from his underground bunker has gone viral. The story is that Feller went into the bunker shortly before January 1, 2000, convinced that the Y2K virus was going to bring about the collapse of civilization. He finally came out because he was curious if the world really had ended.

However, the source of the story is the CBC's satirical This is That radio show. The show has a history of these spoof pieces that get mistaken for real news. The last one that went viral was their piece three months ago about the Youth Athletic Association that had decided to eliminate the ball from its soccer program in order to address "some of the negative side of competition."

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Posted on Wed Dec 18, 2013



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Who paid for his house/property/car for that time? No friends at all didn't come to get him? I'm sure he told them before he went under ground.. but it's just unrealistic to think it's real.
Posted by chad  in  Canada  on  Thu Mar 20, 2014  at  01:53 PM
What if his house was already paid for, he sold his car, and wanted to live alone in his bunker for longer survival??
Posted by Kyle  in  USA  on  Wed May 21, 2014  at  07:43 AM