‘Treason Bowl’ Letter Claiming False Flag Attack at Super Bowl Goes Viral

January 26, 2014 Updated: January 30, 2014

A letter referring to the upcoming Super Bowl as a”Treason Bowl,” saying that there will be an attack orchestrated by authorities, has gone viral on conspiracy website Before It’s News.

The website is infamous for letting people publish whatever they want with no fact-checking and consistently republishes stories from satire websites along with other mishaps.

The website, for instance, has a story trending right now about how a man has had a vision about an attack at the Super Bowl, and another one speculating that “something big happenning [sic] warning, here are the signs.”

The “TreasonBowl” letter was sent to Before It’s News through the regular mail, and reproduced in a story on the company’s website. It has gotten over 64,000 views over the past two days as well as 5,000 likes and shares on Facebook. Over 200 people are reading the story at any given time.

The letter comes from an anonymous person who says that he or she–along with others who contributed to the “notification”–has been involved in the construction and operation of the MetLife Stadium at the Meadowlands Sports Complex.

“From the start, from design stages, plans have been made for the stadium, and the American Dream Meadowlands complex, to host a well-planned false flag event, so grand that one would think it was planned in the offices of Josef Goebbles himself. This has been in the works for at least six years,” the person claims.

“The highlight of this treason will be the world-wide live television coverage of this abomination of civilization. This promotion of fear and horror is hoped to inspire the masses of the world to willfully submit to the eradication of rights given to us by God.”

Elaborating on the alleged false flag attack, the person says that during the design of the stadium, spots were planned for placement of bombs to entrap attendees. The person says that there may be as many as 11 armed “foreign terrorists” in the stadium with another eight in the rest of the complex, who will use “a heavier-than-air poison gas” that is brought in with the CO2 canisters that are used by soft drink vendors.

The person claims that the poison will impact everyone in the stadium as the bombs prevent people from leaving the stadium, and that “false flag Islamic demands will be posted for the release of ‘freedom fighters’ in Guantanamo, but primarily for the exit of U.S. forces from Afghanistan.”

The term false flag refers to the belief that government forces orchestrate attacks such as the Boston Marathon bombings in order to enact stricter laws, among other reasons. Websites such as Before It’s News regularly paint any shooting or similar events as types of so-called false flags, with varying amounts of proof.

The letter claims that the attack will take place in the first half of the third quarter.

The letter was discussed on the conspiracy forum on Reddit, with commenters sharing their perspectives on the letter itself and it being published word for word on Before It’s News.

“It seems like this type of stuff about something happening at the Superbowl crops up every year,” said one user.

“I’m not saying false flags have never happened, but if we constantly keep reporting stuff that is so obliviously fake, we’re going to live up to the paranoid, tin-foil hat wearing image that people see us as,” said another. “This should be a place for critical analysis of genuine conspiracies, like Monsanto, the N.S.A. etc, not where every week someone is posting a new false flag alert.”

“I can mail B4iN any inane nonsense and they will publish it on their site word for word. Brilliant,” said another.

“This is no better than Fox or any other mainstream tabloid, actually it’s worse. Most journalists, even the lowest of them, have to have some sort of faith in their sources before they publish. None would publish letters from completely anonymous sources. Never clicking another B4iN link again.”

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