Relax, It’s a Joke

April 1, 2015

By Charles Kreutzkamp The Southington Citizen

Residents of Sitka, Alaska awoke the morning of April 1, 1974 to see a plume of black smoke rising from the dormant volcano of Mount Edgecumbe. Residents were shocked, as the volcano had been dormant for more than 400 years. The Coast Guard sent a helicopter to investigate, only to discover a large pile of burning tires and the words “April Fool” spray painted in 50-foot letters in the snow...