A Monument to a Tragedy that Never Happened

Before “Fake News” became a thing, there was The Giant Octopus that Attacked a NY Ferry and the monument established to commemorate the event.

Find out more here: Staten Island Ferry Disaster Memorial Museum

New York monument honors victims of giant octopus attack that never occurred

Cast-bronze sculpture by Joseph Reginella, who made up the story of a Staten Island ferry disaster, directs people to a fake museum nearby A cast-bronze monument for the victims of the sinking of a steam ferry recently appeared in Battery Park at the southern tip of Manhattan, near other somber memorials to soldiers, sailors and mariners lost at sea or on the battlefield.