Incredible photo of Sandy behind Statue of Liberty? It’s fake

Posted on: 1:46 pm, October 29, 2012, by , updated on: 01:59pm, October 29, 2012

An eerie photograph of the Statue of Liberty with Hurricane Sandy lingering in the background is becoming a viral sensation online Monday – but the picture is not real. 

According to a blog on The Philly Post, the image is a mash-up of a photo of the statue along with a photo of “storm-darkened skies over Nebraska.”

The Post reports Snopes.com “busted the myth” in September, 2010 when the photo first made rounds across the Internet after a tornado touched down in Brooklyn.

The photo has been shared tens of thousands of times on social media websites.  It continued to be shared as authentic on Monday afternoon. 

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