I am not sure if anyone else saw this last week?
A man in New York is handed a $50 bill and a coded message by a tramp on the subway. He then posts the story and a picture of message and the note onto the popular Reddit website. It quickly becomes one of the most popular threads on the site and through the collective power of the internet the code is cracked. The message instructs the man to go and meet a Blu-Jay on the 19th July at a specific location in New York.
Things then get even stranger! He was then supposedly contacted through Reddit by the man who had handed him the message, this time with a new code, which again, was quickly solved by the internet sleuths. The new message instructed him to go and meet this ‘Blu-Jay’ in the same place but at 4pm on Friday instead!
By now the story had gone viral and hundreds of people descended on the meeting point at the specified time, there was even a livestream set up on Ustream beaming pictures all over the world. Sadly the OP was late and the meeting never actually occurred leaving many disappointed. The conspiracy theorists quickly went into overdrive, with many people suspecting a viral marketing campaign, however the OP has since started to receive threatening phone calls and has removed himself from Reddit to hide himself from any more abuse!
You can read all about it on Mashable by clicking the picture above, it really is a stranger than fiction tale!