Punxsutawney Phil Receives Death Threats After Groundhog Day Forecast

Punxsutawney Phil

Punxsutawney Phil went into hiding today after telling the world that there will be 6 more weeks of winter this year. Some will say that the Phil crawled into a hole after his Groundhog Day prediction because, well, he’s a groundhog. But I think that the prognosticator of prognosticators, the seer of seers, might be fearing for his life.

Yes, Punxsutawney Phil has been receiving death threats.

Normally, I wouldn’t take these threats too seriously. But this isn’t the first time that Punxatawney Phil has received death threats. One man even came dangerously close to killing the groundhog back in 1993.

Bill Murray never successfully killed the groundhog but he wasn’t the only one to try. Last year, Butler County Prosecutor Mike Gmoser issued an indictment against Punxsutawney Phil for years of inaccurate weather predictions.

Gmoser said: “(Phil) purposely, and with prior calculation and design, caused the people to believe that Spring would come early.”

Which, in Ohio, is apparently punishable by death.

Punxsutawney Phil managed to escape death last year but he may not be so lucky this time around.

On the bright side, a surprisingly large number of people were able to correctly spell Punxsutawney this year. So that’s nice.

Kokou Adzo

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