But after the so-called "Epic Note-Passing War" between Gale and "Diane in 7A" began to produce its own hoaxes (for instance, that Diane had cancer and Gale was a "hipster troll"), the veteran Twitter prankster decided to call his own bluff.
He soon followed that up with a photo of an empty chair captioned "Here is Diana [sic] sitting in a chair."
Here is Diana sitting in a chair pic.twitter.com/OE5q7j8dhr— elan gale (@theyearofelan) December 3, 2013
Couldn't even be bothered to remember the name of his own fake foe.
"I conclude by saying hopefully a few people got a few laughs over a slow Thanksgiving weekend," Gale told his followers — 170,000 of whom had just started following him in the aftermath of what was now revealed to be an elaborate hoax.