‘Black Panther’ Fans Searching For Wakanda Have Discovered This Illinois Town
If you saw Marvel's Black Panther and you're from the Rockford area, you had to know there was a very good chance something like this could happen.
No spoilers so you're good, but T'Challa, 'Black Panther', hails from Wakanda. A fictional country located in Africa.
When spoken out loud, Wakanda sounds very much like the nearby village of Wauconda.
That hasn't stopped fans of the movie from calling Wauconda in search of vibranium. Vibranium is a precious material that can only be found in Wakanda. Fans are also screaming a popular battle cry from the movie when calling.
Alise Homola, who works at the village hall in Wakanda, told the Chicago Sun-Times "We had a guy call and [he] was shouting that (Wakanda Forever). I was a little confused."
The internet has also had some fun with it too.