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The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
The Creature of Cranberry Marsh -- April Fool's Day, 1969
The Newark Advocate reported that strange "monster footprints" had been found in Cranberry Marsh on the shore of Buckeye Lake:

"The footprints were evidently made Sunday when what is described as a wild-eyed, scaly animal crashed through a row of hedges lining the south-side of the lake.
'Definitely prehistoric' was the explanation of one official, blanching at the first sight of the weird prints."



April Fool Categories: Newspapers, 1969.
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