The Museum of Hoaxes
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The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
Dog wins art contest, 1974
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Bride of Bigfoot
Cherie Darvell was a member of a film crew searching for Bigfoot in the woods outside Eureka, California. Unfortunately for her, she found Bigfoot and he abducted her. Or so she claimed. Humboldt County organized a search party to find her, but without success. (Total cost for the search: $11,613. Humboldt County tried to sue Shasta County to make them pay a portion of the cost, but a judge struck down their suit, ruling that the search for Bigfoot had been an "exercise in futility.") A few days later, Darvell walked into a nearby resort, looking none the worse for wear, despite her experience as a Bride of Bigfoot. When reporters tried to ask her questions about her ordeal, her only response was to scream. Her fellow filmmakers, Ed Bush and Terry Gaston, later released a movie showing her being carried away by Bigfoot. It crossed the minds of a few people that the "abduction" had been simply an elaborate publicity stunt.
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