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Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
A black lion: real or fake?
Life discovered on the moon, 1835
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
The Loch Ness Muppet, 1977
May 21, 1977: Anthony 'Doc' Shiels claimed that he took this picture while camping beside Urquhart Castle. Its startling clarity (it's probably the clearest picture of Nessie ever taken) has made it popular with the public. But it's hard to find any expert willing to take it seriously, simply because the creature depicted in it looks so obviously fake. (And it's odd that there are no ripples in the water around the neck.) Skeptics refer to Shiels's monster as "The Loch Ness Muppet." The fact that Shiels was a showman, "wizard," and psychic entertainer who was developing a side business as a professional monster hunter didn't help his credibility. Shiels himself commented that while he definitely took photos of lake monsters, he didn't believe in them.
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