The Museum of Hoaxes
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Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
Van Gogh's ear exhibited, 1935
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
The MacNab Photograph
July 29, 1955: Bank manager Peter MacNab snapped a photo of something large moving through the water of the loch near Urquhart Castle. But when researcher Roy Mackal studied the photo, he discovered differences between the negative of the image and the print that MacNab had originally shown to the media. Specifically, there was more of the image in the print than there was in the negative (the tree at the bottom left is missing from the negative). This led him to conclude that the "negative" had been created by re-photographing a print. In other words, it was clear that the image had been doctored.
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