The Museum of Hoaxes
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A black lion: real or fake?
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
The worms inside your face
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
The Bluff Creek Bigfoot
Shown here is frame 352 of the Patterson-Gimlin film. It is the most famous frame of the short film, appearing to show a clear view of a female bigfoot striding along a riverbank in northern California.

Roger Patterson and Robert Gimlin had set out on horseback into the Six Rivers National Forest, intending to make a documentary about Bigfoot. By a stroke of good fortune (or orchestrated fortune) they encountered a creature at Bluff Creek

The footage they took has been the focus of intense debate. Skeptics insist the creature is simply a person in an ape suit. Supporters counter that special-effects techniques were not good enough in 1967 to have created such a convincing costume. The quality of the footage is too poor to allow a definitive decision to be reached based on the film itself, but given that Bigfoot continues to elude detection, odds are that the skeptics are right.

Links and References
Photo Categories: Staged Scene, Cryptozoology, 1960-1979


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