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Kentaro Mori managed to unearth the source for that ghost photo that scared so many people in India (see below). Click images for larger versions.

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Categories: Paranormal, Photos/Videos
Posted by Alex on Sun Sep 21, 2003
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hurricane isabelA photo described as a tanker approaching Hurricane Isabel at sea has been spreading around though email. And I have to admit, I've contributed to its spread, forwarding it on to friends and family. But David Emery informs us that it's a hoax. Well, the picture itself is real. But it doesn't show Hurricane Isabel. Instead, it shows a tanker approaching Tropical Cyclone Graham. But whether it's Isabel or Graham, it's still a really cool photo.
Categories: Photos/Videos
Posted by Alex on Fri Sep 19, 2003
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indian ghost A newspaper in the Indian city of Tiruchirappalli published a picture of a boy with an eerie ghost hovering behind him. They claimed the boy had encountered the ghost while on a school picnic, and went into a coma. Now the ghost was stalking other boys. As a result, families throughout the region started keeping their kids home, out of school. The photo, of course, was a photoshopped fake. More details here.
Categories: Paranormal, Photos/Videos
Posted by Alex on Fri Sep 19, 2003
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bus Got an email from Kentaro Mori who runs a Brazilian weblog about hoaxes (he also translated my hoax photo test into Portuguese at one point). He took a look at the video of that guy ducking under the bus. Whereas I thought the guy must be on the opposite side of the bus, employing a trick of perspective to make it look like the bus was going over him, Kentaro analyzed some of the frames of the video a little more closely and suggests that the bus is actually going over him. Could be. If so, hopefully it was a staged stunt, otherwise I can imagine the heart attack the guy must have given the bus driver (who doesn't appear to even slow down).
Categories: Photos/Videos
Posted by Alex on Thu Sep 18, 2003
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Here's a suspicious bit of video forwarded by Mara (who should get a prize for finding this kind of stuff). It shows a young man ducking to the ground as a bus rushes over him. Personally I think he's not actually under the bus. He's on the opposite side of the bus.
Categories: Photos/Videos
Posted by Alex on Mon Sep 15, 2003
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The Sydney Morning Herald has labelled that photo of Munchkin the Monster cat (see below) a hoax (thanks to Steve Wilson for pointing this out to me). Still, I can't see how the hoax was done.
Categories: Animals, Photos/Videos
Posted by Alex on Wed Sep 10, 2003
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munchkin Meet Munchkin the Monster Cat, who seems to be related to Snowball. Is Munchkin for real. Honestly, I don't know. I'm looking for answers. (Thanks to Mara, who thinks Munchkin is fake, for sending this image).
Categories: Animals, Photos/Videos
Posted by Alex on Tue Sep 09, 2003
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microsoft 1978 Does this photo that's been circulating through email really show the management of Microsoft as they looked back in 1978?
Categories: Business/Finance, Photos/Videos
Posted by Alex on Fri Sep 05, 2003
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blackout snoopy A visitor sent me this photo of the Real East Coast Blackout of 2003. It definitely represents an improvement over that phony blackout picture that was circulating last week.
Categories: Photos/Videos
Posted by Alex on Wed Sep 03, 2003
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ek It's a spectacular (and by now quite famous) photo. Two elks stand in a river as an inferno rages behind them. But is the picture real?
Categories: Photos/Videos
Posted by Alex on Tue Aug 26, 2003
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small blackout A photo of last week's blackout showing a startling dark patch in the northeast is going around. It looks like a fake to me.
Categories: Photos/Videos
Posted by Alex on Thu Aug 21, 2003
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Talk about a pain in the neck. Photoshop has made this guy look a bit like a giraffe, or E.T.

This photo has been circulating via email for a few months. It's usually titled 'They finally captured E.T." or some variation of that. I think it's fair to conclude that the neck and stomach of the man being led away by the police officer have been digitally enlarged. Note the boxy pixellation where the photoshopper cut-and-pasted to lengthen the neck:



(thanks to Karen Robinson for sending this).
Categories: Photos/Videos
Posted by Alex on Tue Aug 12, 2003
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