The Museum of Hoaxes
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The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
Bigfoot For Sale
Here's another item that would make a great addition to a real-life Museum of Hoaxes. It's a life-sized replica of Bigfoot. It was up for sale on eBay. The sellers wanted $80,000 for it, and no one came up with that much money, so the auction ended without it being sold.

It's a nice piece. Would have looked great in my living room. But I have no idea how they came up with a value of $80,000 for it. Seems a bit like wishful thinking. From the auction description:

In 1976, after years of study and research, a young man named Clifford LaBrecque undertook a challenge that stunned the Bigfoot world. Mr. LaBrecque built one of the best detailed "museum quality" models of Bigfoot. How he did it is a mystery that will probably never be known. One look and it shouts this is the "real thing"--eyes that follow you, and hands, fingers, and toes, are all in great detail. This fantastic piece of work has been stored for over 30 years. This is the first opportunity you have to own Bigfoot. It can be a tremendous attraction for showing this part of American folklore. 

Categories: Cryptozoology, eBay
Posted by The Curator on Thu Jul 26, 2012
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