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The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Doll Mistaken For Alien
More news from Ananova, though there's nothing inherently unbelievable in this story:

A burnt rubber doll was mistaken for a badly injured alien and taken to a hospital in Brazil. It happened after people in Aracruz found a burnt 'body' on the ground after seeing a fireball fall from the sky.
A police spokesman told Terra Noticias Populares: "Many people were terrified thinking that an alien invasion was taking place. "They thought the doll was a burnt ET and more than 50 people called the station."
The 'alien' was taken to the local hospital where doctors soon confirmed it was a burnt rubber doll. A hospital spokesman said: "It was obviously a practical joke but we wonder who would do that in such a small and quiet town."


This reminds me of the story of the Great Monkey Hoax.
Categories: Extraterrestrial Life, Pranks
Posted by The Curator on Wed Mar 23, 2005
Comments (6)
HAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!! LMAO....That, people, would be a great April Fools prank. I just don't know any one that gullable.
Posted by X  in  McKinney, TX  on  Wed Mar 23, 2005  at  10:28 AM
I've got a question. What does Ananova do on April first? Put out REAL news?

tongue wink
Posted by Rod  in  the land of smarties.  on  Wed Mar 23, 2005  at  11:06 AM
"It was obviously a practical joke but we wonder who would do that in such a small and quiet town."

I would.
Posted by Chadds Ford Prefect  on  Wed Mar 23, 2005  at  02:35 PM
You become a legend if you do something stupid enough in a small town. They've got nothin else to talk about.

tongue wink
Posted by Rod  in  the land of smarties.  on  Wed Mar 23, 2005  at  02:53 PM
i could relate to this story alot, im always mistaken for an alien
Posted by Eva  in  New york  on  Fri Feb 24, 2006  at  06:38 PM
Well, I would have got a real alien, set it on fire, then drop it out of the sky. That would have been more realistic......uh yeah

(^_^)
Posted by Carter S  on  Fri Feb 24, 2006  at  10:23 PM
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