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Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
Fake Fish Photos
Fake Ed Asner tries to help Pittsburgh cinema
Yet another example of a celebrity imposter masquerading online. In this case, the imposter evidently thought their deception was for a worthy cause. Nevertheless, it's still a deception.

Fake Ed Asner Endorses Struggling Dormont Theater
CBS Pittsburgh

The Facebook post from the fake Ed Asner page reads "Help the Hollywood Theater! One of Pittsburgh's last historic neighborhood cinemas. I have found memories of visiting this venue as a much younger man while visiting relatives. I'll double every donation!" Theater manager Chad Hunter was excited but skeptical when he saw the post. He tried sending a thank you message to Asner via the social media website but never heard back. That's when he got suspicious. A representative for "Charles Sherman Public Relations" who represents Asner says the page is fake and that the actor has never had a Facebook page.

Categories: Celebrities, Identity/Imposters, Social Networking Sites
Posted by The Curator on Fri Feb 08, 2013
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