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Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
Fake Fish Photos
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Fake Sheik
The Roanoke Times reports on a fake sheik who duped some Richmond residents back in 1978.
Categories: Identity/Imposters, Pranks
Posted by The Curator on Sun Dec 07, 2003
Comments (1)
My dad's cousin was one of the hoaxters, a member of the Sheik's "security detail." They rented a Rolls Royce and went to a bunch of restaurants and clubs, apparently just for the hell of it.
Posted by Mike  in  Washington, DC  on  Wed May 04, 2005  at  09:54 AM
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