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Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Did Paul McCartney die on Nov. 9, 1966?
For Sale: The Minnesota Iceman
In an obscure corner of the site, I have a brief blurb about a hoax from the 1960s — the Minnesota Iceman. It was "a strange creature frozen in ice... exhibited at carnivals throughout the Midwest. It appeared to be some kind of neanderthal man."

My blurb ends by noting, "Its current whereabouts are not known." But this is no longer true! A few days ago it popped up for sale on eBay. The seller wanted $20,000 for it. And apparently the seller got that much, because it's already sold.

I have no idea who bought it, but if they were willing to pay that much, they must have felt pretty sure that it was the original Minnesota Iceman. (via Doubtful News)

Categories: Cryptozoology
Posted by The Curator on Thu Feb 21, 2013
Comments (1)
Looking at the eBay feedback, it seems like the buyers were these folks - http://www.luckylizard.net/
Posted by Joe Littrell  on  Fri Feb 22, 2013  at  10:40 AM
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