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Man flies by own lung power, 1934
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Cursed by Allah
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Mystery Man Found On Raft
Status: Undetermined
image Last Friday a man was found floating on a makeshift raft in the Skagerrak strait between Sweden and Norway. He claimed that he had been set adrift four days ago by another ship. He also said that his name was George Williams, and that he had been born in Cape Town. Within a day he had added details to his story and now said that his parents were Russian-Jewish parents, but that he had been given up for adoption at an early age. Authorities doubt that he could have been floating out there for four days, given the cold temperatures. So the guy presents a bit of a mystery. Who is he really? And how did he end up on a raft in the middle of the ocean? The story has shades of last year's Piano Man mystery. (Thanks to Asheim for the links)
Categories: Identity/Imposters
Posted by The Curator on Mon Apr 24, 2006
Comments (2)
You should update your entry on the British (German) piano man mystery. It was not a hoax. The young man was mentally ill and still cannot recollect how he came to be drenched on the beach the day of his discovery. This was reported in many news outlets, including Dateline NBC (the last update I can recall seeing).
Posted by Piano Man  on  Tue Apr 25, 2006  at  04:50 PM
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Posted by Maegan  in  Tampa, FL - USA  on  Tue Apr 25, 2006  at  10:42 PM
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