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Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
A black lion: real or fake?
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
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 Tue Apr 25, 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  05:50 PM
Posted by Maegan  in  Tampa, FL - USA  on  Tue Apr 25, 2006  at  11:42 PM
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