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Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
Old-Time Photo Fakery, 1900 to 1919
Once a con artist, always a con artist
Tony Golossian is accused of repeatedly luring a woman to motels, where he then blindfolded and sexually assaulted her. He told her it was all part of a ritual to remove a "black magic" curse on her family. If she didn't agree to participate, her 15-year-old sister would supposedly develop breast cancer and her "fallopian tubes would no longer function." Adding insult to injury, the woman paid him almost $100,000 for these "prayer sessions."

I hate to blame the victim, but is there ANYTHING that woman wouldn't believe?

At the trial Golossian complained of chest pains and had to be hospitalized. The doctors determined he was "trying to pervert the course of justice by imitating a heart attack."

Link: The Daily Telegraph.
Categories: Con Artists
Posted by The Curator on Wed Sep 17, 2008
Comments (4)
Again I say, never overestimate the gullibility of the masses when it comes to religion and other strange beliefs.
Posted by KDP  in  Madill, OK  on  Thu Sep 18, 2008  at  09:44 AM
lol I can't believe somebody would believe that...
Posted by Web Based Instant Messenger  in  Texas  on  Thu Sep 18, 2008  at  09:48 PM
are these women for real? sounds like a big made up story to me. sounds like something out of a book. why would you continue to go for more and more?
Posted by Jennifer  in  London  on  Fri Sep 24, 2010  at  12:31 AM
100% agree with you jennifer. I mean i cant believe people would be so STUPID to believe this if it were true? I mean i can only assume these women are of an age to know that this (if it did happen) is a criminal offence and with all criminal offences dont you go to the police after the first maybe second time?
Posted by Susan Potter  in  New Jersey  on  Fri Sep 24, 2010  at  12:36 AM
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