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The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
Talk To The Dead
Charlotte Paru writes in an email:

"Please let's leave the dead be."

A fascinating comment turned up on a new web site by Nicole Zapruder, who has been "communicating with the dead since she was 4 years old." People aren't disputing her ability; they're asking her not to share the technique on the internet.
http://www.talktothedead.org/
"All peoples of earth posess this natural ability," Nicole counters, adding that her site comes with a detailed warning. ("Do not contact any dead person who may have negative feelings toward you...")

Nicole Zapruder's technique of talking with the dead involves something called the "Grey Walter - Berger Construct." Based on the video on the site, this entails looking into a stroboscopic light while a guy with a British accent repeatedly says "Look into the light."

But based on the high number of references the site makes to the recent movie The Orphanage, I'm guessing the entire site is, in fact, guerrilla marketing for that movie. So I'm playing right into their hands by posting about it, but I like horror movies, so I'm willing to give them some free publicity.
Categories: Paranormal, Websites
Posted by The Curator on Mon May 12, 2008
Comments (4)
There's no real trick in talking to the dead. The trick is getting the dead to talk to YOU.
Posted by Cranky Media Guy  on  Mon May 12, 2008  at  03:35 AM
Well if it's for The Orphange, I'll let her off! Del Toro is a good director and by chance I was watching The Devil's Backbone last ight, which was good.
Posted by mr royale  on  Mon May 12, 2008  at  06:36 AM
Del Toro was not the director of The Orphanage. The Director was J.A. Bayona.
Posted by Enrique  in  Brussels  on  Tue May 13, 2008  at  04:22 AM
The site is indeed a viral for the launch of "The Orphanage" in Australia.

I looked up their domain registry and service, and it is hosted by an online ad agency.
http://forgetomori.com/2008/skepticism/orphans-how-to-talk-to-the-dead/
Posted by Mori  in  Brazil  on  Fri May 16, 2008  at  03:26 AM
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