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Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
The French Rockefeller
Update on the criminal career of Christopher Rocancourt. He recently confessed to having scammed people by posing as a member of the Rockefeller family. Why people would have believed that a Rockefeller would be speaking with a thick French accent, I still can't understand.
Categories: Con Artists, Identity/Imposters
Posted by The Curator on Sat May 31, 2003
Comments (1)
Some people believe the Rockefellers are from France !

Their family name was previously "Roquefeuille" and they changed it to "Rockefeller" when they fled out to Germany.

See for ex :
http://www.usgennet.org/usa/topic/historical/SouthernNewYork2/sny2_pt71.htm
Posted by Did  in  France  on  Sat Dec 03, 2005  at  11:03 PM
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