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The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
The Owlman of Mawnan
This Is Cornwall has a brief article about the "Owlman of Mawnan." They write:

The first sighting occurred in April of that year. Don Melling, who was holidaying in the area, said that on April 17 his young daughters, June and Vicky, were walking through woods near Mawnan church when they saw a "half-man half-owl" hovering above the church.

The incident is suspected to be a hoax because Tony "Doc" Shiels became involved. He was the first person Melling told about the sighting, and then became the source for various illustrations of the Owlman. Shiels already has a place in the Hoax Museum because he was the source of the "Loch Ness Muppet" image. So his credibility is pretty low.

Categories: Cryptozoology, Paranormal
Posted by The Curator on Fri Feb 24, 2012
Comments (1)
Looks like a kite to me. Great design for a kite, anyway.
Posted by MrHenderson  in  Teddington, UK  on  Mon Feb 27, 2012  at  04:56 PM
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