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Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
Fake Fish Photos
Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
The Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar Hoax, 1874
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
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  03:56 PM
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