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Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
war of the worlds
The night Martians invaded New Jersey, 1938
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
Dog wins art contest, 1974
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
The Truth About Loch Ness
image Greg Atkins (or someone calling themselves Greg Atkins) has created a website, truthaboutlochness.com, in order to expose an incident he claims occurred on the loch during filming of Werner Herzog's upcoming movie, The Enigma of Loch Ness. He says that one of the production company's boats was rammed by something in the water (could it have been Nessie!!!), resulting in the death of two of the crew. All this has been hushed up, of course, which is why there were no news reports of these deaths. He also has video footage on his site of a large creature moving beneath the surface of the loch. Cynics are speculating that his site is simply yet another hoax website created by a movie studio in order to create buzz about Herzog's film, in the same vein as the Blair Witch Project. Probably is. But I have a softspot for Nessie (I'm rooting for her to be real), so in this case I'm happy to play along with the site, even if there are some obviously hoaxy things about it.
Categories: Cryptozoology, Entertainment, Websites
Posted by The Curator on Tue May 11, 2004
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