Category: Hoaxes

PODCAST – The hack crash

On April 23rd, 2013, the Associated Press tweeted out the following: “Breaking: Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured.” The tweet, which went up at approximately 1:07 PM Eastern Standard Time, had an immediate impact on…
The greatest historical scams

For Sale: The Brooklyn Bridge Background: Not long after the Brooklyn Bridge was completed in 1883, a shifty 20-year-old named George C. Parker decided on a whim to see if he could “sell” it to an unsuspecting tourist. He did.…
The Strange Story of Arthur Furguson

Retired Glasgow-born actor Arthur Furguson was a terrific salesperson. However, like many other such people, he was unaware of his talent until one inspiring day when the perfect opportunity presented itself to him. His moment happened in Trafalgar Square, one…
The great hip hop hoax!

It cannot be easy to live as a Scottish hip hop artist. The scene, especially in the early noughties, wasn’t exactly thriving. For Gavin Bain and Billy Boyd, this was irritating; it appeared they could do nothing to have people…
Unexplained Ghost Pictures – The William Hope photo

Ghost pictures William Hope (1866-1936) was a famous British medium and paranormal researcher. He gained fame with his amazing “spirit photography,” a seemingly uncanny ability to capture the images of ghosts and spirits on camera. Although this technology is commonplace…
Real photographic proof of fairies!

photographic proof of fairies A 53 years old lecturer from Manchester Metropolitan University – England, captured the fantastic images of what he claims are fairies in the Rossendale Valley. John Hyatt, Director of Manchester Institute for Research and Innovation in…