The skillfull forger – Han Van Meegeren

Henricus (Han) Antonius van Meegeren was born in Deventer in the Netherlands in 1889. He began studying architecture but gave that up to become an artist. My paintings will become original Vermeers once more. I produced them not for money…
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 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…
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…
Biggest Historical Hoaxes Of All Time

Crop Circles Whenever a mysterious crop circle would appear in large fields in Great Britain, extra-terrestrial enthusiasts across the country would go wild with curiosity. With claims of them being messages from aliens, which were widely disputed, in 1991 two…
The Lolladoff Plate Mystery

The Lolladoff Plate – Ancient Alien evidence or a hoax? It seems that Egypt is not the only place that has been visited by Aliens in ancient times. This plate called ‘The Lolladoff plate’ is a 12,000 year old stone…
Han van Meegeren’s Vermeer Forgeries

  This lie re­sulted from a classic case of wanting to please the critics. Han van Meegeren was an artist who felt underappreciated and thought he could trick art experts into admitting his genius.   In the early 20th century,…