1998; An early internet hoax this animal was said to swing through the trees and hunted by Sasquatch.
1842; A combination of a young monkey head and body with a fish tail. Toured with P.T. Barnum.
1874; An article claimed a new species of tree was discovered only to be revealed to be a fictional story by Edmund Spencer. (Picture of Ya-Te-Veo a South American Man-eating tree Edmund Spencer's tree was from Madagascar)
1990-Present; Many crop circles have been proven to be faked but many are still in the unknown.
1770-1854; A fake robot it was controlled by a man and won many games of Chess even defeating Ben Franklin.
2009; In October parents claimed their son was trapped in their balloon. The boy was home and parents were just trying to get a reality TV show.
1835; The New York Sun claimed Sir John Herschel (who was not involved in the hoax) had created a telescope that allowed him to see extreme details about life on the moon.
1995; Ray Santilli claimed to have gotten the footage of the alien autopsy from Roswell in 2005 he acknowledged the hoax.
1912; Charles Dawson found a skull fragments, and jaw bones for forty years it was believed to be real only to be discovered to be fake with human and ape bones used together.
1957; BBC on April 1 showed a video of a Swiss family harvesting Spaghetti. Spaghetti at the time, was a fairly unknown in the United Kingdom.
Date; Extra Info
1869; Created by George Hall the Cardiff Giant was a 10 foot tall petrified man found on his farm when trying to dig a well.
1894; While created to advertise Joseph B. Swan potatoes for a state fair Scientific American got the photo and published an article claiming it was real.
1980; BBC once again on April 1 claimed that Big Ben was going Digital.
1861-1875; William Mumler created many photos of living people with dead relatives. This photo of Mary Todd Lincoln with her deceased husband is the most famous.
1917-1920; Taken of Frances Griffith and Elsie Wright these photos were not debunked until the 1970s with the children's book that had the same fairies in them.
1899; Several American newspapers claimed that monkeys had been trained to pick cotton on southern farms.
1934; The most famous photo of Nessie it was revealed to be a fake by Christian Spurling right before his death at age 90.
1930s; A fictional trout said to have evolved fur or gained it from hair tonic thrown in rivers.
2001; Another internet hoax this one from 9/11 was debunked cause the plane was the wrong kind 767 not 757 and the plane is coming from the wrong side of the tower.
1200s; Pope Joan was said to be a woman who ruled as pope from 853-855 only to give birth to a child. The story only appeared centuries later.
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