Category: Epic Fail

Bigfoot Captured breaks History: Channel continues to fake out viewers

WOW! History Channel pulled a “Mermaids” gimmick. Why would they sabotage their credibility? Oh wait, ever since it became the “Hitler” Channel a while ago, it’s been heading downhill. According to this review of their latest special program, Bigfoot Captured, a “shameful fake documentary” about Bigfoot, it’s hit rock bottom. Reviewer Jim Vorel of Paste Magazine takes the…

Dowsing for hepatitis NOW cures AIDS too!

Somedays, it actually does amaze me what seemingly sane people will think is real. The fake bomb detector/drug detector/dowsing devices are now claimed to cure AIDS and hepatitis C. It’s creating an international embarrassment for Egypt. Egyptian army’s AIDS-cure claim gets harsh criticism – CNN.com. Egypt’s army claims it has invented a cure for AIDS…

Smoking gun shark photo that was doctored by Discovery

There were plenty of allegations about what was faked in the fake documentary by Animal Planet about Megalodon. Here is a piece of clear evidence. Did Discovery Channel fake the image in its giant shark documentary? | George Monbiot | Environment | theguardian.com. The suspicion that the Discovery Channel had abandoned its professed editorial standards…

Pentecostal preacher featured in the media dies from snakebite

Jesus doesn’t save… the stupid. It was only a matter of time. Reality show snake-handling preacher dies — of snake bite – CNN.com. A Kentucky pastor who starred in a reality show about snake-handling in church has died — of a snake bite. Jamie Coots died Saturday evening after refusing to be treated, Middleborough police…

Media magic: Recycled stories float to the surface to ride a new wave

Today, a tipster sent me this story dated Jan 9, 2014: Student expelled for casting a spell | firstcoastnews.com. Outrageous, right? Indeed. Great story! Except this EXACT story is from the year 2000. You can spot clues in the piece (which quotes the YEAR) even if you don’t remember the made-for-TV movie in 2006 about it.…

Ghost hunting group destroys historic mansion

7 arrested after fire destroys LeBeau Plantation – FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans. Seven people have been arrested in connection with a fire that destroyed the LeBeau Plantation house in St. Bernard Parish. Sheriff Jimmy Pohlmann said the suspects are believed to have been smoking marijuana and drinking in the vacant house when the fire…

Hamming it up to sustain the sinking Ark boondoggle

Now for some comic relief (although a few of the truly gullible will certainly fall for this). The gimmicks that Ken Ham and the AiG come up with NEVER cease to make me LOL. First, the sagging visitor numbers at his Creation Museum gave us such successful advertising stunts like cartoon dinos on billboards, real dinosaur…

Edwards unrepentant about his Nessie hump photo hoax

George Edwards’ Nessie hump hoax reads like Scooby Doo episode. Back in August 2012, Edwards came forward with this: It was unimpressive and it took barely any time to discover it was indeed a hoax that was easily explained: Doing the humpty hump: Edwards’ Nessie photo matches fiberglass prop | Doubtful News. Steve Feltham broke the…

I hearby declare Alex Jones “beyond doubtful”

I’m all for questioning and skepticism but A.J. is a wackaloon (and I don’t use that term often so when I do, YOU KNOW you should seriously consider that he is a sick bastard). I think the Sandy Hook thing took me over the edge with Jones. I hate to give him attention, but you…

Animal Planet’s downward plunge – more mermaids

For some incredibly ridiculous reason*, Discovery Network’s Animal Planet continues to push the idea that mermaid can be real. More spectacularly anti-intellectual, mystery mongering and outright FAKE footage coming your way this weekend with a mini Monster-themed programming schedule. *ad revenue BusinessMirror – Animal Planet’s ‘Monster Week’ creeps back. ANIMAL Planet presents Monster Week, a…

Alien skulls: You have to be a rock head to find them

This story is GREAT. It illustrates that amateurs can make some huge gaffs. Ask the experts first before assuming something completely preposterous. UFO: Missouri witness reports unidentified entity skull finding A Missouri witness reports finding a skull of an unidentified entity according to testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database. The witness…

Worst. Bigfoot. Ever.

A photo of a Bigfoot looking at a camera on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state. This is apparently the first photo of a DNA-proven Bigfoot ever released. via Bigfoot Lunch Club:: Bigfoot DNA News Updates.