Hoaxes

Fraudster caught red handed

The Calgary Police Service finally stop this bloody mess. Fraud Charges / The City of Calgary Newsroom. During each incident, a man entered a store carrying a shopping basket, or pushing a shopping cart. After adding high-cost items to his cart, or basket, he then allegedly cut himself on razor blades he previously embedded in…

Hard to take these claims Siriusly.

The six-inch "alien" from the Sirius project.

This film is LOADED with what I will too kindly call “questionable claims”. “This really is the greatest story never told.” Oh, really? Story, yes. Truth, you’ve GOT to be kidding. Sirius Film Feat. Dr. Steven Greer By Emmy Winning Amardeep Kaleka Opens April 22. ‘Sirius’, a provocative crowd-funded documentary film from Emmy winning director…

Popoff scumbaggery continues – Selling miracle water to wash away debt

We rarely will call a spade a spade in such a personal manner but there is no excuse left for former televangelist Peter Popoff to redeem himself. If there is a hell, Popoff will be Satan’s used car salesman. What a sack of s**t. Controversial Televangelist Peter Popoff Hawks ‘Miracle Water’. Peter Popoff, the controversial…

Psychic bag ladies appear in Melbourne

This scam targeting Asians is going around the world. Hard to believe people fall for it. Are they just trying to be polite? Or are they too gullible? Asian handbag scam hits Melbourne. Police are looking for a group of Asian women who are targeting victims and stealing cash and jewellery in Melbourne’s CBD and…

Are these North Korean hovercraft full of eels?

Analysis of photo from The Atlantic.

Seriously, I’m just going to include as “doubtful” ANY story that come out of North Korea. It’s like Pravda over there. Is This North Korean Hovercraft-Landing Photo Faked? – In Focus – The Atlantic. While researching a photo entry about North Korea’s recent threats of war, I discovered an image released by North Korea’s official…

Lawyers fall for Nigerian scam

Can’t make this stuff up… A Nigerian pulls a form of Nigerian scam from Canada on lawyers. Former Mississauga man guilty in defrauding lawyers | Toronto Star. A Mississauga man could face up to 20 years in a U.S. prison after pleading guilty to fraud charges in connection with an international scam that has bilked…

McCormick fraud trial begins. Source of devices revealed – golf ball detectors

The trial of James McCormick on charges of fraud (for making and selling “fake” bomb detection devices) commenced yesterday at the Old Bailey. The trial is expected to take three weeks. But what is coming out so far is not surprising and does not bode well for Mr. McCormick. Businessman’s bomb-detection kits ‘were based on…

Chemistry of the crystal skulls confirms their fake origin

Photo credit: James Di Loreto/Smithsonian Institution

Margaret Sax, conservation scientist at the British Museum, and Jane Walsh, archaeologist at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, have worked together to study the lengendary crystal skulls from Central America, supposedly made before the Spanish exploration of the continent. Crystal Skulls Deemed Fake. Walsh has traced fake crystal skulls at the British Museum…

The Santa Clarita UFO prank, all CGI

Another anatomy of a hoax. Explained. The Making of the Ultimate Fake UFO Video (Where Absolutely Everything Is Fake). Last month, filmmaker Aristomenis “Meni” Tsirbas revealed to Wired that an elaborate UFO prank video he had created was far more than what it seemed: Not only was the UFO fake, but so was everything else…

Jackalope honored in Wyoming (Updated: DOA)

Update: Does not look like this is going to go through. <fake disappointment> Oh Darn. Wyoming may deny jackalope official ‘mythical critter’ tag. After passing out of the House on Jan. 25, the bill, House Bill 149, waited for more than 10 days for introduction in the Senate. Then it ended up in the Rules…