Category: Hoaxes

Starchild skull proponent Lloyd Pye has died

Lloyd Anthony Pye, an American author and paranormal researcher, has died after a bout with lymphoma cancer. He was best known for his promotion of the Starchild skull, a deformed specimen, which he claims is remains of an alien-human hybrid. DNA tests have shown it is human (and both parents were human) suffering probably from…

Black panther hoax picture is getting around

The Louisiana wildlife department warns people that there are black panther hoaxes going around. We already knew that… La. Wildlife and Fisheries: No, there are no black panthers in Louisiana. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is warning people to be skeptical of posts on Facebook and other social media that claim to show…

Panderer of fake bomb detectors denied appeal of 10-year sentence

Back in April, businessman Jim McCormick was found guilty for selling fake bomb detectors around the world for millions. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison. We rejoiced. He has now lost his appeal of the sentence. We feel relieved. Jim McCormick, who sold fake bomb detectors to Iraq, loses appeal | Western Daily…

Giant mutant dogs?! Topekas News is NOT a real news site

I feel obligated to inform everyone that this particular site is fake: Topekas News – A Progressive Voice For The Free Thinker. Just a glance at it shows an array of DIY projects, real community news from Topeka, KS and a SHIT LOAD OF FAKE STORIES ABOUT FUKUSHIMA MUTANTS. Examples: Deadly Fukushima Mutant Brazilian Spiders…

Fukushima fears fueling fishy stories

I’ve noticed an uptick in hits to this post on Fukushima. People are apparently seeing a lot of info online and getting concerned. Well, let’s ease your mind a bit. The Fukushima stuff is DOUBTFUL NEWS for sure. Let’s take a look. 28 fallacies about the Fukushima nuclear disaster’s effect on the US West Coast…

Another Erickson Project Bigfoot clip released

As you can imagine, it’s blurry. Take a look at my commentary on why you should feel angry and insulted by Ketchum, Erickson and the media. They must think the public is a pile of dolts. Bigsuit and Bigroot: Not Bigfoot Addition: I found this on Erickson’s site. The mitochondrial DNA and nuclear DNA of…

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…

Fake bomb detectors still used in Iraq

Two inventors convicted of fraud for bogus bomb detection devices. And yet, they are still in use. Exclusive: Iraq still using bogus bomb detectors – and thousands pay the price – Middle East – World – The Independent. Bogus bomb detectors are still being used in Iraq five months after a British businessman who supplied…

Out of the forest, into the fire: Forest boy faced charges

Remember Ray the Forest Boy in Germany? It was a compelling story. Everyone covered it. An English-speaking teenager walked out of the forest near Berlin and told police he had been living in the woods for five years with his father, but had no idea who he was or where he came from. Hoax. And…

German mummy mystery SOLVED

Wait, WHAT!? 2,000-year-old German mummy is plastic dummy – Telegraph. Officials said the dummy had been sprayed with a mysterious chemical that made the bones appear real to experts. Lutz Gaebler, a Lower Saxony prosecutor who had declared the ‘mummy’ was 2,000 years old, has now admitted that bone X-rays had proven the experts wrong.…

Michigan dogman story is long line of hoaxes

There isn’t much background to the story of the Michigan dogman and there may be good reason for that. It’s a legend, it’s biologically impossible, it launched in the media as a hoax, continued as a hoax and, as these things go, people now see it all the time. Legendary Dogman seen in Ottawa County?…

Widely-reported UFO in Vancouver was stunt by local space center

We normally don’t link to Examiner article, but Jack is on track here with this story. This was a hoax meant to hype the new renovations at the local space center. Vancouver Space Centre hoaxed mass UFO sighting – Orlando Paranormal | Examiner.com. The H.R. MacMillan Space Centre issued a press release Tuesday stating it…

Another trip back to the origins of cryptids – Jersey Devil

The Jersey Devil, one of my favorite cryptids, is not an animal at all. It’s an idea, a myth, a ploy. Read on… The forgotten political feud that spawned the Jersey Devil: Opinion | NJ.com. Everyone knows the story of the Jersey Devil. In 1735, a witch named Mother Leeds gave birth to a hideous…

Bolton found guilty of selling fake bomb detectors

More great news on fake bomb detectors. BBC News – Gary Bolton guilty of selling fake bomb detectors. The Old Bailey heard the devices made by Gary Bolton, 47, were nothing more than boxes with handles and antennae. The prosecution said he sold them for up to £10,000 each, claiming they could detect explosives. The…

China’s biggest fake item museum

A museum in disgrace is closed. Museum’s ‘ancient relics’ exposed as a very modern swindle. A Chinese museum has been forced to close after claims its 40,000-strong collection of supposedly ancient relics is almost entirely composed of fakes. The Jibaozhai Museum in Jizhou, a city in the northern province of Hebei, opened in 2010, its…

Minnesota Iceman to go back on display (UPDATE: Still hyped as real)

Recall back in February the “Minnesota Iceman” was sold on eBay. Just announced is the person who bought it who will put it back on display in a very appropriate place. The Long Lost “Minnesota Iceman” Resurfaces… in Austin, Texas!. Museum of the Weird owner Steve Busti announced today that the original Minnesota Iceman is…