15 Most Bizarre Hoaxes in History
Loch Ness Monster Photo
A photograph supposedly taken by a London surgeon, of the Loch Ness Monster, became one of the Monster’s most famous and was 60 years before it was proven to be a fake.
The Hitler Diaries
In 1983 the German magazine Der Stern paid 6 million dollars for what appeared to be Hitler’s personal diaries. Someone at the magazine probably lost their job when the diaries proved to be a hoax.
A 10’ tall statue that was believed to be a petrified giant when it was unearthed in New York in 1869, was years later to be proved to have been buried by George Hull.
Invasion of Greece
In a successful effort to trick the Germans that an invasion of Greece would soon take place, the British, in 1943, dressed a corpse in uniform and handcuffed it to a briefcase containing secret invasion plans.
The body was placed in the sea for the Nazis to find.
In 2003 the FBI arrested a man who claimed to be a traveller in time and had made $350 million on the stock exchange. The man mysteriously vanished from custody, only to reappear in Canada 3 years later.