15 Most Bizarre Hoaxes in History

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Loch Ness Monster Photo

Loch Ness Monster

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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

The Hitler Diaries

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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.

Cardiff Giant

Cardiff Giant

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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

Invasion of Greece

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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.

Time Travel

Time Travel

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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.

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