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1938 War of the Worlds Broadcast
- WAV files of the famous Orson Welles narrating The Mercury Theatre On-The-Air radio broadcast of H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds.
April Fools' Special: History's Hoaxes
- National Geographic News has compiled a listing of some of the greatest hoaxes in history.
Art and UFO
- A study about the alleged UFOs in Renaissance paintings. The "strange flying objects" someone find in ancient art are only sacred art symbols, not UFOs.
Bibliography of Hoaxes
- Bibliography of books about hoaxes.
Camel Spiders Myth
- Pictures and information provide facts to debunk wild internet rumors about this spider.
- Bogdanovs affaire: Or, Has Physics been bitten by reverse Alan Sokal hoax? Discussion and correspondence.
Cliff Pickover's Internet Encyclopedia of Hoaxes
- Discusses a number of scientific and medical hoaxes, including Mary Toft and the Rabbit Babies (about which he authored a book). Includes links and images.
Cottingley Fairies Hoax
- The story and photos of the nonexistent Cottingley fairies.
History Buff : "Hoaxes in Journalism" Articles
- Offers six articles on hoaxes, including petrification hoaxes and the day they almost sawed off Manhattan.
The Hoax Files
- Assorted collection of hoaxes, including sports hoaxes and art forgeries
The Jackalope Conspiracy
- Hoax site contains user submitted sightings, doctored images, and related humour.
MIT IHTFP Hack Gallery
- The MIT Gallery of Hacks (Interesting Hacks To Fascinate People). Hoaxes and pranks perpetrated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Mothman Death List
- Loren Coleman links certain dates, disasters and deaths from 1966 to the present time to the Mothman Curse. Also provides information on cryptozoology and discusses some unknown creatures encountered around the world.
Museum of Hoaxes
- Extensive collection of history's most famous hoaxes and April Fool's pranks. Listed by date and category. Includes bibliographic references.
- Explores one of the most famous scientific hoaxes in history.
SCIgen - An Automatic Computer Science Paper Generator
- SCIgen is a program that generates random computer science research papers, including graphs, figures, and citations. It uses a hand-written context-free grammar to form all elements of the papers. Generated papers are meant for amusement.
Skeptic's Dictionary: Frauds and Hoaxes
- Discussion of 22 hoaxes, including Cardiff Giant, crop circles, and the Philadelphia Experiment
- The potato powered web server hoax that fooled USA Today and the BBC.
Tracking the White Salamander
- Online Book telling the story of Mark Hoffman who forged Mormon documents and was convicted of murder
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