Archive for the “Hoaxes”

Exposing Online Fakes and Frauds of the Cryptozoological Kind

Posted by: Karl Shuker on January 10th, 2014

The internet is the natural home of some very unnatural creatures – fakes, frauds, and the falsely identified. Many of them attract only fleeting, transient attention before being soundly exposed and permanently discredited. However, there is also a hardcore set whose members simply refuse to die – being revived time and time again by unsuspecting […]

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Pictures of Bigfoot in Scotland are a Hoax, Using Pics from Another Hoax

Posted by: Guy Edwards on January 6th, 2014

A suspected Bigfoot in Scotland, actually has “roots” closer Pennsylvania. Find out how the same picture has been used to hoax the media twice.

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Anatomy of a Hoaxer

Posted by: The Discerning Man's Squatch on December 24th, 2013

Why do some people try to pull the wool over other’s eyes? I think there are many reasons and to name a few, there is to push an agenda, to gain notoriety and to make a buck. Some of course are just for fun as well, so not all hoaxers come from the same mold, but those who deliberately misinform to gain a profit of some kind, we should try and peer inside their heads.

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Alien Big Cat Hoax

Posted by: Nick Redfern on December 13th, 2013

“Two City of London forest keepers had quite a fright on Wednesday when they peered through the fog and spotted what appeared to be a black panther in Epping Forest, Essex…”

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Mountain Monster: The Snallygaster

Posted by: Susan Fair on October 18th, 2013

Teddy Roosevelt had hunted some exotic game before, but nothing like this.

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Nessie Hoaxer Admits!

Posted by: Nick Redfern on October 8th, 2013

“…George Edwards finally admits he faked his photograph and is proud of it because it generated interest in the Loch Ness Monster…”

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Recreating the Sasquatch Ontario Vocalizations

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on September 12th, 2013

These vocalizations have been called into question previously here at Cryptomundo.

Has this YouTube user Mikey Paterson replicated the sounds showing they are a hoax?

Or are they legitimate Sasquatch vocalizations?

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Smugglers and Cryptids

Posted by: Nick Redfern on September 6th, 2013

“…he has been studying a number of stories relative to hairy ‘wild men,’ cannibalistic sub-humans, and other, similar, horrific humanoids reported in the English county of Devon way back in the 1600s and the 1700s…”

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Horned Hares – A Potted (Or Should That Be Jugged?) History!

Posted by: Karl Shuker on September 5th, 2013

It is well known that one of North America’s most popular legendary icons, the jackalope, originated in traditional lumberjack folklore but was first given a physical reality as recently as the 1930s when the earliest confirmed taxiderm specimen was artfully manufactured from a jack rabbit (technically a species of hare) and some pronghorn antelope horns […]

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Case Solved: Bigfoot Captured on Video in Kentucky?

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on August 27th, 2013

A Cryptomundian tips us off to the truth behind this video.

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Rotting Sasquatch Carcass Found in Canada

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on July 22nd, 2013

The recent mass flooding in southern Alberta has exposed a rotting corpse of what is believed to be the legendary Sasquatch. Cryptozoologists worldwide are lining up to examine the remains, which were located by a hiker along the Bow River, northwest of Canmore, Alberta.

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Case Solved: Show Me State Sasquatch Photos

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on July 14th, 2013

Cryptomundian PhotoExpert solves the case!

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Insects of the Giant Kind

Posted by: Nick Redfern on June 27th, 2013

Creatures you definitely don’t want to cross paths with…

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Stop the Science! It’s Bad for Business!

Posted by: Steve Plambeck on June 12th, 2013

Known hoaxer George Edwards apparently believes so.  Edwards is the long time owner and operator of Loch Ness Cruises, and skipper of the tourist boat Nessie Hunter.  He is also infamous for having made a side career out of faking photographic evidence to sell to gullible tourists, and inventing the non-existent geological feature Edwards Deep, […]

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Mermaid Body Found? In Search of Folk With Fins

Posted by: Karl Shuker on June 1st, 2013

Following Animal Planet‘s mermaid ‘mock-umentary‘, here are some cases of supposed merbeings that do remain intriguing and unsolved:   Further details can be obtained here on my ShukerNature blog.

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