May 27, 2010

'S' IS FOR ...




Dear readers, I am participating in Alphabe-Thursday where ‘S’ is for SHOCKING HOAXES OF ALL TIME!

Here are some of the most famous (read: infamous!) hoaxes from the present and past centuries:




KEY:
1 Soon after 9/11, a faked photo of a tourist on top of the WTC (above).
2 Sealing kittens in glass container in 2000 ("Bonzai Kitten Hoax")
3The Loch Ness Monster (photo revealed 1994 as a toy submarine + sea-serpent head)
4 "The Cottingley Fairies" (1917 photo - revealed in late ‘70s as paper cut-outs)
5 Fake corpse of a fairy (2007 April Fool’s joke)
6 Creepy gnome videoed by teenagers stalking Argentinian streets (later discredited)
7 In 1995, Ray Santilli claimed this as film footage from 1947 Roswell UFO alien autopsy. (Admitted 2006 the film wasnt genuine but a "reconstruction".)
8 BBC footage of penguins flying from Antarctic to Brazil (April Fool’s prank 2008 - one of most viewed internet videos).
9 Fake composition of 2 photos claimed as National Geographic Photo of the Year 2001
10 Snowball the Monster Cat,2000 (size attributed to proximity to Canadian nuclear lab).


Which of these hoaxes do you find the most shocking and/or unusual?
Do you know of other hoaxes? Do tell me!
Have a great Alphabe-Thursday! And check out other Alphabe-Thursday posts @ Jenny Matlock’s great site!
XOXO LOLA:)

28 comments:

bichonpawz said...

Personally the top one is the most shocking to me!

Holly said...

The cat! I'm almost speechless! Gah!

Jan said...

Thos fairy pics are so weird!

Michelle said...

For me, the Twin Towers shot is the most disturbing & the BBC one the most amusing.

tania said...

That monster cat eeeks!:D

Mike said...

Im still shaken every time I see that 9/11 "shot".

Maggi said...

The 9/11 one is definitely disgusting and the most shocking.

That shark one is a hoot though! lol

GYPSYWOMAN said...

oh, i love the penguins flying!!! and hate to think it isn't "real" - cause i love it so - the idea of it even -

neat post, ladies!! hope you girls have a fabulous holiday weekend!!!

laterg8r said...

i like the leaf alien and the shark coming out of the water :D

Mumsy said...

Great post on hoax, and the cat was it for me..too huge!

Haute World said...

Oh man, I remember getting those Bonsai Kitten things in my email all the time back when I was at uni. I always knew that was a hoax though the pix were quite disturbing. Gotta love those penguins though!

P.S. The Sarah Burton appointment was actually mentioned at the bottom of my post already ;-) I heard about it last night.

Heavenly Housewife said...

I find them all shocking. I guess it goes to show that not only cant u believe everything you read, but you cant believe everything you see (in a photo) either.
Oh well. Gullible girls like me need to beware LOL.
*kisses* HH

Cheryl said...

The cat because of the photo of it being actually put into the jar. Poorest taste has got to go to the 9/11 photo.

Great S post.

jeff campbell said...

I like them all...very cool post...Namaste

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

I rather adore that fat cat! (Don't tell the shelties!)

Julie Schuler said...

I like the fairy hoax, maybe for it's Victorian charm. There is another hoax related to that one, but drat, I can't remember the names of the parties involved.

Berlin said...

The seventh photo was eerie ><

Yah, if I had a cat that big it would be fun!!

And, the pixie, ooo la la!!

Monkeys singing,
Berlin =3

Clarity said...

Hello Norabee, long time no...

I would say the autopsy creepy fairy ones because they make me squeamish. The fairy cut-outs were so obvious, to us anyway. X.

Jo said...

those are so horrible ... the fairy corpse was just an awful hoax ... i still believe in fairy's!

Christy said...

I think the 9/11 shot is horrid. Not an event to make a joke about. Love the rest, that alien is gross.

Wombat Central said...

Oh, I remember the giant kitty. Hilarious!

Terra said...

Well, many were shocking the one I didn't like the most was the autopsy one, the fairy one was CREEPy and well. . . that post made me think!

A 2 Z said...

These were pretty good pictures I must admit. I wonder what the next one will be. I wish the gushing of oil in the Gulf of Mexico was a hoax...

Thanks for sharing.

Anne-Marie

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Hm...all are pretty unusual...I have to admit, I wish that I could have really seen a cat as big as that! but that would be the only one I think.

Blessings & Aloha!
I'm finally have some free time and able to read more S posts :o) I'd love for you to stop over :o)

Michelle said...

The alien is what creeps me out the most!! Great post, Nora!! I need to catch up with everyone. I've seen the big cat hoax before...lol! Actually alot of these photos are "shocking." Kind of makes you think. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!!

xoxo

Michelle and all the kit kats.

Draffin Bears said...

Great post Nora and Lola and I really am so glad that these were only a hoax. Goodness gracious me!

Hugs
Carolyn

Jenny said...

Hmmm.... I totally don't know where my original comment went. I'm sorry, though. I would never miss visiting your link on Alphabe-Thursday! They are always so unique and fun!

And, honestly, that baby really creeps me out.

And I'm sad to find out the Loch-ness monster is only a hoax.

There goes that item on my bucket list!

ha!

Hugs and A+++++++++

And a big apology for my missing comment, too.

Cannwin said...

Okay I love the shark attacking the man on the helicopter. Hahaha, I don't know why that's so hilarious but it is.