February 16, 2011

SHOCKS, SCARES AND HOAXES THAT FOOLED THE WORLD!

Dear readers, I am participating in Alphabe-Thursday where ‘S’ IS FOR * S*HOCKS, *S*CARES AND *S*IGNIFICANT HOAXES THAT FOOLED THE WORLD!

HERE ARE JUST SOME OF THOSE SHOCKS, SCARES AND HOAXES:

1. Forged Hitler Diaries revealed in 1983. 62 volumes bought by Stern magazine for DM 2.5M! (above)
2. Giant skeleton in Saudi Arabia in 2004, below? No, entry in photoshop competition!
3. Crop circle UK 1991 - later revealed as man made (below)
4. Fake UFO – although some still remain unexplainable apparently… 5. 2005 Runaway bride who later claimed kidnap and sexual assault. Ex-fiancé married another woman! (Lucky escape?)
6. “Montauk Monster” washed ashore in NY 2008.
7. Female Bigfoot in 1967 film? No, ape costume!
8. Georgia 2008 – another Bigfoot? No, hollow head & rubber feet!
9. 2009 £350,000 commissioned piece, Entropa (depicting EU states’ stereotypical attributes) caused diplomatic row.
10. Liberty Bell renamed as “Taco Liberty Bell” April 1, 1996 (April Fool's joke?)

WHICH IMAGE DO YOU FIND THE SCARIEST/ MOST SHOCKING?

Do tell me! And do check out other Alphabe-Thursday posts @
Jenny Matlock!
And, finally, thank you to all my dear readers who have visited or commented. Have a great weekend!
And see you again for Ruby Tuesday!
Enjoy!
XOXO LOLA:)

25 comments:

EG Wow said...

Hmmm. They all scare me! :)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

The Taco Liberty Bell is the scariest to me.

Becky said...

What a lot of interesting pics. The one I like best (liking to play in Photoshop myself) is the giant skeleton. Good choices for the letter "S".

Donnie said...

Gotta say that thing washed up on the beach all bloated like that. Your post was definitely "Shocking"....lol....That's why I love Alphabe-Thursday.

Michelle said...

Wow! They ALL scare me!

Holly said...

Fantastic post - so convincing! :D

Judie said...

I read about the Montauk Monster when it washed up. People always want to believe weird stuff!

Cheryl said...

The Montauk Monster because it looks like the decaying corpse of a horse. Ewwwwwww.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I think it's the runaway bride...

Her eyes are downright scary....

shudder...

Pondside said...

That bride - imagine how relieved the grooms mum must have been! :)

edenhills said...

Very interesting! Those are quite the collection.

Teresa

Dana @ Bungalow'56 said...

I went to check out some of these to see if they were hoaxes or to get more of the story. Great post!
Dana

Heavenly Housewife said...

Gruesome daaaaaahling. I thought I recognised that monster as my sister in law... but she is alive.
*kisses* HH

myorii said...

I remember seeing some of those on the news! Wow, our world is full of hoaxes isn't it? Funny how so many of them involve monsters. Fun post!

Jan said...

*S*uperb *S* post! :-)

tania said...

Great hoaxes - scary then, a good laugh now!

Jenny said...

Such a scary link to Alphabe-Thursday's letter "S".

Some of these gave me the willies and some of them just made me smile.

Thanks for a really stupendeous link this week.

I appreciate the smile and the distraction!

A+

Mike said...

Such a lot of food for thought (and further exploring) here!Great post.

fredamans said...

#6. The Montauk Monster.

http://fredamans.blogspot.com/2011/02/alphabe-thursday-s-is-for-statue.html

One Mama said...

The Hitler diary caught my attention! I saw an autographed copy of Mein Kompf at a local antique shop last summer. I wonder if it was real or fake?

Amiko said...

Scary!!

Jo said...

some of those are really creepy! but that Montauk Monster is truly the creepiest!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Nora and Lola,

Such a great post and so many scary things here.
That Montauk is so awful.
Thanks for sharing this and wouldn't Stern magazine be annoyed buying the forged Hitler Diaries.

Have a wonderful weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

Anna said...

Your post seems to prove that we should be wary of what we hear! Great S-post!
Best wishes,
Anna
Anna's AT-S, S is for Swedish Summer in books

Haute World said...

Freaky stuff, though the crop circles are actually quite pretty! Hope you had a good weekend!