Giant Human Skeleton
In April 2004 the picture and details from the story were reported as fact by Bangladesh's The New Nation newspaper as well as by papers in India, giving the story added credibility.
In reality, the picture was created in 2002 by "IronKite," a member of Worth1000.com who had submitted it as an entry in an "Archaeological Anomalies" photo contest. The contest rules challenged entrants to "create an archaeological hoax... show a picture of an archaeological discovery that looks so real, had it not appeared at Worth1000, people might have done a double take."
The original source of the image was an aerial shot (second from top) of a mastodon dig outside Hyde Park, New York led by researchers from Cornell University.
A variant of the hoax resurfaced in 2007, accompanied by three more images of giant human skeletons (bottom three). These images came from the same Worth1000 archaeological anomalies contest.
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