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The Hoax Photo Archive — Photo Fakery Throughout History
Category: Cryptozoology
Paper Tiger. (October 3, 2007) The South China tiger in this photo, a species feared to be extinct, turned out to be a paper cutout. More…
Modern-Day Diplocaulus. (Circulating online since late 2004) The mysterious creature in the bucket was actually a clay model, not a surviving prehistoric Diplocaulus. More…
The Bluff Creek Bigfoot. (October 20, 1967) Bigfoot believers claim this is a photo of that elusive North American primate. Skeptics argue it shows a person in an ape suit. More…
The Surgeon’s Photo. (April 1934) This is the most famous Loch Ness Monster photo. It was long believed to have been taken on April 19, 1934 by a British surgeon who said he noticed something moving in the water while he was driving along the Loch. The photo actually shows a fake serpent's head attached to a toy submarine, and it wasn't taken by the surgeon. His role was merely to serve as a credible front-man for the hoax. More…

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