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Allagash Abductions (1976)

Jim and Jack Weiner, Charlie Foltz and Chuck Rak claim they were abducted by aliens during a camping trip near Allagash, Maine on August 20, 1976. According to the men, during hypnotic regression, they recalled the experience of being taken aboard an alien spacecraft and “probed and tested by four-fingered beings with almond shaped eyes and languid limbs”. (Depiction above).

However, there are doubts as to whether this has actually happened or if it was all an elaborate hoax.

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"isis is a hoax" has got to be one of the most bizarre conspiracy theories ever like isis is basically a state now they are a government that controls an area of land thats roughly the size of the UK like how the fuck do you "fake" that

"i’m feeling odd"
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pc worship “odd” from social rust, 2014
psychic blood “bloom” 2014
spray paint “yawn factory” from s/t, 2013
naomi punk “california truth” from television man, 2014
darto “duvall days” from hex, 2014
negro spirituals “black garden” from 7”, 2013
slint “kent” from tweez, 1989
rat columns “straight to hell” from leaf, 2014
total control “expensive dog” from typical system, 2014
institute “giddy boys” from giddy boys 7”, 2014
hoax “los angeles” from s/t, 2013
marching church “living in doubt” from dokument #1, 2013
d. vassalotti “red mirror” from live in infinity, 2013
the wandering lake “people” from in passage, 2011

i just wanted to put the last two songs together in something so i made this mixtape. it is kind of about having been up until 2:30 last night / this morning doing inventory at work and sitting around downloading hardcore LPs all day today and kind of about not having finished anything in a while (ugh since 1260 UGH) and being frustrated! hope u dig

(photo via, from albuquerque NM)

melissaduck said:

Your dramatic reading of that romance novel ended up on my dash. I'm surprised at how many people actually thought it was a real passage from the book. Your hoax became so widespread that it made it to the book's Amazon page, and people there are frustratedly trying to squelch the whole thing. I will grant you that your "reading" was funny, but wow. Over 230,000 notes of people buying your lies. I'm almost impressed.

In my defense I didn’t know it was a fake passage until after I did the reading. It was a text post first that had some pictures of the book then included that “passage” and that’s what I read from. I found out it was fake like a week later when I downloaded the book and couldn’t find any of it. But yeah, I never expected it to become such a widespread thing, to the point where the author actually angrily pointed out somewhere that it wasn’t a real passage. Honestly I think she should be thanking the person who wrote it.

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The lie is over now.
The truth is out.

Its time to wake up and accept the fact that the people on the top, don’t have your best interest in mind. All they ever wanted, want and will want is money over your and your children’s dead body. Its Eugenics. Nothing new.

Wake up and Care and Share before too late.

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In the summer of 1998, Russian scientists who were investigating an area 300 th km southwest of Moscow on the remains of a meteorite, discovered a piece of rock which enclosed an iron screw. Geologists estimate that the age of the rock is 300-320 million years. At that time there were not any intelligent life forms on earth, not even dinosaurs. The screw which is clearly visible in the head and nut, has a length of about cm and a diameter of about three millimeters.

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The Great Moon Hoax of 1835 - Life on the Moon

On Tuesday, 25 August 1835, the New York Sun began publishing, in serial form, a long account of stunning astronomical breakthroughs by the famous British astronomer, Sir John Herschel. They were made “by means of a telescope of vast dimensions and an entirely new principle.” Herschel, the article declared, had discovered planets in other solar systems and had “solved or corrected nearly every leading problem of mathematical astronomy.” Then, almost as if it were an afterthought, the article revealed Herschel’s final, stunning achievement: he had discovered life on the moon!

But the newspaper article described more than just life, they discovered entire civilizations. The account told of fantastic animals, including bison, goats, unicorns, bipedal tail-less beavers, and bat-like winged humanoids who built temples. There were even trees, oceans and beaches.

Eventually, the authors announced that the observations had been terminated by the destruction of the telescope, by means of the sun causing the lens to act as a ‘burning glass’, setting fire to the observatory.

The article was an elaborate hoax. Herschel hadn’t observed life on the moon, nor had he accomplished any of the other astronomical breakthroughs credited to him in the article. In fact, Herschel wasn’t even aware until much later that such discoveries had been attributed to him. However, the announcement caused enormous excitement throughout America and Europe. To this day, the moon hoax is remembered as one of the most sensational media hoaxes of all time.

Authorship of the article has been attributed to Richard A. Locke, a Cambridge-educated reporter who was working for the New York Sun at the time. Locke never publicly admitted to being the author and the newspaper never issued a retraction.

The Mammoth Potato Hoax of Loveland, Colorado, 1894—Joseph B. Swan was a proud potato farmer who claimed to have grown a potato that was 13 pounds and 8 ounces.  W.L. Thorndyke, editor of the Loveland Reporter, came up with an idea to help Swan promote his potatoes at an 1894 street fair. They created this trick photograph of a huge potato.  This may have become the first viral fake photograph, though it was soon declared to be fraudulent. (via)

ca. 1860, [carte de visite portrait of a “Monkey Fish of Japan”, one of many of such specimens created during the 18th and 19th centuries. This particular “merman” was later purchased by P.T. Barnum and shown at the Chinese and Japanese Warehouse on Regent Street in London], Gush and Fergusson

via Ordinary Light

More information: A BBC video on how the Horniman Museum’s monkey-fish was created.

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The Curious Case of Mary Toft Who Gave Birth to Rabbits

In 1726, Britain was enthralled with the story of Mary Toft, a woman of Godalming in Surrey, who claimed that she had given birth to a litter of rabbits. The news of Mary and her “birthing of rabbits” grew quickly and reached the court of King James I.

Mary was a 25 year old illiterate servant and the wife of Joshua Toft. In September of 1726, Mary gave birth to what appeared to be a deformed cat. The family called upon John Howard, a local obstetrician. When he arrived, he was presented with more animal parts which had been taken from Mary during the night. Over the next month, Howard recorded that she birthed a rabbit’s head, the legs of a cat, and in a single day, nine dead baby rabbits.

Howard sent letters to some of England’s greatest doctors, scientists and the King’s secretary regarding the miraculous births. The curious King sent his personal surgeon and the secretary to the Prince of Whales to examine the matter.

By now Mary Toft was a local celebrity. When the King’s men arrived, they were immediately greeted with the news that Mary was in labour with her fifteenth rabbit. The doctors examined the rabbits and were highly suspicious of the results. But one doctor was convinced her case was genuine and that the rabbits were the result of the supernatural.

As Mary’s story was quickly spreading throughout London, the King sent another doctor to investigate. The doctor took some of the rabbits back to London and found that the dung pellets from one of the rabbit’s rectum contained corn, hay and straw. He had proof that the rabbits did not come from Mary and he reported the fraud to the King.

Mary was finally caught. The final proof came when a porter was caught trying to sneak a rabbit into Mary’s room. He confessed that Mary’s sister-in-law had asked him to procure the smallest rabbit he could find. Mary was taken into custody but admitted nothing…until one of the doctors threatened to perform painful experimental surgery on her to see if she was formed differently from other women. Mary finally admitted that she had manually inserted dead rabbits into her vagina and then allowed them to be removed as if she were giving birth.

Mary Toft was charged with being a “Notorious and Vile Cheat” and was sent to Bridewell Prison. After just a few months, the whole case was dismissed and she was released. Not for lack of proof, but to avoid any further embarrassment to the establishment if the case were pursued any further. No more was heard of Mary or her strange rabbit births, but she will forever be remembered in the annals of bizarre and curious history.

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