10 Flimsy Paranormal Hoaxes Everyone Bought Into
Everyone enjoys a good hoax regardless of their personal beliefs about the paranormal. The following are examples of famous hoaxes that captivated the personal interest and imagination in their time, only to let everyone down once the truth emerged. Some still believe that these are true.
(Via Reality Carnival.)
The section on crop glyphs isn't entirely accurate: the increasingly complex designs that grace British fields aren't drunken pranks, but products of a far more interesting network of "underground" landscape artists with surprisingly sophisticated intellectual resources and an equally robust aesthetic acumen. By dismissing crop circles as so much silliness, we miss an important opportunity to observe a true sociological phenomenon in the midst of unfolding.