Monday, August 27, 2012

Imagine there's no hoaxers, it's easy if you try

What would the world be like if there were no hoaxers manufacturing their misrepresentations, deceptions and falsifications? Well, you may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.

With that in mind, take a tour of the Museum of Hoaxes and get the lowdown on a whole lot of hoaxing going on through history. And hoaxing is still rampant. Recently, "alien" pictures came into my possession with the claim that they were taken sometime in August "on the Florida panhandle just above Eglin Air Force Base." I went into "seeking" mode to get at the truth. Take a look at these:

A savvy bunch of friends recognized these immediately as being the alien dummy used in an episode of the television program, Fact or Faked. So if you see these going around on the Internet, you'll know someone extracted still photos from the video.

I make NO accusation that any persons in this video had something to do with these photographs! I'm betting somebody just thought it would be great to see if they could fool someone into publishing these as real, and then they would come out revealing the source to discredit whatever publication the pictures were included in.

Nice try, hoaxers.

If people would put as much effort into finding the truth as they put into making up a hoax, we would have an easier time of investigating the mysteries of this world. There really are enough real mysteries to keep us occupied.

Sing it, John! Imagine there's no hoaxers . . .