Fake Images and Videos
FAKE - Image Showing Giant Cross Crashed Through Adult Store Roof
Viral image supposedly depicts a giant cross crashed through the roof of an 'Adult World' store. Captions that circulate with the image suggest that the depicted incident shows God's wrath against the 'sinful' store.
Published: April 30, 2014
'Eagle Snatching Kid' Viral Video is Fake
A widely-circulated YouTube video appears to show an eagle swooping down and picking up a small child in a park before dropping him a short distance away.
Published: March 21, 2014
Viral Video Showing UFO Emerging From Behind Cloud
A video going viral via social media appears to show a UFO emerging from behind a cloud and then shooting down bolts of blue light. A message that comes with some versions of the video claims that the video is 'being deleted all over the Internet' and asks users to share because the 'truth is happening'.
Published: March 18, 2014
Faux Image - 'Wild Hogfish' or 'Pig-nosed Fish'
Circulating message that features an image of a bizarre looking fish that has a pig-like snout claims that the fish is a new species discovered in Texas creeks and is called the 'Wild Hogfish'. Other variants of the message claim that the 'pig-nosed fish' - or alternatively 'pig fish' - was found in a South African dam or in the American state of Arkansas.
Published: March 13, 2014
Fake Picture: 'Thailand Snake Girl' - Serpentosis Malianorcis
Circulating message, which features an image of a young girl with the lower body of a snake, claims that the Thai youngster suffers from a rare syndrome known as 'Serpentosis Malianorcis'. The message claims that thousands of people gather in front of snake girl Mai Li Fay's Bangkok home every day.
Published: January 13, 2014
Fake - Giant Squid Image
Circulating message featuring an image depicting a massive squid on a beach surrounded by onlookers claims that it is the second giant sea creature washed ashore in recent months.
Published: January 10, 2014
HOAX - Volat-Araneus, The Flying Spider
Circulating 'News' snippet claims that Volat-Araneus, a dangerous species of flying spider, will migrate to the UK this year. The snippet links to a longer report discussing the supposed threat.
Published: March 12, 2014
Picture of Little Girl Ghost Caught on Deer Cam?
Widely circulated image purportedly shows the ghost of a little girl in a gingham dress captured by a hidden deer cam.
Published: September 26, 2013
Faux Images - Mermaid Skeleton
Message circulating via social media features photographs of what appears to be a mermaid skeleton being excavated by archaeologists.
Published: August 2, 2013
Tim Tams 'May Contain Traces of Human Flesh' Hoax Image
Circulating image depicts a packet of Tim Tams chocolate biscuits featuring the allergy warning "MAY CONTAIN TRACES OF PEANUTS AND HUMAN FLESH".
Published: July 19, 2013
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