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Hoaxes

Klaatu: The Fake Beatles, History And Facts Of The Cana...

April 11, 2021

A sticker depicting Ringo Starr as the alien Klaatu that was released to promote his 1974 album 'Goodnight Vienna.' (Photo by Paul Chesne/Michael Ochs Archives/...

Chariots Of The Gods: Sketchy Tales Of Ancient Aliens B...

September 22, 2020

Erich Von Däniken's Chariots of the Gods told us that aliens were responsible for everything from the pyramids at Giza to the statues of Easter Island. The b...

MSG Isn't Bad For You: How A Groovy-Era Myth Started

August 20, 2019

Left: A window filled with roasted ducks at a restaurant in Chinatown, central London. Right: Food packaging bearing the 'No MSG' messge. Sources: David Cliff/SOPA Im...

Is Elvis Alive? Sightings, Stories & King-Sized Conspir...

August 16, 2019

Left: Elvis Presley in concert circa 1977. Right: Detail of an image purported to be a high-resolution scan of the 'pool house photo' from 1977. Soures: R.D/Ima...

That One Time Queen Met The Queen In 1974 (And Everyone...

July 30, 2019

British rock band Queen posing with a woman, September 1974. Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images Queen, the group that would give us "Bohemian Rhapsody" and...

Frontal Mail Exposure: The Sears Catalog Controversy of...

November 26, 2018

The Sears catalog was a familiar household tome for decades, but the 1975 edition contained something extra, according to sharp-eyed sleuths. On the page dis...

The Bigfoot Craze Of The 1970s: The Monster As Elusive ...

January 3, 2018

Left: Dr. Grover Krantz, physical anthropologist at Washington State University, displays casts of footprints he believed were made by a Sasquatch in 1974. Righ...