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New York Sun Publishes "The Great Moon Hoax" (1835) Options
Daemon
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New York Sun Publishes "The Great Moon Hoax" (1835)

"The Great Moon Hoax" was a series of six New York Sun articles discussing the supposed discovery of life on the Moon. The discovery—allegedly made using a massive telescope—was falsely attributed to famed astronomer Sir John Herschel. In the articles, the author claims that unicorns, bipedal beavers, bat-like humanoids, and other fantastic animals inhabit a forest- and ocean-covered Moon. The series was likely intended to boost the paper's sales and ridicule what contemporary theories? More...
Delon
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Wow! Six hoax articles consecutively...Certainly Dr. Grant must have had a lot of fiction work under his name.
ChristopherJohnson
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This is when the seeds of disbelief were sown and this is why some think the Moon landings of Apollo missions were a hoax too.
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Orson Welles wasn't so groundbreaking with his War of the Worlds radio drama after all.
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Very droll. I'd not ever read about that! =*___*=
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