In 1952 a Flying Saucer hovering over New Jersey was photographed. Allegedly. Public Domain image

In a week when news images were called into question let’s pay homage to a more innocent form of image hoaxes


With all the anxiety last week around fake images undermining news stories, lets pause for a moment to remember The Golden Age of the hoax photograph. Images such as those of the Loch Ness monster, flying saucers and French artist Yves Klein who apparently swallow-dived out of a window for an art work called Leap Into The Void.  These hoaxes had a creative innocence that weren’t aimed at undermining the news but at spinning out new myths. Now where did I put that Bigfoot photo…For more info on the Loch Ness Monster see National Geographic


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