John Titor
Around November 02, 2000, a person calling themselves Timetravel_0, and later John Titor, started posting on a public forum that he was a time traveler from the year 2036.
Tackling John Titor
In the last couple of days I've been introduced to an interesting tale. A tale that disturbed me, concerned me, made me wonder if our world as we know it has less than 15 years left. It is the tale o...
Amina Abdallah Arraf al Omari
Amina Abdallah Arraf al Omari was a fictional character or hoax persona created and maintained by American Tom MacMaster. The identity was presented as a Syrian-American blogger, identifying herself ...
Francis Wagstaffe
This article covers various hoax letter writers.
Henry Root is the creation of writer William Donaldson who wrote to numerous public figures with unusual or outlandish questions and requests. The...
Bernard Weish
Bernard Weish or Bernard Weiss (or Bernhard, or Weiss, depending on who cited him) was a fictional linguist invented by unknown(s) in order to back the theories that differentiate between Valencian an...
Lucy Ramirez
The Killian documents controversy (also referred to as Memogate, Rathergate or Raergate) involved six purported documents critical of U.S. President George W. Bush's service in the Air National Guard ...
Taro Tsujimoto
Taro Tsujimoto is an imaginary ice hockey player who was drafted by the National Hockey League's Buffalo Sabres 183rd overall in the 11th round of the 1974 NHL Amateur Draft.
The Sabres' general m...
Allegra Coleman
Allegra Coleman was a fictional celebrity invented by writer Martha Sherrill for the purposes of a hoax magazine article. Model Ali Larter portrayed the imaginary model in Sherrill's feature, which ap...
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Kodee Kennings
Kodee Kennings is the name given to a fictitious 8-year-old girl, supposedly the daughter of a U.S. Army soldier named Dan Kennings in post-invasion Iraq. Kodee's plight was detailed in letters publis...
Ern Malley
Ernest Lalor "Ern" Malley was a fictitious poet and the central figure in Australia's most celebrated literary hoax. He and his entire body of work were created in one day in 1943 by writers James McA...
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René Köhler
René Köhler was a non-existent conductor invented by William Barrington-Coupe as part of a fraud in which he passed off numerous plagiarised recordings of classical pianists as the work of his wife, J...
Sidd Finch
Sidd Finch was a fictional baseball player, the subject of the notorious article and April Fools' Day hoax "The Curious Case of Sidd Finch" written by George Plimpton and first published in the April ...
Johann Dieter Wassmann
Johann Dieter Wassmann (1841–1898) is a fictitious artist and sewerage engineer, purportedly from Leipzig, Saxony, in east-central Germany. He is the creation of the American-born artist and writer Je...
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Mother Shipton
Ursula Southeil (c. 1488–1561) (also variously spelt as Ursula Southill, Ursula Soothtell or Ursula Sontheil), better known as Mother Shipton, is said to have been an English soothsayer and prop...
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Nguyen Toon
Colonel Tomb, also "Nguyen Toon" (Nguyễn Tuân) or "Colonel Toon" was a mythical North Vietnamese fighter pilot and flying ace who allegedly shot down 13 American aircraft during the Vietnam War. Acc...
Tackling John Titor
In the last couple of days I've been introduced to an interesting tale. A tale that disturbed me, concerned me, made me wonder if our world as we know it has less than 15 years left. It is the tale o...
Martin Šmíd
Martin Šmíd was a fictitious Czechoslovak university student, who was supposedly killed in the police attack on the November 17, 1989 student demonstration in Prague that launched Czechoslovakia's Vel...
Gruban Malić
Gruban Malić is a fictional character from Miodrag Bulatović's novel Hero on a Donkey. Gruban is portrayed as an outsider, but also as a macho.While the novel, or indeed, its author, are not among wor...
J. Fortescue
Honorable J. Fortescue (who was not born 1868) was a nonexistent US surgeon and founder of the International Board of Hygiene that the League of Nations recognised in 1926.Honorable J. Fortescue was a...
Lucian Yahoo Dragoman
In January 2005, Romanian newspaper Libertatea reported the birth of Lucian Yahoo Dragoman, supposedly named after the web portal Yahoo. The story spread briefly on the Internet, but was quickly found...
Anthony Godby Johnson
Anthony Godby Johnson is the subject and supposed author of the 1993 memoir A Rock and a Hard Place: One Boy's Triumphant Story. Subsequent investigations suggest that there may have never been a per...
Anthony Godby Johnson - Wikipedia
Hoax letter writers
This article covers various hoax letter writers.
Henry Root is the creation of writer William Donaldson who wrote to numerous public figures with unusual or outlandish questions and requests. The...
Manti Te'o
Manti Malietau Louis Teʻo (/ˈmæn.taɪ ˈtɛ.oʊ/, MAN-ty-TE-oh; born January 26, 1991) is an American football linebacker for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). He played colleg...
Manti Te'o - Wikipedia
A Racial Program for the Twentieth Century
A Racial Program for the Twentieth Century (occasionally A Radical Program for the Twentieth Century) is an antisemitic hoax promoted by Eustace Mullins. It is often cited as "proof" of a Jewish and/o...
Ivan Renko
Ivan Renko was a fictitious Yugoslav basketball player created by Bobby Knight when he was the head coach for the Indiana University Hoosiers. In January of the 1992-93 college basketball season, Knig...
Wanda Tinasky
Wanda Tinasky, ostensibly a bag lady living under a bridge in the Mendocino County area of Northern California, was the pseudonymous author of a series of playful, comic and erudite letters sent to th...
Alleged Ouze Merham interview of Ariel Sharon
In the first decade of the 21st century, a paragraph alleged to come from a 1956 interview of Ariel Sharon, conducted by an Israel Defense Forces general named Ouze Merham, was quoted in a number of p...
Ernst Bettler
Ernst Bettler is a fictional Swiss graphic designer. He was invented by Christopher Wilson in a 2000 hoax article published in the second issue of Dot Dot Dot, a magazine of visual culture.According t...
Spanish Prisoner
The Spanish Prisoner is a confidence trick originating in the late 16th century. In its original form, the confidence trickster tells his victim (the mark) that he is (or is in correspondence with) a ...
Spanish Prisoner - Wikipedia