2006 Photo Hoax Contest Slide Show

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Fairy Fossils

Fairy Fossils
Fairy Fossils. from Takeshi Yamada

Fairy Fossils is the winner of the 2006 Photo Hoax Contest!

This seems to be hard evidence that fairies exist -- or at least did!

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Human-Faced Fly

Human-Faced Fly
"Detailed comments of the specimen is available on request.". from Takeshi Yamada

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

"Detailed comments of the specimen are available on request."

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Chupacabras Corpse

Chupacabras Corpse
Chupacabras Corpse. from Takeshi Yamada

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

"Detailed comments of the specimen are available on request."

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Alien Beetle

Alien Beetle
Alien Beetle. from Takeshi Yamada

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

"Detailed comments of the specimen are available on request."

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School Hall Ghost

School Hall Ghost
School Hall Ghost. from Kevin Walsh, Paranormal Life Discussion Forum

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

Looks like someone really had to stay after school.

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Alien Landscape

Alien Landscape
Alien Landscape. from Bradley Brandt

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

"I've heard stories about there being a mysterious planet out there in our Solar System that causes all sorts of problems and is generally quite mysterious. For some reason though, no one seems to have found it. Imagine my surprise when I just happened to run across a very strange view on my last trip to the beach!"

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Aliens in Egypt

Aliens in Egypt
Aliens in Egypt. from Bradley Brandt

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

"You always hear people talk about ancient Egypt having help from aliens. I thought it was all nonsense until I ran across these carvings. Perhaps it was alien intervention that build the Pyramids!"

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Cemetery Spectre

Cemetery Spectre
Cemetery Spectre. from Steven Titchenell

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

"I took the photo several years ago, with the help of a friend, in a local cemetery and then applied an effect to it called 'old photo'."

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Giant Bugs

Giant Bugs
Giant Bugs. from Takeshi Yamada

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

"Detailed comments of the specimen are available on request."

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Mongolian Death Worm

Mongolian Death Worm
Mongolian Death Worm. from Takeshi Yamada

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

"Detailed comments of the specimen are available on request."

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Alien Hand

Alien Hand
Alien Hand. from Takeshi Yamada

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

Six-fingered mumified alien hand.

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Mummified Mermaid

Mummified Mermaid
Mummified Mermaid. from Takeshi Yamada

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

Who says mermaids aren't real?

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Hairy Trout

Hairy Trout
Hairy Trout. from Takeshi Yamada

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

A new, strange species of Canadian trout?

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Cat's Eyes

Cat's Eyes
Cat's Eyes. from Tom Fern

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

"The spirit of the bunny family lives on in his soul."

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Giant Cat

Giant Cat
Giant Cat. from Tom Fern

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

"Giant cat seen about town terrorizes neighborhood children."

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Ghost with Glowing Eyes

Ghost with Glowing Eyes
Ghost with Glowing Eyes. from Randall Martin

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

"Here is an image I took of myself with my KonicaMinolta Z2 Digital Camera about one year ago. I used the self-timer and I believe the exposure time was around 15 seconds. I grabbed the sheet, stood on the stairs for a few seconds right before the shot began, and then I quickly got out of the shot, thus creating the 'ghostly, see-through effect.' I then went into my photo editing software and created the glowing eyes and manipulated the lighting a bit."

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Ghost in the Pool

Ghost in the Pool
Ghost in the Pool. from James Jefferies

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

We moved into our new house a few months ago. We got a great deal on it. The right school district, big backyard with a pool, thousands below market value. One of our neighbors told us while we were moving furniture in that the previous owner was a single child family whose daughter had drowned in the swimming pool. They couldn't live in the house anymore after that and put it on the market cheap. Now that the weather's warmed up, we finally got to use the pool. I snapped the attached picture a few minutes ago to send to my mother-in-law. She wanted to see the kids splashing in the pool. I'll write more in a bit, I need to go check on the kids in the pool. It suddenly got very quiet out there..."

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Little Fairies

Little Fairies
Little Fairies. from Autumn Elizabeth Connell

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

Little fairies in the meadow.

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Cute Little Fairy

Cute Little Fairy
Cute Little Fairy. from Autumn Elizabeth Connell

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

Here's a close-up of one of those cute little fairies.

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Stairway Spectre

Stairway Spectre
Stairway Spectre. from Ray O'Bannon

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

"I have an antique green lamp that creates a very soothing mood when lit. Being the artsy type, I decided to photograph some of the interesting shadows it casts. The results included this photograph. I haven't been using the lamp quite as often since then."

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Decending Spook

Decending Spook
Decending Spook. from Ray O'Bannon

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

"I was delighted to join a 'ghost hunt' at the RavensBlight Witch House, but greatly disappointed when nothing unusual was seen or heard. Our group psychic felt there was something somehow wrong with the staircase so we photographed it carefully, but aside from that nothing exciting happened, and it was a rather dull evening. When I downloaded my photographs the next morning, however, I found this image. I've no explanation for it whatsoever. But I probably won't be returning to the Witch House anytime soon."

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Green Ghost Light

Green Ghost Light
Green Ghost Light. from Ray O'Bannon

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

"I decided to gather my courage and return to the RavensBlight Witch House for more research, but I was unable to locate the property! The roads and landmarks were correct, but the house itself seems to have completely vanished. As I was leaving I felt a peculiar sense of unease and turned to find something following me. I managed to get a photograph before it faded away into the darkness."

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Hazy Ghost

Hazy Ghost
Hazy Ghost. from Kittywitty

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

"This ghost is fake. I created him with tissues."

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Table Levitation

Table Levitation
Table Levitation. from Kim Slater

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

"We were having a team get together when we decided to undertake some experiments with table tipping."

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Trio of UFOs

Trio of UFOs
Trio of UFOs. from A. Rodgers

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

A trio of UFOs on patrol.

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Spirit in the Basement

Spirit in the Basement
Spirit in the Basement. from Brian Points

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

"Let me begin by saying that I've always been a skeptic when it came to things like ghosts and such. Some friends of mine invited me to go to an abandoned house in our neighborhood that was supposed to be haunted. I remember as a teenager hearing the stories, how the person who owned the house killed his wife and three small children with a pitchfork, then hung himself in the basement, but I never believed them. In fact, I had been on a 'ghost hunt' before at another reportedly haunted sight and nothing had happened. My friends believe that I am what they call a 'dead zone,' a place they say paranormal stuff is repelled from. Sort of like how ghosts and vampires aren't suppose to be able to travel over running water.

"We went to this house, equipped with all sorts of gadgets and gizmos. They gave me a camera, one of those disposable kinds with black and white film, and told me to take pictures of anything I might see. I thought to myself, 'This should be fun' and got set for a rather boring night sneaking around an old abandoned house. Boy was I wrong. From the moment we got there, everyone had this sort of sick feeling. Not like we were going to throw up or anything. Just an 'uneasy' kind of feeling.

"We went into the house; the front door was barely hanging on by the hinges and set up shop. My friends wanted me to go to the basement and look around. Remember, this is where the guy hung himself after killing his family. I had been down their about ten minutes when I suddenly got the feeling that I was being watched. I looked around, but I couldn't see anything. Then I walked through this archway type thing and felt a cold spot when I got to the other side. My friend said that if I felt anything like that to take a picture of the area where I felt it so I did.

"I promise there was no one else in that basement and I didn't see anything when I snapped the picture, but once they were developed, I found this. I circled it after I scanned the picture into the computer so you could see it better, but that's the only enhancement to this photo. I've done some research at my local library, looking at newspaper articles from the year the guy killed his family in that house and it looks just like the guy. Pretty creepy huh?"

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Cat from the Dark Side

Cat from the Dark Side
Cat from the Dark Side. from Nicholas Fennelly

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

"Here is a picture of my other cat. I think this one is only half possesed."

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Sniper Cat

Sniper Cat
Sniper Cat. from Nicholas Fennelly

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

"My cat took my gun and ran to the bedroom. I chased it, and to my suprise this is what it was doing when I arrived!"

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Soldier's Spirit

Soldier's Spirit
Soldier's Spirit. from Philip Thomas

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

A soldier's ghost shows up at camp.

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Stonehenge Insect

Stonehenge Insect
Stonehenge Insect. from Rupert

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

"We were shocked to see this huge insect while driving past Stonehenge. It had caught a bird and seconds later flew off. We have never seen the creature since!"

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Halloween Ghoul

Halloween Ghoul
Halloween Ghoul. from Christopher Muth

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

"It was a cold evening at the Annual Halloween Haunt festival in the cemetary near our home in Ohio. My wife kept complaining about feeling an unnatural presence about her that she had never felt before. I noticed that the sun was beginning to go down and I decided to snap a shot or two with my new digital camera (which I bought from an old man in an Antique store on our last trip to China town in NYC). When the picture was taken, no abnormalities showed on the screen, but when the pictures were developed, we were terified to find that my wife had a ghost standing next to her in the photograph. No wonder my wife was comaplining about a weird feeling. (Sidenote: This file is the only way to see this picture. Shortly after our viewing of the printed picture, the picture started itself of fire and fell to the floor.)"

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Mona Lisa Strangeness

Mona Lisa Strangeness
Mona Lisa Strangeness. from Roxanne Holloway

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

"Irrefutable proof of artificial intellegence."

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Alien Hybrid

Alien Hybrid
Alien Hybrid. from Gina Quartermaine

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

"Evidence of the first experiments of hybrid aliens and domestic Earth animals.... A friend of mine had an uncle who worked at a secret military base during the late 1950s. One day, the uncle left a note and mysteriously disappeared, never to be heard from again. The note led my friend to an old abandoned mill. Inside a box was this alien hybrid."

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Crashing UFO

Crashing UFO
Crashing UFO. from The Hoaxster Kyle

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

"I took this with my cell phone camera,a plane had past straight in front of the sun,and my cell cam caught the hotest point in the sun to give and image that a ship was going down."

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Martian Probe

Martian Probe
Martian Probe. from Grant McDaniel

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

"Seen here is the death ray from one of the Martian crafts creeping just beyond the horizon. We're unsure if the sky turned red due to the Martian terraforming practices or, more likely, the sky saw fit to reflect the blaze on the ground. We never returned to tell.

"Actually, this happens to be a particularly strange sunset I captured just outside St. Peter's, NS. The 'death ray' is a street lamp. The photo was not altered in any way -- except for some minor brightening techniques in Photoshop and the elimination of some house lights in the trees."

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Fairy of the Rocks

Fairy of the Rocks
Fairy of the Rocks. from Fern Baptista

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

We thought it was just going to be a simple, relaxing day at the folk festival in Upstate New York... but when we found this little faerie hiding among the rocks, all hell broke loose in the park!

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Haunted Castle Spook

Haunted Castle Spook
Haunted Castle Spook. from Aaron M. Steele

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

"This past Halloween we took our son to go see 'The Haunted Castle' (http://www.hauntedcastle.com/Default.htm) -- A local attraction put on by the Boy Scouts of America. The attraction itself is innocent haunting fun and overall the experience is a great time. This year however we think we were visited by an actual ghost. The Haunted Castle is actually an old church that was gutted and made into the haunted mansion, next to it is an actual cemetery. I'm not sure how old they are but my guess is at least 100 years.

"Anyway, while waiting in line we were standing next to the cemetery and I had a sudden urge to take a picture of it. Being a photographer, I knew it was too dark for our digital camera to pick anything up but for some reason I snapped a shot anyway. We went on and had a great time at the Haunted Castle.

"The next morning I was downloading the photos and I opened up my cemetery shop in Photoshop. It was very dark and you could not see anything. I decided to see if I can salvage the photo at all so I opened up my curves tool (A Photoshop tool used to evenly brighten up and enhance colors of a photo) and started playing with the settings. About to give up, I applied a bit more. Excited, I spiked the brightness to see if I can get a better look. I couldn't believe my eyes. The hairs on the back on my neck stood up. Needless to say I was glad I went ahead and snapped the shot."

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Alien Eyes

Alien Eyes
Alien Eyes. from Lauren LaManna

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

"This is me in my 'early' days."

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Ghost Boy Playing

Ghost Boy Playing
Ghost Boy Playing. J. R. Pepper

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

"This photo was done WITHOUT Photoshop. I rely on old-school techniques of paranormal photography and hope in the long run to publish a book. Check out my website www.pepperart.com for more."

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Ghost in the Garden

Ghost in the Garden
Ghost in the Garden. from J. R.Pepper

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

"This photo was done WITHOUT Photoshop. I rely on old-school techniques of paranormal photography and hope in the long run to publish a book. Check out my website www.pepperart.com for more."

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Mermaid Aquarium

Mermaid Aquarium
Mermaid Aquarium. from H. G. Pioneer

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

Mermaids in captivity.

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Abducting Bigfoot

Abducting Bigfoot
Abducting Bigfoot. from H. G. Pioneer

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

"Confirmed: Bigfoot is stealing our women."

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Weird Crustacean

Weird Crustacean
Weird Crustacean. H. G. Pioneer

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

I doubt that you'll ever see one of these at Red Lobster.

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Blue Dragon

Blue Dragon
Blue Dragon. from H. G. Pioneer

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

Beware of the monsters.

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Dino in the City

Dino in the City
Dino in the City. from Jacob Pauwels

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

"My girlfriend has always dreamed of riding a dinosaur, so I thought that would be a great subject for my hoax picture."

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Approaching Saucer

Approaching Saucer
Approaching Saucer. from Beth Stafford

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

"Here is my entry titled 'Pennsylvania Saucer'."

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Ghost Dog in Slipper

Ghost Dog in Slipper
Ghost Dog in Slipper. from Kelly B-W

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

"This photo was taken two days before his birthday. I thought I should take a photo of his favorite place to sleep. Two days later I looked at the photo and saw my dog! He seems to be looking up at the camera."

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UFO Over the Desert

UFO Over the Desert
UFO Over the Desert. from Daniel Baca

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

"I was heading back to work after a late lunch. Just as I opened my car door, I noticed a strange weather anomaly, forming in the sky over the desert some 70 to 100 miles away. We see storms develop out there all the time, and it can be a beautiful sight, as long as the storm is over the desert and we are here in Murrieta. However, What I saw was rather unusual. A circular space was forming in a patch of high clouds, with a rapidly changing puff of cloud building in the center.

"Thinking I was catching the absolute beginning of a thunderstorm, I pulled out my old Sony Mavica to snap a picture. I was going to send it to the weatherman on a local network affiliate, who likes to show pictures of strange weather patterns during his segment. So I took the picture, and waited for a couple of seconds for the thumbnail to appear (the camera is an old model that saves its images to a 3.5" floppy disk. The screen goes black when the picture is taken and I have to wait to see the image).

"I nearly dropped the camera when I saw the thumbnail image on my Mavica's screen. There in the middle of the clear space was a saucer-shaped vehicle. I know I didn't see the saucer with my naked eyes, nor did it appear on the screen when I framed the shot. Yet there it was, captured on disk! It seemed to be pushing the high clouds apart, but the new 'storm' cloud was forming right beneath it. Soon afterwards, that same cloud became a powerful storm that sent flash floods through the southern canyons and desert. Could this picture be proof that extraterrestrials are manipulating our weather?

"[Truth: The clouds in the picture are all that are real. It was a new thunderstorm brewing, and thunderstorms always send flashfloods through the canyons and deserts out here, so there is no great stretching of truth in that regard. The rest? Well... 3-D modeling and Photoshop can work wonders.]"

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Alien Orb

Alien Orb
Alien Orb. from Tom Fern

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

"1959, shortly after Roswell... the orbs were still flying overhead."

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Angel in the Barracks

Angel in the Barracks
Angel in the Barracks. from Tom Fern

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

"After the group picture was taken, it became clear why this team of soldiers never got shot down over Korea. They had their very own little guardian angel."

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July 4th Orb

July 4th Orb
July 4th Orb. from Tom Fern

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

"Even faced with this phenomenal, lucky photograph of the biggest orb I'd ever seen, people still, to this day, claim it was nothing. Since it was the fourth of July, they all said it was fireworks! I just don't see it."

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Fairy in the Flower

Fairy in the Flower
Fairy in the Flower. from Tom Fern

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

"As my first peonies began to bloom, I went out to photograph them for my album. Imagine my surprise upon finding this dear, tiny faerie tucked away in an almost perfect blossom!"

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Alien Growth

Alien Growth
Alien Growth. from Tom Fern

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

"Is it alien... or just a simple growth on the dainty little foot?"

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Waffle Iron Pixie

Waffle Iron Pixie
Waffle Iron Pixie. from Tom Fern

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

"She wandered into our kitchen one morning, then scurried out when she saw us. We've never seen her since... but there were little syrupy footprints leading up to the breadbox, and across the window sill."

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Strange Baby

Strange Baby
Strange Baby. from Tom Fern

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

"I just didn't know what to say the first time I saw my nephew's new 'baby'. I always felt that whatever made him 'different' had something to do with the bright lights coming down from the roof."

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Third Eye

Third Eye
Third Eye. from Tom Fern

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

"It's always a good idea to check your child's hair for abnormalities."

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Huge Glowing Orb

Huge Glowing Orb
Huge Glowing Orb. from Tom Fern

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

"Just sitting there one day, minding his own business, this huge, glowing orb came down to my son as he sat outside. If I told you what happened next, you'd never believe me...."

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Whaley House Ghost

Whaley House Ghost
Whaley House Ghost. from Frances McNease

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

"I found some ghosts at the Whaley House."

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Whaley House Ghost 2

Whaley House Ghost 2
Whaley House Ghost 2. from Frances McNease

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

"I found some ghosts at the Whaley House."

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Alcatraz Cell Ghost

Alcatraz Cell Ghost
Alcatraz Cell Ghost. from Frances McNease

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

"When I visited Alcatraz, the cells were locked and empty... so what's this?"

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Alcatraz Getaway Truck

Alcatraz Getaway Truck
Alcatraz Getaway Truck. from Frances McNease

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

"Same Alcatraz 'prisoner' making an escape?"

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Ghost Town Ghost

Ghost Town Ghost
Ghost Town Ghost. from Frances McNease

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

"Out West"

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Funeral Ghost

Funeral Ghost
Funeral Ghost. from Frances McNease

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

"Ghost in the graveyard."

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Ghosts in the Living Room

Ghosts in the Living Room
Ghosts in the Living Room. from Frances McNease

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

"This appeared in my living room!"

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Tombstone Ghost

Tombstone Ghost
Tombstone Ghost. from Frances McNease

2006 Photo Hoax Contest

"Tombstone apparition."