The Great Moon Hoax of 1835

"The Great Moon Hoax" refers to a series of six articles that were published in the New York Sun beginning on August 25, 1835, about the supposed discovery of life and even civilization on the Moon. The articles described fantastic animals on the Moon, including bison, goats, unicorns, bipedal tail-less beavers and bat-like winged humanoids (“Vespertilio-homo”) who built temples. These discoveries were supposedly made with “an immense telescope of an entirely new principle”.

Read more @ The Museum of Hoaxes.

 
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