Hoaxes

The Red Spider

The Polish serial killer Lucian Staniak... was he real or the figment of an author's imagination?


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Diamond Hoax of 1872

A tale of deception, greed and corruption that would see one unscrupulous businessman fall foul to two clever confidence tricksters.


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Wearside Jack

The hoaxer known as Wearside Jack derailed the investigation into the Yorkshire Ripper, leading to the deaths of more women.


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