Inside the Fakes Factory: My Chat With a Viral Image Creator

It's an astounding sight: Buddha carved into a tall rock formation at the Ngyen Khag Taktsang Monastery in China. People talked breathlessly about how they visited the place, saw it with their own eyes. Except that they didn't. Because it's a fake. And this is the guy who faked it. » 2/04/14 4:43pm 2/04/14 4:43pm

This prophecy about North America's super-mega-earthquakes in 1998…

Remember how the North American continent was torn asunder in the late 1990s by geological forces beyond all comprehension? Remember how Denver became a seaport and Long Island was lost to the ocean? Those were the days. Let's recollect these halcyon years of tectonic upheaval with precognitive futurist Gordon Michael… » 9/26/12 8:50am 9/26/12 8:50am

The Goofiest Old Timey Spirit Portraits Ever Photographed

We recently looked at the hilarious lengths 19th century photographers went through to keep infants from jumping out of portraits. Incidentally, the long exposure times that would've ruined those baby pictures allowed camera fiends of the 1800s to stage supernatural snapshots. » 6/08/12 2:40pm 6/08/12 2:40pm

A dog spirit by (1920s) Eugène…