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August 25, 1835

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1835 the N.Y. Sun published the Moon Hoax story and attributed the discoveries of man-bats, buildings, roads, and canals on the Moon to real astronomer John Herschel. John Herschel was not amused, nor was Edgar Allen Poe, who’s own Moon Hoax story was published two months early and received … Continue reading

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