Top Historical Hoaxes

#9 Crop Circles

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Whenever a mysterious crop circle would appear in large fields in Great Britain, extra-terrestrial enthusiasts across the country would go wild with curiosity. With claims of them being messages from aliens, which were widely disputed, in 1991 two men came forward and explained that they were in fact a hoax that was set up by them. Using no more than planks, hats, ropes and wires as their tools, it was the perfect prank to get people talking about the unknown.