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Fake News Article Discusses Life on the Moon, 1835

This fourth installment of the Great Moon Hoax describes the "discovery" of bat-winged humans living on the moon.

  • Type
  • Source
    The Sun
  • Date
    August 1835
  • Section
    Front page
  • Copyright
    Public domain

This story was one of a six articles published in the New York Sun that later became known as the Great Moon Hoax. The author, Richard Adams Locke, wrote them as a satire of other published works that seriously speculated about the existence of life on other planets. However, many people in both the United States and Europe believed these stories. The Sun later admitted the stories had been made up.

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