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