Back in the 90’s an old man revealed how he and his friends, years earlier as teenagers, had perpetuated the Lock Ness Monster prank. There are still people looking for Nessie, because the true story is not nearly as interesting as the legend.
One of the most famous “unsolved mysteries” of the 20th century is actually nothing of the sort. Reader’s Digest carried the story of tv viewers in England receiving a KLEE-TV broadcast three years after that station in Houston went off the air. Even though the details of the eerie event were “confirmed” true, it was also nothing more than a hoax. It was actually a poorly executed attempt to advertise a long-range reception television, which was in fact bogus. Because the truth is a little mundane, the legend of the mysterious broadcast is still being retold.
Read the full story at Snopes.com.