10 Famous Paranormal Hoaxes

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What's Going on With Detroit's Mysterious Zug Island?

What's Going on With Detroit's Mysterious Zug Island?

There's a huge steel mill with lots of heavy machinery on Zug Island. HowStuffWorks explores whether Zug Island is behind the infamous Windsor Hum.

Author's Note: 10 Famous Paranormal Hoaxes

It's easy to look back and laugh at the follies of our forebears, but much more difficult to examine our own embarrassing acts of self-deception. How quick are we to forward the amazing video of the one-winged plane making a miraculous landing? And how slow are we to recognize that the fromage-scented perfume marketed by Cheetos is, in fact, an April Fool's joke? While only a single sucker was born every day back in the 19th century, the Internet can spawn a new sucker every millisecond. Good luck out there!

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