Jan Brueghel the Younger mocked the speculators of the Tulip markets with his cavorting monkeys
In 1931 a family on the Isle of Man reported visitations from a talking mongoose named Gef.
In 1922, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle published a book about what later became known quite famously as the Cottingley Fairy Hoax. ⠀
A "miraculous" birthing unraveled by the discovery of smuggled rabbits.
A battle to the bottom between early paleontologists Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh
The frolicsome bat-winged moon men and ladies, moon beavers and unicorns of the Great Moon Hoax of 1835
The exceptionally lovely Edwardian insect illustrations of Edward Detmold
The astronomical illustrations of Etienne Trouvelot
Ernst Haeckel's marvelous illustrations of under sea life
The magnificent lost observatory of eccentric Danish astronomer, Tycho Brache