posted on Aug, 19 2009 @ 04:34 PM
reply to post by jkrog08
That is a very impressive compilation of threads.
One HOAX thread that never really materialized at the time was a thread devoted to the alleged discovery of the Kinross F-89 on the bottom of Lake
Superior. Many people still believe this was an authentic discovery which was hushed up by the government - however all indications are that this was
a big hoax. The story was first broken August 2006, in email to Francis Ridge, a NICAP UFO researcher. The email contained a quote from an Associated
Press story which itself appears to be a complete fake/hoax.
News of the discovery spread like wildfire through the magic of the Internet. The story revolved around a "dive company" called the Great Lakes Dive
Company which it turned out - did not exist. It does appear the name may have been chosen deliberately to be confused with another company "Great
Lakes Diving Company" which was legitimate. The company alleged they were searching for other famous Lake Superior ship wrecks using sidescan sonar.
Due to "bad weather" they halted their search and began searching the middle of the lake for the lost F-89 which disappeared in 1953. The "dive
company" created a website which showed some grainy low-res images which were claimed to be authentic sidescan sonar images of the F-89. (Some
sidescan sonar experts disputed their authenticity).
They provided no photographs of their dive boat, sidescan sonar equipment, or themselves on their website, which abruptly disappeared about a month
after it fisrt appeared. The principle contact, who went by the name "Alex Jimenez" I seem to recall, was interviewed on Coast to Coast AM by Linda
Moulton Howe (who has never conceded that the whole story was probably a hoax).
The Kinross Incident thread contains a few references to the story but to this day, no one has heard anything more of "Alex Jimenez" or his