Photo Fakery: Mishaps and Disasters
2-Year-Old Tsunami Victim in Thailand
Authentic emailed images of a 2-year-old tsunami victim found battered and bruised but alive in Khao Lak, Thailand.
The 9/11 Tourist Guy - Parodies
Parodies of the infamous 'tourist guy' photo, a hoax circulating in the wake of the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001
10-Year-Old Orphaned Female Tsunami Victim in Phuket Hospital
TRUE: Emailed image of a young girl in Phuket Hospital, a victim of the Indian Ocean tsunami whose parents are still missing.
Air France Flight 447 Plane Crash
Emailed photos purportedly taken inside the passenger cabin of A330 Air France Flight 447 moments before it broke up over the Atlantic Ocean on June 1, 2009 (originally circulated as photos of Gol Airlines Flight 1907 after mid-air collision in 2006).
Emailed photo purports to show a satellite view of the 2003 blackout of the northeastern United States.
'Found Photos' of Pearl Harbor Attack
Emailed photos of the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor were purportedly discovered on a roll of film from an old Kodak Brownie camera.
GOL 737 Mid-Air Accident in Brazil
Emailed photographs purportedly taken inside the passenger cabin of GOL Airlines flight 1907 seconds after the Boeing 737's fatal collison with another aircraft on Sept. 29, 2006.
Harrisburg Tornado Picture
Viral image circulating via Facebook purportedly shows a tornado that struck Harrisburg, Illinois on Feb. 29, 2012.
Last Time They Were Seen Alive (Slideshow)
A slideshow of bogus images purporting to show people moments before they met their doom.
Lucky Truck Accident
TRUE: Emailed pictures show the denouement of a pickup truck accident in which the truck apparently crashed through a barricade, struck a culvert, flipped end over end, and landed upright mere inches from the edge of a deep ravine.
Remarkable photo vignette shows a river towboat colliding sideways with a bridge, rolling underneath it, and emerging intact on the other side.
Tow Truck Comedy of Errors
Photo vignette circulating via email shows a tow truck tumbling into the sea while attempting to salvage another tow truck that had already met the same fate while attempting to salvage a wrecked car.
Photo Taken 1/2 Second Before Tsunami Hit Sumatra?
Viral image purports to show a massive tsunami wave about to engulf a residential neighborhood on the island of Sumatra.