SYMHC Classics: The Great Moon Hoax of 1835, Part 1


An illustration from the Welsh edition of the Great Moon Hoax. Public domain

We're revisiting a silly two-parter from 2015. In August 1835, the New York Sun ran a series about some utterly mind-blowing discoveries made by Sir John Herschel about the lunar surface. The serial had everything: moon poppies, goat-like unicorns, lunar beavers and even bat people.

You can find the original episode here: https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/the-great-moon-hoax-of-1835-part-1.htm

The show notes from original publication are here: https://www.missedinhistory.com/blogs/missed-in-history-the-great-moon-hoax.htm

Topics in this Podcast: SYMHC Classics