SYMHC Classics: The Great Moon Hoax of 1835, Part 2

An illustration from day four of the Great Moon Hoax. Public domain

We're revisiting part two of the Great Moon Hoax! As the New York Sun's series of astonishing moon discoveries concluded, most people recognized that it was a hoax. But what made people buy into the tall tale in the first place?

You can find the original episode here:

And the show notes are here: