C'mon, we've all done it. From photographing frisbees to wandering through dark corridors with sheets over us going "woooo!", hoaxing is, let's admit it, fun. The trouble is it's a pain for everyone else. Far too much time is taken up with sorting the wheat from the chaff as it is, and the outright fakes really don't help. there is also the matter of having to defend fortean incidents and evidence against accusations of fakery. All in all, hoaxesd and their perpetrators are a royal pain and we'd like them to go away.