15 Historical Mystifications Proving That People Are Ready to Believe Everything They Hear

We all want to believe in magic from time to time. But we also know that fairies don’t exist and spaghetti doesn’t grow on trees. Can you imagine that some people truly believed this? Let’s see how easy it is to convince the crowd.

Bright Side has found 15 historical facts proving that even skeptics will believe any story, but on one condition: it has to be convincing.

“Rabbits’ mother” Mary Toft, 1726

An English woman from Surrey managed to puzzle and fool doctors: she convinced them that she gave birth to… rabbits.

15 Historical Mystifications Proving That People Are Ready to Believe Everything They Hear

After the 15th rabbit delivery, investigators uncovered the hoax. After this incident, people laughed at doctors who believed that the woman could change a fetus inside her womb with the help of the power of thought.