Meteorites make great news stories and thus sell papers. In the 1800's and early 1900's dramatic hoaxes were fabricated evidently for that purpose. Even today, a suspect object declared to be a possble 'meteoite' is readily published. Although it appears to be policy NOT to provide readers with a less exciting not-a-meteorite-follow-up-story, my sincere appreciation is extended to the rare conscientious reporters/editors that do!

It is the opinion of this editor that the following list is comprised of articles concerning hoaxes, mis-identified items and/or meteor-wrongs. The purpose of this site is to help the visitor better understand elementary identification of the most common meteorites and to gain insight from the mis-identifications of others.

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