"For the world we see is like a sack placed over our heads, so that we are blind to the true nature of things; yet there are places where the sack-cloth is threadbare, where the fabric of it is worn thin, and strange sights may sometimes be seen..."
In 1835, The New York Sun published a story announcing the sensational discovery of life on the moon. Bat Men and Moon Maidens were described as frolicking among unicorn bison and giraffey beasts. The story increased the newspaper’s popularity dramatically. Believe it – or not ;)