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How An Entire Religion Got Trolled By A Murderous Con Artist(From Dept of You-Cant-Make-This-Stuff-Up)


Offbeat  (tags: society, religion, dishonesty, crime, off-beat, bizarre )

Wilde
- 117 days ago - cracked.com
Mark Hofmann was no ordinary forger,and his criminal career ended in multiple large explosionsThis is the utterly insane story of a man who gave us all a lesson in faking it until you make it,as long as the "make it" is making a bomb(and fake sect texts)



   

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Sue L (73)
Thursday January 24, 2019, 3:35 pm
This article is pretty snarky. I read the thoroughly researched and well written book, "A gathering of Saints: A True Story of Money, Murder, and Deceit" by author Robert Lindsey. For anyone interested in Mormon history, it is a fascinating book. Lindsey is well known for writing The Falcon and The Snowman, about 2 young American men who sold secrets to to the Soviets.
 

Walter F (128)
Thursday January 24, 2019, 4:00 pm
Thanks Wilde for this very interesting article.I've never heard of the man before ,he is certainly one of a kind.It is obvious he borders on genius, unfortunately his brilliant mind led him the wrong way.
 

Colleen L (3)
Thursday January 24, 2019, 8:02 pm
Interesting article. Agree with Walter that it's too bad he went in the wrong direction.
Thanks Wilde
 

Danuta W (1251)
Friday January 25, 2019, 4:37 am
noted
 

TOM TREE (247)
Friday January 25, 2019, 10:57 am
TRULY SCARY STUFF !
Truly UNBELIEVABLE !!!
What a SHAME !!
 

Peggy B (43)
Friday January 25, 2019, 1:32 pm
TYFS, Wilde
 

Raleigh k (358)
Friday January 25, 2019, 7:22 pm
TYFS Wilde
 

Janet B (0)
Friday January 25, 2019, 7:23 pm
Thanks
 

Harry K (0)
Friday January 25, 2019, 8:32 pm
It does not say good things about the minds of Mormon authorities. Thanks for sharing.
 

danii p (33)
Saturday January 26, 2019, 1:36 am
Thanks for sharing.
 

John J (0)
Saturday January 26, 2019, 3:40 am
thanks for sharing
 

Jack Y (0)
Saturday January 26, 2019, 3:51 am
thanks
 

Jerome S (0)
Saturday January 26, 2019, 4:13 am
Thank you
 

Jim Ven (0)
Saturday January 26, 2019, 4:19 am
Thank you
 

SylvieBusy A (190)
Saturday January 26, 2019, 4:23 am
Thank you for sharing.
 
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