Saturday, October 08, 2011
Collecting Carl Baugh
The list in the sequence I wrote them follows;
"Carl Baugh's latest Fake"
"Baugh's Fake Foot, Round 2"
"Playing footsy with the truth"
"Other views on Baugh's fake foot"
As it happened, I was so certain that there would be a faked patina on the carving that I "over interpreted" an early published photo of the fake foot prints. It turned out that a much better photo was published (by a creationist supporter of Baugh) which did clearly show the obvious result of an acid wash. A short while later, the granddaughter of one of the local foot print "artists" told a newspaper how her grandfather had faked human&dinosaur footprints, including the detail of using acid to "make it look old."
Carl Baugh has many other dubious, and out-right frauds to his discredit:
Carl Baugh's many frauds