William Wallace Hoax: ‘Construction Workers Discover Skull’ in England is Fake

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
September 5, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

An article saying the skull of Medieval Scottish leader William Wallace was found in England is fake.

The bogus report, published on satire website World News Daily Report, also includes a photo of a skull that was taken a while ago.

It reads: “A team of construction workers employed at demolishing an old pub last month in the Bermondsey district of the London borough of Southwark, have discovered an ancient and badly damaged wooden crate containing three pierced human skulls, presumably the severed heads of criminals or traitors that had been impaled on pikes and displayed at the southern gatehouse of the Old London Bridge.”

According to a disclaimer on the website, World News Daily Report doesn’t post real news and shouldn’t be taken seriously.

“World News Daily Report is a news and political satire web publication, which may or may not use real names, often in semi-real or mostly fictitious ways. All news articles contained within worldnewsdailyreport.com are fiction, and presumably fake news. Any resemblance to the truth is purely coincidental, except for all references to politicians and/or celebrities, in which case they are based on real people, but still based almost entirely in fiction,” it reads.

The bogus report has been shared thousands of times on Facebook and Twitter.

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.