After the fall of France to the Nazis in 1940, some refugees tried to make it out through the Caribbean.
But it didn't work. The rumor, spread by the underground press in 1967, probably led to many disappointed hippies.
Apparently some people communed with spirits to locate the first underground oil reserves.
Rumor had it that these machines were once the Prince’s servants, whom he murdered and transformed into anatomical displays. Scholars showed otherwise.