It seems that a huge majority of internet users and bloggers were re-posting those fake "rare white curtain aurora" photos said to have been taken in Finland.
No questioning the authenticity -from a site known for publishing spurious items. Just accept it as fact.
That no longer surprises me.
So, which blog did immediately shout "hoax" after not just seeing the faults in the photos but checking with people in Finland? The AOP blog.
And once I posted the facts people started passing along the link or declaring the photos to be hoaxes (some had earlier declared them genuine!).
Sorting fakery from fact is good. We can move on an concentrate on real mysteries!