30/10/2012 13:27 GMT | Updated 30/12/2012 05:12 GMT

Superstorm Sandy: Fake Pictures Of The Storm On Social Networks Under #FakeSandy (PICTURES)

Dramatic images of Superstorm Sandy appeared across Facebook, Twitter and blogs as the storm hit the US East Coast - but many were not what they seemed.

Some came from Hollywood movies, sharks have been photoshopped, and old pictures portrayed as new, but that hasn't stopped many becoming viral sensations.

Here are some of the most dramatic, and fake, pictures, many seen under the Twitter hashtag #FakeSandy.