I agree with this article, but I also don’t believe every report is a hoax. There are charlatans in every field and liars in every industry. There are also people who think a little bit of knowledge makes them an expert. And if all they know has come from television and the internet, they deserve to be deceived.
If you are serious about exploring any field, do your due diligence and study everything you can get your hands on. Use common sense, get your hands dirty and have your own experiences. And most importantly: question everything. Everything.