So we all know about the actual Mew glitch, but when the first generation games were still fairly new did any of you hear any strange stories about ways to get Mew (or Johto Pokemon like Marill or Togepi who were introduced early in the anime)? Since Pokemon was the topic du jour every day in fourth and fifth grades it seems like everybody who claimed to have beaten the game had some strange story about how to get Mew.
I remember one where they said if you beat the Elite Four X number of times (I think it was 150) the S.S. Anne comes back and you find a Pokeball there that contains Mew or you battle it. One variant even had the S.S. Anne traveling to the Orange Islands and you could battle their league and find Mew there, or something.
Another had it where Mew was Professor Oak's reward for completing all 150 Pokemon in the original Pokedex.
What stories did you hear? (This also applies to strange Celebi/Jirachi/etc. stories from the later generations, I just remember more Mew ones since that was from when everyone I knew was into Pokemon and we were all talking about it.)