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#1    George Ford

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 11:15 PM

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Ok,

loads of people have seen the image and it appears in the cryptozoology section every so often. I think the last couple of times I saw it was laughed of as being part of a viral for a movie or video game.

My question is what video game or movie?  I heard that it was part of a Blair Witch 3 advertising campaign, but there is no Blair Witch 3 movie in production, plus it does not look like a witch!

I heard it was something to do with Super 8, but it looks nothing like the creature from that movie either.

I heard it was something to do with a PS3 game, but I've seen no reviews that show it or make mention of it.

I vaguely remember reading in one thread here that it was 'debunked' as being a viral and the makers had confirmed it. But I don't think there was any proof or links supplied to back this theory up.

Any links and further info would be good, cos that thing freaks me out!

Is the rumour that it is made up now infact an urban legend and infact the photo is authentic?  :blink:

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 11:19 PM

Looks a bit Silent Hill-like, but yeah, this has creeped me out. Almost as much as your display pic  :lol:

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 11:33 PM

Vaguely reminds me of the creatures in The Descent!


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Posted 28 November 2011 - 11:48 PM

OK, I found this after searching for Wildgame Innovation (it says it on the image in the bottom left but I've seen the same image with out it.) :-

"The image was apparently a marketing gimmick created by a hunting company called Wildgame Innovations they posted the image on their Facebook page and created a small story to make it seem real. Then they changed the the source of the image to a production of a movie titled Super 8. But, the Super8 news website is denying the accusations of this viral video. I found it odd that Steven Spielberg  would need assistance with promoting a film.  It’s my two cents that the Wildgame Technology has sold a lot of deer cams. Not only hunters are using them but ghost hunters are jumping on the bandwagon without taking a few minutes out of their day to research the truth about the image"

the above quote from :-

http://blog.newsok.c...ht-on-deer-cam/

BUT.. the Wildgame website only showed it on their facebook page and claimed a hunter posted it from his trailcam. So if they did make it they are not admitting it. AND they have better night time pictures then this of other animals so why would they advertise themselves with a not so great image. Can someone with facebook check their site out and see who posted it? Maybe we can contact the person who's cam took the original. If he/her hasn't since been killed and eaten by the creature  :P

Edited by bulveye, 28 November 2011 - 11:48 PM.

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 07:44 AM

View Postbulveye, on 28 November 2011 - 11:48 PM, said:

OK, I found this after searching for Wildgame Innovation (it says it on the image in the bottom left but I've seen the same image with out it.) :-

"The image was apparently a marketing gimmick created by a hunting company called Wildgame Innovations they posted the image on their Facebook page and created a small story to make it seem real. Then they changed the the source of the image to a production of a movie titled Super 8. But, the Super8 news website is denying the accusations of this viral video. I found it odd that Steven Spielberg  would need assistance with promoting a film.  Itís my two cents that the Wildgame Technology has sold a lot of deer cams. Not only hunters are using them but ghost hunters are jumping on the bandwagon without taking a few minutes out of their day to research the truth about the image"

the above quote from :-

http://blog.newsok.c...ht-on-deer-cam/

BUT.. the Wildgame website only showed it on their facebook page and claimed a hunter posted it from his trailcam. So if they did make it they are not admitting it. AND they have better night time pictures then this of other animals so why would they advertise themselves with a not so great image. Can someone with facebook check their site out and see who posted it? Maybe we can contact the person who's cam took the original. If he/her hasn't since been killed and eaten by the creature  :P


Can't tell you if it is real or fake, but i would about wet myself if i saw on MY trap-cams!


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Posted 29 November 2011 - 09:22 AM

Just looked through their Facebook page and it wasn't in any of their photo albums from what I could see

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 12:49 PM

It's as fake as my fairy godmother :innocent:

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 05:26 PM

Had to go back a ways to dig up the link again.
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Great take down of it I think.

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 09:31 PM

View PostShadowSot, on 29 November 2011 - 05:26 PM, said:

Had to go back a ways to dig up the link again.
Wired Web Blog

Great take down of it I think.


Awesome find. Thank you! I've looked at it and it seems sound. I'll take a longer longer look when this damn seroquel gets out my head.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 02:47 AM

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Can't tell you if it is real or fake, but i would about wet myself if i saw on MY trap-cams!

if i saw that on my webcam, i wouldnt be going into the woods without a rifle anymore >.>


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Posted 02 December 2011 - 09:52 PM

View Postbulveye, on 29 November 2011 - 09:31 PM, said:

Awesome find. Thank you! I've looked at it and it seems sound. I'll take a longer longer look when this damn seroquel gets out my head.

I looked into that link thanks. Total fake. Shame. But at least I know its not a viral for a movie or video game so myth partially busted!!

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 10:36 PM

It's not fake, I got caught on film and it surprised me.

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 10:44 PM

View Postbulveye, on 02 December 2011 - 09:52 PM, said:

I looked into that link thanks. Total fake. Shame. But at least I know its not a viral for a movie or video game so myth partially busted!!
how'd you determine it's a complete fake?

It was so much easier to blame it on Them. It was bleakly depressing to think that They were Us. If it was Them, then nothing was anyone's fault. If it was us, what did that make Me? After all, I'm one of Us. I must be. I've certainly never thought of myself as one of Them. No one ever thinks of themselves as one of Them. We're always one of Us. It's Them that do the bad things.
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Posted 06 December 2011 - 05:02 PM

i think he is looking for his precious
it has no reproduction organs + how they piss
+it does not look like female to

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 09:02 PM

View Postmodas, on 06 December 2011 - 05:02 PM, said:

i think he is looking for his precious
it has no reproduction organs + how they piss
+it does not look like female to

It's certainly a fake, but keep in mind some animals have retractable or internal reproductive organs, or would not be recognizable as female to us. It's also worth noting that we don't know what the male or females are of another humanoid species might be were we to encounter them.

It was so much easier to blame it on Them. It was bleakly depressing to think that They were Us. If it was Them, then nothing was anyone's fault. If it was us, what did that make Me? After all, I'm one of Us. I must be. I've certainly never thought of myself as one of Them. No one ever thinks of themselves as one of Them. We're always one of Us. It's Them that do the bad things.
-Terry Pratchett




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