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Two 'ape creature' photos surface in Brazil

Posted on Saturday, 6 March, 2021 | Comment icon 21 comments

What exactly are these creatures ? Image Credit: Twitter
The photographs show alleged ape-like creatures rumored to be skulking around Brazil's Itaparica Island.
Every country seems to have its own version of Bigfoot and Brazil is no exception, as evidenced recently by rumors of an (albeit smaller) ape-like beast reported on Itaparica Island.

The stories are centered around Ilha de Misericordia in the state of Bahia where a curfew in response to the coronavirus pandemic has left residents restricted to their homes.

This hasn't stopped some strange stories emerging from the region, however, with some reporting sightings of peculiar ape-like creatures wandering the deserted streets at night.

Most recently, two photographs have been circulating social media, one showing a creature walking along a quiet road and another which shows three creatures - two adults and a juvenile.
They have very long arms and appear to walk upright on two legs while slightly hunched over.

What the images actually show however remains unclear - could these simply be native primates that have wandered into the streets due to the curfew ? It's also possible that the images are a hoax, perhaps created using image manipulation, costumes, puppets or some other means.

"The first one is very well done, because of the shadows," said image expert Francisco Patricio. "The animal is going against the light, and it is very straight in front of the animal. And in the second, it is very difficult to identify even the existence of a shadow because it is not illuminated."

"You can't tell if they are false or true. However, low-resolution photos are perfect for optical illusion. You can dress up and go to the dark so that it is easy to create something that looks real."

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Tags: Cryptid, Brazil

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #12 Posted by Resume on 7 March, 2021, 19:55
Nope.  PapaJohn meter:  Two six-day-old pizza crusts in a greasy box in a dorm room.
Comment icon #13 Posted by Earl.Of.Trumps on 8 March, 2021, 17:13
you have to have still shots. the statue doesn't move!
Comment icon #14 Posted by Wepwawet on 11 March, 2021, 11:23
I always wonder why that while professional wildlife photographers use state of the art professional equipment, those who present us with "bigfoot" "big cats" and UFOs never seem to have a camera better than an ancient Kodak Instamatic, or even a box camera. And the professionals, and indeed enthusiastic amateurs as well, can sit for days in a hide waiting to snap their "prey", in all corners of the Earth, forests, jungles, swamps, deserts, and never, ever, see any of these phenomena so they can get a decent HD image.
Comment icon #15 Posted by Trelane on 11 March, 2021, 20:19
My binos and camera have helped me from misidentifying items out in the deep woods. You would think the "real" investigators would do the same.
Comment icon #16 Posted by Resume on 11 March, 2021, 20:43
Or try to carefully advance towards the subject.
Comment icon #17 Posted by the13bats on 12 March, 2021, 1:25
One cannot get a good picture of a creature that doesnt exist, How many hunters or bf hunters have been killed out in the woods yet will still do not have one bigfoot.
Comment icon #18 Posted by Nobu on 12 March, 2021, 3:14
Very touristy island. What is it 8 square miles? Pass   geez
Comment icon #19 Posted by qxcontinuum on 12 March, 2021, 5:20
The left one seems to be handicapped.
Comment icon #20 Posted by MrBene on 12 March, 2021, 21:43
It's like people do not make an effort anymore 
Comment icon #21 Posted by the13bats on 12 March, 2021, 23:49
Oh they made an effort it just failed epic.

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