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Two 'ape creature' photos surface in Brazil

By T.K. Randall
March 6, 2021 · Comment icon 23 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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Comment icon #14 Posted by Wepwawet 3 years ago
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 3 years ago
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 3 years ago
Or try to carefully advance towards the subject.
Comment icon #17 Posted by the13bats 3 years ago
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 3 years ago
Very touristy island. What is it 8 square miles? Pass   geez
Comment icon #19 Posted by qxcontinuum 3 years ago
The left one seems to be handicapped.
Comment icon #20 Posted by MrBene 3 years ago
It's like people do not make an effort anymore 
Comment icon #21 Posted by the13bats 3 years ago
Oh they made an effort it just failed epic.
Comment icon #22 Posted by Harte 2 years ago
Comment icon #23 Posted by DieChecker 2 years ago
I was thinking "kids" at first. But reading the posts, it seems very likely just pasted in like many said.

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