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Saturday, April 11, 2009

"WATER BLACKFELLA": The story behind the picture

I have already posted this as a comment to the story about the unlikely Australian semi-aquatic BHM, but upon reflection it is too important a story to leave as a mere footnote, so I am republishing it as a post proper.
David Lee commented on the post about the "Water Blackfella?". He writes:
"A color version of this image has been passed off as a bigfoot photo for over a decade now. It seems to have fallen off the radar lately because it took me awhile to google up an example of it.

See this article here for a brief story of the hoax. "


Thank you for that, David.

1 comment:

Neil A said...

I'm sure I read up on this image a while back, maybe the mid to late '90s, possibly from Strange Magazine or something. I think the image is from some kind of fantasy book, but I don't recall correctly but can find out. It's strange how images can float around for years and never seem to have any discernible source.