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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

THE GIANT SNAKE EXPEDITION FINAL REPORT

http://www.cfz.org.uk/beta/Warner%20Expedition%20Report.pdf

"Here is the report we promised with our theories on the snake found at the Napo/ Amazon, which you may make available through CFZ. This is for discussion purposes and does not yet have a complete index of references. However, the conclusions made are based on the evidence and research material in our possession (some of which has already been released through CFZ). Mike & Greg Warner"

We are publishing this with no further comment from us. It is in *.pdf format, which means that you will need to have Adobe Acrobat reader to open it. If you are using a version earlier than v.9, right click on the link above and 'save as' to save it to your computer.

Greg also writes that "I haven't had time to export the video to a suitable format yet but I'll work on this over the next couple of days."

6 comments:

Bigfoot73 said...

Like I said on Sunday :- Emperor's New Clothes.I do hope the arduous and exacting task of converting his video from one format to another doesn't delay Greg much longer

Tim G said...

Unfortunately this report is almost content free. There is no evidence to support any of the very fanciful claims made and no evidence to show that the authors even went to Peru. I hope this does not deter others from looking for large snakes in the Amazon as there may well be one or two outsized Anaconda specimens at large - but nothing in the region of 40 meters!

Jason Pratt said...

In case anyone is wondering: no, there is no new data in this 'report'. In fact, it contains no data at all (aside from a very very very very brief distillation of local reportage data.) The previous photos do not make an appearance, and nothing is said about them (except in a very general way that they exist).

Five pages. One of which is the title page (with admittedly a nice reproduction of a regional native being eaten by a peculiar looking giant snaky thing. But no commentary even on that reproduction.)

Still curious to see the video, but...

JRP

Shivakumar said...

The last pages were interesting. They describe the snake and what it looks like.
Other than that there is nothing else. No proper photos or even videos.
Are they preventing from releasing the interesting evidence OR they are taking us for a ride?
Do they really think that the public has learned much from this whole saga about this snake?

Bigfoot73 said...

What makes this worse is the way it's got wide margins and double spacing , as if to make it longer than just one side of A4. That's like a schoolboy trick to make an essay look longer.
Is this their ultimately convincing grand finale?Is this what TV channels and newspaper editors were bidding for? How the Warners thought this was proof is something of a Fortean phenomenon in itself.

Jon Downes said...

I will admit to having been somewhat disappointed by the final report; until the very end I was hoping for a revelation that would astound me, and win me over to their cause.

Sadly, it didn't

It does also have to be said that the CFZ expedition reports are 200 pages long and published in book form.