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Wednesday, March 07, 2012

BIG CAT NEWS: More on the Smallthorne Beast

I received another letter from the bloke behind the recent reports of The Beast of Smallthorne. He writes:

"Dr Shuker has got an inventive imagination, he starts off with words like 'Spoofed you again' he seems to be using 'suggestion' here, that is how he gets people to doubt from the very start. Then cunningly invent his own false evidence, he says 'the photohas been darkened and tilted very slightly to the left the Cub's head has been changed', This is pure invention, where is he basing this from? was he looking over my shoulder ? and the comment on the eyes of the Cub, common sense shows that Black Leopards have similar eyes".

No changes have been made to this narrative which is exactly as it was received.

Goodness me. I wonder what will happen next.

1 comment:

Dr Karl Shuker said...

Similar, yes - identical, no. As for the rest of it - readers don't need any comments by me to influence theit opinions. They have their own eyes, so let them look at the two images and judge for themselves.