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gollum creature discovered and killed

Posted: Sat, 19th Sep 2009, 8:39pm

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as title says
http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/article.html?Gollum-like_monster_emerges_from_lake&in_article_id=739578&in_page_id=2
Posted: Sat, 19th Sep 2009, 10:26pm

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Posted: Sun, 20th Sep 2009, 12:44am

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That doesn't look like any sloth I've ever seen... Haha.

On a side note, why does everyone always have to kill every freaky animal that gets discovered?
Posted: Sun, 20th Sep 2009, 1:00am

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Posted: Sun, 20th Sep 2009, 1:06am

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Yeah, I noticed that also (not just the claws, but even the bone structure and the shape/length of the arms). I just meant that if it's a sloth, it's one freaky ass sloth... biggrin
Posted: Sun, 20th Sep 2009, 6:57am

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"HEEEEY YOU GUUUUUUUUYS!"

If i am correct sloths live in trees, this thing came out of a cave, they say it "COULD" have been a mutated sloth, but how the hell could it become mutated they dont do anything, and isn't this how godzilla started?

On a side note, why does everyone always have to kill every freaky animal that gets discovered?
Shame how whenever a new species of creature or mutated creature is discovered it gets killed. A bit like how they sent a space probe up telling any intelligent life about earth and they should come visit, only to be shot down by the military when they do... woah gone a bit off topic there.
Posted: Sun, 20th Sep 2009, 8:26am

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Posted: Sun, 20th Sep 2009, 8:44am

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It's an alien.

Considering the kids claimed to have massacred it, it doesn't seem badly bruised or beaten, so they most likely took its death ray and used it against itself.

Alien or sloth, mutated or not, those photos are rather tragic, as is the instinct to kill anything yhey didn't understand or recognise (whether or not they did, they felt the need to claim they did) which doesn't bode well for new and racially different settlers to their town! Roswell, man, Roswell.
Posted: Sun, 20th Sep 2009, 9:27am

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Well it sure looks harmless, no teeth, just a hook like fin.
The kids were probably giggling after they killed it. Lets hope some big ass version emerges and causes havoc!
Posted: Sun, 20th Sep 2009, 11:46am

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"oh and kids, i know you think you are cool because you killed the cave monster and all, but if it was still alive you could have got millions for it, shame really."
Posted: Sun, 20th Sep 2009, 12:10pm

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Why are we all-of-sudden attacking these kids? Isn't this whole thing hoax-y to begin with? Aren't they all? We think for one second something is real and it's gotta be a downer and 'shame' that we kill it. Who even cares? Come on now, guys. We can't all be the 'we hate society/look at what the world has become' self-reflexive idiots who let the rage monkey out of the cage.

Christ. If that thing even remotely started to come at me you sure-as-sshit better believe I would have tried to kill it, too.
Posted: Sun, 20th Sep 2009, 1:24pm

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Jeez guys what's all the fuss?....I've got real problems here , my wife went on holiday to Panama last week and said she was gonna enjoy some swimming in the local Lake at Cerro Azul and I can tell you that those "Sloth" pics look very familiar.....do you think I should be worried or maybe relieved.


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Posted: Sun, 20th Sep 2009, 3:57pm

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Did someone say Prawn? No? Just checking.

Atom wrote:

Isn't this whole thing hoax-y to begin with?
Yep, is this the only source?
Posted: Sun, 20th Sep 2009, 6:15pm

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why is it now that when anything new weird or strange happens it ALWAYS has to be a hoax? People dont think outside the box anymore, it couldnt be a form of evolution, genetic deformality or a new undiscovered species it has to be fake or a hoax.
Posted: Sun, 20th Sep 2009, 8:11pm

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videofxuniverse wrote:

why is it now that when anything new weird or strange happens it ALWAYS has to be a hoax? People dont think outside the box anymore, it couldnt be a form of evolution, genetic deformality or a new undiscovered species it has to be fake or a hoax.
I love thinking outside the box. I'm all for superheroes, mutants and other stuff being real. I'm the first in line with an open mind if Discovery is doing a documentary, but when it's a UK paper I don't know (and some of the UK press has a very bad rep, no offense) I get a bit skeptical.
Posted: Sun, 20th Sep 2009, 10:00pm

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If that had been remotely real, then it's time to offer abortions for animals too.
Posted: Mon, 21st Sep 2009, 1:15am

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Klut wrote:

If that had been remotely real, then it's time to offer abortions for animals too.
Ugh... It is real. It's a SLOTH. The kids didn't kill it, they just found it and made up a bullsh*t story, like kids do. It was already dead, and floating in a lake for who knows how long, that's why it looks "mutated". It is bloated from being waterlogged, it is hairless from being dead and waterlogged, it is dead from natural causes, those kids had nothing to do with it, this is not news.

This is only a "hoax" because it's being sensationalized by that single media outlet, who most likely need support from viewers like you, who are further sensationalizing it by talking about it as if it is possibly a dead alien/a fake dead alien. It's a sloth! smile
Posted: Mon, 21st Sep 2009, 1:20am

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Actually it looked like a clay model to me. Maybe I should look it over again. But it escapes me how that thing remotely resembles Gollum.

Some dude on the article wrote:

I have only seen that creature once before - and it was in the Tolkien film.
The cartoon?
Posted: Mon, 21st Sep 2009, 9:37am

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Aculag. Master of the Truth.
Posted: Mon, 21st Sep 2009, 12:16pm

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Unfortunately, as usual, no one listens to the truth. People rather believe wild stories. smile
Posted: Mon, 21st Sep 2009, 10:58pm

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Looks more like that underworld fella' from Pan's Labyrinth IMO.

Posted: Mon, 21st Sep 2009, 11:12pm

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Sollthar wrote:

Unfortunately, as usual, no one listens to the truth. People rather believe wild stories. smile
To be fair, wild stories are usually much more interesting, and *cringe* "news-worthy".
Posted: Wed, 23rd Sep 2009, 4:35pm

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My mistake. Never seen a sloth before. smile
Posted: Wed, 23rd Sep 2009, 4:39pm

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What's your avatar, then?
Posted: Wed, 23rd Sep 2009, 4:43pm

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Pooky wrote:

What's your avatar, then?
Ouch man. That's cruel.

Klut wrote:

Never seen a sloth before. smile
If you've seen Ice Age you might remember Sid.



He's supposed to be a sloth.



Sloths certainly seem to have the right build to be that thing.
Posted: Wed, 23rd Sep 2009, 8:34pm

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Pooky wrote:

What's your avatar, then?
Ouch man. That's cruel.

No. It's funny. biggrin Funnier than Sid.
Posted: Wed, 23rd Sep 2009, 9:31pm

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Woah I didnt reliaze CNN covered it too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiVqLki49Sc
Posted: Wed, 23rd Sep 2009, 11:39pm

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Woah I didnt reliaze CNN covered it too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiVqLki49Sc
And CNN just lost the last ounce of credibility it had. RIP, journalism.
Posted: Fri, 25th Sep 2009, 3:29am

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Aculag. Master of the Truth.
Ha, Indeed.
Posted: Tue, 29th Sep 2009, 7:08pm

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CNN did cover this...but it does look very much like a waterlogged and hairless sloth. It is obviously a mammal as it has nipples!
What I think is fascinating is that without it's hair, it takes on a more "human like" appearance which intrigues and frightens us as human beings.
Posted: Wed, 30th Sep 2009, 8:07am

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Bryan M Block wrote:

CNN did cover this...but it does look very much like a waterlogged and hairless sloth. It is obviously a mammal as it has nipples!
Now aliens and reptiles will know exactly how to infiltrate our ranks, Bryan!

We need a clampdown on fake nipple sales.
Posted: Wed, 30th Sep 2009, 8:33am

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Tarn wrote:

We need a clampdown on fake nipple sales.
There are fake nipple sales?

Now, why would you know something like that, Tarn. razz
Posted: Thu, 1st Oct 2009, 1:57am

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There are fake nipple sales?
Personally, I only buy real nipples.

See also, baby bottle lids. Those are fake nipples, basically.