Posted by: Loren Coleman on April 27th, 2009
The story “New Qatari Mystery Photo” was originally posted here on April 23rd, sharing a news article then circulating early on that very day throughout the Arab world.
Cryptomundo is proud to openmindedly and skeptically examine all that is presented by the modern media, and search for the sources and reality behind evidence, images, and more. In the midst of what comes our way, needless to say, are hoaxes, mistakes, misidentifications, pranks, fakes, and perhaps, once in a blue moon, actual data on a new species or the rediscovery of an allegedly extinct one. How do we ferret out what is there if we do not look?
It seems some people have missed the whole point of exposing hoaxes and would rather complain or attempt to kill the messengers. Never mind…just to put this to bed, here’s the followup that some people seemed to have missed.
On the morning of April 24th, readers (KimIsAwesome was first, others later) at Cryptomundo, in comments, identified this Qatar photo as a toy that is commercially available and the posting was updated. (Other people sent in the same identification, but repeats were not posted, of course.)
Here is the photo of that toy:
Here is the photograph originally published by Al Watan and Gulf Times.
Avoid complaints, and your neighborhood messenger killers, just…
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