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Huge “mystery fossil” found
Posted: 03 November 2005 10:21 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Found this on fortean times site. Huge “mystery fossil” found (updated photos)
http://www.paleoshilling.nl/whatsnew.html

Looks a little fishy to me.
But then again there will still be loads of species we havent discovered yet.

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Posted: 03 November 2005 10:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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The vertabrae look photoshopped to me…
It looks like one of those pictures from a Worth1000 competition.

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Posted: 03 November 2005 10:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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sooo completly fake…...

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Posted: 03 November 2005 11:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Gee, it’s only a year and a half old and nobody else has jumped on it to report it. 

Must be real. smile

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Posted: 03 November 2005 12:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Didnt even look at the date doh!.

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Posted: 03 November 2005 03:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I suspect this is part of a viral marketing campaign for a movie, video game, or TV show. Check this link for something similar: http://giantology.typepad.com/giantology/2005/10/giant_creature_.html

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Posted: 03 November 2005 07:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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What about sand scupltures?

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Posted: 04 November 2005 05:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I was looking at some of the formations, and the bases all just seem to be some sort of sandstone rock formation, with the “boney” bits photoshopped in. On the other hand i’m no geologist, any ideas Lama, my frined?

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Posted: 04 November 2005 06:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Seems fake to me. The “ribs” are much too round for ribs, for example, and the picture where they are preparing out part of the skeleton looks like a computer graphic. He says they look recent and “organic”, but in the picture it looks more like heavily fossilized bones.

I was not able to locate his alledged dissertation in the Leiden university library catalogue. Which is odd as they should have it when it is a Dutch dissertation (it is possible he wrote it at a foreign university though). Neither did I get any hit for the name Casper Shilling.

The rock face looks much to weathered to be a recent outcrop due to the earthquake in my opinion, unless it is of a very soft sedimentary kind. Also, the good condition of the “skeleton” is not what you expect for an earthquake-uncovered situation.

Some things do not make sense for someone alledgedly working in the field of archaeology. Talking about “radio-carbon dates” for example when it concerns outcrops and remains likely too old for that technique.

And all archaeology pictures on his website rather look like tourist pictures, not pictures by someone involved.

I vote for fake, possibly related to the viral campaign other post have been made on here in this forum and on Alex’ main site.

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Posted: 04 November 2005 10:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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I was waiting for LaMa to answer this….....

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Posted: 04 November 2005 11:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Yeah, who else has their own resident archaeologist?

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Posted: 05 November 2005 05:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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We’re so lucky! smile

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