Friday, December 10, 2010

Lousiana swamp monster caught on cam - Or maybe Photoshopped

Contessa Brewer of MSNBC has picked up a story from an NBC affiliate in Baton Rouge, La., of a creature popping up in a Berwick hunter's motion-activated wildlife cam.

Apparently, the man whose camera picked up this photo on a friend's private property wishes to remain anonymous but claims the cam was destroyed but the memory card remained intact.

The NBC33 affiliate already featured the photo twice by 10:45 today and have also posted it on their Facebook page.

Any why not all the coverage?  I personally love any monster story that gets locals and news reporters talking, and it gives producers a chance to use The X-Files theme music.

Although I'm guessing this is a Photoshop job or some alien iPhone photo app (not unlike the ghost apps we mentioned before).

Plus, this photo has already made the rounds and appears on a photobucket profile and archery Web site with an 11/30 time stamp (shown here), as opposed to the 12/4 stamp shown in the news package.

As far as the glowing eyes, it's time for a science lesson.

If the photo were somehow legit, and this was an image of a nocturnal swamp monster, the glowing eyes wouldn't be that surprising.  Many animals who operate at night posses a reflective layer behind their eyes called the tapetum lucidum.

This layer allows animals, like my dog here (who I'm pretty certain isn't a complete hellhound), to see better in low lighting. It also causes a mirror effect when a photo is taken and the light is reflected back, creating a glowing illusion.


Rob said...

It is a viral marketing hoax set up by Insomniac Games, What you see there is called a Grim :D

Read this:

"Whoops… looks like one got out. If you see a Grim on the loose… please return to Insomniac Games, Burbank, CA:"

Anonymous said...

this is fucking scary everyone come hunt this bitch!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

hell yeah im with ya!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

yah man ive got my ak 47 ready and were gonna take this bitch to the grave but try to catch him alive and make some cash call my number if u wana come with and kill this monster 843-415-0240

Anonymous said...

Its from the movie super 8 lol...