April 25, 2012

Fake Thylacine Footage

Over two months ago I wrote about the new movie The Hunter and made a logical prediction. I noted: “One concern I did have as I was watching the movie was if I was going to see the scene of the Thylacine on a hill replayed, separately, on YouTube in someone’s fake footage that they claim they captured of a Tassie Tiger?”

Now it appears to have had already happened. Declaring itself “BREAKING NEWS: Tasmanian Tiger Filmed In Central Tasmania 2012,” someone has taken a direct clip from The Hunter, which was uploaded to YouTube, apparently, in February. It’s fake, it’s from the movie, and it’s not funny.

Thanks to Sharon Hill and Darren Naish for bringing this “footage” to my attention.

Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.

Filed under CryptoZoo News, Hoaxes, Thylacine