I would like nothing more than the proof of various cryptids, alien civilizations, even alien visitors to be found. But that proof will come only through rigorous science and objective analysis, and by holding evidence to the highest standards of scrutiny. Born in south eastern Pennsylvania, i have found myself at one time or another living in Chicago, Cleveland, Raleigh-Durham, on the island of Kaua'i and finally landed on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State. I have turned my hand to various professions from early work in 3d graphics to historic building restoration, carpentry and log home building to working in a bronze art foundry on the WWII Veterans Memorial. Currently I am a writer, script writer and working for a non profit organization called Empowerment Through Connection which is involved in equine assisted therapy for veterans, at risk teens and women.

According to The Telegraph a strange goblin like creature has been photographed in China.

A chinese tourist has taken what he says is a photo of a “monster” hiding in the valleys of Huairou, in the north of Beijing.

one online commentator in China thought he had the solution to the “mystery”.

“Over the weekend I and my friends went to the mountains to take a mini sci-fi film,” he wrote.
“And when I was having a pee, a person popped up and took pictures of me and shot away.”


Well folks, turns out that the above comment was true. Giving props to Doubtful News, and The Telegraph

A Chinese social networking site released these pictures showing the creature is Asura, a Guild Wars 2 character. Nice viral marketing for the game. Now the question remains was it an intentional leak or an honest flub.

Regardless, Telegraph should not have posted this as a news story.

Scratches head, walks away…

I’m not familiar enough with the flora of China, so cannot really make an comment on scale, however, this certainly could be a person wearing applied make-up to make them look strange. I am certainly not taking as gospel one probable joke comment, however I also do not see anything in these images to say this could not be a human. That being said, I also do not believe it is a product of Photoshop, and the motion blur and lighting seem consistent with a picture taken live on site.

What does bother me, as I have mentioned from time to time, is jumping to the conclusion that anything we are unfamiliar with is a “monster.” The term too easily justifies mistreatment of a living thing that thus far has offered no known harm to anyone, or anything. I am not concluding or supporting the idea that these images are anything other than a human in some sort of make-up, but the term has been used in reference to most every cryptid out there, and has in at least one case I know of been used as justification for (making an unsupported claim of) shooting what could have been another human being. That being the Justin Smeja, Sierra Kills claim.

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  • mustangmorris

    This is nonsense, if your going to make a hoax make it somewhat believable. good grief

  • Darren Daiboa

    Haha. Well, I doubt this will every be as convincing as real ghost pictures.

  • Is it just me or is that weed growing on the left of the first picture?

  • We call it the precious.

  • Absolutely. Unguarded farm! Whoop!