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Any fresh takes on the Myakka Skunk Ape photographs?

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posted on May, 26 2018 @ 01:43 AM
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I was curious what everyone thinks about the infamous Myakka Skunk Ape pictures from 2000. It's been a long time since they've been introduced, so I'm legitimately interested to hear if anyone has heard of or personally seen anything that has ever resembled what looks like the creature captured in these photos. Admittedly it looks exactly like an orangutan... if not a bit "loose" looking. Maybe we could implement the photography eval guidelines stickey'd on the crypto forum.

Apparently, the backyard sighting took place on the edge of 37,000 acres worth of a marshy, Florida state-park.



The orangutan was making deep “whoomph” noises. It sounded much further away then it turned out to be. If I had known it was as close to the hedge row as it was I wouldn’t have walked up as close as I did. I’m a senior citizen and if this animal had come out of the hedge roll after me there wasn’t a thing I could have done about it. I was about ten foot away from it when it stood up.“

via Bigfoot Base






posted on May, 26 2018 @ 05:16 AM
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If I had walked up on that thing I’d likely have crapped my pants and froze. If and I mean IF I were able to maintain composure I’d have backed up slowly went inside and start drinking whatever is on hand. I’d never leave house again lol or I’d have to move.



posted on May, 26 2018 @ 06:53 AM
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a reply to: DelmarRozan

I had no idea there was a second photo. Interesting, but to me, it looks like an old chimpanzee.




posted on May, 26 2018 @ 07:45 AM
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a reply to: DelmarRozan

From the first time I saw that photo until now, I still say it looks like a mature male orangutan. Though it does seem a bit thinner around the middle.



posted on May, 26 2018 @ 08:10 AM
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a reply to: kelbtalfenek

Yeah, it looks like a starving orangutan.



posted on May, 26 2018 @ 09:30 AM
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These pics always make me think of a stuffed Orangutan or chimp. It doesn't seem to change it's stance, but looks like it's moved from one spot to the next rather than moving by itself, it definitely looks very ape-ish, but it doesn't have the supposed human like features that some reports say bigfoot has.
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posted on May, 26 2018 @ 10:20 AM
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originally posted by: Kurokage
These pics always make me think of a stuffed Orangutan or chimp. It doesn't seem to change it's stance, but looks like it's moved from one spot to the next rather than moving by itself, it definitely looks very ape-ish, but it doesn't have the supposed human like features that some reports say bigfoot has.


i tend to agree... i think someone have a bit of fun with a taxidermied orangutan



posted on Jun, 1 2018 @ 05:18 PM
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Florida has three primate sanctuaries that I know of, two close to this sighting, and a lot of monkey farms and petting zoos...

Chimps do get out, depending on the conduct and stability of the facility in question.

I volunteered at a primate sanctuary for over a year... new volunteers were often astonished at how large and aggressive an adult chimpanzee is, in person... nothing in film or television prepares you for it. This looks a little like a chimp.


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posted on Jun, 2 2018 @ 10:52 AM
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Yeah, it does have that typical chimp expression "fear" or "frightened". I think it looks a bit like that.






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posted on Jun, 4 2018 @ 02:35 PM
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a reply to: Kurokage

It does... I think it could go either way: escaped primate, or "posed", as others have suggested, primate.



posted on Jun, 4 2018 @ 04:15 PM
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I looked up that sighting that was on "finding bigfoot", plus it was all over the regular TV news out here..
Breakdown - Myakka skunk Ape Video (revisited)




posted on Jun, 4 2018 @ 04:47 PM
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originally posted by: fiverx313

originally posted by: Kurokage
These pics always make me think of a stuffed Orangutan or chimp. It doesn't seem to change it's stance, but looks like it's moved from one spot to the next rather than moving by itself, it definitely looks very ape-ish, but it doesn't have the supposed human like features that some reports say bigfoot has.


i tend to agree... i think someone have a bit of fun with a taxidermied orangutan


Would the eyes still reflect the camera flash if it was a stuffed animal?



posted on Jun, 4 2018 @ 04:53 PM
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a reply to: Chemicalbrother

I'm sure someone on here that ain't drinking (maybe) will research that ...hahaaa

I would guess without looking into taxidermist eyeball usage...maybe.




posted on Jun, 4 2018 @ 04:57 PM
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a reply to: Chemicalbrother

right... aren't they glass? glass seems like a pretty reflective substance.

i'm not about to field test it tho, hehe



posted on Jun, 5 2018 @ 12:20 PM
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a reply to: Chemicalbrother


If they were glass, I would have thought so.



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