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posted on Jul, 20 2006 @ 07:44 AM
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Obvious fake, i'm not sure if he is actually violating ebay rules by declaring something as real when in reality it is not?

In any case it is a clever hoax, the most interesting thing is how eager ebayers are to throw away their money (many of these 'mermaids' selling at $600+), quite a business man it seems.




posted on Jul, 20 2006 @ 08:54 AM
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Originally posted by Knights
Obvious fake, i'm not sure if he is actually violating ebay rules by declaring something as real when in reality it is not?


I am uncertain about ebays rules. I know that people have sold "Ghost's in jars", and similar items before. However I would think that once someone has this in their possession it would be a simple enough matter to show it's a fake...

Unless it is bought by Golden Casisno..



posted on Jul, 20 2006 @ 10:47 AM
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Stupidest fake i've ever seen. Who honestly finds 5 or more 'sea monsters' within a few weeks and sells them all on eBay ? You'd ring the news and everything You'd be on TV etc, you dont sell them on eBay. Blatent fake.



posted on Jul, 22 2006 @ 12:59 PM
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LMAO!!! I cant believe this! the current bid on the mermaid is like 1500!!
Hmm... Plaster of paris and fish scales here I come



posted on Jul, 22 2006 @ 01:15 PM
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Haha this is his description of a "Fish with a human face"

Another Sea Monster found washed up on a deserted Florida beach. The crowds ran from the beach after seeing this monstrosity....people refused to swim weeks after this fish was taken away. During the riot that ensued I managed to sneak away with the fish. Now it is for auction here on ebay. 23 inches long. Preserved by a taxidermist to last for centuries. No fish smell. A fish with a human face!





How many monsters does this guy find washed up on a florida beach. Maybe this guy should start looking up into the sky, imagine the UFO pics we would have with his luck




posted on Jul, 24 2006 @ 06:49 AM
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This guy keeps rising in my esteem. He has included 40 something comments on his Ebay entry. Here are some of my fave Q and As.




Q: AAAhhhhh-we've been waiting to see what you might find next! Your auctions are like road-kill, I don't want to, but I can't stop looking!LOL I have to tell you, my two boys, ages 7 and 9 are just in awe of this!
great job!

A: Maybe a drunk boater ran this mermaid over...but not me! I don't drink nor do I own a boat. Your boys are very smart....they know when something is great.

Q: If she was real, why would the government let you keep her?
A: Because she is not goverment property.

Q: Is the seaweed included?
A: If the winner would like some sea weed I will include a nice amount.

Q: What other kind of creatures have you come across? and Why are you hanging out in the sea-weed looking for these things?
A: Well I certainly don't go there to lay around in the sand and drink beers.

Q: Hi there, Very interesting...but shouldn't this creature--whatever it may be--be turned over to science for exploration??
A: Scientists are welcome to bid.

Q: I swear this looks like my ex mother in law.. Alway wondered what became of her. I think you may have found her...lol Love your auction

A: Your ex mother in law must have been a good swimmer!



Read more comments...

edit to include 'ex' tags


[edit on 24-7-2006 by masqua]



posted on Jul, 26 2006 @ 09:57 PM
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I love some of the questions asked:

Q: where are the flys . if this creature is dead like a dead fish there most be flys or not ?!
Jul-21-06
A: maybe the flies were down the beach getting a tan and drinking beers.



That particular one was bought by 'mysterymuseum'. I recall also seing very high bids on things like Time Machines and the like sold on Ebay, apparently some companies were making sure they had the winning bid so that they could get the advertising (makes a certain amount of sense).

Actually, in reviewing his previous sales, I see 'goldenpalacecasino', which I think had the winning bid on the 'time machine' I am thinking of.

They must also put these things up in an oddities display on their location, or something like that.

This review:
cgi.ebay.com...

Lends creedence to him being a taxidermist, the item is presented as having been made with animal parts and even human taxidermy eyes (presumably glass eyes or some such). No photo, but the description seems informative.

Hell, he's making over a hundred bucks on each of those small little things, like hte octopus with a human head, mini-fishperson, etc.

And if you look at what he's been buying, you find 'Grey Alien model kit" , taxidermy baboon skulls, books on sea monsters, etc. Maybe he's even buying some of the parts through ebay, slapping them together, and then selling them at profit?

[edit on 26-7-2006 by Nygdan]



posted on Jul, 26 2006 @ 10:38 PM
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It doesnt surprise me to see golden casinos buying this stuff. Didn't they buy the grilled cheese sandwich that looked like the Virgin Mary and have it shipped to them in an armored car?



posted on Aug, 1 2006 @ 12:48 PM
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Looks kinda like Jar-Jar Binks with a tail to me...



posted on Aug, 1 2006 @ 03:25 PM
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My favourite ebay guy has a new item to auction. Behold the latest sea monster.



Come and see the strange remains of the latest sea creature to wash ashore. What strange life forms evolve from the sea!






I'm a little upset this one doesn't have a story though.



Sea Monster



posted on Aug, 1 2006 @ 03:34 PM
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Originally posted by nikelbee
I'm a little upset this one doesn't have a story though.


"One day I was out jogging along a deserted beach when I came across the body of a mermaid, no flies on it, nothing eating it. I took it home without raising any attention- preserved it perfectly. Some of them I drill holes into and insert string incase someone want a wall ornament."

Get yourself this 'one of a kind' artifact!!!



posted on Aug, 1 2006 @ 03:45 PM
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This guy is awesome! Like stated previously - he must be a talented taxidermist

I don't think he is breaking any strict eBay rules - he states that all parts of these 'monsters' were once 100% organic living things (but doesn't state how many creatures the parts have come from)

I had a quick scan through his feedback, and people seem pretty happy with their purchase, despite paying well over £100 for some of them

Go on fella!



posted on Aug, 1 2006 @ 03:54 PM
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Usually when something like this comes up, I try to do at least a little background snooping on the seller. Gemwolf has done so already.


This guy is miraculous in what he happens to find.

Just too much so though.


Just goes to show, some people will buy anything.



posted on Aug, 1 2006 @ 04:02 PM
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I do not know how anyone can think he is selling real sea creatures. I know if I found a real Mermaid I would not sell it. If I did decide to sell it I would ask for a lot more than $1,500.



posted on Aug, 2 2006 @ 01:16 AM
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Hmph... The latest one is ugly. Far from the "works of art" we're used to... One would think with the steady income he'd come up with better ones?



posted on Aug, 2 2006 @ 02:11 AM
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I think you're right (as usual) Gem. His work is slipping. Sub standard really, compared to all his other sea monsters. And he didn't even bother with the story, which for me was the best part. I WANT to read about how he found his latest anomoly in a solitary beach in Florida and then 'liberated' it, while the beach crowd (where did they come from?) were rioting or screaming in terror or whatever.

I think the fame has gone to his head.



posted on Aug, 2 2006 @ 09:51 AM
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Regarding the "sea monster" pictured a few posts ago: I find it shocking to see such a horrible thing being done to a poor little dog's skull.

Regarding the "mermaid": It is obviously an artwork, a Jenny Haniver of sorts.

I have always found the often mentioned idea of manitees (see cows) as being the inspiration for the beautiful mermaids of myth to be extremely far fetched. (They look like 1 1/2 tonne sausages, not people.), but there is no way in that deep hot place however, that anyone can think I, or anybody else, is stupid enough to believe even the most sotted sailer would ever mistake a creature, real or otherwise, with the head of a vampire version of Jar Jar Binks for a beautiful woman with fins, especially one made out of paper maché with crummy yellow craft shop glass eyes.

Jar Jar: Meesa vampire mermaid!

(Qui-Gon clubs Jar Jar to death. Sells him on ebay.)



[edit on 2-8-2006 by Boingo the Clown]



posted on Aug, 4 2006 @ 03:48 PM
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PROOF THIS IS FAKE

He obviously is making fakes and making a living out of it

cgi.ebay.com... =closed_view_item&usedrule1=CategoryProximity&refwidgettype=cross_promot_widget

to much coiencidence to find two rare sea monsters in such short amount of time and sell them on ebay?



posted on Aug, 4 2006 @ 06:32 PM
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Originally posted by laiguana
That is the hottest mermaid I've seen in a long time. She'd look great in my pool.

ITs made by an artist, someone posted some of his works early, sorry, ahagha



posted on Aug, 7 2006 @ 06:38 AM
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" I have drilled a small hole in the back of the head so that it can be hung up on a wall for display. "

Haha classic. You drill a hole into a creature that no-body has ever seen b4 on this earth so they can stick it on their wall. hahaha






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