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The Dartmoor Beast 31st July 2007

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posted on Jul, 31 2007 @ 03:00 AM
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This story was reported in the English newspapers today



And here is a link to the Article

Dartmoor Beast

A beast on the moors... and a Great white in the sea off Devon and cornwall. Seems it's not safe in or out of the water down there




posted on Jul, 31 2007 @ 06:08 AM
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yar, got to love my county!



posted on Jul, 31 2007 @ 06:37 AM
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When I saw the enlargement my first thought was bison or mountain goat...



But looking at the full picture definitely rules out bison (and mountain goat doesn’t fit the milieu).

Funny how the article wants to ride the "scare train" with references to demons etc.

Seen only yards away from a party of schoolchildren, the animal has a thick, shaggy coat, rounded ears and large front limbs which would be powerful enough to tear human flesh.


But it seems like the obvious explanation is not as exciting though...

Disappointingly for those who possess a vivid imagination, the most likely explanation yesterday was that the Beast is nothing more supernatural than a large and hairy wild boar.



posted on Jul, 31 2007 @ 06:43 AM
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I have done a few army exercise's around those part's huhuhuhuh.

Give's me the shivers when i think back there are some really messed up noises out there.

It could be the hell hound with it's fireball red eye's and a hunger for the human life essence.

But to me it look's like a miniture horse. I know there are Dartmoor ponies all over the area. Could this be an outcast dwarf horse with a long coat of hair ?

Regard's
Lee


[edit on 31-7-2007 by h3akalee]



posted on Jul, 31 2007 @ 06:59 AM
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Its probably a hybrid of two common animals. Sort of reminds me of the Maine beast, which was half dog and half wolf.




posted on Jul, 31 2007 @ 02:02 PM
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Um, that "enlargement" is a separate photo. This is an enlargement of the best in the photos with schoolchildren. It's obviously different from the first picture in the article. Different pose, shape, and foreground. One has a boulder, the other has a bush.

beast

The larger photo they posted defintiely looks alot like a boar, but the one with the schoolchildren looks more like a dog or even a small bear to me.

boat



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[edit on 7-31-2007 by Esoterica]



posted on Jul, 31 2007 @ 05:47 PM
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Nice catch Esoterica but it dosent identify the animal
maybe its a really really big wolf or maybe its a bear or maybe its MANBEARPIG!!!!



posted on Aug, 1 2007 @ 07:51 AM
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Originally posted by Esoterica
Um, that "enlargement" is a separate photo. This is an enlargement of the best in the photos with schoolchildren. It's obviously different from the first picture in the article. Different pose, shape, and foreground. One has a boulder, the other has a bush.
[edit on 7-31-2007 by Esoterica]


LoL! One of those forehead-slapping moments that make you go "Duh!"

Still - the newspaper (source of both pictures) doesn't claim it to be the same picture/beast... I wonder what's the story?



posted on Aug, 1 2007 @ 08:23 AM
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Ever heard of the Black Shuck? It's a large, demonic dog with one eye and shaggy black hair. Seems to fit both these beasts and the ABC's (alien big cats).



posted on Aug, 1 2007 @ 08:34 AM
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Enlarged the original myself and played about with the brightness and contrast in Photoshop. Sorry for the crude drawing skills








This is how I interpreted it, although I got the perspective slightly wrong in my illustration. The creature appears to be looking straight at the camera man. This looks like nothing more than a common house cat. I think I have got the tail wrong though, it most likely hangs by the creatures back leg, which is why the back leg would appear to be so fat.

Perhaps the head is too big and out of proportion? I'm not sure.

This would explain why the paper used an enlargement from another photo!



posted on Aug, 1 2007 @ 08:43 AM
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Originally posted by XHAZX

This is how I interpreted it..


I think what your eyes are trying to tell you is wrong regarding the perceived face.. That's just the built in face recognition system we all have.

The neck would have to have been bent at a sharp 90 degrees if you look at the protrusion at the bottom left of the "neck"

I think the " face" is just pixellation and it is looking down and forward in the manner it would moving at a medium brick pace


EDIT TO ADD.. Gonna have a go enhancing it


[edit on 1-8-2007 by AGENT_T]



posted on Aug, 1 2007 @ 09:08 AM
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Perhaps so, but the face looks to good to be true to me. I think we can definitely assume that the two ears that I have highlighted are actually ears.

My 3 cats can be seen in this stance frequently, with the head turned at a tight angle.

Also, our face recognition works for non-humans? I know that the first thing the brain tries to do when it receives data from the eye is to try and interpret a face, but I didn't think it would work for cats.



posted on Aug, 1 2007 @ 10:17 AM
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Originally posted by Gemwolf
LoL! One of those forehead-slapping moments that make you go "Duh!"

Still - the newspaper (source of both pictures) doesn't claim it to be the same picture/beast... I wonder what's the story?

My guess was that the guy took tow pictures, one zoomed in (to show the animal) and one zoomed back to shwo how close it was to the group of people. The article just doesn't make it entirely clear.



posted on Aug, 1 2007 @ 10:29 AM
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The original picture, if i'm honest, it looks like a small bear to me, like someone else said.



posted on Aug, 1 2007 @ 11:30 AM
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Finally someone who used descriptive and unique identifying naming conventions for the title of their thread.



posted on Aug, 1 2007 @ 01:58 PM
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A photograph of an animal taken on Dartmoor is "almost certainly" not a big cat, according to a local expert.

The picture was taken by falconer Martin Whitley, who stumbled across the creature by accident near Hound Tor.

The area inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Hound of the Baskervilles, but Mr Whitley said there was "definitely nothing supernatural" about the animal.

But Danny Bamping, founder of the British Big Cats Society, said he "just couldn't see it" being a big cat.

news.bbc.co.uk...


"I've studied the pictures and I just can't see it being a big cat," he told BBC News."

I wouldn't completely rule out a dog or a pony, but my money would be on a hairy wild boar".

news.bbc.co.uk...

A pony?! Okay...Well, it pretty much didn't care who was around or indeed how many people were nearby so it is either something completely normal or something that has been there for some time. My wild guess is a dog/wolf/hybrid perhaps.

Here is information on the wild boar which is another possibility according to the expert - www.bbc.co.uk...



posted on Aug, 4 2007 @ 08:38 AM
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Actually it was a pet dog, here's the BBC Story: Link

Well, that solves it.



posted on Aug, 9 2007 @ 05:31 PM
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It looks like a mangy looking Chow dog to me


Wig

posted on Aug, 13 2007 @ 05:30 PM
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Am I the only one?

You look at the big picture in the OP, look at the size of the people, those people are going to be 5 - 6 feet tall, now compare the size of the "beast". It would barely reach their kneecaps.

The people are another 50 feet away from the camera, i.e. if you bring them forward to where the beast is, they will get larger.

This thing is tiny, "a small pony" ROFL

This small perhaps

I think toby(?) the newfoundland is too big for this thing, but it might have been Toby.


Wig

posted on Aug, 14 2007 @ 08:37 AM
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More photos from here
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This is what I mean, but this is just guess work, it would require an onsite photo to determine it's real size.



It seems to be a small dog.

[edit on 14/8/2007 by Wig]



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