posted on Aug, 6 2008 @ 04:32 AM
This was sent to me today my bro via email-oh ,the synchronisity;By the way does'nt mean I disbeleive you op,just why some people might doubt you cos
of things like this;
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Martian Monkey is the name given to the animal used by Edward Watters, Tom Wilson and Arnold Payne to perpetrate a hoax in Atlanta in 1953.
1 The hoax
2 Hoax revealed
3 Present day
In Atlanta 1953, young barbers Edward Watters and Tom Wilson, along with butcher Arnold Payne, took a dead monkey and removed its tail, applied large
doses of hair remover and used green food coloring to make the corpse of the monkey appear abnormal. They then used a blow torch to create a
burning circle in the pavement. Officer Sherley Brown came across the scene by accident and was told by the hoaxers that they had seen many creatures
just like it. They claimed that they had hit the dead one with their truck and the other creatures had left in their flying saucer, which is what
caused the scorch marks.
The prank was played at the height of UFO hysteria in the United States. As a result, the Atlanta Police Department received constant phone calls
after news of the story broke, with multiple residents adamant they had seen the flying saucer that the pranksters described. The situation was
propelled further when a veterinarian agreed that the animal was not from Earth. The United States Air Force was also called in to investigate.
The hoax was discovered hours after the event by Dr. Herman Jones and Emory University anatomy professor Dr. Marion Hines. They found that the anatomy
of the creature was identical to that of a monkey and Hines is quoted as saying "If it came from Mars, they have monkeys on Mars."
Wilson, Payne and Watters eventually admitted to the hoax. The latter was made to pay a $40 fine "for obstructing a highway."Present day
The Martian Monkey is now on display in the Georgia Bureau mini-museum, along with other notable items, such as an illegal moonshine still and the
fibers that solved the Atlanta child murders. The exhibit is showcased along with the news report that was published at the time.
Associated Press. "The Butcher, the Barbers and the Fake Martian Monkey". Fox News. Retrieved on 2008-08-01.
2. Putnam, Walter. "Martian monkey lives in a jar". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved on 2008-08-01.
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