Childress also appeals to a mysterious old photo of cowboys with a dead pterodactyl. This photo is extra amazing because no one has ever seen it. People just hear about it and then...remember it. Spooky. There is not, so far as anyone can tell, even a single actual copy of the thing in existence, and yet Childress paints it as powerful evidence. Childress cites John Keel (Yeah, the Mothman Prophecies guy.) as his source that vouches for the authenticity of the photo. The quest for the magic photo is complicated by a handful of fakes (showing Civil War guys instead of cowboys) that got floated around the internet a few years ago as part of a viral marketing campaign for a now-defunct TV show called "Freaky Links".
The photograph shown here supposedly demonstrates that a cryptid was captured by a group of Civil War soldiers, circa mid-1860s. It has been circulated as the “mystery Thunderbird photo” and/or by others as 1860s soldiers with the remains of a pterodactyl.
As it turns out this photograph was a promotional tool of Orlando, Florida’s Haxan Production (producers of the movie The Blair Witch Project), to develop interest in their forthcoming sci-fi television program, “Freaky Links.” The series, first broadcast on Fox TV in 2000, involved the character “Derek Barnes,” an investigator of the unknown.
The photograph was a hoax, using Civil War reenactors and a pterodactyl created as a prop exclusively for two episodes of “Freaky Links.”
[edit on 28-12-2008 by Watcher-In-The-Shadows]
Originally posted by Watcher-In-The-Shadows
Originally posted by ignorant_ape
reply to post by pstrron
I remember seeing pictures of these flying dino's in books about US history.
and i guess all these history books have now vanished ? or can you cite one - title , authorur , ISBN etc
is quite correct. It is just that it is very hard to source material that was used in the school I went to over 40 years ago. Just goes to show that you never know what materials can come in handy many years down the road.
"In comparison, we have your unsourced statements and few pictures that have appeared on the web with no sources. "