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Nahuel Huapi monster is back and shows his face. (PHOTO)

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posted on Jan, 7 2009 @ 02:00 AM
I don't think there's really a way to tell with the circumstances given. We have nothing to compare size to, no real background other than the water. It could be real, it could be fake.

Think of it like Schrödinger's cat.

posted on Jan, 7 2009 @ 02:17 AM
reply to post by doomsauce

Not sure there would be that much turbulence around the log if that was the case, however that could also be manipulated. As for the blur around the eyes, if you look around the image, you get similar compression results in areas of similar colour, so while it definitely could show evidence of editing in of features, it could also simply be the result of compression.

The water still makes me wonder. there doesn't appear to be a strong current, yet there is turbulence behind it, telling me that it is moving forward. So either whoever hoaxed it went to fine detail in order to pull of this relatively low quality image that 99% of the people who see it will automatically assume fake and not even notice the work put into it, or it is another creature moving thru water, and has had the features added to it, making it a pretty simple fake, that once more 99% of the people who see it will call fake.

Or it could be real, and 99% of the people who see it will call it fake...

Face it, unless we go fishing and it pops it's head up and opens its beaky turtle mouth, looks at us with it's slithery snake like eyes, and flashes it's pearly white dinosaur teeth, 99% of the people who see it will call it fake.

Just thought I'd say that for what it's worth, the compression can lead to the blurryness where the features are (it appears intermittently within the image) and I would think a log with features shopped in would not have water turbulence behind it.

posted on Jan, 7 2009 @ 02:18 AM

My guess is an aquatic monitor.
(Or shopped from one)


posted on Jan, 7 2009 @ 02:19 AM
reply to post by TasteTheMagick

You want to put it in a box and poison it with a radioactive isotope????

Typical humans !!!!

posted on Jan, 7 2009 @ 02:22 AM
reply to post by bloodcircle

I'd have to agree with you on this one. I think that people tend to jump to the "it's fake" excuse without even really considering what's going on in the picture. Like earlier someone said "I'm no photo expert but it looks fake" or something to that effect.

Until there's more evidence we can think of it as both real and fake at the same time. But I'm going to go ahead and stick with real at the moment.

posted on Jan, 7 2009 @ 02:22 AM
Looks like a log if you ask me.

posted on Jan, 7 2009 @ 03:38 AM
Possible Culprit:

Leopard Seal

posted on Jan, 7 2009 @ 03:40 AM
reply to post by Peronemlin

IMO this is an easy one. Simply remove the eyes and fake teeth - instant log.

I live in BC where the logging industry leaves this debris all over. I can see the obvious wear and layers of wood that make up the log.

[edit on 7-1-2009 by Wormwood Squirm]

posted on Jan, 7 2009 @ 04:00 AM
Personaly I love the idea of mythical beasts, but, having never been presented with any real evidence I have to remain skeptical.

Here is the full crude English translation of the content reported in the newspaper article, even the reporter suggests the creature may be 'a log'.

A man sent the photography to a newspaper of Bariloche and returned to seed the doubt on the existence of the mythical animal. This time, the image was captured in Lago Mascardi.

The images published yesterday in the matutinal rionegrino the photograph shows an animal similar to a serpent that shows itself in the surface of the water.

“I thought that they were huillines, when I saw revoloteando under the water, but when she showed I took the surprise. It is looked little like another animal that I have seen before, and it scared me when it appeared”, said the reader who sent the photography to the newspaper.

For most adept, this could be a test of the existence of the “Nahuelito”. But for the less believing it is only a trunk floating in the water.

The history of " Nahuelito" One is a unknown aquatic creature who, according to the popular belief, lives in the lake Nahuel Huapi, in Argentina.

The legend goes back to indigenous stories and the first registered sighting data of 1910, when George Garret could sight " to about 400 meters of distance a creature whose visible part measured between 5 and 7 meters in length and excelled about two meters above the water".

As of 1897, the Merciful Dr. Onelli, director of the Zoological one of Buenos Aires, begins to receive sporadic information about a strange creature inhabitant of the Lagos patagónicos and organizes an expedition search. that it did not throw positive results.

More recently, in 1960, the Argentina Navy persecuted in the lake an not identified submarine object during 18 days, without being able to identify it.

The most popular hypothesis is the one of the prehistoric monster, " Nahuelito" she would be a survivor of the time of the dinosaurios, probably " plesiosauro".

The legend reports a swan like neck which is not consistant with the photograph!

Sure enough the Argentinian Navy did try, and fail, to identify a moving object of considerable size during the search in 1960 along with earlier searches recorded in the full story here.

Nahuelito Navy search

There are plenty more, and possibly more official accounts of the Navy searches available through a google search.

Google: Navy search for the monster

I am a photographer and have captured a few strange shots during my time, I don't manipulate images but I know some people do, not particularly to deceive people but more to keep the legend alive.

Is there anything wrong with that? I don't think so! It keeps the mind active and the possibilities endless, just how it should be.

Regards S_G

posted on Jan, 7 2009 @ 04:02 AM
I was wondering where he got off to.

posted on Jan, 7 2009 @ 04:32 AM
Um, seriously, to possess a head and neck of that size would require a body beneath the surface to match. Even refracted, you would still see a darker shade beneath the surface of the water going out of the photo.

posted on Jan, 7 2009 @ 04:40 AM
reply to post by fooffstarr


I was just about to say almost the exact same thing!

It does indeed look like an eel doesn't it.

Perhaps a crossbreed between an aquatic snake and an eel?

Stranger things have and do happen in the animal kingdom.

Come to think of it..we have no idea of scale here do we.

So this could simply be a poor quality shot of a terrapin or turtle for all we know. Or even a curiously shaped wooden log, as some have suggested already.


[edit on 7-1-2009 by spikey]

posted on Jan, 7 2009 @ 05:22 AM
reply to post by Peronemlin
looks like a fin of some kind of whale to me...

posted on Jan, 7 2009 @ 05:32 AM
I don't know about the whole log theory, presuming the thing is actually moving in the water and not stationary and stuck to the bottom, could a log float at that angle or would it not be on its side completely?

I tell you something, if it is real, its the smoking gun! Theres just something about the eye though that doesn't quite look right, i don't know i cannot put my finger on it.

But hell i still cannot take my eyes off the damn thing!

Definately the best monster photo i've seen without a doubt.

posted on Jan, 7 2009 @ 05:33 AM
No body mass underneath.

Turtle-like gesture of the head.

Dark shapes below either side could be swimmers/divers.

A second or third photo would be nice. He only took one? Fishy.

posted on Jan, 7 2009 @ 05:36 AM
Looks like the eyes on George Sr. when he shape-shifts.



posted on Jan, 7 2009 @ 05:59 AM

Originally posted by Anonymous ATS
Looks a little Jim Hensony...

Colony of underwater skeksis?

posted on Jan, 7 2009 @ 06:09 AM
Hmmm back in 2002 I went to Bariloche on a trekking/ climbing holiday.
Amazing place and excellent chocolate

While we were there we did a bit of Kayaking as well.. Mainly in lake Moreno, but also a little in Nahuel Huapi as they are situated pretty much next to eachother.

Beautiful lakes and amazing vistas.... But had I known that that thing was down there I would have thought twice before going out onto the water lol

Personally I think its a fake.

posted on Jan, 7 2009 @ 06:31 AM
Just to clear up for some of you guys... this is FAKE. I must say, I find it very easy to see this image faked.

I have composed two images out of the supposed "original".

This first one is manipulated, and it shows how easy it is to fake the image. I have manipulated the image and removed any of the already faked artefacts.

This one I have overexposed.. and here its very easy to see that the eyes are later added to the original photo.

Its kinda frightening seeing so many in here seeing this photo as being real.

[edit on 7-1-2009 by DwaynetheSpecious]

posted on Jan, 7 2009 @ 06:40 AM
reply to post by Pocky

m true but the slith eyes are not suitable underwater. like seasnakes have round pupils.

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