Hmm first, recent forum reader, first time poster... with that out of the way.
This is actually rather interesting to me since it brings up a recent memory of a series of photos (3 or 4) I saw on a website which I cant remember
for the life of me now, was about 6 months ago or so... it might have actually been on Cryptomundo when i think about it, i'll have to give em a
check after this to make sure.
They where rather unusual, not the best of detail and comments left about the images by the sites visitors pretty much gave the impression that others
either thought it was a bear or was definitely NOT a Bigfoot, but not a Bear either.
The photos where black and white either due to the time period they where taken in or for other reasons. They showed up close (given the scale of
objects in the photos say 10 foot), an odd creature. Bear like, very dark in color, on four legs with a giant ant eaters form of posture with a
longish neck and head that was pretty close matching to what you'd think a Giant Sloth would look like (or at least very similar to the OP's first
example photo of the guy in blue near the statue) just not as large. It was also if I remember rather shaggy or almost very shaggy (wish I remembered
where I saw them
). It was standing (on all 4's) in a grove of rather thinly spaced trees (no idea what type of tree but they were rather thin).
Given its size in relation to the angle of the photographers eye level it was pretty large.
If only I could remember where I saw those photos, anyone else know the Photos im talking about?
Was just neat reading a forum post here at ATS and suddenly having my memory jogged of them and thinking "Oh thats what it could have been!" since
Giant Sloth never really crossed my mind the first time i saw the photos.
As for the OP's links to the photos on Cryptomundo... definitely a guy in old bear skins with a frame on his shoulders holding up the upper half of
the get up, might have been more hard to laugh at, if they had taken the time to hide or obscured the seam/overlap along the back leg/hip of the
costume in the last 2 photos.
Ive loved cryptozoology since I was 4, just hate it when idiots run the sciences credibility down with constant ridiculous hoaxs like that one.
Anyway I only hope some one else knows the photos im talking about or even the site their on which would be great. As for Giant sloths or some sort of
similar ancestor of em still being around, id say theres a pretty good chance.
[edit on 25-1-2009 by BigfootNZ]