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Then on Friday, the Telegraph in a separate posted reported, the viral creature was really stunt meant to promote a TV show about magic and illusions. “The Happenings” will air on the UKTV channel Watch. “This new series on Watch is all about unforgettable and extraordinary events that capture the imagination,” the channels general manager, Steve Hornsey, told the Telegraph. “The Bristol Harbor Alien was designed to replicate this sense of magical excitement in a real world setting.”
'Alien-like creature' revealed as PR stunt
It was a mystery that took the internet by storm but the Bristol harbour 'alien' has been exposed as an elaborate stunt to promote a new TV show
It was a mystery that took the internet by storm but the Bristol harbour 'alien' has been exposed as an elaborate stunt to promote a new TV show.
Bristolians took to social media this week to report the appearance of a bioluminescent giant squid-like creature pulsing beneath the water in the city's harbour.
Videos and images shot by stunned locals of the tentacled alien-like being first appeared on Tuesday.
Within hours, speculation about the creature's identity reached fever pitch on social media, chat rooms and message boards.
But as these exclusive pictures show, the "alien" was in fact the work of the team at TV channel Watch who created the captivating 'creature'.