More fakery, this time purportedly from Western Aus.

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More fakery, this time purportedly from Western Aus.

Unread post by Shazzoir » Wed Feb 28, 2024 8:21 pm

So this fool of a 'woman' (you never really know who is who on social media) made a post on a Yowie page on Facebook this afternoon, purporting to have found a 'huge print by the waterline' somewhere in WA. It didn't take long for people to figure out it was a pretty ordinary Photoshop job, and the Admin removed the post in due course. Just another moron intentionally stirring s#@t, but it was sad how many people who commented seemed to have zero critical thinking skills.

I had a problem with a peculiarly 'smooth' area of sand, and said so. You can see in this image, that the Photoshopper dragged the 'blur'/'smoothing' tool which removed all signs of sand grains in the red oval here;
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Then another fella agreed with me, and identified how the poster had copied another part of the image from mid-bottom to upper right, plus of course, the smooth area, which ANOTHER woman also pointed out. It was a piss-poor attempt, yet many commenters defended the poster, attacking commenters who were showing their ability to think critically, and examine the photo for interference. I know we all would love to know for sure and get some kind of unassailable footage or a body, but wanting so badly can blind people to reality.

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The copied section, in red.
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Re: More fakery, this time purportedly from Western Aus.

Unread post by Shazzoir » Wed Feb 28, 2024 8:26 pm

The print would mean a creature METRES tall which isn't impossible, but the poster provided no further input, only set the bait to piss us off. There was no direction of travel shown by hollows of the heel and toes pushing off from the sand, a definitely 'human-looking' foot complete with arch (no metatarsal break here!) and the toes were neat and looked just like toes that had lived in shoes all their lives. All in all, it was fairly easy to discredit, but geez, what a pain these people are. Just look at the huge seagrass, in the print only!
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Re: More fakery, this time purportedly from Western Aus.

Unread post by Grantly » Wed Feb 28, 2024 10:15 pm

I don't follow anything anymore other than checking in here once a week. It's not worth it with so much fake stuff and manipulated media. I have given the podcasts the flick too, too much BS although I still dabble with James Bobo Fay and Cliff's podcast. I am hanging out bad for some new AYR content though, and I watch all of Yowie Dan's stuff on Youtube and his mate David has a good channel too.
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