Too Good to be Zoo

Please tell me that nobody ever thought the pictures of desiccated monster corpses circulating online were anything other than viral marketing.  I mean, these are clearly the work of a modern artist.  Now, I don't spend a lot of time on hoaxes here, because I think they're a waste of time and contrary to the goals of the Society; but on a slow news day I'll talk about them a little.  Mostly, when it comes to hoaxes, I like to talk about how much they annoy me.  I don't care if it's a viral marketing scheme or a con perpetrated by some shyster looking to make a quick buck, because the effect is the same.  It's a distraction, and worse than that, it's a distraction that feeds into the stigma that already exists surrounding fortean phenomena.  Every time this happens, so-called experts and debunkers like to hold it up as an example of how some people's credulousness is evidence of all of our gullibility, and frankly I'm sick to death of it.  So, the next time someone snickers at my mention of fairy sightings or UFOs, a fresh layer of hatred will form on my soul, and you'll all know that it's for the people that make the impossible just a little more unbelievable by pulling stunts like this.

Yours in Impossibility,


Tobias Wayland