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This section contains descriptions of unexplained facts provided by eyewitnesses or published in the media, as well as the results of their analysis by the group.

Skinwalker. United States

ID #1680448080
Added Sun, 02/04/2023
Author July N.
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Initial data

Initial information from sources or from an eyewitness
Source date: 
23.05.2020
Location: 
NM
United States

This photo was taken in New Mexico by a geologist. Many have suggested that it is a skinwalker (a creature that can transform into an animal using its skin).

Hypotheses

List of versions containing features matching the eyewitness descriptions or material evidence

Stills from the film

Shot from a film may be granted a real shot in the form of pictures and videos. This is one of the easiest to confirm options fraud, but one of the most difficult to identify because it often happens that the object is unremarkable and the film should be well remembered for his identification. On special effects for films usually work the whole team of professionals such as computer graphics and other fields, so if you don't know the movie, then fraud is often indistinguishable from the original.

Deliberate falsification

This version includes any falsifications that imitate unexplained phenomena both from the outside: practical jokes, flash mobs, fake news, witness fraud, staging, etc.

There are many ways to make something similar to a ghost or a flying saucer from improvised materials, without using video and photomontage.

Many homemade things made for the sake of a joke, a practical joke or a direct imitation of a mystical being or event can be taken as unexplained not only in photos and videos, but also in reality.

Investigation

Versions testing, their confirmation or refutation. Additional information, notes during the study of materials

This is a frame from the movie  Extra (Xtro) of 1982.

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Resume

The most likely explanation. The version, confirmed by the investigation

Stills from the film

Shot from a film may be granted a real shot in the form of pictures and videos. This is one of the easiest to confirm options fraud, but one of the most difficult to identify because it often happens that the object is unremarkable and the film should be well remembered for his identification. On special effects for films usually work the whole team of professionals such as computer graphics and other fields, so if you don't know the movie, then fraud is often indistinguishable from the original.


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