From Scott Corrales
- We have just recieved word this morning of the fact that
the photo accompanying the specimen of the "fish with hands and feet"
supposedly pulled out of a body of water in Paraguay actually represents
another marine specimen, the Pacific Spookfish -- one of the many rare
specimens displaced by the tsunami following the Great Sumatra Earthquake
- INEXPLICATA regrets this and has made its sources aware
of the fraud.
- Our thanks to Bufo Calvin and Frank Warren for alerting
us to this situation.
- Very best regards,
- Scott Corrales
- Editor, INEXPLICATA-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology
- Institute of Hispanic Ufology
- The following just in from Christian Quintero at Planeta
UFO in Argentina:
- "While the news item did exist and originally appeared
in the Paraguayan media,
the photograph accompanying the INFOBAE note has nothing to do with the
fish allgedly recovered from an embankment near Colonia Navidad.
- "This image, along with several others, formed part
of a chain of e-mails that went around the world depicting fish that supposedly
washed up on beaches as a result of the Asian tsunami. You can read
about this at this link.
- "The fish that appears in the Infobae photograph
is a long-nosed Chimaera from the Rhinochimeridae group.
These are deep-water fish, distantly related to sharks, who employ their
"noses" to dig up the sea floor and detect small prey. As can
be imagined, it is rather unlikely that a deep water fish would have appeared
in an embankment of a landlocked country.
- "Furthermore, there are several species of freshwater
lunged fish that have fins adapted to drag themselves along land when the
puddles and small ponds the occupy become dessicated. Some can even climb
trees if the need arises."
- (translation (c) 2006, S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks
to Christian Quintero)
- A group of Paraguayan fishermen had quite a surprise
when they pulled two green fish out of the San Rafael stream in Asuncion's
Zevallos Cue district. One of the specimens had hands and feet.
- Their surprise was even greater when they noticed that
the specimen began walking toward the water after having been set down
on the ground, according to Paraguay's El Popular newspaper.
- "It's too much. Seeing such things frightens me.
We grabbed the net and brought it home, but we don't know what it is,"
said one of the protagonists of the story to the neighboring country's
- Source: http://www.infobae.com/notas/nota.php?Idx=235564&IdxSeccion=100
- (Translation (c) 2005, Scott Corrales, IHU. Special thanks
to Jose Martínez Echevarría, ArgusPR)