Some Doomadgee residents have dubbed it the “Water Blackfella” but we at The North West Star are not so certain.
A couple came into our offices this week claiming to have an image of a mysterious creature sighted in the Gulf of Carpentaria.
According to the legendary tale being told around kitchen tables in the region, a Doomadgee man was trying to take a photo of a large snake at Drum Yard Station, which is about 50 kilometres outside Doomadgee, when this creature emerged from a billabong.
The quick thinking man supposedly hid behind a tree and took this “photograph” before the monster slinked past him and out of sight.
The picture is currently being passed from phone to phone throughout Doomadgee as residents debate its authenticity.
Is it bunyip, a gorilla, a water blackfella or just simply (and most likely) a hoax? The picture looks pretty suss to us, but we’ll let you decide - believe it or not.
According to Loren Coleman, the image is the so-called “Wild Creek Bigfoot photo.” It is one of a series of 14 photos supposedly taken by an off-duty forest patrol officer near Mt. Ranier on July 11, 1995. They were allegedly purchased by Cliff Crook, although some have felt that Crook allegedly created them. The pics are generally thought to have been made using a small model posed in a watery setting, such as a small creek or merely digitally “painted” from computer software onto a real photograph background.
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