What Da Heck Is It? You Tell Me!

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    Question What Da Heck Is It? You Tell Me!

    These photos were copied from the CoasttoCoastAM site.

    It's supposed to be a photo of a shape shifting creature called a Filipino Aswang.

    The person taking the pic said it was huge.

    I've seen a lot of bats and it sure does not look like a bat to me. Look at the head shape.
    BTW the photo was taken with a NIKON camera w/ night vision capability. In the close up it looks like a pterodactyl flying dinosaur.

    The photo was taken at night.





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    Well, Aswang is a ghoul in Filipino fokelore. Makes since that it would look like a bat. Perhaps the photo is someone flying a kite.
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    Looks like it could be a fruit bat, those suckers are big

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    OMG!

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    I am glad that it does not live in my neighborhood.
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    A Nikon with night vision is that good? If it were nighttime, how would the photographer know that the flying whatever was there at all?
    What's the square shade from on the roof of the building to the left?

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    NIGHT ?? Yeah,right. If you believe that one.....I got a Jennings that I'll sell ya for .......hmmmmmm......lets say $750.--------

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    Someone did build and fly a successful pterodactyl type model - ornithopter deal - RC controlled.

    It flew well and was most imposing in the air.

    If that's a night vision shot, then I am your next president
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    A Jack Russel Terrier with a hang glider?

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    I don't believe I'd want to look up and see something like that! Then again, I wonder if it'd taste like chicken?

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    The Aswang

    An Aswang (or Asuwang) is a ghoul in Filipino folklore. The myth of the aswang is popular in the Western Visayan regions such as Capiz, Iloilo and Antique. The trademark or major feature of Aswangs which distinguish them from other Filipino mythological creatures is their propensity to replace stolen cadavers with the trunk of a banana tree carved in the cadaver's likeness. They are also said to like to eat small children. Their favorite body parts are the liver and heart. Other local names, especially in Capiz are tik-tik and wak-wak.

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    A Jack Russell Terrier with a hangglider? I must be getting tired I literally fell out of my chair laughing so hard. I got to get some sleep tonight!!
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    Very Very interesting, but IIRC there is no true color with night vision and it sure could be a kite!

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    Can't tell for sure, with a JPG, but it looks "photoshopped" when you zoom in close. Nice job, but still the edges around the object...

    Could only tell for maybe sure with the original image......
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    Quote Originally Posted by USPnTX View Post
    A Jack Russell Terrier with a hangglider? I must be getting tired I literally fell out of my chair laughing so hard. I got to get some sleep tonight!!

    Too funny...... I tired as well, time to go home...
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