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Mysterious Blobs
giant blob Two days ago a giant blob-like creature washed up on a beach in Chile. Chilean scientists were baffled. They had no clue what the creature was. Based on the emails I've received, a lot of people immediately suspected it was some kind of elaborate hoax. But I don't think this was a hoax. Scientists now say that they believe the blobby thing was either the body of a giant octopus or discarded whale blubber.
I assume the Chilean blob bears no kinship to another blob which surfaced on the internet about two years ago. To this day I have no clue what this earlier mystery blob was. A real person? A photoshop trick? A fat suit? I've often seen it given the caption 'Splat.'

mystery blob splat
Posted by The Curator on Fri Jul 04, 2003

This is from a movie. I forget which one, though but I've read about it before.
Posted by Scott  in  USA  on  Wed Aug 04, 2004  at  03:31 AM
that splat picture, is taken from a police site where real police, Crime Scene Analysis and so on. come together to make this far out website, with real pictures of real strange stuff that really does happen. so that is not a hoax or a rubber suit or anything. Its one of Our photos from our Police site.
Posted by charlynda  in  USA  on  Tue Oct 05, 2004  at  11:07 AM
'Splat', from what I later learned, was a sculpture by the British artist John Isaacs. Or that's what I was led to believe. Do you have a url for this police site?
Posted by The Curator  in  San Diego  on  Tue Oct 05, 2004  at  01:53 PM
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