Update: Mystery creature photographed in Qatar identified

By | April 26, 2009

A mystery creature was purportedly photographed in Qatar, by an Arab expatriate.

It was spotted in the Doha Corniche’s parking lot, near the Oryx statue, according to a report published in a local Arabic daily.

The woman took a picture of it in spite of being terribly frightened. …

“She was very soon surrounded by a large number of people who also attested to the fact of what she had seen. But it suddenly disappeared out of their sight when they tried to go near it,” the report added, according to the Gulf Times.

via baxterking.com.

The picture of the strange-looking creature (courtesy: Al Watan-local newspaper) A mysterious figure resembling a human being was sighted on the Doha Corniche’s parking lot, according to a report published in a local Arabic daily. The report is based on the statement of an Arab expatriate lady who said she had seen the strange figure near the Oryx statue while walking in the area. Quoting the woman, the daily said she took a picture of it in spite of being terribly frightened. “She was very soon surrounded by a large number of people who also attested to the fact of what she had seen . But it suddenly disappeared out of their sight when they tried to go near it,” the report added. – iReport

Here are some other sites which link to this article:

http://leonorapiper.posterous.com/a-mysterious-figure

http://therightrant.blogspot.com/2009/04/arabian-chupacabra.html

http://www.sott.net/articles/show/182683-Mysterious-figure-spotted-

http://twitter.com/parapsychologie

http://www.snugd.com/2009/04/24/a-living-hobbit/

http://www.cryptomundo.com/cryptozoo-news/qatar-pic/

I too thought of the Aye Aye when I saw the picture, but it seems to be too big, the hands look wrong, etc.

Chris of Australia suggests, at least, an open-minded look at the aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis), the world’s largest nocturnal primate and a native to Madagascar.

Oh yes, the Aye Aye is a real creature:

The answer (thanks to John). K Saleh on Iloveqatar writes:

Ever since that original news article (at the bottom of this thread) started making the rounds I was hearing stupid conspiracy theories. My favourite was, “It’s Djin coming as a sign of judgement day to make us pay for our sins, but the media wants to trick us into thinking it’s an alien!”. Well some people just had to search around to see what else they could find. I could write up a long article on what ‘probably happened’ but I’ll leave it all up to YOU to decide. Special thanks goes out to Salman! Here’s some pictures which should clarify the situation I’m sure the Mythbusters would be proud!

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2 thoughts on “Update: Mystery creature photographed in Qatar identified

  1. mar

    love the stories here.. aye aye is so cute. i want one lol. ive never seen one before today. ty for the post. webmistress mar

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