Alleged Nigerian Sighting’s Bogus …
Just a Prosthetic Dummy!!!
6/19/2021 12:30 PM PT
A now-viral video has been making the rounds of what many say is a real-life sighting of an actual werewolf in Africa, which was apparently shot dead … but the whole thing is BS.
The clip that’s got people buzzing surfaced seemingly out of nowhere this week, and it shows what appears to be the body of a lycan — subspecies of a werewolf in monster mythology — dead on the ground in the middle of the night, bleeding from its face … lying motionless.
There’s a man narrating, speaking in what seems to be Hausa — which folks took to mean this alleged killing took place somewhere in Nigeria … and it’s freaking everyone out.
Different users saw this and spread it like wildfire — warning locals in the area to be on the lookout, sounding the alarm without really questioning the source … or its veracity. Luckily, somebody came to the table with the truth — and that would be … this is a big fat hoax!
The clip that everyone is seeing is dubbed over, as the original is actually part of what seems to be a short film from Portugal called “Lobisomem Morto a Tiros” … which translates to “werewolf shot to death.” Very original, we know. It was thrown up on April 1 by a user named Cloud Wolf … who’s got an entire YT page dedicated to the legendary creature.
As for how the hell this thing *looks* so real … you can chalk it up to great SFX work, courtesy of freelance sculpture artist Joseph-Rob Cobasky — who’s got photos up on his IG with his creation on the table (Frankenstein-style). Obviously, it’s top-notch work — especially since everyone thought it was the real McCoy. A testament to the quality, indeed.
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The makeup team from “An American Werewolf in London” are probably nodding with glee — ’cause Joseph’s take on a werewolf ain’t all too different from what they cooked up in ’81.
Anyway, nothing to see here, people — back to Bigfoot and Loch Ness sightings, please.