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Koi Alien Photo 1

The first photograph in APCAT is one of the most infamous “alien” photos, sometimes referred to as the "Silverman".

This photo was been discussed in several books and publications since 1950 onwards.

Most websites which feature this photo contain few, if any, of the details known about this photo. For example, at the link below the photo appears in a section entitled "ETs, genuine : The following pictures are most likely 100% authentic". On that webpage it has a caption "1949, New Mexico. Source and story unknown, but probably authentic. It can not be excluded the small being that can be seen is not of extraterrestrial origin": http://thebiggestsecretpict.online.fr/ufo_et.htm

A copy of this photograph appears in UFO documents released by the FBI .One resident of Winchester, Virginia forwarded a copy of the photograph to the FBI in 1967 and a response dated 3 October 1967 sent in the name of J Edgar Hoover stated "I can assure you the photograph you mentioned does not represent employees of this Bureau" (FBI., 1967).   The same letter also states that "the investigation of Unidentified Flying Objects is not and never has been a matter that is within the investigative jurisdiction of the FBI" - a statement that was rather misleading given the FBI's prior involvement in investigating UFO reports which has been demonstrated by other documents released by the FBI.

Putting together information from various sources, this photograph appears to have been:

(1) published in the German newspaper [magazine?] Neue Illustrierte (on page 3 of the edition published on or about 1 April 1950, with the title "Der Mars-Mensch").

(2) admitted to have been a hoax / joke just a few days later. This admission has very rarely been mentioned in discussions of the photograph online or in print.

The history of the publication of this photograph in UFO books and publications tells a rather sorry tale.  Some correct information has appeared in a few publications but not been disseminated while, on the other hand, false information in popular books has been repeated.

 

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Koi Alien Photo 02

During 1995, Koi Alien Photo 02 appeared on the website of the Crop Circle Connector accompanied by a statement: "image by A. J. Samuels".

It subsequently appeared in the "Sightings" magazine, without the true story behind the image being published.

Koi Alien Photo 02 typically appears online without any accompanying text or a statement that the source is unknown.

Koi Alien Photo 02 seems to have been making a come-back in the last few years, having been used to illustrate several different articles on the Internet. For example, it was used by Robert Morningstar on the popular UFO Digest website to accompany an article in September 2006 with a caption stating "Purported Photo of Crashed Saucer Recovery (Source unknown)":

 

Slightly modified versions of the photo appeared on a few UFO blogs during 2008.

It has been referred to in one online discussion as being "one of the best pictures out there".

In fact, this photo was created by A J Samuels by compositing a:

(a) still of a flying saucer from an episode of The Twilight Zone called 'Death Ship', taken from a book;

(b) an image of an alien from Ray Santilli's "alien autopsy" footage.

AJ Samuels created a webpage, now defunct but available via the Wayback Machine's Internet Archive, on which he expressly stated that "This was my first attempt at image editing while I was playing around with my new copy of Picture Publisher in 1995. It later found its way onto the Crop Circle Connector web site as a joke, and seems to have got one or two people on the Net rather excited".

 

 

 

 

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Koi Alien Photo 47

Koi Alien Photo 47 appears on quite a few UFO websites, usually accompanied by text that appeared on the Art Bell website by April 1999:

“From the Producers of Strange Universe: Two young men in Michigan who are wedding videographers said they had recieved an anonymous package in the mail with an out-of-town postmark. Inside the package was a videotape of what appears to be the dead body of an alien being. The two said since they received the package, they feel as though they've been followed and that there was a mysterious fire at their office.”

When I first saw Koi Alien Photo 47 a few years ago, I thought I recognised the alien from the movie "Men in Black" (1997).

However, after comparing Koi Alien Photo 47 with stills from "Men in Black" I decided that it was not the same alien.

Looking into the image further, I found out that the Koi Alien Photo 47 is in fact a still from a video tape apparently showing the body of an alien that had been shown on the "Strange Universe" TV show in the late 1990s. Further stills from that video tape are shown below. The segment of the "Strange Universe" show on the video of this "alien corpse" gave the names of two individuals (Jeff Thomas and Robert Yensch) that had purportedly received the video tape in the mail. Those two individuals were described in that show as running a video company called Rainstorm Productions in Monroe (Michigan, USA) shooting weddings and Bar Mitzvahs. The narrator of that show commented that "They are not big time TV or movie producers and they are not in the drama business".

A special effects expert and alien abductee, Steve Neill, was interviewed for the "Strange Universe" segment on Koi Alien Photo 47 and commented that the alien was "obviously sculpted" and "not even finished off". He suggested that the hoaxers would have to work a lot harder to fool investigators.

UFO researcher and alien abductee Whitley Strieber was also interviewed for the "Strange Universe" segment on Koi Alien Photo 47 and commented that the video appeared to be intentionally badly made and it looked like a "complete fraud".

In short, both experts said the alien was an obvious fake.

It is unfortunate that such an image continues to circulate on many UFO websites without any hint of the views that have been expressed by such individuals or their reasons for concluding that an image is a hoax.

It is also unfortunate that the names of the individuals that purportedly received the video tape (i.e. Jeff Thomas and Robert Yensch) are also not associated with Koi Alien Photo 47 on any UFO website that I have seen to date. If those names were given, then anyone could do some basic research into them. You may be interested to learn that:

(a) in that last few years Jeff Thomas has directed and produced a low budget horror film (in addition to acting in that film) and he told one interviewer that he "was raised on horror and sci-fi films and it was from that love of the genre that guided me into filmmaking";

(b) Robert Yensch acted in the horror film produced by Jeff Thomas (i.e. 13 seconds).

Does anyone think these facts are entirely a coincidence?

 

 

 

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Koi Alien Photo 03

Koi Alien Photo 03 has appeared on various websites but it is unusually rare for it to be accompanied by much, if any, text.

For example, this photograph appears at this link - but the only explanation accompanying it is simply : "Nazi and alien".

One popular website (alien-ufo-pictures.com) has the following text below Koi Alien Photo 03 "The above picture was taken in the years around where the Roswell UFO crash was reported. Some of the elite people of this world who had intimate knowledge of ufo's carelessly left this picture around and someone passed it around until it got onto this site".

Another website (arealiensreal.org) gives the following caption : "Probably another Roswell incident. In this picture it is clearly shown that an official is shaking hands with an alien, the alien seems unfamiliar with the action. A concrete proof that the government is indeed in contact with the aliens for quite some time now."

I have found a reference on a blog in (I think) Swedish which suggests that the photo was published in the German publication "Der Spiegel" in 1973.  I have not yet obtained a copy of the relevant article, which the blog suggests is supposed to show Rudolph Schriever.

Photographs supposedly showing humans greeting aliens have become quite popular and there are several other examples of such photographs within the "Alien" Photograph Catalog ("APCAT"), including APCAT Koi Alien Photo 19 (President Bush shaking hands with an alien), APCAT Koi Alien Photo 24 (President Clinton shaking hands with an alien) and APPCAT Photo 73 (Hitler shaking hands with an alien).

 

 

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Koi Alien Photo 49

This photograph shows a prop made for the movie "Roswell" (1994), which starred Kyle MacLachlan as Jesse Marcel.

The man bending over the "alien" in some of the relevant series of photographs is Paul Davids, a writer and actor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Koi Alien Photo 4

In 1981, Klaus Webner (still a local resident in Wiesdadener, and a UFO researcher) managed to track down the source of the photo as being an April Fools Day issue of the German newspaper "Wiebadener Tagblatt" in 1950. It was an April Fool's joke by then editor William Sprunkel and photographer Hans Scheffler.  

 

Respected UFO researcher Chris Aubeck has commented "The fact that the author confessed two days later, yet the hoax became immortal, is just so typical" (Aubeck, 2008).

 

Sheffler's five year-old-son Peter Scheffler acted as the model for the alien, with the "alien" head being painted over him. The American military authorities gave permission for "Wiebadener Tagblatt" to use real military officers in the photograph.

The photo (along with a few relevant documents) also appears in the FBI's documents.

 

It also appears in the online files of the USA's FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), at page 54 of 84 of the FBI's UFO PDF file number 7, available online at: http://foia.fbi.gov/ufo/ufo7.pdf

The FBI files show that their copy of the photograph was received on 24 May 1950, from an Intelligence and Security officer at the New Orleans Port of Embarkation.

The FBI apparently took the photo seriously enough to discuss it with Colonel Borden in the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. Borden said his office didn't think it worthy of further study. The FBI files indicate that a translation of the captions accompanying the photograph referred to Wiesbaden, but the FBI did not manage/bother to trace the photo back to the relevant German newspaper, "Wiesbadener Tagblatt"!

 

  

 

 

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Koi Alien Photo 50

Koi Alien Photo 50 appears on various websites.

One UFO website (alien-ufo-pictures.com) states the following in relation to Koi Alien Photo 50:  “The best thing about this alien picture is that it shows that somebody somewhere was trying to keep this alien alive. That gives us hope that not everyone that comes in contact with a real alien is looking to exploit them for negative reasons. This picture of a dying alien shows the alien in a seriously frail state but fighting to stay alive. We only wish we knew if the alien in this alien picture won its fight for life.”

Another website (alien-ufo-research.com) states: "Here we have a photo of an alien being barely kept alive. It's on a respirator and they have all kinds of differnt types of sensors on the E.T. to keep an eye on it."

The "Arealiensreal.org" website gives the following caption : "Anybody who will deny that to be an alien is probably out of their minds. Look at how disproportionate the eyes are with the head. I wonder who was keeping alien alive. Does he want to save the alien? or keep him alive for further experimentation?".

Several people, including UFO researcher Kentaro Mori and myself, have recognised some similarities between this image and a prop used in an episode of the X-Files television series.  However, there are some differences between Koi Alien Photo 50 and the way that the relevant prop appears in the episode.  Kentaro Mori has stated that the Koi Alien Photo 50 was an image of the relevant prop used to promote that episode of the X-Files.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Koi Alien Photo 10

Keywords:Alan Lewis alien in incubator

This photo apperas on numerous UFO websites with a caption attributed to "Alan Lewis" which states "While cleaning out his house, I ran across the attached photo. If you look in the bottom right hand corner of the 'container', there is an Area 51 badge. I can't provide any proof that this is a genuine photo, however, the original didn't look faked to me.”

In fact, the "alien" in Koi Alien Photo 10 is a prop produced by Don Post (apparently dubbed by many as "The Godfather of Halloween"  most famous for creating rubber masks for commercial sale and use in movies - including the Star Wars and Halloween film series), as discussed below.

The photograph was taken at the "Aliens: Worlds of Possibilities" exhibition developed by the Pacific Science Center, which opened in Seattle in 1998 and has been traveling the country ever since.

The Manager of Exhibt Development of the Pacific Science Center was kind enough to generously answer a few questions I posed to her about the photograph back in 2007, including:

(1) Stating that the "alien" was purchased for $160 in 1997 at a local party supply store.

(2) Indicating that, prior to my email in 2007, the Pacific Science Center was unaware that a photo of their alien was being used as "evidence" of extraterrestrial life.

(3) Stating that the relevant exhibit was designed with a chain link fence/corrugated metal fence surrounding the space so visitors could not get near the case.  This caused her to suggest that the individual in the photo may have been someone would have had access to the set before it was completed and sealed off from the public.

Her comments also included the following:

"I imagine someone posted the image as a joke and it has just taken off.  The thing looks so incredibly fake it’s hard to believe any serious discussions have taken place as to its authenticity.  I can tell you I have personally always been disappointed this cheap and tacky doll has been the focus of newspaper photos and stories about the exhibition since we opened the show here in Seattle.  We spent considerable time, money and effort to create 5 incredible, imaginative robotic aliens (1 no longer travels with the show), that are grounded in scientific theory, and they hardly ever get photographed." (Email to Isaac Koi dated 1 May 2007).

 

 

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Koi Alien Photo 53

Keywords : Tiny alien, Concepcion, Chile 2002.

Koi Alien Photo 53appears on various websites with captions along the lines of "Alien, Chile, 2002".

While it has been suggested to me that Koi Alien Photo 53 shows the dessicated remains of a human fetus, it seems more likely that this particular photograph shows the remains of a small mammal known as a "monito de monte" (mountain monkey).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Koi Alien Photo 11

Koi Alien Photo 11_d appears to show an alien being wearing some sort of uniform with a high collar.

Various very similar photos, some in colour, appear on numerous websites. Some of the captions to these photos link the "alien" to "Hangar 18" and/or an alleged crash at Roswell (for no apparent reason).

This photo appeared on the back cover of the book "UFO Crash Secrets at Wright Patterson Air Force Base" written by James W Moseley when it was republished by Tim Beckley in 1991, with a caption stating "Soviets release photos of alien bodies recovered from 'flying disc' crash site".  The photo was the subject of a "report" within that book by Antonio Huneeus, which stated that the alien photo was first revealed to the world by Marina Popovich, a Russian ufologist, who had received it from Professor Feliz Zigel who in turn had received it from a Canadian source.

As detailed below, seeing the caption on that book caused Canadian artist Linda Corriveau some surprise, since the relevant photographs in fact showed a wax model of a clay sculpture she created for the "Man and his World" exhibition in Montreal, Canada. The wax reproduction was on display there from 1978 to 1981.   Linda Corriveau explained this in detail at length on her website, complete with numerous photographs of the relevant exhibition and comments at how, when reading UFO literature about these photos, she sometimes burst out laughing "at the contrived and fanciful theories".  

Linda Corriveau named her sculpture "Man of my Dreams". 

 

 

 

 

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Koi Alien Photo 54

Keywords : Ural alien, looks like crumbling body in metallic helmet. The photograph has a caption referring to "GUFOA".

Various photographs (which are stills from a video) showing this "alien" appear on various websites, with elaborate articles accompanying the photographs.  Most of the articles are based on a report by the Georgian UFO Association(GUFOA) and claim that the photograph shows the body of an alien that was found by an old woman in the Ural mountains which died after a couple of weeks. Its corpse was allegedly confiscated by the Russian Security Service.

UFO researcher Michael Hesemann has commented that "This is one of the most promising cases of a possible alien body I know of".

The photograph in fact shows the dessicated remains of a human fetus, probably about 5 months old.

 

 

 

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Koi Alien Photo 13

Koi Alien Photo 13 appears on various websites, almost invariably without any accompanying text or explanation.

It is in fact an image from ShowTime movie called "Roswell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Koi Alien Photo 55

Koi Alien Photo 55 was posted online by a member of the AboveTopSecret.com discussion forum in July 2007. 

That member (SuicideVirus) later pointed out that it was not real and gave a link to the original photograph which, it seems, he had altered to indicate the images of aliens that can be created using graphics software.

 

 

 

 

 

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Koi Alien Photo 16

Koi Alien Photo 16 has appeared on numerous UFO websites since about 2003, usually without any accompanying text or explanation.  In some cases, it is just accompanied by the word "Chupacabra". Sometimes some completely bogus story is attached to it, such as one website's statement next to this photograph that : “… there will always be those people that are more interested in destroying things they don't understand than in trying to understand them. This alien picture comes from the streets of South America where the locals apparently found an alien body and tore it apart until all the was left was this alien head.”

Koi Alien Photo 16 was in fact an art piece by a graphics artist, Charlie White. The piece is entitled "Highland Park" and it formed part of a series entitled “In A Matter of Days” (1999).  It has since been published in a book of Charlie White's work entitled "Monsters" (available on Amazon USA and on Amazon UK).

The photograph features a severed reptilian "alien" head created by artist and sculptor Jordu Schell.

 

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Koi Alien Photo 57

Koi Alien Photo 57 has appeared on several UFO websites, generally with no accompanying text.

In fact Koi Alien Photo 57 first appeared on the front cover of the satirical newspaper "Weekly World News" (in October 1993).  The prior edition of the "Weekly World News"had a front page story about Abraham Lincoln being revived with the next edition suggesting that JFK was alive and had just been reunited with Jackie...

 Amusingly, in 2009 Linda Moulton Howe denied that the original photo came from the Weekly World News.  Instead, she  claimed that the Weekly World News "got the photo from a document leak" (see the relevant post on the AboveTopSecret.com discussion forums by a person using the username "DoomsdayRex" that contacted Linda Moulton Howe about this photo).  However, the purported leaked "document" relied upon by Linda Moulton Howe is in fact a composite of (a) two genuine UFO documents and (b) the photo from the Weekly World News.  Relevant documents are shown below to demonstrate the falsity of the leaked "document" relied upon by Linda Moulton Howe. 

Various other articles also appeared in the "Weekly World News" purporting to show aliens, including Koi Alien Photo 19 ("alien" with President Bush), Koi Alien Photo 24 ("alien" with President Clinton) and Koi Alien Photo 64 ("alien" in handcuffs).

Greg Sandow, a UFO researcher that participates in discussion on the UFO UpDates email discussion list, wrote the following in a post on that list on 22 May 1997:

"“I do know a thing or two about the Weekly World News. I wrote a feature on it, got to know the editors, and even worked there for a week. … I went through the photo files one day, and found the outtakes from the alien/president photo shoots. What a pathetic alien -- you could see, in half the shots, flagrant cracks in the papier mache. Similarly, I doubt that intelligence agencies influence the paper's content. They'd hardly have to; as I've said, on a good day, the staff has an uproarious time thinking these things up.”

 

 

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Koi Alien Photo 19

Koi Alien Photo 19 appears to show an alien shaking the hand of President George W. Bush. It appears on literally dozens of websites, usually unaccompanied by any text indicating its source.

In fact, Koi Alien Photo 19 was first published in the Weekly World News on the front cover of the issue of the Weekly World News dated 9 May 2000 (under the headline "Space Alien Backs Bush for President!") and on several pages inside that issue. The Weekly World News was a satirical newspaper which appeared to take a delight in inventing the silliest stories it could create.

Greg Sandow, a UFO researcher that participates in discussion on the UFO UpDates email discussion list, had some knowledge of the relevant "alien", which he wrote about in a post on that list on 22 May 1997:

"“I do know a thing or two about the Weekly World News. I wrote a feature on it, got to know the editors, and even worked there for a week. … I went through the photo files one day, and found the outtakes from the alien/president photo shoots. What a pathetic alien -- you could see, in half the shots, flagrant cracks in the papier mache. Similarly, I doubt that intelligence agencies influence the paper's content. They'd hardly have to; as I've said, on a good day, the staff has an uproarious time thinking these things up.”

 

 

 

 

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Koi Alien Photo 60

Koi Alien Photo 60 appears to show a fetus-like alien, held in the palm of a hand.

This image appears on many UFO websites, usually without any accompanying text. One UFO website has the following caption for this image:

“Then there are some alien babies that really are cute. This cute alien baby was sadly dead when it was discovered in Japan but at least we are all able to take a good look at the little thing through this alien picture. Who knows how it made its way to Earth but thanks to an alien picture it will never be forgotten”.

During 2010, I contacted David Tarn (an English photographer) and he kindly confirmed that the relevant "alien" was made for an illustration in "Sightings" magazine.Tarn responded to my email by stating that: "Ben Philips made the Alien fetus, my brother and myself photographed it, the hands in the shot are either my own or those of my brother, the silicone model most likely is still in a draw somewhere along with the full alien model Ben also made for us.  We illustrated Sighting through its short life as a magazine. We created photographs of Aliens Alien fetus, planets, space craft and other weird and wonderful effects all in a makeshift studio with traditional cameras, techniques and on film" (Email to Isaac Koi dated 22 December 2012). David Tarn also stated that "The original transparencies are in a draw here".

 

 

 

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Koi Alien Photo 20

Koi Alien Photo 20 appears on several UFO websites, including one (thebiggestsecretpict.online.fr) which gives this photo a file indicating it supposedly relates to a Greada meeting in 1954 and a caption which states : "Fake Greada meeting.  A photo montage. Notice how nobody seems to notice the ET and how the lighting on the latter is different than that on the others". 

While the image appears on some other UFO websites without any explanation as to its source, this image was created by altering a photograph taken in London in 1944 showing the Allied invasion planners. The original version of the photograph appears on various websites and is shown below (labelled "koi_ap_20_c").

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Koi Alien Photo 64

Koi Alien Photo 64 appears on various websites and appears to show an alien in handcuffs being put into a car.  The photo usually is not accompanied by any text. One popular UFO website shows the photo with the title "Handcuffed Alien Getting into Feds Car" and states "This alien Picture has been dubbed fake from many sources around the globe but Since it could be a real picture we through it up for everyone to see. In our opinion the head looks fake, but then again we've never been up close and personal with an extraterrestrial so who are we to say",

In fact, this photo was one of a series of an "alien" published in the Weekly World News, a satirical newspaper, on 30 October 1990.  Numerous other articles later appeared in that publication purporting to show aliens, including Koi Alien Photo 19 ("alien" with President Bush), Koi Alien Photo 24 ("alien" with President Clinton) and Koi Alien Photo 57 (alien baby).

Other editions of the "Weekly World News" had front page stories about Abraham Lincoln being revived and another story suggesting that JFK was alive and had just been reunited with Jackie...

Greg Sandow, a UFO researcher that participates in discussion on the UFO UpDates email discussion list, wrote the following in a post on that list on 22 May 1997:

"“I do know a thing or two about the Weekly World News. I wrote a feature on it, got to know the editors, and even worked there for a week. … I went through the photo files one day, and found the outtakes from the alien/president photo shoots. What a pathetic alien -- you could see, in half the shots, flagrant cracks in the papier mache. Similarly, I doubt that intelligence agencies influence the paper's content. They'd hardly have to; as I've said, on a good day, the staff has an uproarious time thinking these things up.”

 

 

 

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Koi Alien Photo 24

Koi Alien Photo 24 appears to show an alien shaking hands with President Bill Clinton. It appears on numerous websites.

In fact, Koi Alien Photo 24 was first published on the front cover of the issue of the Weekly World News dated 9 May 2000 (under the headline "Alien Backs Clinton") and on several pages inside that issue. The Weekly World News was a satirical newspaper which appeared to take a delight in inventing the silliest stories it could create.

That article was one of many in the Weekly World News relating to a space alien allegedly meeting with President Clinton, President Bush (senior), President Bush (junior) and various other political figures.

Greg Sandow, a UFO researcher that participates in discussion on the UFO UpDates email discussion list, had some knowledge of the relevant "alien", which he wrote about in a post on that list on 22 May 1997:

"“I do know a thing or two about the Weekly World News. I wrote a feature on it, got to know the editors, and even worked there for a week. … I went through the photo files one day, and found the outtakes from the alien/president photo shoots. What a pathetic alien -- you could see, in half the shots, flagrant cracks in the papier mache. Similarly, I doubt that intelligence agencies influence the paper's content. They'd hardly have to; as I've said, on a good day, the staff has an uproarious time thinking these things up.”

 

 

 

 

 

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Koi Alien Photo 66

Koi Alien Photo 66 is almost certainly the most disgusting hoax I have come across in the history of ufology.  The only other real contender this this title is Koi Alien Photo 08 since that hoax involved killing a monkey by hitting it over the head with a bottle.

While Koi Alien Photo 66 appears to show a rotting alien corpse, in fact it is a manipulated photograph of a real decomposing human (with the "alien" head superimposed on to the photograph of the deceased person).

The photo appears on various UFO websites, including one where it is accompanied by the follolwing text:

“This dead alien was clearly dead for a while before somebody took the alien picture. That gives us hope that the alien's body was discovered rather than it being killed by the person who took the picture of the alien. Perhaps there was a space craft crash or it simply died as any creature eventually does. Either way we find the alien picture interesting and am glad it was taken.”

If there is any alien life in the universe, I hope it does not see human beings doing things like this hoax for a joke.

 

 

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Koi Alien Photo 32

Koi Alien Photo 32appears to show an alien baby in a blanket, with huge head.

Koi Alien Photo 32 appeared on the Art Bell website by April 1999 with the caption : “Alien Baby? Source: Unknown”.

Another UFO website has Koi Alien Photo 32 with the charming caption : "Alien baby or mutation thing".

Most of the other numerous websites which display Koi Alien Photo 32 have short captions, if any.  However, one UFO website has this caption:  “Alien babies aren't always pretty but then again human babies are a bit wrinkled and messy too. This alien baby picture is from the 1950's. Heavens only knows what was thought of the person that took this alien picture way back then but we are glad they were brave enough to pick up their camera and take a picture of the alien baby. We are even more glad that they were brave enough to make sure the picture made it into the public. We don't know what happened to this baby but we do hope it wasn't harmed in anyway but sadly, it probably wasn't treated very nicely.”

 

 

 

 

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Koi Alien Photo 73

Koi Alien Photo 73 appears to show Hitler greeting an alien.  It has appeared on various websites with no accompanying text or a brief caption indicating that it shows an alien shaking hands with Hiler (although in fact the "alien" has its hands by its sides and isn't shaking Hitler's hands).

In fact, this photo is a manipulated version of a photograph that appeared on the front page of The Illustrierter Beobachter (the Nazi Party’s weekly illustrated magazine) in 1938. The original version shows Adolf Hitler shaking hands with the Italian leader, Mussolini.

The "alien" in this particular photograph looks like one of the "Asgard" aliens from the science-fiction television series Stargate SG-1 (including the character "Thor").  However, more detailed examination of images of the "Asgard" and also of other cinema aliens suggests that the relevant "alien" is in fact taken from an image of the alien devised for the "Roswell" movie in 1994 - note in particular the ears, shoulders, eyes and ridge in the middle of the alien's forehead.

It is rather disappointing to read online discussions of this photograph in which numerous individuals (a) do not appear to recognise the relevant "alien" and, more importantly, (b) seem to ignore individuals that point out the uncanny resemblance between the alien in this image and the relevant "aliens" in the Roswell movie and Stargate SG-1 and (c) ignore the obvious signs of tampering with the original photograph e.g. if you look at Hitler's hand - it is quite simply a mess.

The use of such a recognizable image suggests that the image was not really intended to fool anyone and/or that the hoaxer was rather lazy.  The latter possibility is suggested by the fact that Hitler appears to be looking over the head of the "alien".

Despite these rather fatal problems, some of the individuals that have commented upon this photograph have indicated (rather surprisingly to me) that they remain open minded about the genuiness of the photo.  For example, one individual commenting upon these problems in an online discussion suggested, apparently seriously, that "I don't see Hitler looking over the aliens head, I see his eyes, wide & his eyes looking down at the alien, like he was taken by surprise" and that "Just because the picture looks like Thor from Stargate SG-1, does not mean it's an image after him. I mean, how do you think they got the idea for Thor in the TV show?".

With such an apparently strong willingness to suspend disbelief, I have to wonder what evidence of a hoax would be found sufficiently compelling to convince everyone.  I am afraid that the answer is that no amount of evidence would actually suffice.

 

 

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Koi Alien Photo 40

Keywords : Alien, Puerto Rico, 1979, Jorge Martin

Koi Alien Photo 40 appears on several websites with captions indicating that it shows a creature killed in Puerto Rico in or around 1979.

Some completely different captions are sometimes associated with this photograph.  For example, on one website Koi Alien Photo 40 has the caption: “Dead alien 2. This alien was found in Japan sewers.”

In fact, Koi Alien Photo 40 shows the dessicated remains of a human fetus.

 

 

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Koi Alien Photo 78
Keywords : Alien, Missouri Crash Recovery, 1941

Koi Alien Photo 78 has appeared on various websites with captions suggesting it shows an alien captured following a UFO crash in Missouri in 1941. It commonly appears in association with claims by Charlotte Mann that her grandfather, Reverend William Huffman, was summoned to pray over alien crash victims outside of Cape Girardeau, Missouri in the spring of 1941. He was allegedly shown three victims, not human as expected, but small alien bodies with large eyes, hardly a mouth or ears, and hairless.In fact, Koi Alien Photo 78 is a still from a reenactment of the alleged Cape Giradeau UFO crash done for the documentary "The Secret", aired on the Sci-Fi Channel. It's executive directors were Ryan Wood and Robert Wood.

The "alien" is a prop produced by Don Post (apparently dubbed by many as "The Godfather of Halloween" most famous for creating rubber masks for commercial sale and use in movies - including the Star Wars and Halloween film series).

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Koi Alien Photo 44
Koi Alien Photo 44 appears on several websites.

One popular UFO website (alienandufopictures.com) shows this photograph with the following caption:  “The proof is starting to show that aliens have been visiting Earth for a very long time. This man in India discovered a skull which is clearly that of an alien that died sometime ago. Luckily, there was a camera around to have a picture of the alien head taken so that this discovery could be shared with the rest of the world. The Internet really is a beautiful thing that is bringing all of humanity closer together in our search for the truth of the universe.”

While the text above claims the skull was found in India, other websites contain claims (in various languages) that the image shows an American soldier in Vietnam with an alien skull.

Koi Alien Photo 44 was created by manipulating a photograph of a human skull to create a skull that appeared to be "alien".

The original (untouched) photograph is shown below (labelled "koi_ap_44_b").

 

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