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Old 19th October 2011, 06:19 AM   #41
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Originally Posted by Spektator View Post
Reenactors. They're too pudgy to be actual Civil War soldiers.
It's odd that the people are seen to be faked and no mention of the pterodactyl.
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Old 19th October 2011, 06:41 AM   #42
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Originally Posted by Stray Cat View Post
It's odd that the people are seen to be faked and no mention of the pterodactyl.
Yeah I see the typical "skeptics" approach trying to hand wave away the truth!
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Old 19th October 2011, 08:39 AM   #43
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Oh, is that a pterodactyl? I thought they just had a hard time trying to put up a pup tent.
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Old 19th October 2011, 10:42 AM   #44
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Pterodactyl? It was Batman I tells ye. Why wont you listen to reason after my research? Erm, making stuff up with crayons is research right?
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Old 19th October 2011, 12:12 PM   #45
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That there son, is no Pterodactyl. That is the biggest damn goose you ever saw! And given the girth of some of those Yankees, not the first one they bagged neither!
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Old 19th October 2011, 12:46 PM   #46
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That there son, is no Pterodactyl. That is the biggest damn goose you ever saw! And given the girth of some of those Yankees, not the first one they bagged neither!
Well I used to fly a Pterodactyl Ascender in the early 80's..
If you like chewing on aluminium tubing .........
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Old 19th October 2011, 02:29 PM   #47
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Well I used to fly a Pterodactyl Ascender in the early 80's..
If you like chewing on aluminium tubing .........
It might not be good eatins, but it sure looks like fun flyins.
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Old 19th October 2011, 10:13 PM   #48
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Originally Posted by Stray Cat View Post
It's odd that the people are seen to be faked and no mention of the pterodactyl.
Easier to prove the picture false by proving it modern, than by proving it's an authentic old picture of a fake pterodactyl.
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Old 20th October 2011, 12:29 AM   #49
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Originally Posted by Akhenaten View Post
I think stupidity is a damn fine explanation for it.

His paycheck depends upon it.
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Old 20th October 2011, 12:37 AM   #50
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Originally Posted by BTMO View Post
Ahhh...the well known pterodactyl incident in the American Civial War. 200 years ago....

Of course, that was the well known charge of the light brigade at Gettysburg.

General Pickett was carried off by a Union pterodactyl and the troops recoiled in horror.

It was called the high point of the Confederacy.

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Old 20th October 2011, 12:48 AM   #51
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Religion based stupidity even better
You can't get to dumb for god.
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Old 20th October 2011, 01:15 AM   #52
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Of course, that was the well known charge of the light brigade at Gettysburg.

General Pickett was carried off by a Union pterodactyl and the troops recoiled in horror.

It was called the high point of the Confederacy.


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Old 20th October 2011, 06:36 AM   #53
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Its amazing how this sewer of a forum attracts so many ignorant close-minded people.

No one managed to prove its a fake. Who made the alleged fakery, when it was made, what sort of camera was used? You can't answer these questions, thus you can't prove its a fake.

But one thing you scoffics got right. Its not a picture of a pterodactyl.

The picture actually shows a Mahar from Pellucidar. They sometimes manage to reach Earth's surface through a complex network of natural and artifical tunnels. Here, at the surface, they were recently responsible for Jersey Devil and mothman sightings. In the past, they gave rise to tales about devils and demons from Hell. Past demonic "possession" tales in no small part came from Mahars' telepathic and mind-controlling skills.
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Originally Posted by Correa Neto View Post
Its amazing how this sewer of a forum attracts so many ignorant close-minded people.

No one managed to prove its a fake. Who made the alleged fakery, when it was made, what sort of camera was used? You can't answer these questions, thus you can't prove its a fake.

But one thing you scoffics got right. Its not a picture of a pterodactyl.

The picture actually shows a Mahar from Pellucidar. They sometimes manage to reach Earth's surface through a complex network of natural and artifical tunnels. Here, at the surface, they were recently responsible for Jersey Devil and mothman sightings. In the past, they gave rise to tales about devils and demons from Hell. Past demonic "possession" tales in no small part came from Mahars' telepathic and mind-controlling skills.
Note to self: Remember to call Correa's nurse and let them know he's hiding his medication under his tongue again.

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Old 21st October 2011, 07:23 PM   #55
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Well, I was about to make a funny comment about tongues, nurses and medicine when I remembered the "no smut" policy...

So, here's one not too much against da rulez...

You'll remember my words and feel sorry when the Mahars take you to their underground lair and enslave you. When the Sagoths discipline you, you'll remember. Down there, at the Earth's core, under the sun that never sets, when you see the maidens being sacrificed to the Mahars, you'll remember...

Sagoths, the Mahars' police and army, BTW are bigfoots. See how it all makes sense?

Can't understand how you skeptics can be so blind. I guess you fear the pain of having yor cozy worldviews and beliefs shattered by the truth.
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