According to a report that has been circulating via social media since 2015, weird human-dog hybrid creatures are being sold to the super-rich as pets.
The creatures depicted in the images featured in the report have rather grumpy looking human faces attached to dog-like bodies. Supposedly, the creatures are highly intelligent and can even answer your phone and read you stories. And, claims the report, buying one will set you back around 50 million dollars.
It hardly seems necessary to point out that, of course, the depicted creatures are not actually real living animals. As tall tales go, this one is tall indeed. Nevertheless, questions from readers indicate that some people are at least willing to entertain the idea that the animals are real.
Other readers already know that the claims in the report are nonsense but are nevertheless interested in what the images really depict and where they came from.
In fact, the images show hyperrealist sculptures by talented Australian artist Patricia Piccinini. Piccinini has produced a whole menagerie of strange creatures, some of which have featured in other circulating hoax messages.
So, alas, even if you do have fifty million to spare, you won’t be able to go and buy an iPhone answering, storytelling, dog-human hybrid anytime soon.
Human Hybrids Are Real. These Pets are actually being sold now to the super-rich.
Scientists have found a way to cross humans with dogs, to cater for a market of very rich people who like collecting unique pets.
Importance NoticeAfter considerable thought and with an ache in my heart, I have decided that the time has come to close down the Hoax-Slayer website.
These days, the site does not generate enough revenue to cover expenses, and I do not have the financial resources to sustain it going forward.
Moreover, I now work long hours in a full-time and physically taxing job, so maintaining and managing the website and publishing new material has become difficult for me.
And finally, after 18 years of writing about scams and hoaxes, I feel that it is time for me to take my fingers off the keyboard and focus on other projects and pastimes.
When I first started Hoax-Slayer, I never dreamed that I would still be working on the project all these years later or that it would become such an important part of my life. It's been a fantastic and engaging experience and one that I will always treasure.
I hope that my work over the years has helped to make the Internet a little safer and thwarted the activities of at least a few scammers and malicious pranksters.
A Big Thank YouI would also like to thank all of those wonderful people who have supported the project by sharing information from the site, contributing examples of scams and hoaxes, offering suggestions, donating funds, or helping behind the scenes.
I would especially like to thank David White for his tireless contribution to the Hoax-Slayer Facebook Page over many years. David's support has been invaluable, and I can not thank him enough.
Closing DateHoax-Slayer will still be around for a few weeks while I wind things down. The site will go offline on May 31, 2021. While I will not be publishing any new posts, you can still access existing material on the site until the date of closure.
Thank you, one and all!