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An "April Fools’ day fish" during the month of May?

Article published on 11 May 2007

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The visitor passing on this web site may have read this text published on the 1st of April, in which I announced the discovery, by Mr. Osmanagic and his team, of an extraordinary archaeological treasure of sculpted and engraved fishes [1] that confirmed their most extravagant hypothesis about an ancient worlwide sea-borne civilization. I hope the visitor had at least a smile reading it; for myself I had much fun writing it, and it seems that the administrator of the forum bosnian-pyramid.com (en) found it funny enough to paste it on the forum (on which I am banned):

This has indeed given a most comic reaction by the chief moderator, Hyperborean, who did not see that I was not responsible for this pasting, and above all who did not see the indications, however evident, that it was an April Fools’ Day joke:

The entire thread has very swiftly disappeared (en) from the forum...

At that time I could not have imagined that this "April fish" would reappear far into the month of May... First it was, still on the bosnian-pyramid.com forum, "ray2007" who saw a fish (en) engraved on one of the stones found in the Ravne tunnel - but I could not understand wether it was this one:

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or that one:

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Well, one is used to the fancy interpretations by "ray2007", already mentioned here.

But now it is the Osmanagic team itself that is beginning to see fishes everywhere! In a news with the Bosnian title "First artistic artifact from the tunnel complex of Ravne? (bs)", the Foundation publishes this photograph:

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explaining that one can clearly see that "the contour of a fish is visible; a head with an eye with prolonged body, two fins and a tail". And, for the blind ones, the Foundation gives a second photograph supposed to be more convincing:

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What can I say? Either there is in the team a practical joker, who happened maybe to read my text; or I have, unknowingly, paranormal powers, and my inconscious mind new in advance that this fish was to be discovered when I wrote it...

Another interesting hypothesis is the one half seriously suggested by Paul Heinrich on The Hall of Ma’at (en): he supposes that "somewhere in the Pyramid Foundation there is a person involved in secretly producing the archaeological equivalent of a either a ’Borak’-type documentary or book trying to find out how far a person can go in getting other
people to accept what are most obviously natural rocks as man-made artifacts". If this is the case, I cannot help to congratulate this person on his "May fish"!

Notes :

[1In France, April Fools’ Day is usually marked with fishes - "poissons d’avril" (for instance paper fishes that one will put on his friends’ back).


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