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The Metepec Creature: author confess hoax


A “Veterinary Assistant” featured in the whole Metepec Creature brouhaha, “Ángel Palacios Núñez”, is, according to Alejandro Franz, in fact Urso Moreno Ruíz, nephew of Mario Moreno, and a taxidermist.

Angel Nunez Palacios 01

More importantly, Urso Ruíz apparently confessed in an Internet forum he indeed hoaxed the creature, which is indeed just a squirrel-monkey:

It’s just the corpse of a skinned squirrel-monkey. I took its ears out and involved it with all the hair and fluids of all animals I could find, then I dried it. All samples they take of it will come out as being of different animals.”

Of course, we already knew it was a skinned squirrel-monkey:

He goes on:

“Mr Mario quickly sold it to Maussán for 300.000 pesos [U$23,000], as you can see after four years they still can’t realize it’s a hoax.”

And tries to defend himself:

“I must say I didn’t claim it was real. That was Maussán who claimed it was real. He believed it. All the show was a hoax that got out of control, but after four years I’m happy to see one of my creations going around the world and through many scientists and tests and they still haven’t figured out what it is. I may have fooled science! LOL”

Nauseating, isn’t it?

Franz warns that, contrary to what Urso Ruíz claims, he did claim in video that the creature was “a strange animal”. Lies. Franz further accuses Maussán, Mario Moreno and Marco Salazar of creating this whole fraud from the beginning. It’s indeed interesting they should go with DNA testing right away, which is not their usual practice with such “finds” at all. It’s as if they knew the results would be inconclusive.

Of course, from the beginning people noticed it looked exactly like a skinned monkey. People also know very well Maussán is part of Ufology’s Hall of Shame.


So people had every reason not to believe the story. Reason, apparently, is something the History Channel’s MonsterQuest team lacks.

But then, reason is something that may be relative. Money and ratings can make everything relative, one would guess. How much money did all those involved, knowingly or not, make from this hoax?

This really makes me sick. It should make you too. And the skinned, dried monkey is not the culprit. [via Alcione]

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  1. […] person has come out and denounced the whole ordeal as a hoax. Forgetomori has the recap of what went […]

  2. Reggie August 13th, 2010 3:00 am

    Well, a squirrel monkey sounds like a “strange animal” to me.

  3. Roger Ainsley August 19th, 2010 7:46 am

    After reading this I had to try and confirm if this was indeed a hoax. So I called a contact at discovery channel who put me in touch with the production team who worked on the history channel episode who then put me in touch with the guys in mexico.
    At the end of the day the forum claiming this is a hoax is in fact a hoax itself.
    So once again this mystery is in fact still ongoing…
    19th Sept 2010..

  4. Anonymous January 7th, 2012 4:40 pm

    This story of it being a hoax is a hoax itself. The creature is real, we are not alone. Open your eyes.

  5. Dan September 17th, 2012 12:16 pm

    It’s obviously a hoax. I’m sorry but anyone who believes this creature to be alien is an idiot and/or extremely gullible.

  6. Billman December 2nd, 2012 6:14 pm

    I have just watched a tv program about this and it turns out that is a member of the Marmoset family and not a squirrel-monkey.

  7. Marc December 6th, 2012 8:22 pm

    It’s a hoax. Good god, it even looks like a monkey!

    If it was alien, don’t ya think it would look, er, alien.

    One born every minute. Several in America, it seems

  8. Idioax December 6th, 2012 9:14 pm

    Actually it has been proven that it was indeed a hoax, (& all of course for the reason that all such-like “hoaxes” are perpetrated i.e. $£’s & greed). … In fact they’ve even pin-pointed exactly what animal it was after all = a skinned Buffy-Tufted Marmoset (Callithrix aurita), & nothing more.

    I mean for f*ck sake people, the clue was in the perpetrators “profession” – he was a bloody taxidermist. Duh !

  9. Steve December 16th, 2012 8:29 pm

    The person that created this has admitted to it being a buffy tufted marmoset. A DNA analysis performed in the UK has confirmed this.

  10. Joe Vargas March 15th, 2013 12:19 am

    After considering DNA,etc., it is my
    conclusion the animal is not from
    the Earth, is not any type of monkey
    or marmoset. How it get here?
    Only 1 way, a UFO. Now it was either
    released or it escaped. My thoughts tell me it was probably released,
    proving we are not alone in the
    universe and there is other life out there besides us. It’s a great way for the visiting Greys to slowly
    educate us about the existence of
    life out in the cosmos, without showing us themselves right now.
    We are still too paranoid and warrior like to make direct contact
    with at the present time, but I’m
    hoping that will change and they
    will land and not fly off, but meet
    us face to face.
    Joe V.

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