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California Man Asks for Help to Debunk ‘Alien’ Photograph

Update: Numerous readers have recently mentioned that this is an old picture known as “Dr. Jonathan Reed’s hoax”.  Further research indicates this is a true statement. As always, Cryptozoology News thanks you for helping achieve the truth.

VALLEY CENTER, Calif. — A man in California says he has obtained the photograph of an unidentified “creature”.

The man, whose name wasn’t released, said someone showed the picture to his cousin, a firefighter working in the area.

“A concerned citizen approached him. He believed to have taken a picture of an alien,” he said on MUFON. “He wanted to share it with him.”

The man writing the report claims the original image was taken with a “long range camera” but didn’t specify where or when.

“My cousin then took a picture of the photo using his phone.”

The zoomed-in image shows the head of a humanoid with squint eyes. Its skin appears to be green in color, similar to the vegetation in the background.

A cell phone shows the photograph allegedly taken by a man in California. Credit: MUFON


An image analyst told Cryptozoology News that because the picture provided reportedly isn’t the original one, its EXIF data is irrelevant.

“This was most likely taken from a movie. They did a bad job even at that. Because of the lack of a background story behind this picture, I’m quite certain that this is a simple hoax,” said the image analyst.

The Valley Center resident says he believes in the existence of extraterrestrial life but that this picture “appears to be highly unbelievable”.

“I’d like it debunked if possible.”

Two months ago, a man in West Virginia released a similar photograph.

Last year, two people from New Mexico claimed to have been chased by a group of humanoids in the city of Logan.

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  1. Haibara

    August 25, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    Aliens definitely exist, but this is a hoaxed photograph.

  2. Tim

    August 25, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    LMFAO one simple google search will show you that not only is this a fake, but that is NOT vegetation — it is a “operation” table under it. like really? “vegetation” LMAO. also, so sad that there are so many liars out there seeking attention, but then again it’s predicted.

  3. Deadz28

    August 25, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    Dr. Reeds alien

  4. Fredrik

    August 26, 2017 at 9:39 am

    Its Jonathan Reeds old Papier-mâché alien.

  5. Skully

    August 26, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    Why did you not post my comment from yestertday?? I helped the guy!! It’s “Dr. Jonathan Reed’s” hoax of killing an alien and that;s the “body”. Truth,,,,does it matter?

  6. Mr Magee

    August 27, 2017 at 5:34 am

    I hope this guy isn`t wandering the local area – don`t want his sort here.

  7. luke

    August 30, 2017 at 11:10 am

    I remember that alien. It was supposedly CAPTURED by a man. Theres more than just a pic. Theres a black triangle floating or at least present in the woods where he got the alien and took it home. It WAS a video if i recall and looked ok for an xfiles episode.

  8. Al Lien

    September 4, 2017 at 11:32 am

    Ahh,thank the Good Lordy that the truth regards this rotten looking character is now known…and all rests peacefully again.

  9. Chris

    May 26, 2018 at 2:09 am

    Looks like a puppet from the film “Fire In The Sky.”

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