From: Skywatch International <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Sun, 19 Jul 1998 14:50:05 -0500 Fwd Date: Mon, 20 Jul 1998 06:27:09 -0400 Subject: Skywatch: New Clues To Marree Man Mystery -----Original Message----- From: Skywatch International Inc. <email@example.com> To: sky open list <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Sunday, July 19, 1998 2:51 PM Subject: (Skyopen) Fw: New Clues To Mystery (Marree Man) From: Clifford M Dubery <email@example.com To: SkyWatch International <firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Saturday, July 18, 1998 9:14 PM Subject: New Clues To Mystery (Marree Man) A Follow Up on the South Australian Huge Drawing in the Dirt By CRAIG CLARKE 19jul98 The Sunday Mail (Adelaide) DETECTIVES are closing in on the creators of the mysterious Marree Man. Police have confirmed they are following strong clues in the hunt for whoever etched the 4km-long drawing of an Aboriginal warrior on to a desert plateau outside Marree, 200km north of Port Augusta. As the world spotlight on Marree intensifies: William Creek Hotel, 200km north-west of Marree, claims they threw away an anonymous fax six weeks ago describing artwork and its location. 'We thought it was a joke and threw it out,"said Mr Shane Anderson, whose family runs the pub. Heavy Outback rain threatens to erase sections of the Marree Man before tourists begin flocking to the site. Rain is expected to again fall across the State's Far North tomorrow. Speculation continued in Marree yesterday as to who ploughed the desert portrait, which has angered Aborigines, who claim it is poking fun at their culture. The State Government has given the naked man a temporary reprieve, refusing to bulldoze it from the rough landscape. Locals believe whoever created the Marree Man - discovered early last week by a local charter pilot - needed satellite photographs and a sophisticated global positioning system (GPS) to map the giant artwork. The creators - who Marree residents agree wasn't a local - needed a transporter to truck in the plough and plenty of fuel. Mrs. Suzy Walsh, who works at Marree's Outback Roadhouse and General Store, is convinced she would have unwittingly served the culprits. "We get locals and people passing through buying several 44 gallon drums of fuel at a time, so we wouldn't have batted an eyelid,"Mrs. Walsh said. "I probably served them without realising it." Mrs. Walsh said the artists gained access to the site in a truck via a dried up creek bed, before climbing onto the plateau. They would have used the heavy vehicle traffic from Woomera as cover. Investigations into the Marree Man are being handled by detectives in Port Augusta. Marree police are "fed up" with the world media spotlight on their tiny three-man Outback station. Journalists from around the world have inundated the station with requests for interviews since the story broke. "We've been getting calls all day and all night and we're fed up," an unnamed officer said. He referred all inquiries back to Adelaide police, who confirmed Port Augusta detectives were getting closer in the search. Marree identity, Mr Ray Goss, said: "This has put Marree on the map. We've never had so many journalists here." "The theory among locals is that it's an eccentric artists who has carved it - it's too good a job for one of us." Police last week interviewed Melbourne artist Christopher Headley, the only man in Australia who creates "land drawings". Mr Headley, who has been refused permission to work in the area, said he was incapable of carrying out the work. Mr Lyall Oldfield, a local businessman and booking agent for scenic flights, said he hoped the rain would stop soon to allow tourists to flock to the site. Notification of the drawing may have been timed to coincide with the school holidays, which end today. ________________________________________________ From: Hang time55 <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> Date: Sunday, July 19, 1998 1:04 PM Subject: New Clues To Mystery (Marree Man) REPLY POSTING Reports coming in. Although there not what I hoped, some of the reports are beginning to sort what hat may have happened. I can't believe that Mr Shane Anderson of the William Creek Hotel, 200km north-west of Marree, had thrown away an anonymous fax six weeks ago describing artwork and its location. That doesn't make sense. I would assume that whomever drew this figure would have come prepared with all the necessary equipment and materials to do so. Sounds like either a opportunist or a debunking move. Like I had posted a day or so previously, Heavy Outback rain will threaten to erase sections of the Marree Man. Rain is expected to again fall across the State's Far North tomorrow. So why go through all the trouble to draw this figure when rain in the region will surely wash it away? I can't go with the notion that Aborigines are angry about this figure. Why would they be angry? Perhaps the Aborigines have something to say about this figure but it is being rumored that they don't. The Aborigines are a very ancient people. Their mythology is quite interesting, with stories including blue reptilian type demons and one especially strange story of egg shaped thingys that fly? I'll have to dig that information up. Again, the story of Mrs. Suzy Walsh, who works at Marree's Outback Roadhouse and General Store, saying that she is convinced that she could have served the unwittingly culprits is a little far fetched in itself. This project obviously relied on speed and secrecy. Now why would the creators of the figure go out and either buy fuel or grab a quick bite to eat in an area where people are? They were there to create the figure and get out without being detected. It doesn't make sense for these ' persons ' to be roaming around town in plain view of the public. Mrs. Walsh also said the artists gained access to the site in a truck via a dried up creek bed, before climbing onto the plateau? How does she know this? Could it be that the investigators didn't find any tracks or markings on how equipment was transported up to the plateau? How did equipment get up there then, did it fly? I also find it a little odd that detectives in Port Augusta are even investigating the figure. This to me, at the most, is a minor trespassing charge. But I am interested in the Marree polices remarks of being "fed up"with the world media spotlight on their tiny three-man Outback station. Maybe the figure is geting more worldwide attention then ' some ' would like? After all, the area in which this figure is located in some 400 miles southeast of Pine Gap, the alledged military underground base that, in my opinion, is one of the main facilities for testing advanced aircraft technolgy. Mr Ray Goss, said: "This has put Marree on the map."We've never had so many journalists here. Perhaps the stories of the locals being fed-up with all the attention of journalists in the area is really a concern of some others who feel that too many cameras and too many people are in a general area where green fireballs, UFOs and noises such as explosions in the skies have been reported? What bothers me about this is that officials have already began to dig up a person by the name Christopher Headley, a artist from Melbourne who is said to be the only man in Australia who creates "land drawings". Mr Headley, said he was incapable of carrying out this work. This reminds me of the crop circle storys coming out of England where they had found 2 men who said that they were responsible for all if not most of the crop circles springing up all around the english countrysides. The video, "Mysteries of the Crop Circles" was a all out attempt to debunk crop circles as being everything but unknown in origin. I believe that that the same disinformationism may be forming here. Lastly, I find it strange that State Government has given the naked man a temporary reprieve, refusing to bulldoze it from the rough landscape. Why would they want to bulldoze it if rains that are predictedin the area within the next few days may wash it all away anyways? Is it because the ' nakedness ' of the figure is immoral or is the reason possibly that they would like to literally "cover up "this thing, erasing its very existence and its evidence from public view? This makes me wonder now if this figure wasn't plowed, but rather burned into the ground. To cover over it would simply hide it and not dispose of it. Perhaps investigations into the figure has more to do with the techique by whichh it was created rather then like I assumed, a simply trespassing offense. Hangtime55 Canoga Park, Ca ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "... Learning is the remembering of a wisdom that the soul enjoyed prior to its incarnation..." Plato ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Chris Carter, are you updating your scripts? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 532 days until THE NEW MILLENNIUM ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ *************************** SKYWATCH INTERNATIONAL INC. (A Non-Profit Organization)
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