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Skywatch: New Clues To Marree Man Mystery

From: Skywatch International <jhickman@itlnet.net>
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


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From: Skywatch International Inc. <jhickman@itlnet.net>
To: sky open list <skyopen@unix.ltlb.com>
Date: Sunday, July 19, 1998 2:51 PM
Subject: (Skyopen) Fw: New Clues To Mystery (Marree Man)



From: Clifford M Dubery <duberycm@ocean.com.au
To: SkyWatch International <skypost@unix.ltlb.com
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.


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From: Hang time55 <wbkjr@juno.com>
To: skypost@unix.ltlb.com <skypost@unix.ltlb.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
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