More Proof a Megalodon Did Not Swim With the Nazis
WTF Discovery channel?
You can almost hear how this was cooked up:
Unpaid intern: “Sweeps week is coming up…”
Network Exec: “Sharks! -We need sharks!”
Unpaid Intern: “Reaaally BIG Sharks!”
Network Exec: ” And Nazis!”
-by Casey Johnston - Feb 21 2014, 2:29pm CST
It did not take many inquiries about a photo used by the Discovery Channel to find out it was fake. Author George Monbiot noticed some questionable images used in the channel’s documentary Megalodon: The Monster Shark Still Lives, including one with a Megalodon alongside Nazi ships. After a bit of digging, he found the images bore signs suggesting they are not even close to real.
The Megalodon is a species of shark that is estimated to have gone extinct around 2 million years ago. The Discovery Channel’s documentary purported to have collected evidence that the Megalodon is alive and well, or was as recently as the fall of the Third Reich.
The image in question showed a dorsal fin and tail fin that measured 64 feet apart cruising alongside a U-boat in a sepia-toned photo watermarked with a swastika in December 1942. Viewers originally pointed out several seemingly faked images in the documentary, but Monbiot was able to not only pinpoint several problems with one such image, but to locate its source.