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Originally published September 8 2012

Gargoyle-like winged poodle moth is a real creature, say scientists

by PF Louis

(NaturalNews) A movie called The Mothman Prophecies had a moderately successful box office run in 2002. It's considered a psychological horror/thriller, very loosely based on a 1975 book of paranormal events of the same name by parapsychologist John Keel.

The film's theme involves sightings of a large man/moth like flying creature that would visit certain people in a Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Along with those visits, strange paranormal phenomena would occur mixed with a few strangely cryptic prophecies.

Well, there is another strange moth in the world. It's much, much smaller than mothman, but it looks quite scary! It's been dubbed the Venezuelan poodle moth because it was discovered in a Venezuelan national park by zoologist Arthur Anker of Brazil's Federal University of Ceara.

Anker only managed to catch one of these odd moths that he had sighted in 2009, and only on film. Since you won't be able to reference any textual description or comparisons to Pokemon characters, a Power Rangers villain or to any moth-type insect you've ever seen, here's Anker's photo. (

Fortunately, this "poodle moth" that does have a poodle like look, is not large enough to horrify anyone sighting it. The moth's wingspan is only around one inch, small by most moths' standards.

It has stirred up some controversy lately because Anker recently put that photo on his flickr page to see if anyone anywhere could identify its species or if there are any other such creatures out there.

Is it real or is it photoshop?

Then the photo and the story behind it got around on the internet. Naturally, there are some claiming it's a fake, that no such insect exists or ever existed.

That's a maybe. However, some zoologists have pointed out similarities with this poodle moth and the Muslin Moth, also small with a poodle-like appearance, though not as extreme as Anker's Venezuela vision. Here's a photo of the Muslin Moth. (

Other Zoologists point out the amazing number of unusual insects that are newly discovered in South American and other rain forests. Besides, why would a university zoologist in Brazil want to endanger his comfortable career position by submitting a worldwide hoax?

He wouldn't get a Noble Prize for this discovery. It's not as lucrative for him and Big Pharma as the AIDS virus hoax, or as exciting as the CDC's and WHO's authoritarian, self-important rush with the West Nile non-virus. No, Anker has much more to lose than gain by perpetuating a weird moth hoax.

Besides, it's the big international WHO and CDC health scares that should be questioned as hoaxes. They panic millions while creating real health issues with vaccine and other chemical adverse reactions, even real deaths.

Death from the harsh AZT chemotherapy for immunity afflicted AIDS patients is categorized and publicized as another AIDS death to keep the population's fear in place. Check out the terrific AIDS documentary House of Numbers for insights on how the Medical Mafia does their black magic. (

But health hoaxes make some a lot of money while others in on the hoaxes gain career advancements, notoriety, and praise for pulling the biological wool over our collective eyes. In other words, there are huge monetary and notoriety incentives for hoaxing with health issues.

So this money is on the Venezuelan poodle moth as real but really rare. Besides, what's the difference?

Sources for this article include:

House of Numbers video documentary

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