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Cops Probe Origin of Aussie Drawing

From: Rebecca <RSchatte@aol.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Jul 1998 09:20:22 EDT
Fwd Date: Wed, 15 Jul 1998 10:50:17 -0400
Subject: Cops Probe Origin of Aussie Drawing

From: AOLNews@aol.com
Subject: Cops Probe Origin of Aussie Drawing
Date: Wed, 15 Jul 1998 04:16:58 EDT

Cops Probe Origin of Aussie Drawing

.c The Associated Press

 SYDNEY, Australia (AP) - Police are investigating the origins
of a massive drawing of what appears to be an Aboriginal hunter
etched into a remote patch of desert in outback Australia.

No one so far has claimed responsibility for the 2.5 mile-long
figure carved into the dust near Finniss Springs in northern
South Australia state.

Residents from the nearby township of Maree believe the figure
was created using a plow, possibly drawn by a tractor, although
there are no signs of a tractor's wheel marks.

From the air, the outline resembles an Aboriginal man holding a
spear. The Australian newspaper reported today that it is five
times the size of the largest human drawing at Nazca, Peru -
where pictures of a monkey, lizard, a spider and other animals
are believed to have been drawn by the Nazca Indians sometime in
the years 300-600.

Local resident Ray Goss told the newspaper he and a group of
friends found the ground etching after anonymous directions were
faxed to the Marree hotel last week.

The state Aboriginal Affairs Department said today it had sent
officials to investigate.

Policeman Paul Liersch said the drawing may be an attempt to
create a tourist attraction, and ruled out any extraterrestrial
involvement.

"I found toilet paper out there so, if it has been done from
space, they're fairly much like us," Liersch told The
Australian.

AP-NY-07-15-98 0414EDT