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Re: Marree Man

From: Moderator, UFO UpDates - Toronto
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 1998 09:56:00 -0400
Fwd Date: Tue, 21 Jul 1998 09:56:00 -0400
Subject: Re: Marree Man



THE mystery of the Marree Man deepened yesterday with the
arrival of another anonymous fax at The Advertiser.

The fax, headed "Update No.2", said that the site for Marree
Man, or Stuart's Giant, as it is also called, was chosen because
of its unique characteristics.

"It is uniquely sited to deliver a world class tourist
attraction to SA in its flatness, uniform appearance, lack of
vegetation and, in particular, the presence throughout the
plateau of white chalk just 6" beneath the brown soil," the fax

"If the soil is scraped away in the area currently marked by the
figure, a dramatic white figure of considerably greater
visibility will be created."

A photograph sent to The Advertiser has been outlined in white
to show how the figure - which has been ploughed into soil 60km
west of Marree - may appear if the white chalk were exposed. A
small pit dug near the figure which contained a note and an
American flag in a bottle, was dug to a depth to show the chalk
layer beneath the soil.

The fax extols the tourism benefits which could be gained from
the figure if the soil was removed to show the white chalk.

"The international attention achieved by the existing sepia
figure gives a mere taste of the interest that would be gained
by a white chalk carving of this scale," the fax says.

It says that funding to scrape the soil from the figure could be
provided through either the private or government sector, or
through a public subscription.

It also says local Aborigines could benefit through the charging
of ground access fees.

Official investigations into who created the figure are continuing.