It all started when amateur photographer Corrigan Nelson was enhancing old photographs of disasters. In a famous picture of the Boston Molasses Flood of 1919, he discovered a shape in the background resembling a very sneaky bear. He posted the photo online to get a second opinion, which is how Otis Schwenkley discovered the image. Schwenkley, of the Photographic Technological Institute, used hyperzoomography to enhance the image to reveal a secret player in the molasses tragedy. A very sneaky bear.
After posting the results, another collector of historical photographs, Marlena Pickwick, realized that she too had seen the peculiar but tiny shape on her image of the Hindenburg Disaster.
Soon, more photos were turning up of known disasters, each with the same very sneaky bear fleeing the scene. Experts disagree on the validity of the photos, but it’s enough to open new investigations into disasters we thought had been settled long ago. What do you think? Were all these disasters the work of a very sneaky bear?
Editor in Chief of BNN. Author and illustrator of Bearmageddon, Axe Cop, Dickinson Killdeer’s Guide to Bears of the Apocalypse: Ursine Abominations of the End Times and How to Defeat Them.