Friday, January 20, 2012

A real troll? (Part 3)

Sometime last year I got the opportunity to see a film called Troll Hunter, which is a fictional story shot documentary style about a man who secretly hunts trolls in modern-day Norway and the university students who find out about him. It got me thinking about the unsolved mystery we posted here a few years ago about the troll sighting in Finland.

Nils Hekkalinna had sent us an email and a blurry photograph he claimed to be of a troll. (The original post is here.) After getting some assistance from fairy-identification experts Reginald Bakeley and Professor Marcus White (see the post here), we didn't seem to be getting that much closer to making any sense of the photograph.

I got out my paints and tried to see whether I could find the Finnish roadside troll. Here is the result. (You can click any of these pictures to get a closer look.) Do you think I captured the troll the way Nils saw it? If you have your own artistic interpretation of the blurry photos, I'd love to see it.

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