Hogzilla 2: 1051 Pound Monster Pig Hoax Gets Worse, Hog Not Even Wild
Hogzilla 2? Not even close. The huge hog that became known as the "Monster Pig" after being hunted and killed by an 11-year-old boy was not even a wild hog. There has been all kinds of speculation that the photos of the giant hog were doctored or faked. But now it has been revealed that the not-so-wild pig had been raised on an Alabama farm and was sold to the Lost Creek Plantation just four days before it was shot there in a 150-acre fenced area.
The Associated Press reports that Phil Blissitt told the Anniston Star in a story Friday that he bought the 6-week-old pig in December 2004 as a Christmas gift for his wife, Rhonda, and that they sold it after deciding to get rid of all the pigs at their farm. "I just wanted the truth to be told. That wasn't a wild pig," Rhonda Blissitt said.
Mike Stone is the father Jamison Stone, the 11-year old boy that shot the huge hog during what he and his father described as a three-hour chase. He said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press on Friday that he had been under the impression that the hog was wild, not farm-raised.
Stone said he and his son met Blissitt on Friday morning to get more details about the hog. Blissitt said that he had about 15 hogs and decided to sell them for slaughter, but that no one would buy that particular animal because it was too big for slaughter or breeding, Stone said. Blissitt said that the pig had become a nuisance and that visitors were often frightened by it, Stone said.
"He was nice enough to tell my son that the pig was too big and needed killing," Stone said. "He shook Jamison's hand and said he did not kill the family pet."
There are still also question on if the photos were doctored. That is addressed very well here by Rob Nelson of Sunnyvale, Ca. He is an expert and professional in image processing and Photoshop techniques, with 10 years of experience. The best way to observe the photos is to go here and examine his evidence.
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