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Here's the true story behind a viral video of tourists' encounter with 'other world creatures'

Pedro Marrero
Nov 20, 2018
06:54 A.M.

Hours after the video went viral and was seen by hundreds of thousands of users, the explanation came to light.

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Approximately two weeks ago, a group of British tourists leased some kayaks to enter the caves of Railay Bay on the paradisiacal Thai beaches and they just couldn’t believe what they saw.

At a certain moment, the tourists heard a melody that came from one of the caverns. As they approached, they saw strange creatures similar to the Star Wars ewoks that moved slowly and played some sort of harmonics.

The creatures were also similar to monkeys and the person who shared the video compared them with trolls. Read more on our Twitter account @amomama_usa

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"We kayaked around Railay Bay in Thailand, turned a corner into a cave and found ourselves face to face with the most surreal and strange situation that I have ever experienced: creatures that look like troll-ewok participating in some cacophonous ritual in the water. It lasted for about 30 minutes! What's going on here?".

However, the creatures were not such. Hours after the video went viral and was seen by hundreds of thousands of users, the explanation came to light. As expected, it was not about ewoks, or anything like that. This video actually shows a piece of art produced by Tori Wrånes as part of the First Biennial of Thailand.

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As the main international exhibition of contemporary art in the Asian country, the Office of Contemporary Art and Culture (OCAC), the Ministry of Culture of Bangkok, organizes the First Biennial of Thailand.

As a national contemporary art initiative, the organizing institution of this biennial is programmed to choose different cities and places in Thailand for each edition. Unlike the exhibitions of conventional art museums, the first Biennial of Thailand will take place outdoors in natural sites in Krabi.

Krabi, with its majestic mountain ranges, beautiful beaches, impressive coasts and hundreds of fertile islands, is truly the wonderland of Andaman. Wrånes' piece, which was inspired in part by Norwegian folk trolls, was created outside the Phra Nang cave.

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Growing up in Norway, Wrånes believed in trolls, who are known for their grotesque appearance and nightlife. The trolls represent all the specters of being "human". They exist beyond social norms and linguistic structures that are hierarchical.

Surprised by the spectacular scenery of the cave and Phra Nang beach during her visit to the site, Wrånes imagines the presence of the indigenous "Krabi creatures" to interfere in the daily life that occurs within this tourist destination.

Throughout the four months of the biennial, the artist's performances consist of two parts: an opening concert in collaboration with local musicians, which presents the artist's voices in dialogue with Pi, a traditional Thai cane instrument; and the daily appearance of the krabi creatures.

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This story reminds us of a recent recording from a camera phone that a tourist said to show the Loch Ness Monster appearing in one of Scotland's loch once again.

Viewers will see something going on in the water a distance away from the person filming. It's difficult to make out exactly what is there, but there is definitely movement.

The Loch Ness Monster is generally believed to be a myth. But there are a few who still hope to see the serpent-like sea creature, claiming sightings every year.

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