On May 20, 2021, a new TikTok account, @lit_nature, posted a video which claimed to show “new creatures found near [a] water cave in Thailand.
The words on the video read: “Strange creatures on film. While exploring a small chain of islands, a group of tourists stumbled upon a spooky sight. They heard a strange “cry” from one of the islands, and [upon] investigating, they found these creatures near a cave. They seemed to be in a strange ritual.
A second video was later posted which claimed that creatures could be the “first ancestors” of human beings.
The words in the video read: “From the video, scientists have speculated on the importance of the species because it could be one of our earliest ancestors and could help fight disease. But until we can be taken for study, we don’t know exactly what it is. According to the area report, the island is listed [as] private property, which means that no government agency can enter the area.
Who were these so-called “new creatures”? Viewers provided their guesses below the videos.
Commentators discuss ‘new creatures’
One TikTok user said of the so-called ‘new creatures’ in Thailand: “I’ve been there. It’s an island full of monkeys.
Another remarked: “We have known monkeys for years. Nothing new about them.
“You have to watch Animal Planet if you don’t know what they are,” another commentator said.
However, the “new creatures” in Thailand weren’t monkeys, and Animal Planet probably wouldn’t be of much help here.
One person joked that they were Gremlins old movies. Another said: “These are just my scary sisters-in-law.”
While the viral TikTok video was uploaded in 2021, this was nothing new. The clip appeared to be from the year 2018, when we posted a fact-check on the matter.
As we said before, everything old is new on TikTok again.
In addition to the over 6 million views on TikTok, the video had also been viewed millions of times on YouTube. The most popular Youtube video was titled: “Ewok Like Troll Monkeys on Thai Island.”
Some quick research on “new creatures found near [a] water cave in Thailand ‘led us to the name of Tori Wrånes.
Despite the idea that the video showed an animal that had never been documented before the 21st century, the truth was much simpler.
The magazine wrote that she “has transported Norwegian fantasy fiction even beyond the borders of her country”.
Although the vision of trolls playing the flute seems almost absurd, especially in the tropics, the performers and the artist have transferred this vision to reality. Today, Wrånes is one of the most established artistic personalities in Scandinavia. Last year, she was invited to the first edition of the Thailand Biennale, characterized by the theme: “Edge of Wonderland”. She decided to create a living herd of a mysterious species on Krabi Island.
The group of creatures, when spotted, were playing on supposedly “historical” instruments in Phra Nang Cave. The performance seemed to fall somewhere between controversial art and influential art. The actions are incomprehensible, covered with a cloak of fairy tale and dark mystery, but it is thanks to these traits that they touch deeply and even evoke extreme emotions.
The person who shot the video was credited as Jemayel Khawaja.
In the end, the “new creatures” allegedly discovered in a water cave in Thailand were nothing more than an art exhibit.
It was not the first time that we have seen artistic expression transform into something supposedly scary and mysterious. For example, we have already reported that “zombies” have been spotted on Google Maps Street View. It was nothing more than an interesting road attraction.