Bristol's harbour Alien-like creature revealed as PR stunt

The Bristol’s harbour “alien-like” creature, a mystery that took the internet, has been exposed as an elaborate stunt to promote a new TV show.

The appearance of a bioluminescent giant squid-like creature in Bristol’s harbour water, that stunned the locals, was designed to promote “The Happenings,” a new magic and illusion TV show from the producers of Derren Brown.

“In The Happenings magicians Barry and Stuart use techniques of illusion to bring incredible movie-like experiences to British and American towns,” Steve Hornsey, General Manager of UKTV channel Watch, said.

“This new series on Watch is all about unforgettable and extraordinary events that capture the imagination. The Bristol Harbour Alien was designed to replicate this sense of magical excitement in a real world setting.”

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