ABERDEEN, UK – Mr. Russell Moffatt in Hardgate was on his way to an appointment with his ophthalmologist when he spotted a five-foot tall boy with a horse’s head.A stunned Mr. Moffatt, a 50-year-old IT manager, dubbed the half-boy, half-horse mutant “Horseboy” and notified local authorities.
Detective Superintendent Roger Walton of the Grampian Police immediately sent officers to Hardgate to investigate. He also did a search on Google StreetView and found the image of Horseboy himself. He zoomed in on the face of Horseboy in an attempt to determine if the mutant was real or a fake. Even though Detective Walton has severe cataracts, he quickly determined that Horseboy was real. “My Uncle used to clean horse stables in Elgin, so I got to know both end of horses quite well. So I can say without hesitation that the head on that boy was a horse head.” He went on to say that unlike the infamous Batboy, Horseboy seems docile. “That Horseboy wouldn’t hurt a horsefly. Seems more like a typical Aberdeen sheep.”
Weekly World News contacted Google about the existence of Horseboy. They confirmed that he was in fact captured by Google cameras on Hardgate in Aberdeen. The picture of Horseboy has since become an internet sensation.
Horseboy has joined a long list of unusual sights captured on Streetview, but this is the first official mutant photo.
Unfortunately, when the Grampian officers arrived in Hardgate, Horseboy was gone. Mr. Moffatt’s ophthalmologist didn’t believe Mr. Moffatt saw Horseboy and recommended that Mr. Moffatt “get glasses” and that Google “get new cameras.” An offended Mr. Moffat fired his ophthalmologist and immediately took off on his quest to find Horseboy. Almost immediately, Mr. Moffatt bumped into a lightpost, causing his ophthalmologist to giggle and gloat.
Locals have joined the search as well, and Google has sent a Street Team to install more cameras in the area. Though no one has seen Horseboy in the last few hours, some did hear a horse whinny all night long when England lost to Germany in the World cup.
Bat Boy was unavailable for comment.