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Bolton Dinosaur

Vanished overnight

MMDE: There was a huge dinosaur skeleton in the Bolton museum in the 1960's

Current: There was no huge dinosaur skeleton in the Bolton museum in the 1960's

In the 23 Jan 2006 edition of the The Bolton News, an appeal is made for information relating to a missing dinosaur. No, this isn't the plot to an old Disney kids movie, but apparently another Mass Memory Discrepancy Effect.

Many people visiting the museum in the 1960's remember being impressed by a huge dinosaur skeleton. They even remember where it was - in the museum entrance.

Yet no records of this exist and museum staff are equally baffled.

The leader of the council, Alan Rushton, lends credibility to the story by being one of those who definitely remembers it:

Am I supposed to accept that my eyes deceived me, or this enormous dinosaur was a figment of my imagination? I remember as a schoolboy going on visits to the museum and standing in awe, looking at it. I raised the matter when I was on the arts committee but we were never able to find any trace of it.