Fish With a Human Face

I recently received this picture of a fish with a human face. I had previously received a question about this fish but never received a picture before. The story of the fish with a human face has been circulating through the internet for some time now often accompanied by the very bold headline, “Fish Discovered with Human Face”.

The picture is FAKE! Just some fancy computer work. The fish with a human face is actually a SEGA game. In Japan, Seaman (the sega game) was marketed similarly to the Blair Witch Project in the US. Displays of Seaman skeletons and fossils were set up in museums and stores, a book, The Journal of Jean-Paul Gasse, was published, and websites were set up to further propagate the story. It is just another one of those never-dying online hoaxes.