Undiscoverable Animals

Strange Animals, Thin Places


JANUARY 1, 2007


There’s a curious sentence painted into the brick of a Grand Forks alleyway, which has been slowly fading for at least twelve years as of the time of writing this. It reads as follows: “Animals who have escaped man’s sensory organs through means of camouflage are here.” Most of the remainder is illegible, but there’s a bit more at the bottom of the wall: “will return.” One can’t help but feel watched while thinking about those words. They are beyond falsifiability, and remind us that the most well-camouflaged organisms on Earth will never be discovered.

Submitted by Uel Aramchek