The story of some plants, which are thought to be aliens in social networks and cause outrage among the public, went viral.
The post was shared on a South African Facebook page earlier this December by Jan Vorster, a 62-year-old man. The image went viral.
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“I thought people would have fun with this, but then something very serious happened, something extremely serious,” Jan said. The incidents occurred in the city of Still Bay in Africa’s Western Cape, where the man had seen dead plants of the Aloe Vera Ferox species, which resemble tentacled monsters.
“Many people were afraid of these alien-looking sea monsters. It was like ‘Jaws’ and they asked me: is it safe to go into the water?” said Jan.
Voster shared the images on Facebook to raise awareness about the damage people are doing to the environment. He was the one who took the plants, lined them up on the beach to make them look like monsters, and took the photo.
“I thought I could use this as a metaphor for how people view these plants as ‘aliens,’ but we are actually biped ‘aliens’ destroying their worlds. That was the idea,” Vorster told the “Kennedy News” media.
For some internet users, the images were chilling and fueled fear of the sea: “I just wanted to cancel my vacation” or “I can’t swim because of things like that. I’m afraid of sharks anyway.”
No dear It was about plants called Aloe Vera Ferox that are not dangerous to humans.
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“Aloe Vera Ferox 2-3 meters tall, with rosette-arrayed leaves, old and curled on the stem. They are dull green in color, sometimes with a slightly bluish appearance. They can also have a reddish tint,” said the ‘Plantzáfrica’ portal of the South African National Biodiversity Institute.Through the story, Jan will create environmental ads to promote and engage the facility.
“I learned a lot and was very motivated to continue with Aloe Vera Ferox and continue to focus on nature-related issues,” she told ‘Kennedy News’.
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