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June 28, 2010

Is this Aberdeen’s horse-boy?

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by Darren Allan

You may remember the “horse-boy” story from last week, where a man wearing a horse’s head mask appeared snapped on Google Street View in Aberdeen.

Well, IT Pro Portal reports this morning that the man behind the mask has been identified.

He is, allegedly, a YouTube user by the name of TheHumanHorse, the older brother of a certain Ian Wilcox if you follow the link to the user’s website.

The latest video clip on his site shows him horsing around in his back garden, with the following text accompanying the clip:

“I am Back! After I was spotted on Google Street View I thought I’d upload this video to show I am still around! Horse boy coming to a garden near you soon!”

We’re not so sure. As one YouTube commenter points out: “So, you’ve lost weight since being spotted on street view?”

Indeed, he did look tubbier to us in the photo on Street View. Unfortunately Google seems to have removed the main image of horse-boy from Street View (though you can still see him from further along Hardgate in Aberdeen).

Here’s the close-up pic of him on the BBC News site, however, where you can see his well-funded beer belly quite clearly. We reckon the search for the real horse-boy is still on… (if anyone’s still interested, that is).

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  1. No its not, because if you go down the bottom of the street on streetview you will see that the guy takes the mask of and has infact got grey hair

    Comment by jo — June 29, 2010 @ 8:32 pm

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