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Essex Is Missing A 23ft Orange Dinosaur, Apparently

23/04/2014 16:14 BST | Updated 23/04/2014 16:59 BST
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Essex is missing a 23ft dinosaur, according to an advert in today’s Metro newspaper.

The diner’s website says the missing dino can usually be found outside Epping in Essex.

The cafe is apparently suffering, and the owner's dog is said to be depressed over the missing dinosaur.

But mysteriously, the diner does not seem to exist. *Cue Twilight Zone music*

We rang the number asking for information on Roy's dinosaur, but a Geordie answer machine message was as far as we got.

The website appears to be under construction and there is no record that such a diner exists where it is supposed to...

The bizarre incident brings to mind a clever marketing stunt in Australia that launched a massive man(go) hunt after thieves apparently used a crane to take one of Australia's iconic 150 "Big Things".

It was ultimately revealed the chicken restaurant chain Nando's was responsible for "borrowing" the giant tourist attraction.

Whether or not this giant orange dinosaur actually exists is unknown, but we'll keep an eye out for it.