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Goatse is a shock site launched in 1999, which displays the image hello.jpg that shows a man stretching out his anus with his two hands to the length of his fist. This image was originally named gap3.jpg, and originally came from an archive of several other pictures of the man stretching out his anus using several different methods, named gap.zip.
In 2004, the owner of the website was eventually taken to court, and the website got suspended. The man in the picture was later identified as Kirk Johnson, a bisexual man in his late 40s who actively posted pictures and videos of himself on pornographic websites, under the username KirkJ.
Kirk Johnson died in 2014, due to complications during surgery after trying to shove an entire volleyball in his rectum.
The website was then put back online, and is now planning to be a subdomain service on which you can host your own website. It now also has plans for its own e-mail system, named, Goatse Mail, claiming to be launched in early December 2012. However, the e-mail system has not been launched since. There were also plans for a cryptocurrency called Goatse Coin, but there doesn't seem to be any progress.
Some viewers also claimed that before the hello.jpg image was shown, there were some other pornographic images shown on the site, such as a picture of a woman doing sexual acts with a goat. However, no one has been able to confirm this statement's validity.
There are a few mirrors to the website such as goatse.info and goatse.ru. The image has also been displayed on happypuppies.net, another infamous site for its disturbing imagery. Some versions of Last Measure will also show the Goatse image.
NOTE: The following shock site contains graphic images.