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'Woolly mammoth' spotted in Siberia
The Sun - UK ^ | Wed Feb 08, 2012 | Staff

Posted on 02/08/2012 2:52:34 PM PST by Red Badger

A BEAST lurches through icy waters in a sighting a paranormal investigator thinks could prove woolly mammoths are not extinct after all.

The animal – thought to have mostly died out roughly 4,000 years ago – was apparently filmed wading through a river in the freezing wilds of Siberia.

The jaw-dropping footage was caught by a government-employed engineer last summer in the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug region of Siberia, it is claimed.

He filmed the elephant-sized creature as it struggled against the racing water.

Its hair matches samples recovered from mammoth remains regularly dug up from the permafrost in frozen Russia.

The official was reportedly in the area surveying for a planned road.

Paranormal writer Michael Cohen said: "Rumours of a handful of mammoths still kicking around in the vast wilderness of Siberia have been circulating for decades and occasionally sightings by locals have occurred.

"Siberia is an enormous territory and much of it remains completely unexplored and untouched by humans. "

Woolly mammoths roamed the Earth 10,000 years ago during the last Ice Age.

A small pocket remained on and around Wrangel Island, off the coast of Siberia, and these did not die out until 3,500 years ago.

Mr Cohen, 41, added: "It is highly possible that a number of species, extinct elsewhere, survive in the area.

"If surviving woolly mammoths were found in Siberia, it could run against Russia's plans to further develop and exploit the area's considerable resources.

"It would be potentially one of the greatest discoveries ever."

But viewers are divided on the nature of the animal seen in the video. Some have dismissed it as a hoax while others reckon it is an elephant lost in the Siberian wilderness. The third theory is the sighting shows a bear eating a huge fish. What do you think?


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Russia
KEYWORDS: archaeology; cryptobiology; esmit; fossil; ggg; godsgravesglyphs; mammoth; mammoths; mammothtoldme; siberia; wrangelisland
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To: Red Badger

Bear with a fish.

Notice how the video fades out before it distinctly becomes a bear; oldest trick in the book.


21 posted on 02/08/2012 3:14:04 PM PST by wolficatZ (:"TV is king, you're my everything..")
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To: brytlea

Oh you poor dear.


22 posted on 02/08/2012 3:14:46 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: Red Badger

Sorry to disappoint all of you, but the picture is clearly ‘Moochele’ on her recent visit to Seberia eating a healthy fish dinner.


23 posted on 02/08/2012 3:15:43 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: tomkat

I believe that it is clearly an establishment Republican with his nose out of joint because of recent developments.


24 posted on 02/08/2012 3:15:43 PM PST by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them or they more like we used to be?)
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To: Hunton Peck

I always hate it when someone puts Rosie’s head on Helen Thomas’s body.


25 posted on 02/08/2012 3:16:08 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Most Conservative in the Primary, the Republican Nominee in the General.)
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To: brytlea

If it would be true —this would be a great resource for Russia—They could make millions selling them and breeding them. There could be a mint to be made in zoos alone.


26 posted on 02/08/2012 3:16:34 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Inyo-Mono

Not possible.

Indigenous tribes have been living there for thousands of years.


27 posted on 02/08/2012 3:21:15 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: tomkat

Agreed. The “trunk” is obviously lighter in color than the rest. It’s a fish a bear has grabbed by the head.


28 posted on 02/08/2012 3:21:28 PM PST by Ronin (VOTE NEWT! He's Not Romney! Huh? He did?? Scratch that! GO SANTORUM!!!)
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To: Tzimisce
With all the modern cameras and what not, you’d think monster pictures would stop being grainy, fuzzy and out of focus....

Problem with modern technology is the automation does not surrender control to hte operator. Back lighting in this instance is a problem. Getting the camera to focus on a distant object where the forground and background run through the subject is another. You need manual controls and the ability to use then on the fly. Most people can't react that quickly. We're going to keep getting crappy images of bigfoot and other reported strange creatures.

29 posted on 02/08/2012 3:22:02 PM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: Red Badger

Woolly mammoth tusks curve up and almost join together around the trunk. Google it. Tons of pictures, all the same. The “tusk” in this video curves down and is suspiciously floppy. Ergo, bear with big fish.


30 posted on 02/08/2012 3:23:23 PM PST by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: mamelukesabre

It’s a bear with a fish. Zoom in and the head is shaped like a bears. And to my recollection, Tusks are not straign and point downwards at an angle.


31 posted on 02/08/2012 3:23:46 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Most Conservative in the Primary, the Republican Nominee in the General.)
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To: Red Badger

Why is it that whenever anybody films Bigfoot, a Yeti, a Chupacabra, a UFO, or even the world’s last Wooly Mammoth they can NEVER seem to get a clear, in focus, shot????


32 posted on 02/08/2012 3:25:33 PM PST by 762X51
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To: EQAndyBuzz

ha

You think every specimen is going to have those perfect enormous majestic tusks like depicted in the artists’ pictures? I can show you plenty of REAL elephant pics with short straight tusks.


33 posted on 02/08/2012 3:29:12 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: Red Badger

Looks like a brown bear with something in its mouth. The “trunk” is a different color than the rest of the animal and doesn’t move much. The animal doesn’t look to be struggling either.

If you WERE struggling in the water and had a built \-in snorkel, would you keep your nostrils down underwater?


34 posted on 02/08/2012 3:29:31 PM PST by heartwood
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To: Red Badger

Looks like a brown bear with something in its mouth. The “trunk” is a different color than the rest of the animal and doesn’t move much. The animal doesn’t look to be struggling either.

If you WERE struggling in the water and had a built-in snorkel, would you keep your nostrils down underwater?


35 posted on 02/08/2012 3:29:41 PM PST by heartwood
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To: mamelukesabre

And indigenous tribes have reported things like this for centuries, including in Alaska but know one believes them.


36 posted on 02/08/2012 3:31:20 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: Red Badger
I think that it is a bear. We're told that it is elephant sized but without some scale, it is impossible to tell from the video.

It would be easier to tell if we saw it emerge from the water. The structure of the legs and feet of a bear is much different than that of a mammoth. If the creature ran when it emerged from the water, it would be easy to tell. Even big brown bears clearly run but elephants (and I assume mammoths) just break into a fast walk. Entirely different gaits.

37 posted on 02/08/2012 3:31:27 PM PST by CommerceComet (If Mitt can leave the GOP to protest Reagan, why can't I do the same in protest of Romney?)
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To: Inyo-Mono

“Yes, it is worth a ping. There have been reports of sightings like this in the past.”

Thank you!!!!


38 posted on 02/08/2012 3:32:12 PM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Inyo-Mono

Their stories come from the dead ones they find thawing from a glacier. By the time the story gets to the 5th “teller”, the story has changed to a living ferocious animal and they were lucky to escape alive.


39 posted on 02/08/2012 3:38:11 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: Red Badger

It says the hair sample matches the hair of mammoths dug up in Siberia but I missed the part about how they got the new sample.


40 posted on 02/08/2012 3:39:53 PM PST by muir_redwoods (No wonder this administration favors abortion; everything they have done is an abortion)
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