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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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1 posted on 02/08/2012 2:52:44 PM PST by Red Badger
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping?.............


2 posted on 02/08/2012 2:53:29 PM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: Red Badger

Interesting video.

Don’t really know what to make of it.


3 posted on 02/08/2012 2:56:02 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Red Badger

I could go with bear with fish. Would LOVE it to be a Mammoth, but hard to imagine they could have gone unnoticed til now. A lost elephant? Anyone really believe that? :)


4 posted on 02/08/2012 2:56:26 PM PST by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: Red Badger

+1 for ‘bear w/salmon dinner’


5 posted on 02/08/2012 2:56:36 PM PST by tomkat (para bellum)
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To: Red Badger

6 posted on 02/08/2012 2:57:55 PM PST by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Red Badger

Bear with a fish?


7 posted on 02/08/2012 2:58:31 PM PST by Irenic
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To: Red Badger

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


8 posted on 02/08/2012 2:58:47 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

That aint no bear carrying a fish. You can see a tusk in front of the trunk.

The question is...is this an elephant some sicko turned loose, or is it really a mammoth?


9 posted on 02/08/2012 2:58:57 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: Red Badger

Who’s got the cryptozoology list now?


10 posted on 02/08/2012 3:00:29 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: tomkat

Beat me to it— I agree with you.


11 posted on 02/08/2012 3:00:29 PM PST by Irenic
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To: Red Badger

With all the modern cameras and what not, you’d think monster pictures would stop being grainy, fuzzy and out of focus....


12 posted on 02/08/2012 3:01:06 PM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: brytlea

Yep - quick poll of some afterwork fellows - say big bear with big salmon...


13 posted on 02/08/2012 3:03:07 PM PST by 2ndamendmentpa
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To: brytlea

Yeah, I don’t see how they could go unnoticed either. Kinda hard to miss an elephant track in the snow. But that vid is OBVIOUSLY NOT a fish hanging from a bear’s mouth. You gotta be blind to think that.


14 posted on 02/08/2012 3:06:11 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: Red Badger

Photo shop. Not a very good one at that.


15 posted on 02/08/2012 3:06:54 PM PST by org.whodat (Sorry bill, I should never have made all those jokes about you and Lewinsky, have fun.)
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To: org.whodat

Not a photoshop, in the video, you can see it move, it’s a brown bear with a big salmon in its mouth. The ‘trunk’ is obviously silver/gray, it is no doubt a bear.


16 posted on 02/08/2012 3:08:49 PM PST by nobamanomore
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To: mamelukesabre

Whenever someone goes immediately to insults as part of their persuasion, I don’t have much confidence that even THEY believe what they’re saying.


17 posted on 02/08/2012 3:09:09 PM PST by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: Tzimisce

I’d say its grainy because it was blown up. He used a cheap camera like a cell phone camera with no zoom or crappy zoom. The pic was so small someone used a computer to enlarge and crop and that made it grainy.

Just a hunch.


18 posted on 02/08/2012 3:11:22 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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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...."

Sorry that is against UBM&MC Union Rules. (United Brotherhood of Monsters and other Mytical Creatures)
19 posted on 02/08/2012 3:12:30 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: mamelukesabre
Yeah, I don’t see how they could go unnoticed either.

This is why:

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

20 posted on 02/08/2012 3:13:10 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

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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To: Hunton Peck

Hunton Peck, I think the close up you were able to get confirms that it’s not a mammoth. It does look more like a bear that got a bit of barbed wire caught in its left ear. Or perhaps the bear was previously tagged by Progressive hunters. It’s really hard to tell from the quality of the photo, but the body looks like it’s turning Green. Perhaps we’ll see this creature running in north America soon?


41 posted on 02/08/2012 3:51:34 PM PST by House Atreides
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To: Red Badger

Except for the front being more lumbering and gargantuan than the rear, I would say that was Michelle Obama tanking a sausage.


42 posted on 02/08/2012 3:53:15 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips; but watch their hands!)
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To: tomkat

Kodiak, Yup..

43 posted on 02/08/2012 3:54:43 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: mamelukesabre

I suppose wading through rushing water could mask it but the thing seems to move like an elephant rather than a bear.


44 posted on 02/08/2012 4:00:09 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: Red Badger

Yah... Bear with a fish. It’s just (intentionally, IMHO) out of focus enough to let the mind be fooled by the outline... but it’s a bear. The scale is all wrong, too. To be a mammoth it would have to be much farther away to be that small on screen, and that river would have to be some hundreds of yards wide. But just by looking at the shores on each side and the water, rocks and trees, the river isn’t nearly that big and that animal isn’t far enough away to be elephant-sized. The frame and scale of the scene only make sense if it is the size of a big bear.


45 posted on 02/08/2012 4:00:26 PM PST by Ramius (.)
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To: cripplecreek
Don’t really know what to make of it.

It's an elephant.....Barnum and Bailey have set up camp on the other side of the trees........

46 posted on 02/08/2012 4:01:29 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (The only solution to this primary is a shoot out! Last person standing picks the candidate)
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To: Red Badger

It’s a wooly bully!


47 posted on 02/08/2012 4:05:05 PM PST by kenavi (1% of the 1% were born in the 1%.)
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To: mamelukesabre
But that vid is OBVIOUSLY NOT a fish hanging from a bear’s mouth. You gotta be blind to think that.

LOL! Go to full screen.....You gotta be blind NOT TO SEE that that's a bear with a fish hanging out of it's mouth by the tail.......

And if it WAS a bear, that would explain why the camera person chose not to pursue the animal in order to get a better picture........

Come on dude, you're potentially the first person alive on this planet who may be seeing a Woolly mammoth for the first time in a million years and you don't chase the thing down to get a close up video?

48 posted on 02/08/2012 4:15:13 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (The only solution to this primary is a shoot out! Last person standing picks the candidate)
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To: Red Badger
I saw a woolly mammoth with Bigfoot as the mahout.
49 posted on 02/08/2012 4:17:10 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: arthurus
"I suppose wading through rushing water could mask it but the thing seems to move like an elephant rather than a bear."

I don't think a mammoth would walk a long with its trunk under water. The water is cold, plus it couldn't breathe.

50 posted on 02/08/2012 4:19:09 PM PST by HangThemHigh (Entropy's not what it used to be.)
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