Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Woolly Mammoth filmed in Siberia?

From The Sun: "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"

Here is the footage:

There have been a few alleged Mammoth sightings in the former Soviet Union over the last hundred years or so:
In the late 1800s there were rumors of Mammoth encounters from Siberian tribesmen...but it was never substantiated.

In 1946 a French diplomat stationed in Vladivostok claimed that he had met a fur trapper who had encountered Mammoth herds in the northern wilderness frequently in the 1920s.

Finally there was an alleged sighting of Mammoths from a Soviet fighter pilot during WWII.

So what is this creature? I think the question we really have to ask is why it took so long for the footage to become public. Perhaps another clever computer generated fake from an anonymous artist...

Until Next Time,
Pastor Swope


Li Wei said...

Wow. This is crazy, I'm in shock. :O
Keep posting things like this, I like your blog~!

Angie said...

Wow...just wow. At first it looked like a bear with a fish in it's mouth. The close up version looked like an elephant. But weren't these animals believed to travel in herds? Wonder why this one was solo??

Linda said...

It's a bear with a fish hanging out of its mouth .You can see the fish swinging as he walks through the water.I heard Russian scientists found a frozen mammoth and were planning on clone research.I do not think this is it.

Mori said...

looks like a bear carrying a big fish in its mouth.

If it was a mammoth, wouldn't it have raised it's trunk to breathe rather than let it swag in the water?