The Woolly Mammoth has been extinct for about four millennia, but a recent video (shown below) reveals what some people call as “jaw-dropping” footage.
It shows a dark, blurry creature crossing a river, which some believe is a woolly mammoth, in the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug region of Siberia. Most people have their doubts and think it’s either a bear. We provided the video that was captured so that you can make your own judgement.
It looks fishy.The video has stirred up plenty of interest on the Web. Most viewers have settled on one of two explanations for the mysterious video — though neither includes the animal that’s been extinct.
Many believe the video is an outright hoax — a computer-generated elephant or mammoth digitally inserted into the scene. Those who smell a hoax point to several suspicious aspects of the video, including the fact that the man who posted the piece, a paranormal enthusiast named Michael Cohen, has been involved with several other videos of UFOs and other phenomena that are of questionable authenticity.
The brevity of the video also casts suspicion on its validity. The video is less than 10 seconds long, and ends well before the animal reaches the near shore. It’s hard to imagine that a nearby person wouldn’t notice a woolly mammoth until it started walking across the river, and it’s even more unbelievable that the anonymous cameraman would inexplicably stop filming after 10 seconds. [If You Spot Bigfoot, Should You Shoot Him?]
The second theory is that the video is real, but that the creature is just a bear with a large fish in its mouth. That would explain its relatively small size for a mammoth, the shape of the “trunk” on its head, and the color. According to this explanation, the cameraman was simply fooled by the strange shape.
There is a third explanation, which combines the two previous ones: It is both a bear and a fake; the videographer knew very well what it was, since his vision would be far better than anything we see captured on the video. He (or possibly someone else who later obtained the video) decided to present the video as a mystery for a bit of fun or publicity.
The following video shows the mammoth, but most people believe it’s just a bear carrying a fish in its mouth.