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Woolly Mammoth Video Is A Big Hairy Mammoth Hoax

★~DoctorWhoGuru~★ 2012/02/14 09:06:57

t's not exactly the boy who cried wolf - it might be more correct to call it the man who hollered woolly mammoth.

It appears that a story last week about a hairy, woolly mammoth seen walking across a Siberian river is a hoax.

In the opening frame of the blurry video that went viral, an animal is seen moving through the Kitoy River. Superimposed over the video are the words: Siberian Mammoth, Copyright Michael Cohen/Barcroft Media

That's where the controversy and accusations began to fly.


Woolly Mammoth Allegedly Caught On Video In Siberia
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  • Dateline Zero 2012/02/14 13:30:15
    Dateline Zero
    +4
    Now if (when?) scientists start cloning the mammoth, we might start seeing them for real. So it could happen -- just not today.

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  • Morgan 2012/02/20 19:47:22
    Morgan
    +1
    its a bear if it was a mammoth we would of seen more of them their too big to stay hiddin for this long plus dont they have tusk i didnt see them
  • katy.isodo 2012/02/15 18:17:52
    katy.isodo
    +1
    I'm very much not shocked by this.
  • The DOCTOR 2012/02/14 20:35:36
    The DOCTOR
    +3
    It is obvously a bear with a fish because of the discolorment bear with a fish
  • dick 2012/02/14 19:59:24
    dick
    +3
    bear with a fish but nice try!
  • shadow76 2012/02/14 18:46:21
    shadow76
    +3
    Duhhhhhh!
  • gbudavid 2012/02/14 15:25:57
    gbudavid
    +3
    Yup...
  • socokid 2012/02/14 15:07:02
    socokid
    +3
    Grainy videos are fun, not evidence.

    This particular video was a complete hoax, however. Not mistaken identity.

    The "bear with fish" animation seems to have been literally added to a video of an empty river, software used to "shake" and blur the video as if it was being handheld, and then the guy went on to make money from this hoax... which was his latest mistake.
  • Dateline Zero 2012/02/14 13:30:15
    Dateline Zero
    +4
    Now if (when?) scientists start cloning the mammoth, we might start seeing them for real. So it could happen -- just not today.
  • Bingo's... Datelin... 2012/02/14 13:44:37
    Bingo's Faddah
    +4
    Interesting prospect, given the discovery of the frozen baby mannoth some years back! I wonder where it will end?

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  • Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆ 2012/02/14 12:54:57
    Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆
    +3
    I wouldn't expect to see those creatures today. They all got snap-frozen, many of them standing up, 4400 years ago. The real mystery is why anything survived that disaster, not why some animals survived while others did not.
  • hari 2012/02/14 12:54:18
    hari
    +3
    think Kayle is right
  • Arinn 2012/02/14 12:47:10
    Arinn
    +3
    Woolly mammoths
  • dandieselonian 2012/02/14 10:49:15
    dandieselonian
    +3
    I knew a girl in HS who had a wooly mammoth . I was shocked hwo nice it was the first time I kissed it.
  • ✞ॐGuru Joshॐ✞ 2012/02/14 09:56:12
    ✞ॐGuru Joshॐ✞
    +3
    I sometimes wished it were true.
  • U-Dog 2012/02/14 09:50:32
    U-Dog
    +3
    Long distance, grainy footage, poor lighting and a touch of fog too... it may as well be a film of Big Foot doing ET.
  • Reality-Check 2012/02/14 09:34:23 (edited)
    Reality-Check
    +4
    Bear with a Fish photoshop... HOAX AGAIN!! twice in 10 days...
  • Jbug799 2012/02/14 09:30:09
    Jbug799
    +4
    Photo shop and like software makes it difficult to believe in pictures anymore..as my mom used to say, don't believe anything you hear and only half of what you see!
  • p18711 2012/02/14 09:21:37
    p18711
    +4
    I wouldn't believe it if isaw it with my own eyes, lol.
  • Kyle 2012/02/14 09:07:24
    Kyle
    +4
    its a hoax

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