August 17, 2006

Russian Fisherman Haul Up Dead Plesiosaur?

From our good friend Scott Corrales comes the following news.

The Journal of Hispanic Ufology
August 15, 2006

DATE: August 15, 2006

(EFE) – Fishermen from the island of Sakhalin in the Russian far east found the remains of an enormous unknown marine creature, according to Vladimir Bedzhisov, director of the Sakhalin region’s department of culture.

"One of the fishermen managed to identify the find with the aid of an encyclopedia and, much to his surprise, learned that the animal resembles a a plesiosaur (prehistoric marine reptile)," said Bedzhisov in a statement to the Interfax news agency.

The animal, according to the fishermens’ account, has a length of nearly 7 meters, has dark grey skin and is covered by fine hairs measuring nearly 5 centimeters long.

The tail of the "sea monster", found on one of the shores of the Tatarski Straits, measures 1 m long by 40 cm wide.

Bedzhisov announced that a specialist from the Yuzhno-Sajalinsk Museum in Sakhalin would visit the place where the discovery took place.

Translation (c) 2006. Scott Corrales, Institute of Hispanic Ufology (IHU).

About Craig Woolheater
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.

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